A Mes s age f r om the County E x ecuti v e...
f ter a summer lled wi th s wimming, camps, spor ts and ou tdoor ad ven tures, kids ha ve re turned to school and our pools and facili ties
are a li t tle quie ter.
The Parks Depar tmen t had a bus y summer hos ting lo ts o f e ven ts such as summer camps, the FE AS T in the Park food truck e ven ts ( which will con tinue on through Sep tember) and Farm Frida ys a t Suson Park. One o f the mos t e xci ting e ven ts this summer was the opening “Go Ape, ” a tree- top ad ven ture course in Cre ve Coeur Park. This ne w a t trac tion o f fers residen ts and touris ts o f the S t. Louis Me tropoli tan area a unique ou tdoor e xperience tha t allo ws par ticipan ts to li ve li fe ad ven turousl y and e xperience Cre ve Coeur Park from a ne w van tage poin t - from 40 fee t up in the trees.E ven as the da ys gro w shor ter and the tempera tures plunge, Parks s ta ys bus y running programs, e ven ts and ac ti vi ties because our mission to pro vide high-quali t y recrea tion is a year-round pursui t. As you will see in this issue o f our Ac ti vi t y Guide, our Parks depar tmen t pro vides various oppor tuni ties to keep you and your famil y bus y throughou t this fall and win ter. Our larges t e ven t o f the year, Win ter Wonderland in Tilles Park, begins in No vember and we in vi te you to bring your friends and famil y to e xperience this displa y o f one million t winkling ligh ts tha t will crea te holida y memories tha t will ne ver be forgo t ten. Honorable Charlie A. Doole y Coun t y E xecu ti ve
Parks Advisory Board
Diane ChristyJohn LorenzGary OttenDon Zykan Angie Hilzinger Bob NelsonDenise PottGerry Sander Ernestine Shivers-Jones, Chair
Hazel Erby District 1Kathleen Burkett, Chair District 2Colleen Wasinger District 3Michael O’Mara District 4Pat Dolan District 5Steve Stenger District 6Gregory F. Quinn District 7
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To provide high quality parks, facilities,
and recreation services that enhanceresidents’ lives through responsible andeffective management of resources.
Park Watch is a program to bring park visitors,park neighbors and St. Louis County Parksstaff together to ensure safety and the highestquality of facilities and services.If you see suspicious activities, vandalismor problems within a St. Louis County park,please call the Park Watch Hotline at(314) 615-ISEE (4733) or (800) 735-2966 TTY(Relay Missouri). You may remain anonymous.To contact a Park Ranger call (314) 615-8911. To report a crimein progress or a medical emergency, call 911.Please report only! Do not take action to intervene or attempt tocorrect a problem. This is the responsibility of St. Louis CountyParks Rangers and the St. Louis County Police Department.