Forest Park: A Walk through History by Carolyn Mueller
Perched just inside the city, Forest Park has functioned as a proverbial playground for generations of St. Louisans and tourists alike. While you could explore this green expanse of trees and pathways by many modes of transportation, the best way to know its paths and treasures is on foot. With Forest Park: A Walk through History as your guide, you’ll be able to take the time to appreciate the park’s historical markers and natural wonders.
Discover the hills, fields, and winding ribbons of water traversing the park. Find the Louisiana Purchase Exposition. From the monuments to the memorials and the waterfowl to the wildflowers, Kennedy Forest, the Bridge to Picnic Island, and the Saint Louis Zoo.
Local author Carolyn Mueller brings an insider’s perspective after spending a decade living near the park and countless hours exploring its bike paths and running trails. Check out her favorite spots like Kennedy Forest, the Bridge to Picnic Island, and the Saint Louis Zoo, or discover your own as you venture into this crown jewel of St. Louis.
About the Author
Carolyn Mueller is the author of several books on St. Louis and Missouri, from its history to its natural wonders. She has spent the last decade living within two miles of Forest Park and countless hours and miles exploring its bike paths and running trails. Her favorite Forest Park spots are Kennedy Forest, the Bridge to Picnic Island and the Saint Louis Zoo.
Published by Reedy Press, 2020. Paperback, 38 pages.