Cocktails for the Canopy

A fundraiser for the trees of Lafayette Park


Cocktails for the Canopy

Thursday, October 19 | 6 to 8 p.m. | Kern pavilion, Lafayette Park
$20 per person | All proceeds support the planting of trees in Lafayette Park

Enjoy cocktails, hors d'oeuvres and live music lakeside and support the replenishing of this urban forest, considered by many to be the oldest city park west of the Mississippi.

Dance to Tommy Halloran's Guerilla Strings, tour notable trees of Lafayette Park, get answers to your tree questions from a certified arborist. 

Food and beverages provided by

Charleville Brewing Co. & TavernPlanter's House | Polite SocietySquare One Brewery and Distillery | Sqwires Restaurant 


An urban oasis


The Trees of Lafayette Park

As understanding of the ecological and economic values of trees increases, so does recognition of the importance of our urban forests. 

The trees of Lafayette Park make up one of the most popular of such forests in the St. Louis region, offering residents and visitors alike a shady retreat, a hub of recreation and community engagement, and a lush backdrop for everything from family photos to formal events.

The management of this urban oasis has involved a variety of grassroots efforts on the part of neighborhood residents, St. Louis City representatives, and statewide ecological organizations. Despite these efforts, Lafayette Park has existed in a net-negative tree-loss state for the past ten years. 

With tree loss growing increasingly persistent as more trees reach the end of their life or fall victim to ecological devastation due to invasive species like the emerald ash borer, the Lafayette Square Restoration Committee, in consultation with the City Forestry Department, Missouri Department of Conservation, and SWT Landscape Architects, has established a corpus and master plan for the replanting and maintenance of the park tree population.


Help us plant the future

Support the trees of Lafayette Park by joining us at Cocktails for the Canopy, Thursday, October 19. 

Can't make it to the event? You can still support the replenishing of trees in Lafayette Park. 



Charleville Brewing Co. & Tavern

Hansen's Tree Service

Square One Brewery and Distillery

Davey Resource Group

Polite Society

Sqwires Restaurant

Forest ReLeaf of Missouri

Planter's House

St. Louis City Parks, Recreation & Forestry