Forest Park Forever

Water Fountains
3:58 pm
Tue July 15, 2014

Forest Park Forever Unveils New Park Signs And Additional Renovations

President & Executive Director of Forest Park Forever Lesley Hoffarth and Director of Parks, Recreation and Forestry Gary Bess unveil the new signs.
Credit Parth Shah | St. Louis Public Radio intern

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.

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.

Lesley Hoffarth, president and executive director of Forest Park Forever, says the upgrades were prompted by complaints and recommendations made by visitors.

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Parks Bonds
1:07 pm
Fri April 12, 2013

Deal In Place To Fund Upgrades To Forest Park

The city and Forest Park Forever have signed a deal that will fund $30 million in upgrades in the city's largest park.
(via Flickr/ChrisYunker)

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.

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Parks bonds pass
3:53 pm
Fri December 2, 2011

Parks bond issue sent to Mayor Slay

The Kingshighway entrance to Tower Grove Park in St. Louis.
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After 18 months of work behind the scenes, a three-week delay, 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's parks to Mayor Francis Slay.

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Park bonds
5:00 pm
Fri November 18, 2011

Bonds for St. Louis city parks clear one hurdle, others remain

The Board of Aldermen today gave preliminary approval to a bill that asks the city to issue $64 million in bonds, including $30 million for Forest Park.
(via Flickr/ChrisYunker)

The St. Louis Board of Aldermen appears likely to meet an end-of-the-year deadline to pass a bond issue for the city’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.

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Police Commissioners
3:51 pm
Wed June 15, 2011

Extra patrols help police tackle burglaries

Theft of material like copper tubing that can be sold for scrap pushed burglaries in St. Louis city up 11 percent from last year, though St. Louis Police Chief Dan Isom says increased manpower has reversed an upward trend.
(via Flickr/MinimalistPhotography101.com)

St. Louis police say stepped-up patrols and a change in patrol tactics have brought a recent upward trend in burglaries back down.

Overall, burglaries are up in the city 11 percent since last year, driven by a large jump in the theft of material that can be sold for scrap, like copper pipes.

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Tax checkoffs
4:31 pm
Fri December 3, 2010

More property tax check-offs possible

There could be two new options for St. Louis residents to use their property tax bills  next year as a vehicle for charitable donations.

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