The mission of Friends of Carondelet Park is to ensure the parks stability as an icon for surrounding neighborhoods and to accelerate improvements that provide a wholesome environment where visitors will enjoy recreational activities and be inspired by the historical legacy and unique natural habitat of one of St. Louis’ oldest and most beautiful parks.
In March 2001, a small group of parents and neighbors were concerned about the playground located in Carondelet Park. After working with a local alderman and Commissioner of Park, plans for a new playground were underway. The neighbors organized a playground committee that worked alongside the Department of Parks, Recreation and Forestry to shape final plans for the playgound. The new playground opened in November 2001.
What simply began as a playground committee grew into the Friends of Carondelet Park (FoCP).