With more than 1,300 acres to discover and explore, Forest Park is a popular destination for families looking for a day of history, culture, fishing, hiking, picnics, bicycle rides and more. But inevitably, all family outings lead to the same question: Where is the nearest restroom? A new app from Forest Park Forever makes it easier than ever to navigate the park and its many attractions.
Families can race their own pumpkins at the Fall Festival in Des Peres Park.Photo courtesy Des Peres Parks and Recreation.
As ears of golden corn reach into the late summer sky, the branches of apple trees in local orchards become laden with Honeycrisp and Gala, and the bright-eyed scarecrow makes his much-anticipated seasonal return to farms and fields, local communities come together to celebrate autumn. With traditional harvest celebrations, historical reenactments of bygone days and even one event featuring the walking, er, running dead (zombies, anyone?), you’ll find a bushel-load of fun at these upcoming fall festivals.
All renderings and drawings provided by Christner and JCO are proposed and considered an artist’s rendering for conceptual purposes. Courtesy of the Missouri Botanical Garden.
Just as many of the flowers and trees at the Missouri Botanical Garden are preparing for their annual fall transformation, a favorite destination for families visiting the garden is being prepared for transformation, as well. Garden officials have announced plans to close the Brookings Interpretive Center in late September for renovations.
Fans of the bizarre and extraordinary are in for a treat: Saint Louis Science Center will host “The Science of Ripley’s Believe It or Not!®,” an exhibit that explores the scientific facts behind the incredible and simply unbelievable.