Forest Park Forever http://news.stlpublicradio.org en Forest Park Forever Unveils New Park Signs And Additional Renovations http://news.stlpublicradio.org/post/forest-park-forever-unveils-new-park-signs-and-additional-renovations <p>Forest Park will be getting a face lift over the next few months as the park adds new signs, improved water fountains and more bike racks. That’s according to an announcement made by Forest Park Forever on Tuesday.</p><p>The group also said the park will be heating three of its bathrooms to accommodate park goers year round. Paths and trails will be improved to make these bathrooms more accessible as well.</p><p>Lesley Hoffarth, president and executive director of Forest Park Forever, says the upgrades were prompted by complaints and recommendations made by visitors.</p> Tue, 15 Jul 2014 20:58:41 +0000 Parth Shah 38079 at http://news.stlpublicradio.org Forest Park Forever Unveils New Park Signs And Additional Renovations Deal In Place To Fund Upgrades To Forest Park http://news.stlpublicradio.org/post/deal-place-fund-upgrades-forest-park <p></p><p>Visitors to Forest Park can expect to see some upgrades over the next five years, thanks to an agreement signed Friday between the city of St. Louis and Forest Park Forever.</p> Fri, 12 Apr 2013 18:07:45 +0000 Rachel Lippmann 25379 at http://news.stlpublicradio.org Deal In Place To Fund Upgrades To Forest Park Parks bond issue sent to Mayor Slay http://news.stlpublicradio.org/post/parks-bond-issue-sent-mayor-slay <p>After 18 months of work behind the scenes, a <a href="http://news.stlpublicradio.org/post/bonds-st-louis-city-parks-clear-one-hurdle-others-remain">three-week delay</a>, and two hours of debate that covered topics from roller skating to Robert Frost, the St. Louis Board of Aldermen has sent a $64 million bond issue for the city&#39;s parks to Mayor Francis Slay.</p> Fri, 02 Dec 2011 21:53:55 +0000 Rachel Lippmann 2603 at http://news.stlpublicradio.org Parks bond issue sent to Mayor Slay Bonds for St. Louis city parks clear one hurdle, others remain http://news.stlpublicradio.org/post/bonds-st-louis-city-parks-clear-one-hurdle-others-remain <p>The St. Louis Board of Aldermen appears likely to meet an end-of-the-year deadline to pass a bond issue for the city&rsquo;s parks, giving initial approval today to legislation that would issue $64 million in debt to fund major capital repairs at the more than 100 parks in the city limit.</p> Fri, 18 Nov 2011 23:00:49 +0000 Rachel Lippmann 2512 at http://news.stlpublicradio.org Bonds for St. Louis city parks clear one hurdle, others remain Extra patrols help police tackle burglaries http://news.stlpublicradio.org/post/extra-patrols-help-police-tackle-burglaries <p>St. Louis police say stepped-up patrols and a change in patrol tactics have brought a recent upward trend in burglaries back down.</p><p>Overall, burglaries are up in the city 11 percent since last year, driven by a large jump in the theft of <a href="http://www.stltoday.com/news/local/metro/article_1ee2ba6e-566b-11e0-ae59-00127992bc8b.html">material that can be sold for scrap</a>, like copper pipes.</p> Wed, 15 Jun 2011 20:51:53 +0000 Rachel Lippmann 1441 at http://news.stlpublicradio.org Extra patrols help police tackle burglaries More property tax check-offs possible http://news.stlpublicradio.org/post/more-property-tax-check-offs-possible <p>Services for the homeless, utility assistance could join funds for Forest Park, a now-defunct animal shelter as check-off beneficiaries</p> Fri, 03 Dec 2010 22:31:31 +0000 Rachel Lippmann 63 at http://news.stlpublicradio.org