Believe it or not, Saint Louis looked pretty different in 1894 than it does today. WC Handy had just written his hit song—The St. Louis Blues. Folks galloped on horseback alongside Skinker Boulevard in the newly created Forest Park, and there was no Gateway Arch. But there was a boathouse, and there were ducks.
Dining on the banks of Post-Dispatch lake is a part of local history. Food and boating are natural companions, and The Boathouse at Forest Park has fed intrepid navigators since its construction almost twenty years ago. Today, celebrators travel from near and far for meaningful and memorable private events, while patrons and passerby jam to live music.
The Boathouse has been reestablished as a place to fuel up and then cast off. Explore the 22 acres of waterways that wind around two islands, and are home to fish, frogs, dragonflies, egrets, kingfishers, and of course, our ducks.
The Boathouse at Forest Park.