Central West End general boundaries are defined as Delmar Blvd. on the North, southward to N Vandeventer Ave. on the East, westward to Interstate Highway 64 (I-64) on the South, northward to S. Kingshighway Blvd, westward to Lindell Blvd. northward to Union Blvd on the West to Delmar Blvd.
Parks in West End
Formerly Parkland Park. This 2.35 acre park was placed into ordinance in 1968 and it totally has the feel of a late 60's early 70's park. The park is across Hamilton Avenue from a massive surface parking lot formerly serving the 1960's era Cook Elementary school, now occupied by West End Mount Carmel Community Services.
The park was placed into ordinance in 1959, it was formerly known as Catalpa Park named after the elegant tree with the long seed pods and large heart shaped leaves common in these parts and native to a very small area in Southern Illinois/Missouri/Arkansas/Kentucky and Tennessee along the Ohio and Mississippi Rivers. The Catalpa is one of the most quintessential Midwestern American trees truly native to this center part of the country, and has since spread throughout the Eastern U.S.
Previously it was a grass field. Per a 2010 article by Sarah Fenske in the Riverfront Times, Taylor Park was formerly the CWE Dog Park. The city obtained development rights of the site as part of a recent deal that allowed Barnes Jewish Hospital to take over Hudlin Park, which was technically part of Forest Park, but located across Kingshighway Boulevard to the east. You may remember the park that included tennis courts and playground equipment.
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