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Dennis & Judith Jones Visitor and Education Center Closing Early

January 17, 2020 – Due to inclement weather, the Dennis & Judith Jones Visitor & Education Center will be closing at 12:00 p.m. today.

We will resume regular hours tomorrow (open at 6:00 a.m.).

Stay safe on the roads!


Forest Park Visitor and Community Study
 

January 13, 2020 – Forest Park Forever, in partnership with the City of St. Louis Department of Parks, Recreation and Forestry, has engaged Washington University’s Brown School of Social Work to facilitate a two-year, comprehensive study of Forest Park visitors. The research team is identified as the PARCS team, which stands for Park Activity & Recreation Community Study. 

If you have visited Forest Park at least once in the past year, please consider participating in a brief intercept survey if approached while in the Park. An alternate option is to complete a short, 5-to-10-minute online survey by clicking here

Need more information? Find it at this link.


East Waterways Project Designs Announced

November 5 – Forest Park Forever and the City of St. Louis are thrilled to announce plans to restore and greatly improve the river system and lakes on the beautiful east side of Forest Park. Funded by donors to Forest Park Forever's recently completed Forever capital and endowment campaign, the project will be a major win for the Park, millions of visitors and the regional environment.  Learn more!


Saint Louis Zooline Railroad Closure


October 23 – Starting Monday, November 4, the Emerson Zooline Railroad will be closed for track improvements. The railroad will reopen in spring 2020. 


Now Open: Boeing Aviation Fields

September 4, 2019 —  Boeing Aviation Fields, the popular fields for baseball and softball just north of I-64, are now open! Highlights of the new improvements include new LED lighting, which will result in more available playtime at these sought-after ballfields.


Now Open: Path Extension Along Kingshighway


August 16, 2019 – There is a new path making it easier for walkers, runners, cyclists and neighbors to enter Forest Park from the Central West End. The 1/3-mile extension to Forest Park's recreational path is complete on the Park's eastern side! Generously funded by supporters of Forest Park Forever, the ADA-accessible trail connects from Hospital Drive to Forest Park Parkway between Steinberg Skating Rink and Kingshighway.

Pictured: City of St. Louis Director of Parks, Recreation and Forestry Greg Hayes and Forest Park Forever President and Executive Director Lesley S. Hoffarth.

 


Nature Playscape Coming to Forest Park in 2020

July 15, 2019 — On July 15, 2019, leaders from Forest Park Forever and the City of St. Louis held a ceremonial groundbreaking for a new Nature Playscape in Forest Park. The experiential Playscape is being created on 17 acres in the heart of the Park, between the World’s Fair Pavilion and the Jewel Box.

Funded by donors to Forest Park Forever, the Nature Playscape in Forest Park has been designed to feature eight ‘activity areas,’ including Mounds, Spring, Meadow, a Wetland and more. A series of paths and boardwalks will connect the distinct areas, creating opportunities for kids and families to climb, splash, build and explore their way through the site.  Click to learn about the key goals for the Nature Playscape project.


Clayton Ave. Entrance to the Park Closed Until the Winter


May 2, 2019 — The Clayton Ave. entrance to the Park that runs under Kingshighway is closed for the next few months. Thank you for your patience during this time.