Continued Investment Ensures that a City’s Park Lives On in Perpetuity

  • Client

    Forest Park Forever

  • Project Title

    "Forever Campaign" Renderings

  • Location

    St. Louis, MO

  • Size

    1,300 acres

"“This park was created to be the people’s park, to be a generational space that people come back to. If you think about how the world has changed in the last 140 years, and how the community has changed around this parks, it’s continued to evolve. This park will always be the center of St. Louis and will always be the place where people want to come for events, big and small.”"

Lesley S. Hoffarth, P.E., President and Executive Director

Forest Park Forever

The "Forever Campaign" will maintain the beauty and vibrancy of Forest Park through continued investment.

Project Scale

  • Object

  • Site

  • Community

  • System

  • Region

Temporality

  • On the Books

  • Under Construction

  • Recently Completed

  • Design Study

  • Established

Project Type

  • Parks and Open Space
  • Greenways And Trails
  • Civic Amenities
  • Placemaking and Branding

Forest Park sits within the heart of the City of St. Louis and has continued to evolve over the past 140 years. The park is iconic to St. Louis, with memories created each and every day by the 13 million people who visit the park each year. Its is home to many of the city’s major cultural institutions.

The “Forever Campaign” was established to help maintain this wonderful asset. Forest Park Forever, the non-profit organization that oversees the park, exists only through philanthropic donations. The campaign looks to build the endowment for Forest Park to ensure there are always maintenance dollars available, and to look at several capital improvement projects that will
occur over the next several decades.

The park is available and open to all walks of life. The “Forever Campaign” will ensure that Forest Park remains the center of the St. Louis community.

"“Any one that is involved with this park, regardless of financial or time commitment, feels a sense of pride for the city of St. Louis. The “Forever Campaign” is a way for all of us to demonstrate that pride and ensure that this asset continues to live on in perpetuity.”"

Paul Toenjes

Project Designer