St. Louis' Top 10 Parks

The idea of dedicating public space for recreation and enjoyment is at least as old as ancient Egypt and was exercised by the ancient Assyrians, Greeks and Romans. Today, St. Louis City maintains some 100 parks, and St. Louis County (which surrounds St. Louis on the north, south and west) features about 40 parks, each with its unique charms and amenities.

This list of 10, though far from exhaustive, offers the visitor a spectacular range of activities and attractions. Picnic, anyone?