Fairground Park

Overview and amenities for Fairground Park

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In 1855, a group of public spirited citizens decided to form an association of agricultural and mechanical interests and thus, founded the "St. Louis Agricultural and Mechanical Association". It was decided to hold an annual fair beginning in 1856. Prominent citizens founded the venture which was not intended to pay dividends, all profits going to expand and beautify the enterprise

The fair was an immediate success and soon became noted all over the country. It was, in reality, a gigantic country fair. The first buildings erected were the amphitheater, mechanical hall and agricultural hall. In addition to the exposition halls, a race course, grandstand and jockey club were built. During the hay day of the racetrack, some of the finest racing horses in the country appeared.

The last official fair was held in 1902 after which it was abandoned while preparations were under way for the opening of the "World's Fair".

Fairground Park Amenities

Outdoor Attractions

Sports and Recreation Facilities

Sports Grounds

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Ordinance Year: 1908

Size: 131.46 acres

Related Neighborhoods
Fairground, JeffVanderLou, The Greater Ville

Related Wards
Ward 3, Ward 21

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