The Parks, Recreation and Forestry Department has received a Municipal Parks Grant in the amount of $525,000 from the Municipal Parks Commission of St. Louis County for the redevelopment of Ackert Park.
The Municipal Parks Grant program is a competitive program provided and administered by the Municipal Parks Grant Commission of St. Louis County. The purpose of the grant is to provide financial assistance for the development and/or improvement of our municipal parks.
The design development phase of the Ackert Park project will take place over the winter with construction beginning in the spring. It is anticipated that the project will be completed by the winter of 2021.
In the spring of 2020, with grant funds received through the Municipal Parks Grant Commission of St. Louis County, the City completed the replacement of the trail and lighting and added a Splash Sprayground.
With a grant received through the Municipal Parks Grant Commission of St. Louis County, the Parks, Recreation and Forestry Department has developed a Concept Design for the possible redevelopment of Greensfelder Park.
Heman Park Pool
In the spring of 2020, the department has completed various work associated with the bathhouse. These projects included the replacement of doors, and the repair and replacement of electric and plumbing.
Staff has placed a retaining wall on the north end of the park to slow down, direct and capture storm-water runoff into field drains. The department will continue to explore other options to slow down and collect water coming through the park.
With a grant received through the Municipal Parks Grant Commission of St. Louis County, the Parks, Recreation and Forestry Department has completed the redevelopment of Majerus Park. The project included the removal and replacement of the asphalt walking trail, new concrete sidewalks, and the removal and replacement of a playground.