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On the other side of Florrisant, O'Fallon Park is a beautiful oasis of trees, grass and water.

This land was the central portion of the estate of John O'Fallon, a nephew of William Clark (of Lewis and Clark fame). O'Fallon made his fortunes as an Indian agent, and later made a considerable profit selling off the lands around his estate. The city purchased his estate in 1875, 10 years after his death, and converted it to a public park.

The park's central feature is a 1908 boat house, along with a fishing and rowing pond (popular with both geese and fishermen.) From its position on a high bluff, the park has a commanding view of the north St. Louis riverfront, though most of the scenery is industrial, with I-70 traffic roaring past in the foreground.

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