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This event is hosted by Forest Park Forever with our City of St. Louis partners.

When: Wednesday, March 14, 5:00-7:00 p.m.
Where: The Dennis & Judith Jones Visitor and Education Center
5595 Grand Drive in Forest Park
Parking: Free parking is available in the Visitor Center east & west lots

FREE & open to the public!

Send us an email at info@forestparkforever.org

Park leadership from both groups will be on hand to discuss exciting improvement projects and answer questions from event attendees. The event will be emceed by Fox 2's Jasmine Huda.

5:00-6:00 p.m. – Community Open House & Happy Hour

  • Complimentary beer from Urban Chestnut Brewing Company, including the Forest Park Pilsner, brewed in honor of Forest Park Forever’s 30th anniversary
  • Activities led by Forest Park Forever horticulture staff, City of St. Louis Department of Parks, Recreation and Forestry staff and additional Park partners and destinations 

6:00-7:00 p.m. – State of Forest Park Program

  • Presentation of the Kathryn Nelson Keeper of Forest Park Award
  • A fast-paced presentation filled with project news and interesting Forest Park facts, followed by an open Q&A session with Forest Park Forever President & Executive Director Lesley S. Hoffarth, P.E., and City of St. Louis Department of Parks, Recreation and Forestry Director Greg Hayes
  • Give-aways & prizes!

Open House Participants

  • Great Rivers Greenway
  • Metro St. Louis
  • Missouri History Museum
  • The Muny
  • Saint Louis Science Center
  • Saint Louis Zoo
  • Shakespeare Festival St. Louis
  • The Boathouse
  • Catering St. Louis
  • City Cycling Tours
  • City of St. Louis – Forest Park Arboriculture Crew
  • City of St. Louis – Playtime Recreation
  • Explore St. Louis
  • Flora Conservancy