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A Tree Grows in Lafayette Park

Thanks to a $10,000 grant from the Missouri Department of Conservation, we were able to commission a new Lafayette Tree Master Plan for Lafayette Park. We all know that the park is the crown jewel of our neighborhood but it’s easy to forget that the trees need some love too, and that we should be thoughtful […]

Volunteers Make the World Go ‘Round

Volunteers are an essential part of keeping our green space beautiful in Lafayette Square and building a sense of community. As we approach the end of summer, we’d like to recognize some of those who have contributed their time and talents for the benefit of us all. Superstars within the neighborhood are Mary Visintainer and […]

Perfectos Improvise During a Rain-out

Although Lafayette Square’s vintage base ball field was scheduled to host a match between the St. Louis Perfectos and the St. Louis Unions (home field: Jefferson Barracks) on Saturday, May 30th, the intermittent rain kept too many ballists away to have a proper match. Undeterred, several Perfectos still showed up and—instead of a full-on match—held […]

Exciting Changes Coming to the Plaza!

If you’ve noticed that Park Avenue is closed to traffic at Truman, and that the Plaza is under construction, you may be wondering what’s going on. Well, construction is finally underway on the environmentally-friendly improvements to the Plaza area thanks to a generous grant from MSD. Our sewer district is investing in new infrastructure in many […]

Support the LSRC when you shop at Amazon!

Great news – the Lafayette Square Restoration Committee is registered with Amazon Smile to earn a donation for a fraction of the price of each item purchased. Amazon Smile is a promotional program run by Amazon.com, in which Amazon donates 0.5% of the price of eligible purchases to charitable organizations selected by you, the customer. […]

Kern Pavilion (our favorite boathouse!) Renovation Complete

On Sunday, November 9, 2014, the Lafayette Park Conservancy hosted a Dedication Ceremony for the Kern Lakeside Pavilion. Formerly known as “the boathouse”, the Kern Pavilion has undergone a beautiful restoration. It has been renamed in honor of Maximillian G. Kern, “The Man Who Made St. Louis Beautiful”. Kern designed Lafayette Park and Forest Park; […]

June 7th and 8th Spring Parade of Historic Homes and Gardens Not to be Missed

Time travelers and history buffs rejoice! Other than watching, or for the sentimental heart, re-watching, the “Somewhere in Time” Christopher Reeves-Jane Seymour movie, where can you spend two days strolling back in time letting your full senses appreciate life at the turn of the 20th century? Stately Victorian mansions, spectacular park gardens, plein air artists, […]