JeffVanderLou

Jeff-Vander-Lou (JVL) general boundaries are defined as Natural Bridge Ave. on the Northeast, southward to Farrar St. to North Jefferson Ave. on the East, westward to Delmar Blvd, northward to North Compton Ave. and Dr. Martin Luther King Dr. on the Southwest, northward to N. Vanderventer Ave on the West to Natural Bridge Ave.

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Parks in JeffVanderLou

Chambers Park

Chambers Park

The park was named in honor of the late Jordan W. Chambers (1896-1962), a prominent black civic leader.

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Fairground Park

Fairground Park

Fairground Park is a municipal park in St. Louis, Missouri, that opened in 1908. It was originally a privately owned facility, used by the St. Louis Agricultural and Mechanical Association for the St. Louis Exposition from 1856 through 1902, though interrupted by the Civil War when the Fairgrounds were used as a Union encampment known as Benton Barracks. The annual exposition ceased in 1902 as preparations for the 1904 World's Fair began. Another blow to the fair's revival after 1904 was the abolition of horse racing in Missouri in 1905.

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Jet Banks Park

Jet Banks Park

The park used to be called Garrison-Brantner-Webster (street surrounding the park) but was changed to Jet Banks Park.

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Norman Seay Park

Norman Seay Park

Norman Seay is considered one of St. Louis' most widely respected civil rights activists. He was also an administrator and director of equal opportunity at the University of Missouri-St. Louis in the suburbs north of St. Louis. He marched in the 1963 Jefferson Bank protests against lack of black professional hirings at the bank and other institutions. This march is considered a key chapter in the civil rights history of St. Louis.

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Rumbold Park

Rumbold Park

Named in honor of Charlotte Rumbold who was superintendent of public playgrounds and recreation in the St. Louis Parks Department from 1906 to 1915.

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Yeatman Square Park

Yeatman Square Park

The park is bordered by Market to the north, Leffingwell to the east, Magazine to the south and Glasgow to the west.

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