The annual Keeper of Forest Park Awards are presented in order to recognize individuals or organizations that have demonstrated exceptional energy and creativity for the benefit of Forest Park.

In 2006, the award was renamed the Kathryn Nelson Keeper of Forest Park Award as a way to honor the memory of one of its first recipients. Kathryn co-chaired the Forest Park Master Planning process, chaired the FPF Education Committee, served on the FPF Board of Directors and co-chaired the Women’s Committee annual luncheon. Speaking about her work with the Master Planning process, Kathryn said she strived to represent “people who use the Park who don’t have an advocacy group to push their views."


Previous Recipients 

2016
Eva Lovett
Peter Sortino

2015
Gary Bess

2014
Deborah Dolgin
Sue Fisher
John Miller
Jim Wilson

2013
Scott McClintock
The Flora Conservancy of Forest Park
Brent Benjamin & the Saint Louis Art Museum

2012
James Fetterman
Sheila Little-Forrest
Kathy Osborn & the Regional Business Council

2010
Fran Oates
Catering St. Louis

2005 
Gary & Patty Krosch
FleishmanHillard
BSI Constructors
Barclay House
Kelly Mueller & Jackson Park Elementary 

2004
Major Brands
Peasy Love
Kennedy Woods Prairie/ Savanna Stewards
KMOX
Jean Cowell & the Forest Park Advisory Board 

2003 
Charlie & Marilyn Hoessle 

2002 
Parkway West Middle
Henry & Mary Stolar
Lyda Krewson
Kathryn Nelson
Pattonville High School

2009 
John Powers
Sally Higginbotham
Mary Attyberry Polk 

2008 
Lee & Ann Liberman
Allan Cohen & KMOV
Jean Turney
Jerry Pratter & The Stolar Partnership 

2007
OASIS
St. Louis Convention & Visitors Commission
Fred Ruhrwien/Inane Banter
Helen Weiss
Joe White 

2006
Sam Hayes
Rodgers Townsend
Oakville High School
Missouri Department of Conservation
Missouri Development Finance Board