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.


Join us for a Happy Hour on June 21!

Join the Young Friends of Forest Park Forever for a happy hour at the Boathouse! Mingle with Forest Park Forever's Young Friends to learn a bit more about this exciting group of young professionals while enjoying a summer evening in the Park.

Free for members, $10 suggested donation for other guests.
RSVP on Facebook and invite your friends!

Thanks to our generous event sponsors!


Membership has its perks! Become a Young Friends Member 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

2017 Young Friends of Forest Park Forever Board

  • SiSi Beltrán, President
  • Ali K. Hogan, Vice-President
  • Isabel Acevedo
  • Drew Biondo
  • Joseph Higgins
  • Kyle Hogan
  • Audrie Howard
  • Melissa Howe
  • Tom Lantzy
  • Mark Milford
  • Christopher Novak
  • Katie Petru
  • Bill Schute
  • Stephen Sedlak
  • Henok Tekle
  • Ryan Tkach

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