Magazine article Parks & Recreation

St. Louis Bound

Magazine article Parks & Recreation

St. Louis Bound

Article excerpt

Welcome to St. Louis! Hopefully you're on-site with us to experience the 2016 NRPA Annual Conference, but, even if you're home-bound this year, there's still plenty to appreciate about our host city. St. Louis is home to more than 100 parks, including the massive Forest Park and the Jefferson National Expansion Memorial, which hosts the iconic St. Louis Arch. It's a big city with big demands of its parks amenities - below, find some other interesting facts about America's Gateway to the West.


Population estimate as of July 1, 2015.


Median resident age.


Median household income.

23.8 minutes

Average travel time to work for employees ages 16 and older.

66.2 sq. miles

St. Louis total land area.


Number of grocery stores (2.76 per 10,000 people).


Number of bridges.


The year Eads Bridge was completed. …

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