Forest Park

Forest Park is one of my favorite things about St. Louis. In college we’d run to it from SLU. (It’s only a mile and a half away on West Pine). At that time running to the park and immediately back was enough for me; now I love running the six mile outer loop as part of long runs. I still enjoy parking on West Pine and running to the park because the path you use to enter the park makes it feel like you’re entering a secret garden.

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Once you’ve gone down that path you go upstairs over Forest Park Parkway and then back downstairs to this wonderful bridge that connects to the outer loop.

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There’s lots of inner loops as well. I took advantage of them today so I could cross over as many bridges as possible.

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I’m running past the boathouse and the Spanish Pavilion is in the distance.

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Going over a bridge that people can paddle boat under.

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Paddle boaters in the distance.

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The art museum. I had to stop and take in the view.

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Another bridge.

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View from the top. It’s exhausting to run up there but so pretty.

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Mary Poppins is at The Muny this week. Lots of people were out having picnics beforehand.

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Across from The Muny. I love being around so much water.

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The path back to the start. I often see people taking wedding photos here.

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And done! I ended up running more on the streets so I could get a full hour of activity in.

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2 responses to “Forest Park

  1. Glad you got full hour. So pretty!!! Such great running weather these days.

    Allison

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