No Summer Meet-Up In July

Written by mary on July 6th, 2014

Since National Night Out is so close to what would have been our July Summer Meet-Up, we are cancelling the July meet-up. We hope everyone will join us on Tuesday, August 5th for National Night Out (NNO). Mitchell Avenue by the playground in Franz Park will be closed to car traffic.

NNO is when community members have block parties and come together to promote involvement in crime prevention activities, police-community partnerships, neighborhood camaraderie and send a message to criminals letting them know that neighborhoods are organized and fighting back.

The community association will provide hot dogs, soda and water and everyone is encouraged to bring a dish to share.

Also, save the date for the last summer meet-up on August 27th. Location to be determined.



July Community Garden Work Day

Written by mary on June 30th, 2014

The Community Garden Work Day is rescheduled and will take place on Saturday, July 12th from 10am to Noon. (We will NOT have a work day on the first Saturday of July due to the holiday).

The work day is an opportunity for all gardeners to be at the garden together to discuss maintenance of the garden and get some work done. We also welcome neighbors to come visit and check out the garden during the work days, or anytime.

The Franz Park Garden is located at the corner of Manchester and McCausland. It includes 6 individually adopted and maintained beds and wild native flowers in several community garden areas.


Summer Meet Ups

Written by mary on June 19th, 2014

Join your neighbors of Franz Park this summer at Summer Meet Ups around the neighborhood.  Franz Park Community Association does not have general meetings in June, July and August. In lieu of the meetings we are hosting “summer meet-ups” as a time for neighbors to meet up and enjoy the summer together.

Wednesday, June 25th at 6:30 PM: Join us at Franz Park (Prather Ave and Mitchell Ave) to enjoy hot dogs, chips, candy and soda courtesy of FPCA, Restaurant Depot, Colombo’s and 7-11. Note: the bathrooms at the park will not be unlocked. Please plan accordingly.

Save the dates – 4th Wednesday of July (23rd) and August (28th) and check for locations.

Also, don’t forget to save the date for National Night Out on August 5th!


Fun Night in Franz Park

Written by mary on June 2nd, 2014

Join us for a night of family fun in Franz Park 

June 7, 2014, 6 PM – 10:30 PM

~ Fun in the Park ~
Starting at 6 PM

· Games for kids and adults

· Dedication of Commemorative Plaque for Mr. Walter Franz

· Meet your neighbors and enjoy Franz Park

· Snacks and refreshments provided by Restaurant Depot, Colombo’s, BP and 7-11 and FPCA (Feel free to bring your own as well).


Sundown (about 8:30)
On the Big Screen, under the stars, showing:
The Original Muppets Movie

Thank you to Copying Concepts, Resturant Depot, Colombo’s, BP, 7-11, Dogtown Historical Society, the City of St. Louis and all of the neighborhood volunteers! 


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.

Find out more at:

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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