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!

Beautification work to begin

Due to the fantastic turnout this past weekend we are ahead of schedule in our park beautification plan and will be prepping the playground perimeter for sod on Saturday Sept. 22 at 9:00am. Please email us at if you will be there so we can plan accordingly. Hope to see you there!

Today a playground was built

Today will go down in history. In just under 12 hours we built a beautiful playground and completely changed the look of Lucas Park. A huge thanks to all of the downtown residents who came out to help as well as volunteers from US Bank, First Bank, the YMCA, College Bound, SLU Dance Team, the Kingdom House, Left Bank Books, the St. Louis Public Library, Lola and all of those who I may have missed. This would not have been possible without you. We hope you come back again and again to enjoy all of your hard work.

Playground Build Starts Tomorrow

Friends of Lucas Park would like to extend a huge thank you to all of our volunteers, donors and supporters.  You have all contributed greatly to this renovation and beautification project. Tomorrow, Friday Sept. 7th, we will begin our construction prep work with the delivery of all materials needed for Saturday's build day.  If you are not signed up to assist in the build please stop by and take part in the children's activities that will be going on from 8am-4pm in the west end of the park.  Click here for details.  We also hope that you are able to join us for our first official play date on Tuesday Sept. 11th from 5:30pm-7:30pm.  We will have weekly play dates to follow every Tuesday evening 5:30pm-7:30pm and Thursday mornings from 10am-12pm.

As most of you know the playground build is just the beginning for Lucas Park.  Work on the new irrigation system, fountain repair and plantings will soon follow. Fundraising for these efforts is also underway. The amount 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.  We are extremely grateful for this and hope that Downtown pitches in and helps us take full advantage of this grant.

We are also gearing up for our first perennial planting and Halloween party play date.   
Click here for more information.

We hope to see you all this weekend.  This is a great opportunity to meet those who are making a difference in our neighborhood.