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Friday, May 24, 2013

The Eight Best Memorial Day Picnic Spots in St. Louis

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Carondelet Park (Leona Avenue & Holly Hills Boulevard) Carondelet Park is south city's go-to spot for outdoor activities since the 1870s, so there's a historical precedent here. The 180 acres of green space is looped by a 1.6-mile path for joggers and strollers; and the seven ball fields, five tennis courts and ten horseshoe pits means there's no excuse for not being active. If you're looking for a more relaxing (read: lazy) Memorial Day, drop a fishing line and see if you can catch a smallmouth bass in one of the park's two lakes.

See also: - Best Public Park (2011)

Shaw Park (South Brentwood & Forsyth boulevards, Clayton; 314-746-0426) RFT once named Shaw Park the "Best Place to Meet Single Women," after Clayton's oldest park gained a reputation for attracting female office workers to the much-celebrated "Parties in the Park." We're not making any promises, but note to single gentlemen out there: This might be your kind of place. If finding your special someone doesn't pan out, there are tennis courts, ballfields, playgrounds, and sand volleyball courts, as well as picnic facilities galore, including sixteen paved picnic areas with tables (among them five large pads with grills).

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