Located on the southern edge of downtown St. Louis, LaSalle Park is part of a three-neighborhood “Old Frenchtown” area – LaSalle Park, Lafayette Square, and Soulard. LaSalle Park includes approximately 300 street addresses with a unique blend of historic architecture, including some of the oldest structures in the city, and new construction development. It is home to 15 businesses including the world headquarters of Nestle Purina Pet Care. The neighborhood provides urban convenience lifestyle being within walking distance to parks, cafes, shopping, nightlife, Soulard Farmer’s Market and Busch Stadium. Easy access to major highways for commuting is also a plus.

  • St. Louis History and Architecture is offering a guided walking tour of LaSalle Park this Sunday, May 7th, 2-5pm. Tickets & Info

Parks & Recreation in and near LaSalle Park

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.

Nearby is Lafayette Square Park. At 30 acres Lafayette Park is one of the larger parks in the city and is  considered by many historians to be the oldest urban park west of the Mississippi. The gated Victorian park includes a lake, two pavilions, a playground, and the historic Lafayette Park House. Built in 1867 for use as a police station, it now serves as an office for the Lafayette Square Restoration Committee and a police sub-station for the City of St. Louis. It may also be rented for private events.

Restaurants and Breweries in and near LaSalle Park

4 Hands Brewing Company was founded in 2011 in the LaSalle Park neighborhood. The brewery offers a wide range of year-round offerings along with a vast variety of seasonal and limited-release beers and seltzers. The tasting room in the 20,000 square foot facility also includes classic arcade games and Skee-Ball. Food is available for purchase on the main floor from the Peacemaker kitchen.
Old Rock House, at 1200 South 7th Street in Lasalle Park. This renovated concert venue and event space borrows its name from a historic riverfront building dismantled in 1959 to make way for the Gateway Arch. The building features 6,000 square feet on three distinct levels and features local and national bands.
The iconic Eat-Rite Diner in LaSalle Park has been transformed into Fleur STL by chef Tim Egan. The space retains the classic diner set-up and serves elevated, but not pretentious, diner classics such as the slingers, chili, and coffee.

Neighboring Soulard & Lafayette Square

Located just east of LaSalle Park, the Soulard neighborhood is a historic district that is known for its vibrant nightlife, farmers’ market, and annual Mardi Gras celebration. Soulard Farmers’ Market is one of the oldest and largest farmers’ markets in the country and is open year-round, offering fresh produce, meats, and baked goods. In addition to the market, Soulard boasts a variety of bars, restaurants, and music venues, making it a popular destination for locals and tourists alike.

Dining Guide to Soulard, Lafayette Square and Benton Park.

Located west of LaSalle Park is the picturesque Lafayette Square. With beautifully restored Victorian homes, as well as a variety of restaurants, cafes, and shops. The neighborhood  hosts a variety of events throughout the year, including an annual summer concert series in the park and a holiday house tour in December. Whether you’re looking to relax in a peaceful urban oasis or explore some of the city’s best dining and shopping options, Lafayette Square is definitely worth a visit.

Living In LaSalle Park

Enjoy the best of city living in this adorable contemporary 2 bedroom, 1 bath garden-style condo tucked between Soulard and Lafayette Square. 1050 Carroll Street #1 just listed for $174,900. This end unit located on quiet street, but minutes from cafes, nightlife, parks, farmers market, and downtown. Living area has 3 large windows bathing space in natural light & highlighting the hardwood floors throughout. Wood-burning fireplace lends coziness on chilly nights. Large passthrough to cheerful galley kitchen. Efficient layout with electric range, built-in microwave, refrigerator, and disposal. Primary bedroom has French doors leading to covered low maintenance deck, which overlooks large gated courtyard area. Park-like & great for pets. Enjoy morning coffee or afternoon drinks here. Bright white bathroom. Convenient in-unit laundry. Secured tuck under one-car garage and storage room in basement. New water heater 2018, HVAC replaced 2020, roof 2013, siding 2017. Ray Leisure Park and Rec Center with indoor pool is across the street. This LaSalle Park condo is a winner.

If you are interested in moving to the LaSalle Park neighborhood of St. Louis or have a home to sell in the area, please reach out. We are always happy to talk about all things St. Louis.