- The Fort Belle Fontaine park is located just 3 miles west of the confluence of the Missouri and Mississippi Rivers.
- It was the site of the first United States military installation west of the Mississippi River. Jefferson Barracks would eventually replace it.
- This was the location of the Lewis & Clark Expedition, where the explorers camped out in 1806 before their famous journeys to the Pacific.
- Other expeditions to the west started here up until 1819.
- The park shares an entrance with the Missouri Hills Campus of the Missouri Division of Youth Services.
- The park is 305.6 acres, and consists of four different parts: Coldwater Creek, Belle Fontaine Spring, the Missouri River and a 50-acre prairie.
- The park opened in 1986.
|The Missouri River in the background|
|A stone commemorating its bi-centennial|
|Looking down from the top|
|Missouri Division of Youth Services building|
The cake sides. I do not know what the '9' stands for on the cake:
Fort Belle Fontaine on FB
Official website from St. Louis County's Parks page
13300 Bellefontaine Road, ST. LOUIS, MO, 63138
Cake artist: Screwed Arts Collective