Forest Park Forever hosts a variety of events throughout the year. Here's a sampling of our annual events, from free community gatherings to fundraisers that support our mission to restore, maintain and sustain Forest Park.
Young Friends Trivia Night
Under the Clock Tower: State of Forest Park Community Gathering
The Young Friends of Forest Park Forever host a trivia night every winter. Past themes have included Summer in Winter and St. Louis Icons & Institutions. This event is enjoyed by trivia enthusiasts of all ages and routinely raises around $10,000 to support Park maintenance.
This free event takes place in early spring and is presented by Forest Park Forever with our City of St. Louis partners. It features an open house highlighting the offerings of our Park partners and a fast-paced presentation giving the public a glimpse at what we're up to in the Park.
Forest Park Forever Golf Tournament
This golf tournament is a day-long event, with teams competing on the greens of Probstein Golf Course, enjoying a buffet dinner and bidding on exciting items in a silent auction. Hosted by our Young Friends group, this event welcomes golfers of all ages.
The annual Hat Luncheon is our single largest fundraiser of the year. Every year, over 1,100 people don their chicest chapeaus and join us under the World's Fair Pavilion to support Forest Park. The Forest Park Forever Women's Committee has been hosting this perennially popular event since 1990.
Fall Family FunFest
I Love Forest Park 5K & Kids Fun Run
Taking place in late summer, the I Love Forest Park 5K takes runners and walkers on the most beautiful race route in our region. Although many races take place in Forest Park, this is the only one that directly benefits the Park.
The Fall Family FunFest is our annual member appreciation event. It is a fun, multi-generational celebration for our friends and donors with various activities, food and entertainment.
Honeysuckle Removal Day
Young Friends Happy Hours
We organize a large group volunteer event every fall to help our team clear a specific area of invasive bush honeysuckle. Removing honeysuckle helps the overall health and biodiversity of natural areas.
The Young Friends of Forest Park Forever host happy hours throughout the year. These informal get-togethers bring together young professionals who share a common love of Forest Park.