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3 Events This Week

July 18, 2017 in Uncategorized by Adam

Tonight (July 18th) is the Ice Cream Social at 6:45pm in Chouteau Park. Bring a picnic blanket and your family!

Tomorrow, July 19th there will be a Community Blitz from the SLMPD in the Forest Park Southeast neighborhood. The event will showcase an influx of officers to the area, the command van will be set up at 4155 Manchester in the Grove. Other Department resources will be there as well. It’s meant to encourage the community and law enforcement to engage with one another. People are encouraged to stop by and check things out. Talk with or greet officers. It will run 3 pm -7pm.

Saturday, July 22 at 10 a.m. is an Open House at Park Central Development to learn more about the needs that still exist in the Forest Park Southeast neighborhood. Come learn the results from the recent neighborhood’s needs survey completed in 2016 and share your thoughts with us! For more information, please contact Linda at 314-535-5311 or email her at

Other dates to mark on your calendar:
  • August 1st:  Join the Forest Park Southeast Neighborhood Association for the National Night Out in Chouteau Park.  We’re hoping to have a potluck, kickball game, maybe even a water balloon fight!  
  • Saturday, Aug. 26th:  St. Catherine of Siena Catholic Church (1126 S. Kingshighway) will have a BBQ at 6pm and an Outdoor Movie beginning at 7pm. They will be showing “the Goonies”. On Sun, Aug 27th, we are having an Welcoming Mass at 10am with coffee & donuts to follow and a Q&A Session about Independent Catholicism at 11am. Events are free and open to the public. For more information:–see-weekend. All are welcome! – Fr. Phillip

  • September (date TBD):  Outdoor Movie Night in Chouteau Park
  • August 30th is the beginning of the next SLMPD “2017 Fall Citizens Academy” .  For more info, contact Michelle Woodling, Community Engagement/Organizational Development Division at 314-444-5802
by Adam

Ice Cream Social

July 17, 2017 in Uncategorized by Adam

July 18th at 6:45pm in Chouteau Park: Come join your neighbors for an ice cream social!  Refreshments provided.  Bring a picnic blankets and your family! 

Fireworks Day Safety Tips

June 29, 2017 in Current News by fpsesafety

The following post is from: Safety & Security

It is ILLEGAL and DANGEROUS to set off fireworks in St. Louis City limits (ordinance 65824). If you go somewhere outside of the city to set off fireworks, remember these tips:

  • Obey all local laws regarding the use of fireworks.
  • Know your fireworks; read the cautionary labels and performance descriptions before igniting.
  • A responsible adult SHOULD supervise all firework activities.  Never give fireworks to children.
  • Alcohol and fireworks do not mix.  Save your alcohol for after the show.
  • Wear safety glasses when shooting fireworks.
  • Light one firework at a time and then quickly move away.
  • Use fireworks OUTDOORS in a clear area; away from buildings and vehicles.
  • Never relight a “dud” firework.  Wait 20 minutes and then soak it in a bucket of water.
  • Always have a bucket of water and charged water hose nearby.
  • Never carry fireworks in your POCKET or shoot them into METAL or GLASS containers.
  • Do not experiment with homemade fireworks.
  • Dispose of spent fireworks by wetting them down and place in a metal trash can away from any building or combustible materials until the next day.
  • FAA regulations PROHIBIT the possession and transportation of fireworks in your checked baggage or carry-on luggage.
  • Report illegal explosives, like M-80s and quarter sticks, to the fire or police department.

And let’s not forget the safety of our pets!

  • Don’t bring your pets to a fireworks display, even a small one.
  • If fireworks are being used near your home, put your pet in a safe, interior room to avoid exposure to the sound.
  • Make sure your pet has an identification tag, in case it runs off during a fireworks display.
  • Never shoot fireworks of any kind (consumer fireworks, sparklers, fountains, etc.) near pets.


Visit this website to see what professional firework shows will be happening this Fourth of July:

This information was originally posted on


Abby Orscheln – Safety and Security Intern

by Gelinda

FPSE Development Committee meeting Tuesday, June 27

June 23, 2017 in Forest Park Southeast by Gelinda

The following post is from: Forest Park Southeast – Park Central Development

The FPSE Development Committee is meeting Tuesdsay, June 27 at 5:30 pm at Midtown Community Services at 1202 S Boyle Ave, St. Louis, MO 63110.  (Please note the location change.) All meetings are open to the public.  Agenda items are listed below.

4325-31 Swan
4235 Chouteau
1415 Vandeventer
1092-94 Kingshighway



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by Adam

Chouteau Park: What do you want to see happen?

June 21, 2017 in Uncategorized by Adam

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!