2020: Lafayette Park Ferns – Of Fiddleheads and Rabbit Holes We live in a neighborhood steeped in its own history. The times change fast, but it’s comforting to consider the constants around us, and Lafayette Park holds a big bouquet of them. Walking around the grotto, with its pond, bridge and drusy rock accents, one’s […]
Why walk alone? Here’s a handy guided tour to eight sites well worth seeing on your next stroll through Lafayette Park.
Linda Weiner When I moved to Lafayette Square in 1990, the neighborhood was covered with weeds, “stink” (Tree of Life) trees, broken glass bottles, abandoned tires and car batteries. Two-thirds of the homes were in some stage of rehab. The rest might consist of only a shell with no roof and no back wall. The […]
How many years have you lived in Lafayette Square? We have lived in Lafayette Square for a little over four years, or 28 dog years as Mike puts it! What is your occupation? Volunteers and parents to two wonderful grown children and to Bix, a two-year old mixed cattle dog who makes sure we “get […]
Editor’s Note: We asked Linda Weiner to reflect on her time beautifying the Square after a recent comment she made that the neighborhood has never looked better. We couldn’t agree more! When I walk around Lafayette Square and Lafayette Park today, I am totally blown away by what we as a neighborhood have achieved in […]
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 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 […]