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

2019 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

  • Tom Lantzy

  • Emily Mahon

  • Mark Milford

  • Christopher Novak

  • Jennifer O’Neal

  • Katie Petru

  • Rupal Wadhawan

  • Bill Schute

  • Henok Tekle