Many people know Fenton as the home to several large corporations and industries. But just outside of these business industrial corridors one finds quiet neighborhoods composed of sizable houses with generous lawns. There is a mix of older ranch architecture and newer homes in areas like Oakwood Estates or Corisande Crossing.
The Fenton area has been inhabited for over 900 years; the earliest proof of ancient dwellers was excavated from the "Fenton Mounds", a pair of large earthen burial mounds located in the south of the city. The city itself was founded in 1818 and became incorporated in 1948, when it began to rapidly expand its business corridor. Car maker Chrysler had large plants in the area.
Fenton has excellent access to major Interstates 44, 270, 64/40, 55, and 70. It is 20 minutes from any St. Louis neighborhood or St. Louis county town.
Fenton living celebrates the beauty of the outdoors. It is just a short drive away from a bounty of conservation sites along the Highway 44 corridor, such as Castlewood State Park, Lone Elk Park, and West Tyson County Park.
Fun at any age, the Riverchase Recreation Center offers a way for families to bond indoors and out, while laser tag and a large movie theater also keep families entertained. For a night away from the kids, there are several bars and restaurants to choose from. Shoppers will delight in the many offerings of the Gravois Bluffs Shopping Center.
Fenton is serviced by the excellent public school districts, Rockwood and Lindbergh. There are also a number of higher education institutions in the area such as Sanford Brown College, Brown Mackie College, and Fenton Midwest Institute.
PARKS & REC
Fenton City Park | This park covers 95.2 acres of land. There are seven ball diamonds and eight soccer fields, a main shelter with a Concession Stand, two new playgrounds and another shelter known as the Hitzert Shelter (located in the middle of the park.) A 1.4 mile path circles the perimeter of the park and is ideal for running, walking, bicycling, or rollerblading. The path towards the river adds another 0.6 miles. Fenton City Park also has four lighted tennis courts, and two lighted basketball courts.
The Fabick Property | This area contains two fishing ponds stocked with a variety of fish. You can enjoy this natural habitat of the property and explore its many resources.
The Meramec River Greenway | This area covers 25 acres of land. There are two lighted sand volleyball pits, and a playground. You can follow the bike and walking path from Fenton City Park along the river to the Highway 30 overpass. The Meramec River Greenway has a boardwalk that has been constructed from recycled materials.
The Olde Towne Plaza Park | It has a brick walking path with park benches and a beautiful waterfall within its 4.79 acres of land.
Riverside Park | This small park has a basketball court and parking lot. Both of these amenities were recently overlaid and new basketball goals were installed. This park covers one acre of land.
Valiant Park | This small park covers 2.5 acres of land. There are restrooms, a parking lot, small picnic shelter, a youth ball field, and a new playground.
Westside Park | This park covers 10 acres of land. It has a small table-like shelter designed by students from Washington University's school of Architecture. It is also home to a stocked lake, a shelter, restrooms, a basketball court, and a new playground.
Bud Weil Memorial Park | The park covers 22 acres and has a nature trail with informational signs and a stocked fishing pond. It also has two shelters, perfect for weddings.
Zip Codes: 63026, 63009
Libraries: Meramec Valley
Connect: Fenton, MO
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