In the News
Coverage of note about Forest Park and Forest Park Forever
Coverage of the Nature Playscape Groundbreaking, 07/2019
“30 Under 30 Honorees on St. Louis’ Best Kept Secrets,” St. Louis Business Journal, July 16, 2019
Several of the honorees includes various trails in Forest Park as a “best kept secret.”
“Summer Internships Give Teens a Taste of Environmental Jobs,” St. Louis Post-Dispatch, July 12, 2019
Forest Park Forever’s Nature Works program is highlighted in this feature.
“Insider Guide: St. Louis, Missouri,” Naples Illustrated, July 8, 2019
Naples resident, Cindy Lieber shares her favorites when visiting St. Louis, Forest Park is included on the list.
“A Local’s Guide to St. Louis,” Washington Post, June 14, 2019
There is a section within this guide strictly on Forest Park.
“The Big Cities with the Best Parks Hiding in Them,” bob vila, June 14, 2019
Forest Park is included on this national list including a mention of Flegel Falls and Kennedy Forest.
“Enjoy Leisurely Wildflower Walk at Forest Park,” Webster-Kirkwood Times, June 7, 2019
Forest Park Forever expert led Wildflower Walks and Beginner Bird Walks are featured in this informative piece.
Coverage of Forest Park Forever Hat Luncheon, 6/2019
“The Outsider,” CHRONICLE OF PHILANTHROPY, June 4, 2019
Lesley S. Hoffarth, P.E., President & Executive Director of Forest Park Forever, was recently featured in The Chronicle of Philanthropy, the nation's chief publication for nonprofits, about her nine-plus years leading Forest Park Forever.
“Staycation Sensation: Spending A Weekend In St. Louis,” Forbes, May 22, 2019
Forest Park receives a nice write up including a mention of the dual path system.
“The best weekend getaways for families in the US,” TODAY, May 21, 2019
St. Louis (Forest Park too) is included on this list from this popular national media source.
“St. Louis is a traveler's gateway to opera, gardens and fine architecture,” Dallas News, May 15, 2019
The Saint Louis Zoo is mentioned as one of the world’s best.
“What to do in St. Louis this summer 2019,” St. Louis Magazine, May 14, 2019
Forest Park starts off this guide on what to do in St. Louis this summer.
“Best City Parks in America,” Thrillist, May 10, 2019
Thrillist names Forest Park as one of the top city parks in the United States.
St. Louis Profile, Delta Sky Magazine, May 10, 2019
Delta Sky Magazine’s 28-page feature is now in 60,000 seat backs for the month of May, which includes a nice piece on Forest Park!
Coverage of the Forest Park Explorer
Coverage of Party Central and the Grand Reopening of Emerson Central Fields in Forest Park, 04/2019
Coverage of Spring Blooms in Forest Park, 04/2019
“36 Hours in St. Louis,” The New York Times, April 4, 2019
The New York Times included Forest Park in this 36 hour time frame in a celebration of all things St. Louis.
Coverage of Prescribed Burns in Forest Park, 03/2019
Coverage of the Grand Reopening of Emerson Central Fields, 03/2019
“The Best Last Minute Trip in Your State,” INSIDER, February 12, 2019
The INSIDER lists St. Louis as the best in Missouri, with kudos for Forest Park and the Saint Louis Zoo.
“Researchers Say Goodbye to Georgette – A Very Tough Turtle,” St. Louis Public Radio, February 6, 2019
Georgette, three-toed box turtle, one of the oldest in the St. Louis Box Turtle Project, recently died in Forest Park.
“Large Rainbow Trout Caught in Forest Park Lake,” FOX 2, February 5, 2019
A 26-inch long rainbow trout was caught recently in Forest Park’s Jefferson Lake. FOX 2 spoke with the lucky anglers.
“Must Try Mobile-Sites for Exploring Your Favorite St. Louis Destinations,” St. Louis Sprout & About, January 15, 2019
ForestParkMap.org is listed as a recommended mobile-site for exploring St. Louis destinations.
”Best Winter Destination in Every State,” Reader’s Digest, January 12, 2019
St. Louis is listed under Missouri with mentions of Steinberg Skating Rink, Missouri History Museum, Saint Louis Art Museum, Saint Louis Science Center and Art Hill.
Coverage of Boeing Aviation Fields Improvements, 12/2018
”15 Surreal Places in Missouri You Won’t Believe Really Exist,” NARCITY, December 14, 2018
Forest Park is included in the list as being the “heart of St. Louis.”
Coverage from KMOV's "A Day 4 Forest Park," 12/2018
Coverage of a Bald Eagle Fishing for Trout in Jefferson Lake
“Spring Is Many Cold, Dreary Months Away, But in Forest Park, They’re Getting Ready,” St. Louis Post-Dispatch, November 10, 2018
Forest Park Forever horticulturists and volunteers plant over 53,000 bulbs in Forest Park in preparation for the spring.
”St. Louis, Missouri, Is Rebounding From A Long Decline By Focusing On Its Historic Heritage,” Forbes, November 7, 2018
Nationally known critic, John Mariani, includes Forest Park in an article full of praises for St. Louis.
“Dozens of Volunteers Gather to Clear Invasive Species Out of Forest Park,” KMOV, November 3, 2018
Forest Park Forever’s 20th annual Invasive/Honeysuckle Removal and Forest Restoration Project Day had a record volunteer turnout.
“49 of the Best Hiking Trails in the US to Try Out this Fall,” INSIDER, October 17, 2018
Forest Park is included with a mention of the 45,000 trees located in the Park.
“Forest Park Forever’s Enchanted Evening in Forest Park,” Ladue News, October 15, 2018
On Saturday, October 6, Forest Park Forever, hosted a celebration to formally conclude Forever: The Campaign for Forest Park’s Future.
“Ways to Enjoy Fall in St. Louis,” Fox2, October 5, 2018
Tony Paraino from Explore St. Louis includes Forest Park’s Nature Reserves as a place to check out this fall.
“The City You’re Missing: St. Louis,” Southwest The Magazine, October 2018 Issue
A 10-page feature on St. Louis will be seen by thousands of people flying Southwest Airlines in October of 2018. The article mentions the Forest Park dual path trail system too.
“The Surprising Story of How Fishing at St. Louis Parks Became a Mainstay,” St. Louis Post-Dispatch, September 9, 2018
Really neat article on parks across St. Louis including history of fishing in Jefferson Lake in Forest Park.
"10 Fun Things to Do in St. Louis, Missouri," Travel Channel, September 12, 2018
Forest Park is #4. The Muny and the Boathouse of Forest Park are mentioned as well.
“Find a Hidden Gem in Forest Park,” St. Louis Post-Dispatch, August 30, 2018
Take a tour of the hidden gems of Forest Park with Forest Park Forever and St. Louis Post-Dispatch.
Coverage of the Forest Park East Waterways Improvement Project, 8/2018.
"The 6 US Cities With the Most Freebies," Business Insider, July 27, 2018
Saint Louis is #2. Forest Park receives recognition as being a "must" for people to visit for free.
"Changes Afloat," Ladue News, July 19, 2018
The Boathouse in Forest Park and Boathouse Paddle Co. receive kudos from Ladue News.
"The Best Things to Do in St. Louis When Someone Visits," Thrillist, July 17, 2018
The Muny, Saint Louis Zoo, and Forest Park receive recognition from Thrillist on this fun list.
"Teens Go Green and Clean Invasive Species," The St. Louis American, July 13, 2018
A nice shout out to Forest Park Forever's Nature Works Program.
"These Are The Best Places To Take Instagram Pictures In Each State, According To People Who Live There," Buzzfeed, June 25, 2018
Art Hill is listed as the best place in Missouri to take Instagram pictures.
"Forest Park Continues Improvements With Connecting Waterways Project," Fox2, June 21, 2018
Construction on connecting Jefferson, Bowl, and Oxbow lakes in Forest Park begins in 2019.
"You're Going Where? St. Louis," Washington Post, June 13, 2018
Forest Park is mentioned as a "local fav" in a wonderful feature on St. Louis.
"9 Experiences to Have in St. Louis," Eat Live Travel Drink, June 2018
Nice nod to the Park, especially Pagoda Circle and the Jewel Box
"This Is the Best Park in Every U.S. State," MONEY, May 25, 2018
Time's MONEY blog rounded up the best parks in every state – and Forest Park was named the best in Missouri.
"10 Things Every St. Louis Visitor Must Do at Least Once," Travelocity, May 21, 2018
Forest Park is in great company on this list of must-do St. Louis activities.
"Talk of the Towns," Town & Style, May 13, 2018
Among other things going on around town, the Forest Park Great Streets Study gets a shoutout here.
"Here's What You Need to Do on a Visit to St. Louis," 10Best/USA Today, May 10, 2018
Includes a nod to the "1,300-acre oasis" Forest Park.
"New adventures await at The Boathouse at Forest Park," KSDK, May 9, 2018
The Boathouse at Forest Park looks the same but it's a whole new experience.
"Get lost? Location markers help visitors navigate Forest Park," Fox2, May 7, 2018
From wayfinding signage to discreet light pole address markers, there are plenty of helpful tools for visitors navigating Forest Park.
"Sugarfire at the Boathouse, opening Wednesday, will offer paddleboard, kayak, canoe rental," St. Louis Post-Dispatch, April 23, 2018
After switching concessioners, the Boathouse is set to reopen with a new menu and new paddle rentals.
"Talk of the Towns," Town & Style, April 7, 2018
Party at Pagoda Circle made it into this weekly roundup of goings on around St. Louis.
Coverage of the Forever campaign exceeding fundraising goal, 3/2018
"St. Louis Is as Welcoming as It Is Budget-Friendly," The New York Times, March 14, 2018
The Frugal Traveler made his way to St. Louis and spent an afternoon in Forest Park "enjoying some of the best publicly-funded institutions in the nation."
"An Insider’s Guide to the Magic of St. Louis, Missouri," Vogue, March 12, 2018
A guide to the best places to eat, shop and stay in St. Louis, this article from Vogue also mentions that "no trip to St. Louis is complete without a stroll through Forest Park."
"40 Things to Do in St. Louis Before You Die," Riverfront Times, March, 2018
The Riverfront Times put together a pretty great St. Louis bucket list – including a few Forest Park-based activities like The Muny, Saint Louis Zoo, St. Louis Symphony, paddleboating at the Boathouse and sledding down Art Hill!
"36 Hours in the Midwest," Midwest Living, 2018
No visit to St. Louis is complete without a trip to Forest Park!
Coverage of Liberal Arts Bridge Reopening, 2/2018
iCoverage from KMOV's "A Day 4 Forest Park," 12/2017
"Forest Park Forever offering holiday gifts," Fox2, 12/12/17
Strategic Communications Director Stephen Schenkenberg talks about some Forest Park-themed gift ideas – all of which benefit the Park!
"A Forest Park treasure: Victorian Bridge," KMOV, 12/7/17
The Victorian Bridge is a special place in Forest Park – and one slated to undergo necessary maintenance in 2018. In this KMOV segment, FPF's Alexi Etges shares why this place is so important, and why she chose it for her maternity photos!
"How to go bird watching in Forest Park," KMOV, 12/2/17
KMOV joined us for our monthly bird walk to learn about how birders of all experience levels enjoy their hobby in Forest Park.
"Major renovations underway at Central Fields in Forest Park," KMOV, 11/16/17
After renovations are complete in fall 2018, Central Fields will be home to some of the region's premier soccer and rugby fields – not to mention a prime location for large-scale events.
"Technology and Nature Working Together in Forest Park," TEDxGatewayArch, 11/14/17
Innovative renovation techniques at Central Fields, Forestparkmap.org and ListenForestPark.org are spotlighted in this TEDx blog post.
"Thousands of bulbs planted in Forest park for next spring," Fox 2 News, 11/1/17
Fox 2's Lisa Hart joined FPF Horticulturist Jim Wagner on Art Hill to learn more about how our team gets tulip bulbs ready for spring. Over 45,000 tulip bulbs are being planted this year.
"Talk of the Towns," Town & Style, 11/1/2017
Featuring our annual holiday cards.
"101 Things Every St. Louisan Must Do," St. Louis Magazine, 10/23/17
Several Forest Park attractions made this list of essential St. Louis activities.
"Forest Park is in the green," St. Louis Post-Dispatch, 10/20/17
The Post-Dispatch Editorial Board lauded our conservancy's recent fundraising effort – Forever: The Campaign for Forest Park's Future – and the improvements that will be possible because of it.
"Forest Park Forever expects to reach — and perhaps exceed — $130 million goal," St. Louis Post-Dispatch, 10/18/17
Reporter Mike Faulk spotlights some of the work that has already been done and some of the work still left to do as part of our $130 million capital campaign Forever: The Campaign for Forest Park's Future.
Coverage of Forest Park Great Streets Open House, 10/2017
"Best of St. Louis 2017," Riverfront Times, 9/27/17
Forest Park made quite a showing on this Best of St. Louis list, including best place to get away from it all, the best place to go running, the best place to go biking and the best park!
"The ongoing effort to restore Forest Park's waterways," St. Louis Magazine, 9/14/17
A key goal of the Forever campaign is to continue the restoration of the Park's waterway, with specific improvements planned for the east side.
Coverage of Liberal Arts Bridge/Muny Tributary Groundbreaking, 8/2017
"Group leads renaissance of Forest Park," St. Louis Post-Dispatch, 8/26/17
In this Letter to the Editor, University City resident Paul Young writes about his appreciation for the efforts of Forest Park Forever to help revitalize Forest Park.
"Curious Louis searches for deer in Forest Park and discovers that bucks sometimes stop here," St. Louis Public Radio, 7/26/17
Public Radio reporter Mary Leonard went for a walk through Kennedy Forest with Forest Park Forever Park Ecologist Amy Witt to learn more about the Park's wildlife.
"The natural classroom: Summer programs put biology in kids’ hands," St. Louis Public Radio, 7/20/17
This public radio feature on experiential education in St. Louis featured Forest Park Forever's Summer Youth Experience and Nature Works programs.
Coverage of the 2017 Forest Park Forever Hat Luncheon, 6/2017
Coverage of the Central Fields Renovation Project, 6/2017
"Connect: June/July," St. Louis Homes & Lifestyles Magazine, 6/1/17
Forest Park Forever Nature Reserve Steward highlighted what makes the Park's Nature Reserve System so special.
"World's 15 Most Beautiful City Parks," Fodor's Travel, 5/31/17
Forest Park makes this list, among other standout city parks like Barcelona's Parc Guell, New York's Central Park and Melbourne's Royal Botanic Garden.
"Forest Park takes stock of its turtles to create better wildlife habitat," St. Louis Public Radio, 5/30/17
Science Reporter Eli Chen spoke with Forest Park Forever Park Ecologist about a collaborative conservation project aimed at protecting and cataloguing turtles and other wildlife that live in the Park's waterway.
"A Forest Park Summer In St. Louis," West End Word, 5/17/17
With so much going on in Forest Park, there's something for everyone to do this summer.
"Check out these photos of Forest Park from above," St. Louis Business Journal, 5/11/17
As the title of this blog post suggests, these aerial photos of the Park are worth checking out.
"The Effective Management Our Urban Parks Need," Governing, 5/9/17
President and CEO of the Central Park Conservancy Douglas Blonsky calls out Forest Park's recent accolades and successful revitalization.
"Earth Day Never Ends," West End Word, 4/28/17
Writer Don Corrigan mentioned FPF President & Executive Director Lesley Hoffarth in this article about the importance of protecting nature and the environment.
"6 U.S. Cities to Watch in 2017," Condé Nast Traveler, 4/17/17
We are proud to have helped St. Louis earn this international recognition.
"St. Louis, the 13th century French king, gets a bath," St. Louis Post-Dispatch, 4/16/17
Read — and watch a video — about the Forest Park Forever-funded restorations to the iconic King Louis IX statue overlooking Art Hill.
"Forest Park to add second trolley route," St. Louis Business Journal, 4/14/2017
The Metro Forest Park Trolley has its seventh season in the Park with two new routes to better serve riders.
"Millennials really like St Louis," The Economist, 4/12/2017
Forest Park receives an opening shoutout in this article exploring our evolving city.
"Forest Park Forever building upon success of upgrading park," Fox 2 News, 3/28/2017
Fox 2's Roche Madden spotlights how much in the Park has changed in the last 30 years and what projects are still on the horizon.
"The Most Popular Running Routes in the 20 Biggest U.S. Metro Areas," Runner's World, 2/13/2017
Both Forest Park and Tower Grove Park make this list of best places to run in U.S. cities.
"How Small Steps Can Create Outdoors Experiences In Schools," KQED News: MindShift, 2/2/2017
This Northern California public media station spoke with FPF Education Coordinator Jean Turney about experiential education in Forest Park.
Coverage of the renovation of the Park's handball courts, 1/2017
Coverage from KMOV's "A Day 4 Forest Park," 12/2016
Coverage of the capital improvement project to rebuild Government & Wells Drives, 12/2016
"Forest Park Forever holiday cards now available," Fox 2 News, 11/2/2016
Our popular holiday cards, which help support our efforts to restore, maintain and sustain Forest Park, were featured on Fox2 News in the Morning with John Pertzborn.
"The Power List," St. Louis Magazine, 11/1/2016
Forest Park Forever President & Executive Director Lesley S. Hoffarth, P.E. is included on this list among other impressive St. Louisans, for her work alongside the City of St. Louis here in Forest Park.
"5 Ways U.S. Cities Are Paying for Parks," Next City, 10/18/2016
City Parks Alliance details five different ways cities are paying for their public parks – including Forest Park Forever's unique partnership with the City of St. Louis.
"The Best US Cities to Spend a Big Weekend, Without Going Broke," Thrillist, 10/7/2016
Thrillist says St. Louis "might be the most action-packed city of free adventures outside of DC."
"The 442s Get Back To Nature + Debut Special Composition At Forest Park," ALIVE Magazine, 9/29/2016
The 442s spoke to ALIVE Magazine about their Forest Park Forever residency and the concert held to mark the culmination of their project.
"Forest Park Forever Continues Its Efforts to Maintain Park," ABC 30, 9/6/2016
President & Executive Director Lesley S. Hoffarth, P.E. spoke with The Allman Report's Aisha Kahn about Forest Park Forever's fundraising and partnership with the City of St. Louis to care for Forest Park.
Coverage of the Forest Park Connectivity & Mobility Study, 8/2016
"MIBW 2016: Lesley Hoffarth, president and executive director, Forest Park Forever," St. Louis Business Journal, 8/12/2016
Congratulations to our President & Executive Director Lesley S. Hoffarth, P.E. for being honored as one of this year's Most Influential Business Women!
"The Rundown: Health and Fitness Events in St. Louis In August," St. Louis Magazine, 8/4/2016
This list of healthy things to do in August includes three Forest Park Forever events, including the upcoming golf tournament, I Love Forest Park 5K & Kids Fun Run and Wildflower Walk.
"Preserving the Crown Jewel of St. Louis," West End Word, 7/13/2016
Don Corrigan stopped by to enjoy the Park's 140th anniversary festivities and highlights the importance of caring for this civic treasure.
"Forest Park arts residency allows the public to spark artists’ creations," St. Louis Public Radio, 7/5/2016
STLPR spotlights the artists of the Forest Park Forever Artist in Residence Program and the work they have created so far.
Coverage of Forest Park's 140th anniversary, 6/2016
"New Audio Tours Guide Visitors Through Forest Park," St. Louis Magazine, 6/24/2016
Learn a little bit about our new Forest Park audio experiences, thanks to this write-up by Brooke Semke of St. Louis Magazine.
"Forest Park turns 140: St. Louis jewel was recently voted ‘best city park’ in U.S.," St. Louis Public Radio, 6/20/2016
Strategic Communications Director Stephen Schenkenberg sat down with St. Louis on the Air host Don Marsh to talk about the Park's 140th anniversary and other fun summer happenings.
Coverage of the 2016 Forest Park Forever Hat Luncheon, 6/2016
"Get a Close Glimpse of Forest Park's Birds During Free Monthly Walks," St. Louis Magazine 6/1/2016
Our monthly Beginner Bird Walks are fun for all ages and help participants learn more about the Park's various bird populations and natural areas.
"The 15 Best City Parks in America," Thrillist 5/16/2016
Forest Park tops Thrillist's list of America's best city parks!
Coverage of the Forest Park Forever Artist in Residence Program, 5/2016
"Forest Park features safety tool that many don’t notice," Fox 2 News 4/18/2016
Director of Planning & Projects Dave Lenczycki spoke with Jasmine Huda about the light pole address marker system throughout the Park that helps visitors communicate their locations in case of emergency.
"Under the Clock Tower" Event in Forest Park, Fox 2 News 4/13/2016
Strategic Communications Director Stephen Schenkenberg joined the Fox2 morning show to talk about Under the Clock Tower: 2016 State of Forest Park Community Gathering.
Coverage of Forest Park being named Best City Park in the USA TODAY 10Best Readers' Choice Awards, 4/2016
Coverage of the Forest Park Forever Artist in Residence Program, 2/2016
Forest Park Forever on STL TV Live, 2/9/2016
Marketing & Digital Media Manager Katy Peace sat down with host Sarah Thompson to discuss @ForestPark140, our brand new Artist in Residence Program and other Park happenings.
"Restoration Project Aims to Rejuvenate Forest Park Woods," St. Louis Post-Dispatch, 1/23/2016
Forest Park Forever Ecologist Peter VanLinn discusses the 10-acre restoration of Kennedy Woods.
"2015: The Year in Review," West End Word, 12/30/2015
Forest Park Forever is included in this round-up of important St. Louis happenings from the past year, including news about Forestparkmap.org, new LED lighting on Art Hill and news from our Park partners.
Coverage from KMOV's "A Day 4 Forest Park," 12/2015
Coverage of the Forest Park Connectivity & Mobility Study + Discovery Week, 11/2015
"Tamara Sheffield is 2015 Non-Profit Executive of the Year," St. Louis American, 10/29/2015
Forest Park Forever is incredibly proud of our Senior Vice President of Finance and Operations Tamara Sheffield for being recognized by the St. Louis American Foundation as their Nonprofit Executive of the Year.
"As Its Arch Turns 50, St. Louis Embraces Its Historic Attractions," Chicago Tribune, 10/19/2015
This article from the Chicago Tribune details several historic must-see attractions in St. Louis, including the "majestic Forest Park."
"The Impressionist Camera," St. Louis Magazine, 10/16/2015
Stefene Russell goes in depth about the collaboration between Forest Park Forever and artist Michael Eastman on his new body of work created in Forest Park.
Coverage of the pocket chess park north of Steinberg Skating Rink, 10/2015
"Could Fair St. Louis Find a Permanent Home in Forest Park?," St. Louis Post-Dispatch, 10/13/2015
“Collectively we worked really hard with the Fair St. Louis Foundation in strategic thinking and planning the best possible visitor experience and how to best care for the park grounds,” Forest Park Forever Strategic communications Director Stephen Schenkenberg said. “I’m heartened by how the visitors respect this place.”
"The Latest Testing Ground for Big-Time Parks Philanthropy: Reviving a 'Crown Jewel'," Inside Philanthropy, 10/06/2015
Forest Park Forever's fundraising strategies as well as our unique relationship with the City of St. Louis are spotlighted in this excellent article from Inside Philanthropy.
Coverage of Forever: The Campaign for Forest Park's Future, 10/2015
"Best of St. Louis 2015," Riverfront Times, 9/30/2015
A few Park landmarks were spotlighted in this annual round-up from the RFT, including the Saint Louis Art Museum, the Saint Louis Zoo, LouFest and Forest Park.
"Turtle Park gets restoration grant for improvements," Fox 2 News, 9/30/2015
Anne Elise Parks stopped by to chat with Stephen Schenkenberg about new improvements to Turtle Playground, made possible by a grant from the MySun Charitable Foundation.
"Hey Heidi: How Long Has the Mounted Patrol Been in Forest Park?," KSDK, 9/10/2015
KSDK's Heidi Glaus answers a viewer question about the Forest Park Mounted Patrol in her Show Me St. Louis segment.
Coverage of Multi-Year Gift from Mr. & Mrs. James. S McDonnell III, 09/2015
Coverage of new Art Hill lighting, 09/2015
"Quick Thinking of Forest Park Gardener Helps Save an Injured Bicyclist," St. Louis Post-Dispatch, 9/06/2015
Forest Park Forever Land Management team member Colleen Autry is profiled here as part of the 2015 Salute to Heroes, a special section of the Post-Dispatch.
Coverage of Forestparkmap.org, 8/2015
Coverage of Our Entrance Marker Project, 8/2015
"The Taylor Family: The Definition of Enterprise," St. Louis Magazine, 8/20/2015
Forest Park Forever President and Executive Director Lesley Hoffarth shared her thoughts about the Taylor family and all they've done to support Forest Park and St. Louis in general.
"Reaching out Award Winner: Meet Fred Ruhrwien," Town & Style, 8/12/2015
Longtime volunteer "Big Fred" Ruhrwien featured for his contributions to Forest Park Forever.
"Fair Saint Louis," St. Louis Post-Dispatch, 7/6/2015
This is a wrap-up piece about the event's three days.
"A Hidden Treasure of Forest Park," KSDK, 7/2/2015
Forest Park Forever Park Ecologist Peter VanLinn starred in this spot sharing the hidden gems of the Park with Heidi Glaus' viewers.
"Outdoor Classes, For the Birder," St. Louis Magazine, 7/2015
"Lesley Hoffarth on St. Louis on the Air," St. Louis Public Radio, 6/17/2015
Forest Park Forever President and Executive Director Lesley Hoffarth joined host Don Marsh to discuss Forest Park Forever and the latest Park projects.
Coverage of Landmark Gift from Jack C. Taylor and Family, 06/2015
2015 Hat Luncheon Coverage, 6/2015
Coverage of Festival & Parking Plaza Grand Opening, 5/27/2015
"CFO of the Year Awards: Nonprofit – Tamara Sheffield," St. Louis Business Journal, 5/15/15
Forest Park Forever's Senior Vice President Tamara Sheffield received this honor alongside several other distinguished local chief financial officers.
"Forest Park Trolley Returns for Fifth Year," Fox 2, 5/4/2015
Fox 2's Margie Ellisor talks Trolley with FPF's Strategic Communications Director Stephen Schenkenberg and Patti Beck, External Communications Director, Metro Transit.
"Free for all in St. Louis: Family Fun on Any Budget," Roanoke Times, 5/3/15
Here are ideas for a getaway that everyone can enjoy, from toddlers to teenagers to grandparents.
"Forest Park Trolley Returns," Fox 2, 5/1/2015
The Forest Park trolley is back in service for the fifth season in a row, but some important changes have been made.
"Gardening tips from Forest Park Horticulturist," Fox 2, 4/14/2015
FPF Horticulturist Mark Halpin talks about spring tulips and keeping your garden as beautiful Forest Park.
"Burn Off in Forest Park Helps Maintain the Parks Ecosystem," Fox 2, 4/1/2015
FPF Park Ecologist Peter VanLinn talks about the benefits of controlled burns in Forest Park.
"Controlled Burns Underway in Forest Park," KSDK, 3/30/2015
Collection of photos from recent controlled burns in Forest Park.
"Spring break, sunshine lead to Forest Park traffic jams," 3/15
This informative piece discusses ongoing efforts to alleviate traffic concerns in Forest Park.
"5 Sledding Destinations In STL To Fuel Your Need For Speed," Alive Magazine, 2/5/2015
Various Coverage of the improvements coming to the Southwest Edge of Forest Park and Along Oakland Avenue, 1/8/15
"How to Sled Art Hill," St. Louis Magazine, 01/15
This fun piece includes a few quotes from FPF's Stephen Schenkenberg.
"Forest Park Forever to plant over 45,000 bulbs across the Park," Fox 2, 10/28/14
An interview with Park Operations Manager Bill Reininger about the fall plantings in Forest Park.
"Archetypes: Lesley Hoffarth," ALIVE, 10/14
An interview with FPF President and Executive Director Lesley S. Hoffarth, by Jennifer Dulin Wiley.
Various Coverage of Statues and Monuments Booklet, Fall 2014
"Finding Fall Colors," MySanAntonio.com, 9/6/14
Forest Park is named as a wonderful place to enjoy beautiful colors this fall.
"Hey Heidi: How old is Forest Park's oldest tree?" KSDK, 8/28/14
"Keeping Forest Park's Waterways Clear," KSDK, 7/28/14
FPF's Nature Reserve Team does some unconventional cleaning in Pagoda Circle.
"What It's Like to be a Mounted Police Officer," St. Louis Magazine, 7/24/14
Mounted Patrolman Larry Casey shares the adventures he has with his partner Jake as they patrol the city. (FPF raised the private funds that restored the Park's Horse Stable)
Various Coverage of Signage & Comfort Station Park Improvement Projects, 7/15/14
"Trail of the week - Kennedy National Forest," St. Louis Post-Dispatch, 7/5/14
Various Coverage of Fair Saint Louis, 6/3/14 - 6/5/14
"National Picnic Week Celebrated in Forest Park," KSDK, 6/18/2014
Various Coverage of FPF's 24th Annual Hiram W. Leffingwell Award Luncheon, 6/5/14
"Nonprofit Spotlight: Forest Park Forever," Ladue News, 5/10/14
FPF was spotlighted in this fun and informative piece for Ladue News.
"Metro St. Louis starts up Forest Park Trolley season May 3," KPLR-11, 5/2/14
FPF's Stephen Schenkenberg joins Metro Transit's Patti Beck to discuss the new Trolley season.
"Metro St. Louis Starts Up Forest Park Trolley Season May 3," Fox-2, 5/2/14
Metro Transit's Patti Beck discusses what's new with the Forest Park Trolley 2014.
FPF Staff on "Growing Green St. Louis," KTRS-550, 3/8/14
FPF Park Ecologist Peter VanLinn and Nature Reserve Steward Josh Wibbenmeyer were guests of Jean Ponzi's on her popular "Growing Green" radio show. Josh and Peter discussed a range of ecological and natural initiatives that FPF is engaged in.
Various Coverage of Emerson's $5 Million Gift to FPF, 2/26/14
KSDK (with interview with FPF President and Executive Director Lesley Hoffarth)
"Lesley Hoffarth on Fox-2," 2/14/14
During the lead-up to stl250's Burnin' Love, FPF President and Executive Director Lesley Hoffarth joined Fox-2 live from the top of Art Hill to talk about our winter work, the upcoming Festival & Parking Plaza and our Spark in the Park Twitter contest.
"Daily Candy Goes to St. Louis," DailyCandy 2/31/14
In this vacation-advisor piece by Marly Fink, the FPF-restored Jewel Box comes in at number 11 on the top picks.
"Forest Park," West End Word, 1/28/14
In anticipation of the stl250 events in the Park, West End Word writer Jaime Mowers looks back at Forest Park’s history, ending with a quote from FPF’s Strategic Communications Director.
"John Miller is chief landlord to area's purple martin population," St. Louis Post-Dispatch, 1/4/14
Writer Steve Giegerich offers a fun portrait of this Forest Park volunteer. FPF's Park Ecologist Peter VanLinn III sums it up this way in the piece: “The truth is, we wouldn’t have purple martins in the park if it weren’t for John.”
"Festival & Parking Plaza Planned For Upper Muny Lot." West End Word, 12/30/13
Jaime Mowers on an exciting project we are raising funds for now.
"Festival and Parking Plaza," Ladue News, 12/26/13
This future project makes the "Ladue Lips" section of this weekly publication.
"Upper Muny Lot to Get Face-Lift," St. Louis Business Journal, 12/18/13
Coverage of an exciting new fundraising and capital project.