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St. Louis Area Parks: Bohrer Park

Posted on: October 25, 2010

My memories of Bohrer Park in South St. Louis County include coming back to my car in the parking lot and discovering I was the victim of a hit-and-run. Nice, huh? That was years ago when I was single and poor, and $500 to fix my damaged door was out of my league. Ah, well, at least it was only surface damage!

And yet, I’ve still gone back to Bohrer Park. The location is convenient, right off Lindbergh at Tesson Ferry.

As for the amenities, check them out below:

  • The playground is older and in fairly good condition.
  • Small, annoying pebbles cover the surface of the playground area. In my opinion, this is a significant drawback to any playground.
  • Main playground structure has several slides and ladders, as well as a tunnel and other features.
  • Two separate swing areas: one with baby swings and the other with “big kid” swings. These two areas are not particularly close together. The baby swings are located in the shade.
  • Older, but clean, bathroom located a short walk from the playground, next to the parking lot. The bathroom is not handicap accessible, and it is the type with door-less stalls.
  • Shaded picnic tables by the playground, as well as one under a little shelter.
  • Tennis courts and ball fields available.
  • Small pond that formerly was used for fishing, but currently is little more than a mud hole and home to ducks and a few turtles.
  • One pavilion with several picnic tables
  • Large, grassy area with many trees makes a great spot for spreading out a blanket for a picnic.

In sum, I’d call Bohrer Park a nice neighborhood park worth stopping by if you’re in the area. It is not, however, a “destination park”. If you’re looking for something like that, I’d recommend Suson, Tilles or Faust Parks. And don’t forget the St. Louis favorite, the “rocketship park“.

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1 Response to "St. Louis Area Parks: Bohrer Park"

After living many years in South County, it’s nice learning about another park in the neighborhood. Even if it’s not a destination park, it’s another option.

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