Young Friends

Join this exciting group of young professionals who support Forest Park through fun and lively networking events throughout St. Louis.


We are a group of young professionals living in St. Louis and the surrounding area. We love and support Forest Park. For us, the Park symbolizes community, an active lifestyle and a place to bring art and culture to the public. This is a group for people who want to meet other active, community-driven 20 and 30-year-olds in a fun, social environment. Some of our networking events include happy hours, behind-the-scenes tours, service projects, an annual outdoor tournament and more. All proceeds from our memberships and events benefit Forest Park Forever.

Membership has its perks! Become a Young Friend for $100 today and enjoy these benefits:

  • Free admission to all Young Friends Happy Hours
  • Invitation to the annual member appreciation event
  • Discounted registration fee for the I Love Forest Park 5K
  • Coupon Book for discounts at Forest Park Attractions
  • Forest Park Forever Newsletter
  • Member Window Cling

Forest Park Forever Staff Liaisons

2018 Young Friends of Forest Park Forever Board

  • Isabel Acevedo, President
  • Ali K. Hogan, Vice-President
  • SiSi Beltrán
  • Stephanie Deterding
  • Joseph Harris
  • Joseph Higgins
  • Audrie Howard
  • Melissa Howe
  • Tom Lantzy
  • Emily Mahon
  • Mark Milford
  • Christopher Novak
  • Jennifer O’Neal
  • Katie Petru
  • Rupal Wadhawan
  • Bill Schute
  • Henok Tekle