Kellogg Park Takeaway. Small community park. Clean pavilion located right next to bathrooms and a small playground works for birthdays. Members-only dog park. Big open field. Ample parking. Community garden. Probably the weakest park I've been to in St. Louis. Fine birthday party spot for little kids.
Kellogg Park Experience Summary
Kellogg Park in Maplewood was a bit of a miss. It's not a go-to park for anyone except the community members who live close by. The neighborhood garden next door and the dog park are the big selling features.
It's not really a playground meant for kids, which is kind of my whole thing.
There are two small slides in what is typically the little kids' playground at a bigger park. There were various ways to climb up, but nothing interesting. My son somehow got stuck on one of the platforms, so maybe both platforms weren't ideal for under-fours.
The pavilion perfectly hosted the birthday party. The four picnic tables were more than enough for the ~20 people there.
Spic and span bathrooms, conveniently located next to the pavilion.
And finally, the parking lot comfortably handled all the guests. Unfortunately, I didn't notice the entrance to the community garden on the opposite side of the parking lot because of all the cars.
Solid birthday party. Less solid playground.
Kellogg Park Playground Breakdown
The playground was lacking. Two small slides and a few climbing structures are suitable for kids aged three to five. However, if you bring your kids here on the weekend, they might run out of activities in about ten minutes. My four-year-old's favorite activity turned out to be tossing rocks down the slide.
Definitely not "Playground Complete."
When you have a gaggle of three-and-a-half and four-year-olds, they can keep themselves entertained for an hour, running around, playing catch, and throwing rocks.
The large open field stands directly next to the playground. While it's not big enough to host intramural sports on a weekend, it could host a pickup game of soccer with no problem. The field seems perfect for a casual catch or a spontaneous soccer match.
The only other apparatus apart from the playground was a set of swings.
Kellogg Park Amenities And Miscellaneous
I'm not a dog owner, but the real highlight might be the members-only dog park. Based on my internet reading, it's fun for dogs and one of the few local ones. The dog park features the usual dog park amenities like balls and agility equipment, catering to your furry friend's exercise needs.
The pavilion had four picnic tables conveniently located next to clean and well-maintained bathrooms. The bathrooms were better than typical park quality, and the pavilion was nice and clean. A half dozen kids were at the birthday party having the time of their lives in the pavilion.
Parking At Kellogg Park
Parking is a breeze; even for a gathering of 20-30 people, there were ample spots nearby.
Kellogg Park Receipt