Forest Park is one of the largest urban parks in the United States and the site of the 1904 World’s Fair and the third Olympic Games. It is home to an 83-acre zoo, the St. Louis Art Museum, Jefferson Memorial History Museum, St. Louis Science Center, MUNY Opera Outdoor Theater, Steinberg Outdoor Skating Rink and Dwight Davis Outdoor Tennis Center. The park attracts more than 12 million visitors annually.
AECOM served as program manager for implementation of Phase 1 of the 1,293-acre site’s rehabilitation, involving the park’s facilities and infrastructure. This program, funded over a seven-year period through a public/private partnership, encompassed more than 46 individual projects that were phased and managed concurrently to meet client needs and expectations.
Projects included rebuilding and rerouting roads, sidewalks, and a dual path trail system, rebuilding infrastructure, upgrading utilities, reconstructing a linear connected waterway system that flows through the park, bridge renovation and construction, rebuilding of lakes, and renovating historical structures and monuments. New construction included a 27-hole golf course and clubhouse, park pavilion, restrooms, boathouse, landscape stonework features, recreational playing fields, parking lots and major landscaping improvements. Cultural institutions and other facilities remained in operation during construction.