There may be fewer flowers to see during a Missouri winter, but one kind of flower only comes out when it's cold. If you're in the Park in the early morning hours this winter, you might be lucky enough to see some frost flowers!Read More
The Forest Park Forever Blog
A section of Forest Park Parkway west of Kingshighway Blvd. will be closed for about a year beginning December 5, 2016. Be aware of all road closures, detours and alternate routes through Forest Park!Read More
Our volunteers are integral to the work we do for Forest Park, and 2016 has been our strongest year of volunteerism ever, with more than 1,500 volunteers donating more than 11,500 hours of service. We honored this dedicated group on November 10 at our annual Volunteer Appreciation Reception.Read More
We welcomed 82 volunteers for the 18th annual Honeysuckle Removal event in Forest Park. Over the course of a single morning, more than 7 acres were cleared of bush honeysuckle and other invasive plant species, greatly improving the overall health of the John F. Kennedy Memorial Forest.Read More
The 442s' Adam Maness answered a few questions about the band's residency in Forest Park and the new work they created as a result of it. Continue reading for the full interview and a slideshow of photos from the group's public concert where they debuted "The Forest Park Forever Suite."Read More
Our friends at the Saint Louis Art Museum recently reinstalled their American art galleries, exhibiting over 150 works from their collection — some of which haven't been on display in over a decade.Read More
On, Sunday, October 2, approximately 1,500 people joined us for fall festivities in Forest Park. Every year, we host our Fall Family FunFest as a way of saying thank you to our nearly 7,000 members. This free event includes an afternoon full of family-friendly activities and allows us to give a little something back to the members of Forest Park Forever whose support helps make the work we do possible.Read More
The third artist to participate in the first-ever Forest Park Forever Artist in Residence Program was Madeline Marak, a recent graduate from the MFA program at Washington University in St. Louis.
Over the course of the month of September, Madeline's installation took over a section of Forest Park's northeast corner. Her project, titled Framing the Land, took a hands-on approach to spotlighting an often overlooked section of the Park. Madeline's installation consisted of simple metal frames covered in reflective tape that Park visitors were invited to pick up and place somewhere in the landscape. This simple act served as a way of allowing visitors to experience and see this area more clearly by forcing them to really look at the space around them.
We were excited to follow up with Madeline now that her residency has come to a close and she has reflected on her time in Forest Park.Read More
Over the next 30 days, we'll be sharing highlights from our first 30 years working in partnership with the City of St. Louis. From transformational capital improvement projects to conservation efforts and special events, we will feature a different event from our history every day. We'll be posting these tidbits to our Facebook and Twitter accounts — look for the hashtag #FPF30 to follow along or share some of your own Forest Park memories from the last 30 years!Read More