Our Fall Family FunFest is an annual, family-friendly appreciation event for our generous members. This year's event took place on Sunday, October 11, and drew about 1,200 people who enjoyed all kinds of autumn-inspired activities, including hayrides, arts and crafts, face painting, walking tours, a photo booth and more. Scroll through the slideshow below to see some images from the day's festivities!
We had many great partners who helped make this year's event special. Activities were led by Children's Hospital - St. Louis, The City of St. Louis Department of Parks, Recreation, and Forestry, Missouri Department of Conservation, St. Louis Convention & Visitors Commission, St. Louis Oasis, St. Louis Science Center, Saint Louis Zoo, Shakespeare Festival St. Louis and Trailnet.
One of the most popular activities was our Nature Art station, where participants could create works of art from natural materials found throughout the Park. Click here for a photo gallery featuring some of the masterpieces that were created.
In addition to the partners who organized activities, we were also excited to work with St. Louis Earth Day to manage our waste collection. The end result was a single bag of trash, which is a diversion rate of about 90% — meaning that the rest of the waste generated went either to recycling (2.5 cubic yards) or compost (1.5 cubic yards)!
The Fall Family FunFest is free for all Forest Park Forever members. Click here to learn more about the benefits of membership.