Cleanup Rayburn Park

In preparation for the renovation project there will be a park cleanup event held on Saturday, October 21 from 9:00 am – noon. The goal is to clear honeysuckle and overgrown brush. We are looking for volunteers to help with this project. We would love to have you help with as much as possible. This workday is appropriate for individuals, small volunteer groups and families with children over the age of 12. An adult must supervise children under the age of 18 at all times.

The city will supply the necessities for the project. If you would like to volunteer, please email so that he has enough supplies for everyone.

This is a project of the City Parks Department.
Here is a map to Rayburn park.

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Beautify Crestwood Does it Again

Sunday morning, October 8, 2017, Crestwood City Hall.

Plantings today: chrysanthemums, pansies, celosia, ornamental cabbage, tulip and daffodil bulbs.

Twelve Beautify Crestwood members and neighborhood volunteers took just two hours to get the planting done. They brought their shovels, hoes, clippers, gardening mats, and buckets to work on the islands in the parking lot,  the landscape along Sappington Road, and the terraces near the entrance to the building

Many thanks to the volunteers, including Tom Terrific and his wife Gerry, Ellen Medearis, Jerry Jockish, Joyce Menning, Alderman Darryl Wallach, Nona Swank, Liz Jegel, Elaine Tripolitis,  Matt, Josie and Catherine Green. It was an amazing and heart-warming sight to see our friends and neighbors coming together to share the work and the laughter and the camaraderie.

You should come to the next volunteer event to meet your neighbors, make new friends. Digging in the dirt is good for the soul. Making new friends and joining old buddies in a volunteer project is gratifying. But seeing the beautiful colors of the new plants gracing our city hall grounds and being a part of a convivial gathering are truly rewarding in themselves.

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Volunteers and Vets Needed – Sunday, 9 to Noon

fall-plantsWe are looking for gardening/planting help this Sunday, October 8th, any time between 9 a.m. and Noon.

The Veterans Memorial at Crestwood City Hall needs some sprucing up before Veterans Day. This would be a good project for Crestwood Veterans and local Boy/Girl Scouts.

We also have new plants for the City Hall area that need planting.

No Experience is Necessary.

If you can dig a hole, we can use your help.

Crestwood City Hall
1 Detjen Dr
Crestwood, MO 63126

Thanks to Denise for buying all the flowers for this project!

Questions – Email



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Free Class on Fall Bulb Planting

Bulbs-Fall-Planting-700Saturday, October 7th at 1 p.m., Tom Terrific is going to be teaching a free class on planting fall bulbs. The program is for both adults and kids. Attendees will also receive bulbs to take home and plant. Free Fall Seeds will also be available.

The program is at Whitecliff Recreation Center.
9245 Whitecliff Park Ln
Crestwood, MO 63126

The program is part of the newly formed Crestwood Conservation Crew – headed by Jonny Stadter. Next months program will be about honey bees.

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Monarch Tagging Party

Monarchs--003Here’s your chance to get up close and personal with Monarch butterflies.

Tom Terrific is hosting a tagging party where you will learn how to tag a Monarch and send it off on it’s trip to Mexico.

This party is mainly for kids, but adults are welcome also.

Date – Sunday – October 1st

Time – 1 – 4 p.m.

Place: 9016 Robyn Rd. 63126
You can park at the school.
Come around to the back yard.

Below is some more information on tagging the Monarchs.

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Free Seeds at the Next Beautification Meeting

At our next Beautification Meeting, 5:30 p.m. on October 3rd at city hall, we are going to be giving away fall seeds for your garden.

These seeds need to be planted around Thanksgiving so there’s no rush, but our supplies are limited.

The meeting is at City Hall and the seeds will be given away before the meeting.

Everyone is invited to stay for the meeting and share your ideas.

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Girl Scout Gardens

fall-seeds-girl-scouts-800 - Edited1st grade Lindbergh Girl Scout Troop 1158 got together with Tom Terrific and created forty-five bags of fall garden seed packets. Some bags went home with the Scouts and others are going to be given to friends and Crestwood residents in the future.

The packets will help create forty-five new gardens in the Crestwood area and add lots of color and habitat for butterflies, pollinators and birds.

Note – Tom has some more seeds to share if other boy/girl scouts want to also do this fall project. Email

The girls also are working on “Kindness Rocks” which will appear in the future. I’m looking forward to seeing this project in our parks.

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