Fountain Park Neighborhood Overview
Information concerning the neighborhood history, characteristics, institutions and organizations, planning and development.
The Fountain Park neighborhood is defined by Dr. Martin Luther King Drive to the North and Delmar Boulevard to the South. Walton Avenue lies to the East and North Kingshighway Boulevard to its West.
The neighborhood is proud of its namesake, the Fountain Park, which is on the National Register of Historic Places. The park is named for the historic, multitiered fountain nested within it. In addition to the fountain, the park is known for its eleven-foot bronze statue of civil rights leader, Dr,Martin Luther King, Jr. According to neighborhood residents, the fountain is still in working order and the statue is the only Martin Luther King, Jr., statue to be found in St. Louis. The statue was placed on the National Register in October 1982.