Friends of Lucas Park is comprised of Downtown residents working to improve and beautify our
neighborhood park. We had a very successful 2012 with the installation of a new playground as well
as sod and some landscaping. In 2013 we completed the installation of a new sprinkler system, planted
landscaping throughout the park and installed fitness equipment for ages 5 and up! It was a busy 2 years
and now we are getting ready to open up the park for use. For more information please contact us at the email
on the side of the page. Thanks for checking out Friends of Lucas Park!

KaBoom! Grant

Just submitted our application for the KaBoom! grant. We should hear back by the end of April. Stay tuned for our next committee meeting. We would love to have more community involvement to ensure we get the playground that everyone wants.

Our Goals

The creation of the Lucas Park playground is part of a broader redevelopment of Lucas Park that should significantly alter the long history of problem behaviors in Lucas Park. Look for Lucas Park to be closed down (other than the dog park) in June for improvements that will include a working sprinkler system, new grass, extensive landscaping, general maintenance and security upgrades, and of course the playground which we are planning to build in September. Then, we need your help to use the playground, hang out in Lucas Park, help us with landscaping and maintenance, and generally get to know your community while we restore a wonderful community asset.

One other note for parents with kids who like this link. We are also working with a group who are working to start a charter school called Lafayette Preparatory Academy that will serve families in Downtown, Lafayette Square, and other near southside neighborhoods. Search for the LPA facebook page to get more information.

We're Back!

Greetings. The Downtown St. Louis Playground project is coming out of dormancy. We are working towards construction of a playground for Downtown at Lucas Park (13th and Locust), right across the street from the newly renovated Central Library (opens November, 2012) around September 1, 2012. This will be part of a broader revival of Lucas Park. We need your help!!! To help, contact Matt O'Leary at