A Walk in the Park

As you know, 573 Magazine is a BIG supporter of getting out there...

It's important to experience the physical world as much as possible. The outdoors offers many therapeutics and natural locations to help with both physical and mental wellness. Even the CDC recommends being outdoors rather than indoors during this time for any kind of socialization and/or events and activity.

Outdoor activities generally are lower risk than indoor activities” - CDC

I can’t help feeling so blessed that there’s so many places here in the 573 to escape to for a quick breather, some exercise, or a fun family adventure. And now is definitely the time to be getting out there, as beautiful as the weather has been, but don’t let the incoming cold chase you indoors! Keep getting out there and staying active!

One place we found that has you more than covered is Festus, Missouri.

We recently traveled to Festus to meet up with Barb Lowry and check out some of their many parks...and we were highly impressed.

Sunset Park

Sunset Park at 816 Parkview Dr. is a great place to start. Nestled right in the heart of Festus, the park is a hub for not only family recreation and team sports, but live entertainment as well.

Sunset Park boasts a brand new basketball court, tennis courts, ball fields, multiple playgrounds, a band stand (where the Sundays at Sunset concert series is held every Fall), a wooded outdoor Byrd Sanctuary, a beautiful vintage stone arch bridge crossing a small trickling brook, and the Heuby E. Moore Band Building.

A wonderful place to bring the kids, see a concert, take special pictures, hold an event, or just walk and think, Sunset Park is a quiet, peaceful place that was a pleasure to experience on such a beautiful and warm fall day.