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By 2g1c2 girls 1 cup

02 February
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Forest Park in St. Louis

bridge by the ice rink

bridge by the ice rink

We live in St. Louis. I moved back here 8.5 months preg­nant after liv­ing in NYC for 10 years.  St. Louis is where I grew up.  St. Louis is where most of my fam­ily is.  St. Louis is a great place to raise kids.

Nearly every­day after I pick the kids up from school we head to the park with Layla.  We had been walk­ing up to the park near our house but to mix things up we’ve been explor­ing dif­fer­ent paths in For­est Park instead.  I love For­est Park!  Our first house was within walk­ing dis­tance so when ES was lit­tle we went nearly every­day.  Now it’s a drive, but it’s worth it.

For­est Park is St. Louis’ ver­sion of NY’s Cen­tral Park— just 500 acres larger.  It holds our Zoo (it’s FREE! every­day) and our Art Museum (also FREE!), most of The Sci­ence Cen­ter (Free!), Mis­souri His­tory Museum (you guessed it!), The Muny (an out­door theatre/concert space), an ice rink, 2 golf courses, ten­nis cen­ter, rac­quet­ball courts, ADA com­pli­ant play­ground, many sports fields, pic­nic pavil­ions and miles and miles of running/ cycling trails.  You could lit­er­ally spend days here, never repeat­ing activities.

More info:

•   For­est Park For­ever: www.forestparkforever.org

A not-for-profit ded­i­cated to pre­serv­ing and pro­mot­ing For­est Park. Their web­site has infor­ma­tion, maps and links to all things con­tained within For­est Park.

•   St. Louis Zoo: www.stlzoo.org

•   St. Louis Sci­ence Cen­ter: www.slsc.org

•   Mis­souri His­tory Museum: http://www.mohistory.org

•   St. Louis Art Museum: http://www.slam.org

•   The Muny: http://www.muny.org

Roam­ing the trails around For­est Park over the past weeks: