Hunter Park

Phase I of the Master Park Plan was completed in December 2015.  The Official Ribbon Cutting Ceremony was held in conjunction with the Annual Egg Hunt on March 26, 2016.

Please Note: Features such as the Splash Pad and Rain Garden are in Phase II of the Master Plan.  Unfortunately, our grant application to fund Phase II was turned down in 2016.  The City will apply for another grant in 2017.

Remember: the new playground surface is designed to reduce the risk of injury from falls, BUT it can be damaged by high heels, cleats, skateboards, hover boards, roller blades, bicycles, scooters, etc.  Please do not use these on the surface.

In early 2016, a park bench was  installed in Hunter Park to pay tribute to Dottie Hunter, a long time resident of Crystal Lake Park. The bench was donated by friends and family to honor Dottie's memory.

At the March 31, 2014 Board of Alderpersons meeting, the Board passed Resolution 2014-38: A Resolution naming the park located on the west side of Putter Lane, north of Country Club Drive “Hunter Park.”  This is in recognition and thanks for all that the Hunter families have contributed to Crystal Lake Park.  A copy of the Resolution is posted in the Resolutions section of Municipal Resources.  A formal naming ceremony was held at the CLP Picnic on September 6, 2014.  Vince Hunter, Jr., Mayor Phillip Bryant, and former Mayor Jerry Fabian spoke and a framed copy of the Resolution was presented to Vince and Dorothy Hunter.

At its June 27, 2017 meeting, the Board of Alderpersons passed Resolution 2016-80 supporting  the Grant application by agreeing to provide a five percent (5%) match to the funds granted for Phase II.  

On January 16, 2015, the Municipal Park Grant Commission of St. Louis County announced the award of grants for twenty-five projects.  Crystal Lake Park’s application was approved and we will receive $262,455 for Hunter Park Phase I.  A copy of the approval letter is attached below.

CLP will continue working with SWT Design for planning and implementing Phase II which they helped plan. 

The City donated the old playground equipment to Kids Around the World (KIDS), a not-for-profit corporation based in Illinois.  It will be installed at a location TBD. Photos will be shared when it's completed.  (Previously, it was slated to be installed in Jamaica, but a donor donated new equipment for that project.)

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Jonathan Carey-Voris,
Jul 9, 2015, 7:55 PM
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