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Carondelet Park
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Carondelet Park lake and boathouse in spring.
Type Urban park
Location St. Louis, Missouri, United States
Area 180 acres (73 ha)
Created 1875
Operated by St. Louis Department of Parks, Recreation, and Forestry

Carondelet Park, established in 1875, is the third largest park in the city of St. Louis, Missouri. The park contains nearly 180 acres (0.73 km2) and is located in the southeastern portion of the city, just west of Interstate 55, and is accessible at the Loughborough Avenue exit. Loughborough Avenue is the park's southern boundary; its northern boundary is Holly Hills Boulevard. The park takes its name from Carondelet, St. Louis. The Carondelet, Holly Hills, Boulevard Heights, and Bevo Mill neighborhoods surround the park, and the park is a focal point for the community.

Among other features, the park contains two lakes that are stocked for fishing, tennis courts, softball, baseball and soccer fields. The park also has playgrounds, a recycling center (with mulch and compost), picnic areas, and a 1.6-mile (2.6 km) bicycle path. The Alexander Lyle house, a historic home dated around 1840, is located on the property.

A community recreation center is on the eastern edge of the park adjacent to I-55.

According to resident historian Steven Strohmeyer, the park is home to the White Wall, a large concrete wall, white in color, where a local underground fight club met in the early 1980s.

Lyle House in Carondelet Park
Lyle House in Carondelet Park.
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