Forest Park

Missouri History Museum
9:28 am
Wed January 22, 2014

New Missouri History Museum Head Lauded But Report Adds To Criticism Of Institution

Frances Levine talks with St. Louis Public Radio and the Beacon on Monday.
Credit From video by Nancy Fowler

A solid round of applause welcomed Frances Levine as she entered the meeting that finalized her presidency of the Missouri History Museum on Tuesday. Shortly afterward, she also received kudos from her home in Santa Fe, where she’s been director of the New Mexico History Museum for more than 10 years.

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Missouri History Museum
10:18 am
Tue January 21, 2014

Exclusive Interview: Frances Levine Will Head Missouri History Museum

Frances Levine
Credit Blair Clark | Museum of New Mexico

The Missouri History Museum has named Frances Levine, director of the New Mexico History Museum, as as its new president and CEO.

Levine, 63, will become not only the first woman to lead the museum but the first woman to head any institution of the St. Louis Zoo-Museum District. Her contract was approved this morning in a meeting of the museum's board of trustees and members of the ZMD museum subdistrict.

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St. Louis on the Air
4:23 pm
Mon December 30, 2013

An Insider's Look At Forest Park's Great Horned Owls

Great Horned Owl in Forest Park on January 30, 2011.
Mark Glenshaw

Although Great Horned Owls can be found just about everywhere in North America, they’re not the easiest birds to spot, even when you’re looking for them.

Despite knowing there were Great Horned Owls in Forest Park and consistent exploration of the park’s wildlife, it took Mark Glenshaw years before he first saw one.

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Missouri History Museum
8:37 pm
Mon December 16, 2013

History Museum Down To Two Candidates For President, January Decision Possible

John Roberts
Credit Provided by Missouri History Museum

The Missouri History Museum could name a new president early next month after narrowing the field of Bob Archibald's possible successors to two candidates.

In a Monday meeting of the board of trustees, board chairman John Roberts announced that the museum plans to bring each candidate to St. Louis just after the new year. The week of Jan. 6 is under consideration if the prospects are available. No further information about the candidates was revealed.

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Photo of the Week
2:22 pm
Fri November 1, 2013

Photo of the Week: Autumn on Art Hill

Autumn on Art Hill in Forest Park.
Credit Scott Rackers / Via Flickr

Our photo of the week was taken by Scott Rackers and submitted to our Flickr group.

Join the St. Louis Public Radio Flickr group to see interesting photos taken in the St. Louis region and submit your own. Each week on our website and Facebook page we feature one outstanding photo from the group.

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St. Louis Life
8:48 am
Fri October 4, 2013

St. Louis' Forest Park Named Among '10 Great Public Spaces' For 2013

The Grand Basin and Art Hill in Forest Park in St. Louis. The park is one of the areas to benefit from a federal grant for recreational trails.
(via Flickr/david_shane)

Forest Park in St. Louis has been designated one of the Ten Great Public Spaces for 2013 by a national non-for-profit educational group.

The American Planning Association announced the list Friday - the nine other places on it are:

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Arts & Culture
5:30 am
Wed August 21, 2013

Commentary: Building The City That We Deserve

Michael Allen.
(Courtesy Jarred Gastreich)

Listeners following the city’s ongoing renaissance may have heard of a project named Midtown Station, a giant commercial center proposed for Vandeventer and Forest Park. This could be a dreadful retail strip or a game-changing development. The way it gets built matters a lot.

 

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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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Urban Wildlife
6:37 am
Wed November 28, 2012

Into The Wilds...Of Forest Park

This young great horned owl hatched last year in a nest near the MUNY theater in Forest Park.
Philip Hamer, MUNY

When most St. Louisans want to see wildlife in Forest Park, they head for the St. Louis Zoo.

But Forest Park Forever ecologist Peter VanLinn says there are plenty of animals in the rest of the park, too.

Not long after dawn on a brisk fall morning, he met up with St. Louis Public Radio's Véronique LaCapra in Forest Park’s Kennedy Forest, to look for some.


LACAPRA: What kind of wildlife might we see in the Kennedy Forest?

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Intersection upgrades
6:00 am
Mon October 29, 2012

Pedestrian Improvements Coming Near Forest Park

An unidentified pedestrian waits to cross the street at the Skinker/Clayton intersection, which will receive $2 million in upgrades.
Credit Rachel Lippmann/St. Louis Public Radio

One of the toughest intersections for pedestrians in the city is getting a makeover.

The St. Louis Board of Aldermen on Friday set in motion a nearly $2 million  upgrade to the intersection of Clayton, Skinker, and Oakland on the southwest corner of Forest Park. Improvements include new signals, bike lanes, and crosswalks.

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