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!

Phase 2 fundraising underway

Now that the necessary funds to construct a new playground in Lucas Park have been raised, Friends of Lucas Parks is launching phase 2 of our fundraising campaign. These funds will be directed towards the improvements inside the rest of Lucas Park including a revamped irrigation system, new grass, extensive landscaping, and other improvements. The cash that we need to raise in the next month to fully fund these phase 2 improvements is $30,000. We are off to a great start as Emerson has issued a letter offering to match $15,000 in donations from Downtown stakeholders dollar for dollar. Therefore, if we can raise $15,000 from Downtown stakeholders, Emerson will donate the remaining $15,000, completing our phase 2 fundraising. You are hereby challenged to help us achieve this match. We appreciate your generosity to date and truly believe that with your help raising these additional funds we will be able to fully achieve the neighborhood’s vision for Lucas Park.



$5,000 donation from St. Louis Composting

Friends of Lucas Park is thrilled to announce that St. Louis Composting  has agreed to donate 100 cubic yards of topsoil and compost to our efforts. These materials typically cost about $50 per cubic yard, so this incredible donation is worth $5,000 to our efforts. Jim Fetterman with DTLS Architects (the landscape architects who developed our site plan on a pro-bono basis) was a crucial partner in securing this donation. This donation will supply essentially all of the organic soil materials necessary to support our incredibly extensive landscaping plans. Thank you St. Louis Composting and DTLS Architects. This is a huge win for our project. Please consider patronizing these wonderful partners who regularly invest time and money in rebuilding our community.

Park Clean-up #2

Lucas Park clean up #2 will be held this Saturday Aug. 18th starting at 8:00am. Our focus this week will be site prep for the new playground. Equipment and water will be provided. 
Hope to see you there!

Park Clean-up #1

Today's park clean up was a big success.  Thanks to all the volunteers who came out to lend a hand.  The existing playground has been scrubbed down and the park has been cleared of all liter.  We will be back next week to do more playground site prep work.

Mousing Around

The Mouse Race fundraiser was a huge success! Thanks to all the volunteers and sponsors who made this night possible. We were able to raise $6,300 for Friends of Lucas Park!

Mouse Races Tonight

Mouse Races are tonight at Christ Church Cathedral, 1210 Locust St. Doors open at 6:30 pm and races start at 7:00 pm.  You can purchase tickets at the door for $20.  Tickets include beer from Urban Chestnut Brewing Company, soda and water from Dr Pepper and lots of yummy snacks!  Hope to see you there.

Progress in the making

Lucas Park is officially closed for construction. 
Look for work to begin later this week.

Photo: Fence is going up. Lucas Park is officially closed for construction.