Join nearly 7,000 others in restoring, preserving and improving the free civic treasure that is Forest Park. Help keep it beautiful and vibrant for today's visitors — and future generations!


Why Membership?

Unlike the Forest Park institutions supported by the Metropolitan Zoological Park & Museum District (ZMD), Forest Park itself receives limited City funds. Its preservation and capital improvement projects largely depend on donations to Forest Park Forever, a private, nonprofit organization made up of passionate advocates who work in partnership with the City of St. Louis.

If you are becoming a new member this month, don't miss out on our special year-end membership drive – click here to join at a discounted rate!

Each year, your funds help us:

  • Welcome 13 million visitors
  • Plant 40,500 new bulbs
  • Plant 13,500 spring annuals
  • Maintain 1,371 acres (e.g., patching paths used by thousands of runners and cyclists) 
  • Plant 1,000 new trees
  • Continue Park-wide improvement projects as called for in the 1995 Master Plan

Would you prefer to make your membership gift in increments as a monthly donation? Our monthly giving members are automatically charged once a month until they tell us to stop. Monthly giving memberships are always current – no need to renew!

Membership Levels

As a Friend of Forest Park Forever, you receive invitations to “Friends Only”-activities such as tours and lectures, subscriptions to our newsletter and opportunities to work behind the scenes. Become a Friend of Forest Park Forever today and receive an array of great benefits at the following gift levels:

$60 — Park Friend/$50 — Senior Friend

$100 — Keeper of the Park

All of the above PLUS

  • 25% off an annual locker room membership at the Dennis & Judith Jones Visitor & Education Center 
  • Coupon Book for discounts at Park Attractions:
    • Bixby's Restaurant
    • The Boathouse
    • Forest Park picnic pavilion rental
    • Forest Perk Café & Gift Shop
    • Missouri Department of Conservation
    • Missouri History Museum
    • The Muny
    • Norman K. Probstein Golf Courses
    • Saint Louis Art Museum
    • Saint Louis Science Center
    • Saint Louis Zoo
    • Shakespeare Festival St. Louis 
    • Steinberg Skating Rink

$100 — Young Friend (learn more)

All of the above PLUS the Following Exclusive Young Friends Member Benefits

  • Free admission to all Young Friends Happy Hours

$180 — Park Naturalist

All of the above PLUS

  • Forest Park Forever reusable sandwich bag

$300 — Park Trustee

All of the above PLUS

  • Forest Park Forever hot & cold tumbler

$500 — Park Guardian

All of the above PLUS

  • Forest Park Forever neoprene lunch tote

$1,000 — Leffingwell Society Member (Please click here to learn more about all Leffingwell member levels)

Benefits of all lower member levels PLUS

  • Invitations to Leffingwell Members-Only Events
  • One free – 18 hole play with cart at the Norman K. Probstein Golf Courses in Forest Park
  • Discount on rental of the Trolley Room in the Visitor Center
  • Quarterly Leffingwell Letters
  • Advance reservations at the Boathouse (pending availability and one week notice)