Parks & Blooms

Discover the beauty of St. Louis Metro natural areas


My adventures began in Spring 2020 while many activities were canceled due to the Covid-19 pandemic. I started visiting various parks and gardens to get some exercise and lift my spirits. I like taking pictures of flowers and other scenic views, and I share them on Facebook. Many of my friends have expressed enjoyment of my photos and encouraged me to keep posting them.

I am familiar with some parks near my home, and I started a research project to find more beautiful places to visit. My friends have been asking how I find all the locations, and that gave me the idea to share the information I have gathered. 

Since I live in Missouri, this website focuses mostly on parks in St. Louis and surrounding counties. I have looked up every municipality in the area, as well as County and State Parks, and conservation areas. I have not included most parks that are less than 5 acres, unless there is something interesting in the description. 

My hope is that people viewing the photos will find a little uplift, and my lists of locations will be useful for those who are looking for somewhere to go and enjoy nature.

If you have any feedback or questions, send me an e-mail.

Wapelhorst Park, St. Charles, MO

Columbia Bottom Conservation Area, St. Louis, MO