Forest Park

Forest Park, the crown jewel of St. Louis’ many attractions, is approximately 500 acres larger than Central Park in New York, with more free attractions to the public than any park of its kind.

Popular features of the park include:

  • The St. Louis Zoo
  • The Missouri Natural History Museum
  • The St. Louis Art Museum
  • The Muny (outdoor theater)
  • The St. Louis Science Center & Planetarium
  • The Steinberg outdoor ice skating rink
  • Turtle Park
  • The Boathouse (a fine dining experience offering paddle boat rentals)
  • A beautiful system of canals ending in the Grand Basin in front of Art Hill
  • A renowned golf course
  • The World’s Fair Pavilion (the only structure left standing from the grand 1904 St. Louis World’s Fair)
  • The Jewel Box (a beautiful art deco glass greenhouse)
  • Several playgrounds & picnic spots
  • Dozens of statues and memorials
  • Tennis, racquetball and handball courts
  • Softball, baseball, soccer and football fields
  • Miles of biking, running, walking and rollerblading trails
  • Fishing


Here is a map of The Byron Company neighborhoods in relation to Forest Park (click to enlarge):

Byron Company in St. Louis neighborhood map

Here are some photos of Forest Park:


The hill in front of the St. Louis Art Museum gets lots of sledders every winter


The Jewel Box

the missouri history museum

The Missouri History Museum


Paddle boating on the canals in Forest Park


Entrance to the St. Louis Zoo


The Planetarium in the St. Louis Science Center


Forest Park golf course


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