Lewis Park is located at 7001 Delmar. This is a four acre pocket park. The land for this park was acquired in 1923 and then added to in 1954. Original plans for the park included a wading pool, outdoor shower, pond, shelter and two clay tennis courts. Today you'll find that only the pond made the final design. Clay tennis courts were removed in the 1950s.
This park is worth seeking out, however on-street parking is hard to find and limits park use. For those who live in the neighborhood, there are two access points by pathway.
Another feature of this park is the "Fish on a Bike" sculpture. The sculpture was donated and maintained by the Gateway Foundation.
If you are looking for a place to sled, try this park out. There is a good hill that slopes off from the Delmar side.
The park is named after Edward Garner Lewis, University City's founder, first mayor, reformer, visionary, entreprenuer and a epic first class story all in himself.
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