There's a new threat to Creve Coeur Park! See details below. Proceeds will support public participation in the process.
6th Annual Trivia Night
Save It, Don't Pave It!
Saturday, Feb. 9, 2012
Doors Open at 6:15 p.m.
Trivia Starts at 7 p.m.
Maryland Heights Community Center
2344 McKelvey Road, Maryland Heights, MO 63043
Table of 8 is $160, individuals $25.
There will be raffles, silent auction and games throughout the evening.
Soda and snacks are provided while they last. You are welcome to bring your own snacks and drinks.
Hurry, to reserve your place. Please call[masked] or confirm your attendance on this meet-up site.
There's a new threat to Creve Coeur Park!
The St. Louis Post-Dispatch for Wednesday, Feb. 6, has an article outlining the proposal to place ziplines, swinging bridges and ropes in a section of Creve Coeur Park for the benefit of a private concessionaire. This idea failed first when it proposed installing this in Greensfelder Park. Now they've turned their attention to Creve Coeur Park.
Why this is a bad idea:
- Creve Coeur Park is in the middle of a flood plain that is internationally-recognized by Audubon as a vital migratory area for birds traversing the entire lengths of North America and South America.
- Creve Couer Park is the people's park! Taxpayers bought it, maintain it, and preserve it.
- The county hopes the private concessionaire will contribute $100,000 to the St. Louis County general fund. Note: these funds DO NOT go into the St. Louis County Parks budget.
- If the county wants funds, $100K (and a whole lot more) could easily be found by limiting public tax giveaways via million-dollar TIF awards currently given to private developers for the largest and most profitable private companies in America like Walmart.
Since 2008, Maryland Heights Residents for Responsible Growth has fought to preserve farmland in St. Louis County & prevent degradation of St. Louis County's most visited park: Creve Coeur Park. We fight to ensure this prime natural area is preserved for future generations.