Park Department News

Park Department News

Recycle Christmas Trees at Three City Parks
Forest Park, O'Fallon Park, Carondelet Park Accepting Bare Christmas Trees
Press release | Refuse Division,Division of Forestry | 12/26/2016

Free Firewood for City of St. Louis Residents
Pickup Available at Three Locations
Press release | Division of Forestry | 11/08/2016

Free Firewood for City Residents - 2016
Starting Wednesday, November 9, 2016
Newsgram | Department of Parks, Recreation, and Forestry | 11/01/2016

City of St. Louis Forestry Crews Help Support Veterans Through 'Saluting Branches' Day of Service at Jefferson Barracks
Crews from the City of St. Louis Forestry Division will donate their skills and services to honor the men and women who have fought for our country.
Press release | Division of Forestry | 09/15/2016

City Begins Removal of Trees Infected or Threatened by Emerald Ash Borer
Treatments on More Than 1,000 Large, Healthy Ash Trees Continue.
Press release | Division of Forestry | 09/06/2016

City of St. Louis and Residents Continue to Respond to Storm Damage
Tree Debris Disposal Information for City Residents
Press release | Office of the Mayor,Division of Forestry,Refuse Division | 07/15/2016

City Begins Treatment and Removal of Thousands of Trees Infected or Threatened by Emerald Ash Borer
The shiny green Emerald Ash Borer is responsible for destroying hundreds of thousands of Ash trees.
Press release | Division of Forestry,Office of the Mayor | 06/23/2016

Enrollment for Free Summer Camps for City Kids Opens Friday, April 1, 2016
Free Summer Camps for City Youth Ages 5-18
News/Announcement | Department of Parks, Recreation, and Forestry | 03/30/2016

Recycle Christmas Trees at Three City of St. Louis Parks
Forest Park, O'Fallon Park, Carondelet Park Accepting Bare Christmas Trees
Press release | Department of Parks, Recreation, and Forestry,Office of the Mayor | 12/29/2015

2015 Urban Hayrides in Forest Park
Make your reservations now!
Newsgram | Department of Parks, Recreation, and Forestry | 10/01/2015

Mayor Slay Appoints Greg Hayes Director of Parks, Recreation, & Forestry as Gary Bess Announces Retirement After 40 Years of Public Service
Hayes, former Forestry Commissioner, replaces Gary Bess, who retired on December 31, 2014.
News/Announcement | Office of the Mayor,Department of Parks, Recreation, and Forestry | 01/05/2015

In Memoriam: Sylvester Brandon
Homegoing Service information for our beloved friend and co-worker
Newsgram | Department of Parks, Recreation, and Forestry | 12/23/2014

Looking for the Perfect Holiday Gift?
Consider Flora Conservancy of Forest Park Ornaments
Newsgram | Department of Parks, Recreation, and Forestry | 12/01/2014

New Ornaments Available
Proceeds to benefit the Flora Conservancy of Forest Park
Newsgram | Department of Parks, Recreation, and Forestry | 08/18/2014

St. Louis Named 7th Best City for Recreation
2014's Best & Worst Cities for Recreation
News/Announcement | Department of Parks, Recreation, and Forestry,Office of the Mayor | 07/29/2014

American Planning Association Designates Forest Park a Top 10 Great Public Space for 2013
Noted for Design, Amenities, Cultural Institutions, History
News/Announcement | Department of Parks, Recreation, and Forestry | 10/09/2013

2013 Hayrides in Forest Park
Experience a taste of the country in the heart of the City.
Newsgram | Department of Parks, Recreation, and Forestry | 10/01/2013

Donald Stephens Receives 40-Year Service Pin
during brief ceremony at City Hall
Newsgram | Division of Parks | 05/01/2013

O'Fallon Park Recreation Complex Opens
RecPlex will provide programs for health and wellness, community and youth.
News/Announcement | Department of Parks, Recreation, and Forestry | 01/23/2013

O'Fallon Park Recreation Complex Ribbon Cutting
Set for Noon, Saturday, Jan. 19
News/Announcement | Department of Parks, Recreation, and Forestry | 01/16/2013

Ready for Ice Skating?
Circle Friday, Nov. 16 on your calendar.
Newsgram | Department of Parks, Recreation, and Forestry | 11/01/2012

Hayrides in Forest Park
Experience a taste of the country in the heart of the City.
Newsgram | Department of Parks, Recreation, and Forestry | 10/17/2012

Free Summer Day Camps, Theme Camps
Opportunities for City children ages 4 - 17.
Newsgram | Department of Parks, Recreation, and Forestry | 06/01/2012

City Park Competing for Sprite Grant
Vote for Fox Park through May 31
Newsgram | Department of Parks, Recreation, and Forestry | 05/01/2012

2012 Spring-Summer Softball League Sign-up
Applications are now being accepted for teams wanting to participate in the St. Louis Softball League.
Newsgram | Department of Parks, Recreation, and Forestry | 01/06/2012

Recycle Your Bare Christmas Tree
Drop off your tree at one of three City park sites through Friday, Jan. 13. Trees will be recycled into mulch.
Newsgram | Department of Parks, Recreation, and Forestry | 01/01/2012

Free Firewood for City Residents
Wood is available most weekdays after 3 p.m.
Newsgram | Department of Parks, Recreation, and Forestry | 12/01/2011

City Residents Offered Free Firewood
Firewood available after 3 p.m. most weekdays on the Lower Muny Opera lot
Press release | Division of Forestry | 11/07/2011

Ready for Ice Skating at Steinberg?
Here's the latest about ice skating in Forest Park
Newsgram | Department of Parks, Recreation, and Forestry | 11/01/2011

Urban Hayrides Bring the Country to Forest Park
Hayrides on Friday and Saturday nights starting this weekend and ending Saturday, Dec. 10, 2011.
Newsgram | Department of Parks, Recreation, and Forestry | 10/01/2011

Register for City Rec Programs
Registration is now open for fall and winter activities at all City recreation centers.
Newsgram | Department of Parks, Recreation, and Forestry | 10/01/2011

Balloon Glow and Race
Mark your calendar for the Great Forest Park Balloon Race on Saturday, Sept. 17, 2011.
Newsgram | Department of Parks, Recreation, and Forestry | 09/01/2011

Forest Park Forever Turns 25
Initial efforts raised money to make improvements to existing facilities within Forest Park
Newsgram | Department of Parks, Recreation, and Forestry | 07/01/2011

Brightside News
Operation Brightside will now be known as Brightside St. Louis.
Newsgram | Department of Parks, Recreation, and Forestry | 07/01/2011

Scholarships Available for Youths
Limited number available for youths to participate in recreation programs.
Newsgram | Department of Parks, Recreation, and Forestry | 06/01/2011

2011 Slow-pitch Softball Tournament
Sponsored by the Missouri Veteran's Foundation
Newsgram | Department of Parks, Recreation, and Forestry | 06/01/2011

2011 Summer Softball League
Short Season Summer Session deadline is May 20.
Newsgram | Department of Parks, Recreation, and Forestry | 05/01/2011

Tilles Park May Try Synthetic Ice Rink
First City park to utilize plastic ice; could be ready as soon as next fall
Newsgram | Department of Parks, Recreation, and Forestry | 03/01/2011

Forest Park Ranger Duo Featured
St. Louis Sprout & About website recently featured Ranger David Leifheit and Ezzy
Newsgram | Department of Parks, Recreation, and Forestry | 02/01/2011

Recycling Christmas Trees
Options for disposing of your Christmas tree
Newsgram | Department of Parks, Recreation, and Forestry | 01/01/2011

Free Firewood
Available now through the 1st week of March 2011
Newsgram | Department of Parks, Recreation, and Forestry | 01/01/2011

Parks Department News You Can Use
Holiday Buffets, Skating Parties, Unique Gifts, and Free Firewood
Newsgram | Department of Parks, Recreation, and Forestry | 12/01/2010

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