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Parks & Blooms

Discover the beauty of St. Louis Metro parks

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Among the lilacs in the Ben Rau Memorial Garden, St. Charles 5/3/20My adventures began in Spring 2020 while many activities were canceled due to the Covid-19 pandemic. I started visiting various parks 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.

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Wapelhorst Park, St. Charles, MO

Columbia Bottom Conservation Area, St. Louis, MO