Nearby Parks and Playgrounds
Buder School Playground, 5218 Lansdowne, is a shared school and Southampton playground. Enjoy!
Francis Park, west of Hampton in the St Louis Hills neighborhood. Enjoy the magnificent homes on your walk around Francis Park. Check out the amenities here.
If your dogs are with you, head down to the SW City Dog Park (open from June 1 through March 31). Note that the Dog Park offers $10 off the annual membership dues if you are a member of the Southampton Neighborhood Association. While you're down that way check out the other amenities available at Wilmore Park. If you are wondering about pet "rules" in the City of St Louis, check out Animal Companions.
Head over to Tower Grove Park to view a wooded Victorian park of international significance. History is there in those well-preserved and well-presented structures. But there are also important recreational, educational and cultural opportunities for the public that is compatible with the unique and historic character. It's not far so be sure to check out the amenities to make the most of every visit (or just go to walk the dog and enjoy a wooded urban oasis).
Forest Park "Heart of St Louis"
Forest Park is known as the "Heart of St. Louis", is one of the premier urban parks in the United States, and is conveniently close to the Southampton neighborhood. The park opened in 1876 and covers 1,371 acres of meadows and trees with a variety of ponds, manmade lakes, and freshwater streams. There are a variety of attractions and amenities sure to please every age.
Missouri Botanical Garden "Urban Oasis"
The Missouri Botanical Gardens are located near to the Southampton neighborhood. This 79-acre garden was founded in 1859 and is the "nation's oldest botanical gardens in continuous operation...the Garden is a National Historic Landmark and a center for science, conservation, education and horticultural display." Children can explore the Doris I. Schnuck Children's Garden, while adults find ideas in the Demonstration Gardens. Special events occur throughout the year--indoors and outdoors.
Busch Stadium (home of the St. Louis Cardinals) https://www.mlb.com/cardinals/ballpark
The Fox Theater https://www.fabulousfox.com/
Enterprise Center (home of the NHL's St Louis Blues) http://www.scottradecenter.com/
St. Louis Symphony https://www.slso.org/
City Museum https://www.citymuseum.org/
The Blues Museum https://www.nationalbluesmuseum.org/
Bissell Mansion Restaurant and Dinner Theater http://www.bissellmansiontheatre.com/
Cathedral Basilica of St. Louis http://cathedralstl.org/
Compton Hill Water Tower and Park http://watertowerfoundation.org/
St. Louis Union Station http://www.stlouisunionstation.com/
The Museum of Transportation https://transportmuseumassociation.org/
Grant's Farm https://www.grantsfarm.com/
Magic House https://www.magichouse.org/
World Bird Sanctuary https://www.worldbirdsanctuary.org/
Sophia M. Sachs Butterfly House & Education Center http://www.missouribotanicalgarden.org/visit/family-of-attractions/butterfly-house.aspx