Coverage of note about Forest Park and Forest Park Forever

"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 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

"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.

"The Green Team," St Louis Magazine 3/15
This exciting feature shared the successes of Forest Park Forever's Nature Works program. 

"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. 

"Wine Sales to Benefit Forest Park Forever," KSDK, 3/3/14
KSDK sent a reporter out to cover the kick-off for "Restaurants for Restoration," our fantastic partnership with Major Brands.

Various Coverage of Emerson's $5 Million Gift to FPF, 2/26/14

"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.

"Lesley Hoffarth on STL TV Live — Part 1 and Part 2," 1/21/14
Our President and Executive Director joined host Christia DeShields for a two-part interview about FPF's history and initiatives. 

"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.