Apotheosis of Saint Louis – the statue of this city's namesake that stands at the top of Art Hill – will be getting some much-needed attention over the next few weeks. King Louis IX has been looking out over Forest Park since 1906, and the statue hasn't been restored since 1998.
In recent months, two Forest Park restoration projects have advanced through the complete 9-step review process with the Forest Park Advisory Board. This Mayor-appointed board meets monthly to review and provide feedback on plans for restoration projects in Forest Park, which originate from the comprehensive Forest Park Master Plan completed in the mid-1990s.
Each year, FOCUS St. Louis honors the efforts of 20 individuals, organizations or initiatives that promote improvements in our community through their What's Right With the Region! awards. We are very excited to announce that our partnership with the City of St. Louis has been recognized this year in the Fostering Regional Cooperation category!
In order to alleviate traffic congestion around the Saint Louis Zoo during the busy spring months, two sections of road will be one-way beginning Thursday, February 23. This altered traffic flow will remain for the duration of the Government and Wells Construction project.
2016 was a great year in Forest Park. In fact, there were so many highlights that we decided to build a microsite to share them with you.
At Forestparkforever2016.org, we've collected some of the most exciting details from the past year — covering topics like repairs and improvement projects, events and special programs, education and digital initiatives.
Days in January, despite their frigid temperatures and overcast gloom, are known to be the best for planting trees. The ground is cold, but the new plants incur less shock if they go in when they are dormant as long as the soil isn’t frozen. And while the horticulturists who spend hours hauling, digging, planting and mulching the trees may curse the cold, they’re willing to do it for the long-term impact it will have on Forest Park.
The handball courts in Forest Park are well used and well loved – and have been in need of a little TLC for quite a while. We are excited that this popular amenity will be undergoing much needed repairs in the coming weeks.