I know that I’ve talked about Forest Park before, but it is truly a jewel of St. Louis! Forest Park offers so many opportunities (which are usually free!) and is a beautiful place that continues to amaze me. Now that spring is here, I am able to spend more time outside and bike over to Forest Park, right down the road from Fontbonne. This past weekend, I volunteered at Forest Park with a few friends and helped to plant seedlings in the green house! Forest Park is a fantastic place to go to for a variety of reasons: spend time with friends, find peace and solitude, study, explore the art/ history of St. Louis, or to just get outside. I love going to Forest Park for so many reasons and there is never a dull moment there. If you get the chance, ride your bike or take a walk around the sidewalk around the perimeter of the park; it is a beautiful trail and allows you to see the entire park!
See a calendar of events happening at Forest Park soon.
Nothing compares to standing underneath the giant trees, surrounded by a beautiful park. St. Louis has so much to offer, but perhaps the most influential in my everyday life is the scenery. Coming from a suburb that has a sidewalk and one bike path, I love exploring the parks around school. The one pictured above is called Concordia Park.
Follow the dirt path off of Fontbonne’s campus and it will lead you to this stunning park. At the time I went, spring flowers were blooming. Nature was attempting to shake off the winter blues. The small park has beautiful trees, flowers, and much more. The park is always filled with dogs playing catch, picnics, and people relaxing. All this is happening, but the park makes you feel like it is just you standing underneath the tall trees.
Across the street there is a Kaldi’s Coffee that perfects the mood. Taking a stroll never felt so relaxing with a cup of coffee in your hand and a nice park. Convenient and beautiful, Concordia park happens to be one of my favorite parts of St. Louis.
I am really glad that the weather is so nice. It started to warm up during spring break and has continued since. Although it snowed last week and I wasn’t too happy about that, the nice weather has come back and I think it will stay. After all, I don’t think it will snow in April. Fortunately, the weather allows us to do fun things outside, such as going to the zoo. My favorite thing at the zoo is the penguin exhibit.
Have you noticed all the National Nutrition Month events on campus this month?!
Well, last weekend, the Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics – St. Louis held their own event in honor of NNM!
The Taste of Achievement 6k and 1 Mile Fun Run!
ANDSTL encouraged people of all ages to come out to Creve Couer Park for a morning of fun and exercise!
Participants not only got to enjoy a scenic route around the lake, but also pre-race yoga, complimentary massages, raffles, and refreshments!
Fontbonne Nutrition undergraduates and graduates students were also at the event giving participants pre- and post-race nutrition advice!
The Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics arranges the National Nutrition Month campaign to advocate for nutrition and healthy lifestyles. This year’s theme is “Take A Bite Out Of A Healthy Lifestyle”!
For more information on National Nutrition Month, visit the academy’s website!
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