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.


We are pleased to share that Forest Park Forever has achieved the highest level ★★★★ rating from Charity Navigator, the leading national evaluator of how well nonprofits steward donor dollars.

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!

Questions About Membership?

We'd love to hear from you! Contact Annual Giving Manager Erin Eisenhard at 314.561.3451 or by email.

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Membership Levels

As a Friend of Forest Park Forever, you receive invitations to members-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)