South County

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Celebrate National Homeownership Month at Lemay’s Sustainable Housing Fair on June 28

June is National Homeownership Month and to celebrate head out to the Lemay Housing Partnership’s (LHP) second annual housing resource fair. This year’s theme is Healthy and Sustainable Housing and features a jamb-packed agenda of speakers along with vendor booths to speak with individual businesses. The event will take place on June 28 from 9:30 … Continue reading

St. Louis County Near Completion of Sappington Road Project

St. Louis County’s $1.7 million upgrade of 2.4 miles of Sappington Road will be complete this summer. The South County road is being improved between Gravois and Big Bend. When work is done, Sappington will have a new, asphalt driving surface. Nearly 650 sections of cracked or otherwise deficient sidewalk  will also be removed and … Continue reading

Lemay Aquatic Center Slated for 2015 Opening, Harsh Winter Slows Construction

There is a new opening date for the Lemay Aquatic Center and it won’t be in 2014. Due to an extremely active winter of snow, ice and frigid weather construction at the site experience delays. The pool will not open this summer as tentatively planned, said Katy Jamboretz, vice president of marketing and communications for … Continue reading

Join St. Louis County in Creating Strong Communities on May 29

The time is now to help spark change in your community so meet us on Thursday, May 29, from 1 p.m to 4 p.m. at The MET Center, located at 6347 Plymouth Ave., in Wellston for a panel on how to make a better St. Louis County. This policy forum will explore the challenges all communities … Continue reading

St. Louis County Dedicates Wedding Garden at Jefferson Barracks to Longtime Parks Volunteers

Throughout the past nine years, John and Bonnie Lorenz have donated more than 13,500 hours of service to the Saint Louis County Parks Department, which is equivalent to almost seven full time staff. Together they have had more than 100 different combinations of job titles and have been instrumental in assisting with events, trail projects, honeysuckle … Continue reading

Lemay Housing Partnership Breaks Ground on New Homes

It’s called Smith Place at Linn, and this soon-to-be developed subdivision will be quite a sight upon completion. The Lemay Housing Partnership in collaboration with St. Louis County, St. Louis County Port Authority, Midwest Bank Centre, the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development and Wells Fargo is set to construct 10 energy-efficient and modern single-family, detached … Continue reading

Signup Now: Government Academy Begins May 7

It’s that time of year again. For those looking to learn more about how county government functions, St. Louis County Government Academy signup is open. Click here to learn more about the program. Click here to apply.   The academy starts May 7, 2014. There will be an orientation on April 30. Participants will meet each Wednesday … Continue reading

St. Louis County Parks & Recreation April Events

There are many special events and programs offered throughout the month of April. To learn more about these and many of the other programs and events that are held in St. Louis County’s 70 parks, recreation complexes and cultural sites, check out our Spring/Summer Activity Guide located on our website at or pick one … Continue reading

New War Exhibit Opens at Jefferson Barracks Historic Park

A new exhibition at Jefferson Barracks Historic Park is examining how war affects life.  “The Homefront: V-Mail to Email” opened on Saturday and runs thru December. It is free and open to the public, Wednesday thru Sunday, noon to 4 p.m. The exhibit, located in the Old Ordnance Museum building, includes a diverse set of objects, artifacts … Continue reading

St. Louis County Volunteer Corner-April

From driving around seniors in your community to helping adults and children with disabilities, there is a plethora  of volunteer opportunities throughout St. Louis County. Check out a couple below: Submit Volunteer Opportunities If you know of some volunteer opportunities in St. Louis County. Email them to Candace Jarrett, communication coordinator, Write Volunteer Opportunity in the subject … Continue reading