Volunteers & Visitor Services
From the largest volunteer event in Forest Park history to welcoming visitors from 150+ countries, 2017 was a fantastic year across these two key areas. Let's take a look...
Free Forest Park Visitor Guides distributed
Seasonal riders on the Forest Park Trolley
Uses of ForestParkMap.org, our free web app
Number of FPF team members honored as Hospitality Heroes by Explore St. Louis
Park 'visitor assists' at the Visitor Center information desk and within the Park. Our Visitor Services staff and volunteers had conversations with visitors from all 50 states, Washington D.C. and 155 different countries!
Forest Park Welcomes the World
When guests passed through the Visitor Center, we invited them to place a sticker to let us know where they were visiting from.
Total number of volunteers – our biggest year ever! An 18% increase over 2016.
Hours of service to Forest Park
Value of volunteer service
SLUH's Day of Service
On Friday, October 20, our neighbors at St. Louis University High School celebrated their bicentennial with a day of service. While the upperclassmen were volunteering at a variety of organizations in the area, all freshman and sophomore students spent their time volunteering in Forest Park. There were nearly 600 students all together, split between City of St. Louis and Forest Park Forever teams. The group represents our biggest volunteer group in Park history!