Whether you’re new to the area or have been here for a while, this list of contacts for Forest Park Southeast & Kings Oak will help you get in touch with somebody who can help you.
Forest Park Southeast and Kings Oak neighborhoods fall within the Second District of the St. Louis Metropolitan Police Department, and our neighborhood meetings are often attended by our district’s Neighborhood Liaison Officer, Officer Nicole Walker. You can contact her for any crime questions or concerns.
- Officer Walker
- (314) 444-0107
For emergencies (meaning anything that is happening right now)
- (314) 231-1212
Mental Health Resources
- Safe Connections 24/7 Crisis Line
- Provident Counseling 24/7 Crisis Line
- Behavioral Health Response
- Places for People
- Homeless Hotline
- United Way
- Metropolitan Coalition for the Homeless
- Homeless Shelter Directory
- Child Abuse and Neglect Hotline
- St. Louis Crisis Nursery
- Kids Under 21
- Youth Connection Helpline
(314) 819-8802 or 1-844-985-8282
Substance Abuse Resources
- Alcoholics Anonymous
- Narcotics Anonymous
- Cocaine Anonymous
Domestic Violence Resources
- ALIVE: Alternatives to Living in Violent Environments
- Safe Connections
- The Women’s Safe House
- Family Justice Center
Other Community Resources
- Crime Victim Center
- Elder Abuse Hotline
- St. Louis Queer+ Support Helpline
(314) 380-7774 or 1-844-785-7774
Citizens’ Service Bureau
For common problems you may have with city services, the best course of action is to contact the Citizen’s Services Bureau. They’ll handle issues such as potholes, street lights not working, dumpsters overflowing, etc.
- Report online
- (314) 622-4800
- Twitter: @stlcsb
Neighborhood Improvement Specialist
For more involved problems you may have, such as a problem property, work with our Neighborhood Improvement Specialist, Ron Coleman.
- Ron Coleman
- (314) 657-1361
Streets are cleaned once a month. If you park a car on the street, you’ll be required to move it before the street is cleaned, or you’ll very likely get a parking ticket. There are signs along the street specifying when your street will be cleaned.
St. Louis Collector of Revenue
- (314) 622-4111
St. Louis Parking Violation Bureau
- (314) 450-2830
St. Louis Preservation Board
- (314) 657-3865
The Board of Aldermen is the legislative body of the City of St. Louis and creates, passes, and amends local laws, as well as approves the City’s budget every year. There are currently 28 alderpeople (soon to be 14), one from each ward in the City and a President. Forest Park Southeast & Kings Oak are in the 17th Ward.
- Tina “Sweet-T” Pihl
- (314) 622-3700
State Senator | District 4
- Karla May
- (573) 751-6800
Depending on where you live within our Forest Park Southeast or King Oak, your State Representative may be one of two people. To find your, enter your address here and have the check box turned on next to “Contacts and Elected Officials.”
- LaKeySha Bosley
- (573) 751-6800
- Kimberly Ann-Collins
- (573) 751-1400
- Cori Bush
- (314) 955-9980
- Roy Blunt
- (202) 224-5721
- Josh Hawley
- (202) 224-6154
Register to Vote & Find Your Polling Place
The St. Louis Board of Elections handles all voter registrations. Look there to find the method most convenient for you.
- Register to vote here.
- Find your polling place here.
- Billing: (866) 268-3729
- Downed power lines: (800) 552-7583
- Customer service: (800) 552-7583
St. Louis Water Water Division
- Billing: (314) 622-4179
- Open hydrants or running water: (314) 771-4880
- Customer service: (314) 771-2255
Spire (natural gas)
- Billing: (800) 887-4173
- Report a gas leak: (800) 887-4173
- Customer service: (800) 887-4173
Metropolitan Sewer District
- Billing: (866) 281-5737
- Customer service: (314) 768-6260
St. Louis Refuse Division (trash, recycling, yard waste & bulk pick-up)
The City of St. Louis Refuse Division provides for all disposal in the City. You will either have dumpsters in your alley or be provided with a roll cart for street pickup. Trash bins are grey, recycle bins are blue, and compost bins are green. Make sure you do not lean anything against the dumpsters or overfill them as they will not be picked up.
Please do NOT put plastic bags in the recycling dumpsters.
Bulk items are picked up at 6 a.m. on the 3rd Monday of the month.
(Place up to 3 items behind your house, 3 to 4 feet from dumpster the day before scheduled pick up)
Residents that have curbside collection should place their bulk items at the curb. If bulk items are set out other than the designated time you are subject to a fine – as much as $500. Bulky items include household furniture, appliances, oil from motor vehicles, car batteries, tires, yard or building refuse (shingles, logs, plaster, etc). Refrigerator doors must be removed. No container or bundle may weigh over 100 lbs., be over 6 ft. long, or be over 2 ft. in diameter. You can always find out when your bulk pickup is using the St. Louis Address Lookup Site.
- Billing: (314) 622-4179
- Customer service (CSB): (314) 622-4800
Forest Park Southeast Neighborhood Association
The Forest Park Southeast Neighborhood Association is an apolitical forum for Forest Park Southeast & Kings Oak community members to discuss issues of concern. The form is used to distribute information, discuss perspectives, collect community concerns, and communicate to elected officials and other government and non-government entities within the City of St. Louis. The Association encourages and provides tools to Forest Park Southeast and Kings Oak residents to play an active role in the neighborhood, and serves as a medium through which Neighborhood stakeholders can participate in decision making that affects the life and community of its residents. We serve as a mechanism for creating and fostering community among Forest Park Southeast and Kings Oak stakeholders.
Meetings are every third Tuesday of the month at 6:45pm, currently held via Zoom: bit.ly/FPSENAZoom.
Park Central Development
Park Central Development administers many services within our neighborhoods, including Parking Permits and the Stay in Place Program, a financial assistance program offering assistance for mortgages, utilities, food, minor home repairs and more.
- To apply for a parking permits
- To apply for the Stay in Place program
The Grove CID
The Grove Community Improvement District is tasked with strengthening and fostering an active business, entertainment, and residential community.
The CID was established in 2009 to improve the area’s safety and appearance. Today, it is run by an 11-member Board of Directors, made up of property owners and/or business operators within the district with a purpose of funding and managing services and projects within the district. Examples of this include providing security, cleaning initiatives, providing additional off-street parking, marketing the businesses within the CID, funding special events, and promoting business retention and development.
All of this is facilitated with money collected from special assessments on properties in the district and an additional 1% sales tax collected on all retail sales (approved by the registered voters residing the in District).
The CID has various committees, which meet on a monthly basis. Meetings are open to the public. You can find their agendas and meeting minutes here.