Compton Hill Reservoir Park, Saint Louis

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#15 of 29 in Parks in Saint Louis
Compton Hill Reservoir Park is a 36acre public park located in the Compton Heights neighborhood of St. Louis, Missouri, USA. Located on one of the highest elevations within the city, the park surrounds a 28e6USgal reservoir used to provide water for many of the city's residents.
James P. Kirkwood selected the site of the reservoir, one of the highest elevations within the 1855 city limits. As the reservoir occupied only of the site, Kirkwood suggested the remaining land be turned into a park. The top of the reservoir structure was at one time covered with elevated tennis courts; presently, two newer tennis courts lie to the east.
The water tower was retired in 1929, after 30 years, when the Howard Bend Plant was put in service: the static head from the Stacy Park Reservoir, in what is now the St. Louis suburb of Olivette, Missouri, caused an overflow of pure chemically treated water into the sewer system. The reservoir and water tower were renovated, in 1999, at a cost of $19 million.
In 1969, Interstate 44 was constructed through the northern edge of the park, reducing the area of the park to its present size.
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  • Great architecture. The park has other interesting and historic features. Near Missouri Botanical Garden and Tower Grove Park. Take in all three sites as well as the surrounding neighborhoods. Lots of...  more »
  • Cool old time water tower with an observation deck at Grand and Russell. Interesting history and excellent views. Only open the first Saturday of each month.  more »
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  • Nice park, very clean, the trees there are good for lay down to rest and enjoy the view!
  • That night on full moon day ... I thought I can touch moon. Wonderfully maintained.

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