Monday, June 23, 2014

#6: Shaw Park

I first visited this on my first cake-hunting day (May 3rd), and ironically, I returned at this location on my last cake-hunting trip (August 28th), right after I got the St. Louis County Courthouse cake (my 250th). I wasn't happy with some of my early cake pics, as with most of them (the first 50 or so) I took pictures while standing up and the cake would be at some weird angle that would show both the top and the front. They say when you do things for a long time, you build up. Then you regret some things you did and go back and change them and/or replace them. Some avid cake-hunters (who have reached 250+)  have already gone out and did some retakes. I plan on doing some, but depending on location. That is, if it isn't too far to go to.

Anyway, Shaw Park factoids:
  • Established in 1935, it is the city of Clayton's oldest park
  • It is also the largest park in Clayton, at 47.47 acres.
  • The park was established by then-Clayton mayor Charles Shaw, who was given credit for leading Clayton through the Great Depression in the 1930s. (I don't know if he was any relation to Henry Shaw)
  • Areas of the park include 10 tennis courts, 9 ball fields, 3 playgrounds and two sand volleyball courts. 
  • Special places inside Shaw Park include the outdoor Aquatic Center, which has an Olympic-sized pool, an adult fitness area, and some gardens including the Century Garden.

The cake, as done by Rich Brooks. He definitely shed some light on the location on this one:
Top of the cake

Back side of the cake

Right side of the cake

Left side of the cake
There is also a Shaw Park up in Winnepeg, Manitoba, Canada.

Official website through the city of Clayton's site

231 South Brentwood Blvd., CLAYTON, MO, 63105
Cake artist: Rich Brooks
Cake sponsored by: Town & Style

UPDATE (9/4/2016): The cake was sold at an auction from the Clayton Century Foundation, where the proceeds went to enhancing the city of Clayton. The auction ran throughout the month of February 2015, in which both the Shaw Park and Hanley House cakes were being bid on. It ended on February 27, and now both cakes are on private property.

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