Tuesday, July 9, 2013

Busche Park

Busche Park is 1 of 108 St. Louis parks making up 6.2 acres of the total 2,956 acres of park land.  The park was dedicated in 1931 and is wedged between the two most prominent cemeteries in the city, Bellefontaine and Calvary.  The park straddles the two neighborhoods of Baden and North Riverfront.

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This isn't really a park at all rather a narrow strip of land between Broadway and Calvary Avenue which splits the 2 historic cemeteries.  If I weren't a completist, I'd have skipped this "park".

Nothing to report here other than some new trees planted and a crumbling stairway that is impassable and unusable.

No city park sign, no nothing.  This strip of land should be native prairie grass...no mow for the city.  Lower maintenance costs, improve wildlife and prairie habitat.  Done and done.

I couldn't find any info on who the park was named after, so if you know, please leave a comment here.

Sorry for the boring post.

1 comment:

  1. A friend of mine told me about a tree planting day at Busche Park awhile ago (here's a flier, I think they did it a couple years in a row: http://www.moreleaf.org/pdfs/FRM%20Media%20Advisory%20April%2017.pdf). Schlafly participated by donating a keg and it was BYO shovel. Totally random, but a good concept, increasing the urban tree canopy. So there you go - Busche Park, a little less boring!