Mark Your Calendars & Renew Your Membership

Written by mary on February 19th, 2014

Mark your Calendar to join the Franz Park Community at general meetings and fun community events throughout the year:

  • February 27, March 27, April 24, May 22: General Meeting at 7pm at Wilkinson ECC (Prather & Mitchell)
  • June 7: Family Fun Night in Franz Park – Music, Movie and Fun (details coming soon)
  • 4th Wenesday of June, July and August:  FPCA does not have a general meetings but join us for neighborhood happy hours at local restaurants. We’ll be in touch with more details.
  • August 5: National Night Out
  • September 25, October 23, November 20, December 18: General Meeting

Monthly General Meetings: are on the 4th Thursday of most months at 7:00 PM. They are at the cafeteria of Wilkinson Early Childhood Center at Roe School on the corner of Mitchell and Prather (enter through the red door facing Mitchell). Meetings typically last about an hour to 1.5 hours, provide an opportunity to have your questions answered from the alderman, state representatives, neighborhood stabilization officer, police officers, garden committee, and the community association and hear from a guest speaker.

Renew Your Membership: Membership dues for 2014 are due.  To continue receiving or start receiving the newsletter and stay informed, fill out the membership form and mail it in or bring it to one of the upcoming events or general meeting! Contact FPCA at for more information or if you have any questions.

Hope to see you soon!



Dogtown Sustainability Expo

Written by matthew on September 14th, 2013


When: Saturday, September 21st from 1-5 PM

Where: The Sustainability Expo will take place in conjunction with the Dogtown Street Musicians Festival on Wise Avenue at Clayton and Tamm

What: Come find out about the many organizations working in the community to make it stronger, learn the benefits of installing rain barrels, compost bins and other sustainable practices at your home, enjoy children activities, purchase local art and more, all while enjoying the sounds of Dogtown street musicians.

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August Summer Meet-up

Written by matthew on August 24th, 2013

Our next informal summer meet-up will be Wednesday, August 28th at Failoni’s on Manchester.

Please come and join us for an informal get together!


Franz Park Community Association – New Meeting Location and Time

Written by matthew on August 24th, 2013

The Franz Park Community Association is excited to move to Wilkinson Early Childhood Center at Roe (1921 Prather St. Louis, MO 63139) for our general monthly meetings.

Join us for our first meeting at the school on Thursday, September 26th at 7PM. To kick off the meeting, the principal will provide a tour of the school and the new learning garden. After the tour, we will meet in the cafeteria with the regular updates from the alderman, police, and neighborhood stabilization officer.  We will continue to meet at Wilkinson starting at 7PM on the fourth Thursday of the month (except November and December).

Visit for more information.


Community Survey

Written by mary on April 21st, 2013

Greetings Franz Park Residents -

The Franz Park Community Association would like to know how to better represent and serve the Franz Park community. We invite you to take a brief survey to tell us what you would like to see the community association do. We anticipate the survey will take you about 5 minutes.

Franz Park Community Association (FPCA) is a nonprofit community association with the goal of bringing people together to keep our neighborhood safe and neighbors informed about City processes and programs. Neighborhood participation gives you a stronger, united voice in civic life and joins us in shared neighborhood projects. The Franz Park neighborhood is in the city of St. Louis generally between Dale Ave., Manchester Ave. and St. Louis City’s western border. It is one of three neighborhoods which make up St. Louis’ Dogtown area.

Follow this link to access the survey

Thank you!

Franz Park Community Association Board of Directors


Family Fun Fair at Franz Park – Come see ET under the stars!

Written by mary on April 21st, 2013

Join us on Saturday, June 1st for the 6th annual Family Fun Night at Franz Park.


6- 8 PM: Bob Case & Steve Vogel

Performing American Roots Music

~ Youth Activities ~

6 PM: Activity for Kids with the

Wilkinson ECC Parents


Sundown (about 8:30)

Family Favorite Classic Movie: ET On the Big Screen, under the Stars.

~ Snacks ~

Courtesy of Restaurant Depot and 7-11

* Gift for new and renewing members




Annual Potluck Dinner Meeting

Written by matthew on December 17th, 2012

Hello Neighbors!

It’s time again for the annual potluck dinner meeting. We will have a short, informal meeting and enjoy what everyone brought to share.

You’re welcome to invite neighbors who are not included on the invitation, just make sure to let me know the number of guests in your RSVP.

Here are the details:
WHEN: Thursday, December 20th, 7:00pm
WHERE: The Gathering, downstairs, 2105 McCausland Ave.

I hope to see everyone there!

Matthew Ortbals, VP of Membership, 2012


August Neighborhood Meet-up

Written by matthew on August 23rd, 2012

We will have an informal Franz Park Community Association meeting on Thursday, August 23rd at Colombo’s on Manchester.

Some appetizers will be provided. Depending on the weather, we will either be on the patio or in the basement.


Fun Fair at Franz Park

Written by matthew on May 17th, 2012

Join us on Saturday, June 2nd, 2012 for a FREE fun filled evening of live music, youth activities and a big screen movie outdoors in Franz Park!

Get the details here.


May 2012 Neighborhood Meeting

Written by matthew on May 17th, 2012

The May Franz Park Community Association neighborhood meeting will be held on Thursday, May 24th, 2012 at 7:30 pm in the basement of The Gathering church on McCausland Ave (map below).

This is the perfect place to meet your neighbors and get information about what is happening in the Franz Park neighborhood.

As always, feel free to show up a little early at 7:00 to enjoy refreshments and socialize with your fellow Franz Park neighbors.

The Gathering Map

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