Creve Coeur, derived from French for “heartbreak” (Crève Cœur), is a second-ring suburb of St. Louis, located in West County. The city derives its name from Creve Coeur Lake, which is shaped like a broken heart.
Creve Coeur Lake Memorial Park is a 2,145-acre St. Louis County park located in Maryland Heights. The park is the largest in the St. Louis County Parks system and includes Creve Coeur Lake, an oxbow lake which is one of the largest natural lakes in Missouri. The park has facilities for picnicking , tennis courts, multi-purpose athletic fields and an archery course. Creve Coeur Park includes Crystal Springs Quarry Golf Course, an 18-hole course opened in 2001. In December 2003, construction for the Creve Coeur Lake Memorial Park Bridge was completed. The concrete bridge connects St. Louis County to St. Charles County and crosses over the southern end of the park. The project also included Creve Coeur Lake being dredged and the addition of a siltation lake to prevent the need for later dredging. Creve Coeur Lake Memorial Park has an asphalt walking trail around the lake, which was constructed by the MODOT alongside the bridge project. The trail also connects to a separate lane on the bridge leading across the Missouri River to connect to the Katy Trail. A large portion of the park and surrounding area is also wetlands, and the park has been used for conservation purposes, particularly the study of various waterfowl.
Primary and Secondary Schools:
Creve Coeur has a number of private and public elementary and middle schools including Our Lady of the Pillar, Saul Mirowitz Jewish Community School, and St. Monica; and four private high schools:
The western portion of Creve Coeur is part of the public Parkway School District. The eastern portion is served by the Ladue School District. Pattonville School District is also within the city limits of Creve Coeur.
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