Chouteau Park: What do you want to see happen?

June 21, 2017 in Uncategorized

Park Central Development and PGAV are conducting a survey about Chouteau Park.  Please take a few minutes to share your opinions about what you’d like to see happen in future developments.  Should we prioritize more trees and/or a water feature?  A basketball court and/or picnic tables?  We want to hear from you!

For inspiration, here’s an old design that was created before the FPSE Dog Park.  This earlier plan called for large trees to form a shaded area called “The Grove.”  However, the shade tree saplings died and were replaced by crab apples, and then the dog park was added.

Some aspects of this earlier plan have remained the same, including the location of the sidewalks, multipurpose field, and hill.  Other aspects were changed or never happened, such as the cafe, wildflower garden, and water feature.

And what about the concrete mounds?  They are intended to be the beginning of an “adventure playscape.”  They never got the soft rubber coating that the initial plan intended.

Where should we go from here?  Please take a moment and share your ideas!

Summer Plans!

June 16, 2017 in Uncategorized

Hi neighbors,

Due to the hot weather predicted next week, we have rescheduled the Outdoor Movie Night (see below).  Also, given that Adam’s School is closed for the summer break, we will not be able to meet in our usual location.  So here’s the plan for the next few months:
  • June 20th at 6:45pm:  Join us for an informal social hour at Urban Chestnut (4465 Manchester).  You can buy dinner or drinks, or just stop by to say hi!
  • July 18th at 6:45pm:  Join us for an Ice Cream Social in Chouteau Park (Newstead and Chouteau).  Refreshments provided.
  • August (date TBD):  Join us for the National Night Out in Chouteau Park (typically a Kick Ball game and potluck).
  • September (date TBD):  Outdoor Movie Night in Chouteau Park

Hope to see you soon,

FPSE Neighborhood Association​

Voices for Women

May 11, 2017 in Uncategorized

Today is GIVE STL DAY!  Please consider the local organization VOW.  Below you will find info about their annual fundraiser:

Voices of Women is a community group dedicated to empowering women to make effective changes in their community for themselves and their families.  In order to meet our mission and provide services in our community, we rely on the generosity of individuals and businesses for support. Without the assistance of community-minded individuals just like you, we wouldn`t be able to serve those in our community each year.  We ask that you make a commitment to support our annual appeal by making a donation. Your generosity will make a difference in our community by allowing us to continue in our work.  Remember that every donation makes a difference, regardless of size.  Thank you in advance for your support.  

Mark your calendar for May 11, 2017, and bookmark this giving link:

Please make a donation to support us on Thursday, May 11, 2017

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(VOW) Voices Of Women
(314)896-3VOW (314)896-3869

All proceeds go to VOW to help the community take new directions.

Two Announcements

May 5, 2017 in Uncategorized

1. The FPSE Clean Up event this weekend (May 7th) is cancelled and tentatively rescheduled for June 4th.  We will send out more details as the date approaches.

2. City Garden Montessori will host a block party on May 11th.  For more information:

Neighborhood Events & Announcements

April 19, 2017 in Uncategorized

Tonight:  Wednesday, April 19 Mark Glenshaw is giving a talk in about the owls he studies in Forest Park. The talk, which will feature many photos and videos to illustrate the owls’ behaviors, is part of Gateway Greening’s Pints ‘n Plants lecture series. “Forest Park Owls – Hiding in Plain Sight” will be on Wednesday, April 19, 2017, 6:30pm, $5.00 suggested donation. Location: Urban Chestnut Brewing Company, 4465 Manchester Avenue. (314) 588-9600 ext. 107

Saturday, April 22nd there will be a pub crawl in the Grove called “Taste of Haven.” This event is hosted by a local FPSE organization, Little Bit of Haven, and proceeds benefit their work. Visit six neighborhood bars and restaurants, receive specials on food and drinks!  When:  12:00 – 6:00pm Cost:  $20 in advance $25 at the door Contact Info:  314-479-6822, Purchase Tickets: (

April 26th at 5:30 – 8pm.  Central Corridor Community Meeting.  Lindsay Pattan invites all FPSENA attenders to join this event which seeks to collect data and offer a platform for various political and civic organizations to raise awareness around current and upcoming projects and events, and to gain community support.  Facebook Event Page: Click Here  Location:  Bootleggin’ BBQ (1933 Washington Ave. 63103).  Free & Family Friendly

May 7th at 10am.  FPSENA Neighborhood Cleanup Event  RESCHEDULED:  Due to schedule conflict, the new time for the clean up event will be May 7th at 10am –  Meet at Chouteau Park to kick off the event, return at noon for debrief and celebration.  

Sept 16, 2017 from 5:00p til 8:00p – St Cronan Catholic Church on Boyle will host a Neighborhood Mass, BBQ and Music.  All are welcome.
City Garden Montessouri School is currently looking to fill a few more spots in their Primary/Preschool program and are looking for families who reside in the 63110 zipcode. The child must be at least 2.5 or 3, and potty-trained is a must. Financial aid is available for qualified families (see attached). To enroll your child or to learn more, contact: Liz Harris, Admissions Coordinator & School Secretary (314)664-7646 ext. 200 For more info, visit: