About the Book
Forest Park: A Walk through History
by Carolyn Mueller
Specs: Softcover, 8.5×11, 48 pages
Perched just inside the city, Forest Park has functioned as a proverbial playground for generations of St. Louisans and tourists alike. While you could explore this green expanse of trees and pathways by many modes of transportation, the best way to know its paths and treasures is on foot. With Forest Park: A Walk through History as your guide, you’ll be able to take the time to appreciate the park’s historical markers and natural wonders.
Discover the hills, fields, and winding ribbons of water traversing the park. Find the Louisiana Purchase Exposition. From the monuments to the memorials and the waterfowl to the wildflowers, Kennedy Forest, the Bridge to Picnic Island, and the Saint Louis Zoo.
Local author Carolyn Mueller brings an insider’s perspective after spending a decade living near the Park and countless hours exploring its bike paths and running trails. Check out her favorite spots like Kennedy Forest, the Bridge to Picnic Island, and the Saint Louis Zoo, or discover your own as you venture into this crown jewel of St. Louis.
25% of proceeds from all orders placed on this site will go directly to Forest Park Forever!
In the News
“In these home-bound times, we’re all discovering how powerful just taking a walk can be. Carolyn Mueller takes readers through the main attractions and secret spots of Forest Park.“
“Genius! My suggestion? Grab this book, pack a lunch & take off on a tour of Forest Park. You can do this 7 different times & have 7 different adventures thanks to Carolyn.“
“In addition to the fascinating stories behind the monuments, Mueller highlights a few of the park’s celebrated landmarks, as well as some not-so-known ones.“