Friday, August 22, 2014

#206: Fort Zumwalt Park

One of the oldest parks in the St. Louis region lies in O'Fallon (Missouri, not Illinois). This was the only cake placed in either one of the O'Fallons.
The Heald house

  • Revolutionary War veteran Jacob Zumwalt and his family settled on the land where the park is now. Zumwalt (died in 1820).
  • Parts of his house that remain (in the park) include his stone chimney and his fireplaces.
  • There is a replica of a War of 1812 fort in the park as well.
  • The Darius Heald Home (where the cake is located on the outside) was built in 1884. 
  • The land was purchased by the state of Missouri in the early-20th century, and eventually to the city of O'Fallon
  • Park has a 4-acre lake and plenty of shaded areas, even places to play disc golf.
  • Today, Fort Zumwalt Park hosts several annual and weekly events. This includes 'Founders Day Celebration' in May and the 'Festival of Lights' during the holidays.

Left side of the cake

Back side of the cake

Right side of the cake

Top of the cake
Wikipedia link

1000 Jessup Drive W, O' FALLON, MO, 63366
Cake artist: Leah Pruitt

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