2020: Lafayette Park Ferns – Of Fiddleheads and Rabbit Holes We live in a neighborhood steeped in its own history. The times change fast, but it’s comforting to consider the constants around us, and Lafayette Park holds a big bouquet of them. Walking around the grotto, with its pond, bridge and drusy rock accents, one’s […]
A cautionary tale, wherein we investigate whether violets beget violence.
Why walk alone? Here’s a handy guided tour to eight sites well worth seeing on your next stroll through Lafayette Park.
Tough times call for tough birds. Here’s a cautionary tale for your holiday dining pleasure. Seasons Greetings from the Lafayette Square Archives!
Some old things are gone and others remain. This is a tribute to the Greensfelder memorial overlooking a blank space in Lafayette Park
A little interaction with some trees in Lafayette Park.
Fireflies and the local history of what’s going on behind them.
On April 21, St. Louis University provided volunteers to Lafayette Park as part of their “Showers of Service” program. Two groups of students worked in the park. Matt Negri’s LSRC group worked in the Park House gardens and removed stumps near the mid-Lafayette gate. The Lafayette Park Conservancy’s group of 15 students divided their time […]
Linda Weiner When I moved to Lafayette Square in 1990, the neighborhood was covered with weeds, “stink” (Tree of Life) trees, broken glass bottles, abandoned tires and car batteries. Two-thirds of the homes were in some stage of rehab. The rest might consist of only a shell with no roof and no back wall. The […]
Several years ago the voters approved a sale of bonds to improve St. Louis’ park system. The larger parks in the system got large sums (Forest Park got about half), and the rest of the parks split the remainder based on their acreage. At just under 30 acres, Lafayette Park received a significant allotment for […]