LaSalle Park Neighborhood

LaSalle Park Neighborhood

The LaSalle Park Neighborhood is located south of Downtown St Louis City and within walking distance of Busch Stadium. The boundaries of the neighborhood include Chouteau Avenue on the north, Interstate 55 on the southeast, and Tucker Blvd on the west. Surrounding neighborhoods are Soulard to the southeast, the McKinley Heights Neighborhood to the southwest, the Peabody Darst Webbe Neighborhood to the west and Downtown to the north.

Area Schools

The St. Louis Public School District serves the residents of the neighborhood. The district has several schools located in the surrounding neighborhoods. Peabody Academy is the district's closest school in the Peabody Darst Webbe Neighborhood and provides education for students Kindergarten through eighth grade. Humboldt Academy of Higher Learning is located in the Soulard Neighborhood. It is a Magnet School for students in 3rd through 5th grade. Other district schools are Sigel Elementary School, the McKinley Classical Junior Academy, a Magnet School that serves grades 6th through 8th, and the McKinley Classical Leadership Academy, a Magnet School High School, which are all located in the McKinley Heights Neighborhood.

Parks and Recreation

Saint John Nepomuk Catholic Church

The Ray Leisure Park, one the city's 111 parks, is located in the neighborhood at the corner of Tucker Blvd and Park and provides some great amenities for area residents. The park has over seven acres of parkland and there are several basketball courts, a softball field and a playground in the park. There is also a recreation center with an indoor swimming pool. Mestres Park is another city park and is green space that runs along Tucker Blvd, between Chouteau Avenue and Park.

Landmark Churches

Two beautiful old churches can be found in the LaSalle Park Neighborhood. One of them Saint Vincent DePaul Catholic Church was founded in 1841. The church was designed by local architect Meriwether Lewis Clark, Sr., son of famed explorer William Clark, and the building was completed in 1843. Saint Vincent DePaul is designated as a City Landmark. The other church is Saint John Nepomuk Catholic Church which was built by the first Bohemian parish in the United States and founded in 1854. The present church on South 11th Street was completed in 1895 but had to be rebuilt in late 1897 after the 1896 St. Louis tornado destroyed most of it, just one year after completion! It is a City Landmark and the six buildings that surround the church make up the St. John Nepomuk Parish District that is on the National Register of Historic Places.

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