Located in the central eastern region of the City of St. Louis is the neighborhood of Fox Park. Surrounded by the neighborhoods of Benton Park West, Compton Heights, McKinley Heights and Tower Grove East, Fox Park encompasses an estimated 0.28 total square miles. As of the 2010 census, the neighborhood’s population was recorded at 2,632 residents. The entire residential neighborhood lies within the Fox Park Historic District and was placed on the National Register of Historic Places in 1985. The neighborhood earned its name from the nearly three-acre Fox Park located within the middle of the neighborhood. It is represented by two Aldermen sitting in the sixth and seventh Ward respectively.
The region’s history began in the later portion of the 1800s when many of the region’s early German settles were hard-working craftsman and left behind a community of architectural detail.
The Fox Park Historic District began initial stages during the late-1970s as the western neighborhood of Compton Heights, originally known as Compton Hills, established its historic district and the Fox Park Neighborhood Association was contemplating including portions of the neighborhood into the Compton Hills Historic District. Through this, the Fox Park Neighborhood Association decided to form their very own historic district in the early spring of 1985. This would land the region within the National Register of Historic Places and nearly two decades later, the Fox Park Historic District would be recognized as a City Historic District in 2006..
Residents of Fox Park are served by the St. Louis Public School District.
The aforementioned Fox Park, from which the neighborhood earned its name, was established in 1917 and includes a half-court basketball court, softball field, playground and even a dog park! The dog park is a members-only service that requires membership applications and fees, but is included in membership with the Fox Park Neighborhood Association.
Located within the middle-western portion of the neighborhood is the Koken Art Factory, a 250-seated capacity and 400-standing capacity event space with three different room sizes to choose from. The Koken Art Factory has housed everything from art galleries to personal receptions.