Preservation Group Worried About Future of Simpson Park

Kevin Killeen

ST. LOUIS (KMOX) — The St. Louis County Council could get an earful this week about a plan to possibly sell one of the county’s parks to another municipality.

It’s Simpson Park, a 200-acre park with a lake off Marshall Road along Meramec River, next to the town of Valley Park.

Valley Park reportedly wants to buy Simpson park, if the county wants to sell it.

Ron Coleman, the Executive Director of the Open Space Council for the St. Louis Region, hopes the County Council would reject the idea.

“These parks were either funded, donated or acquired with the intent of keeping them in perpetuity,” Coleman said.

This issue could come up Tuesday afternoon at 3 o’clock, as the county council ponders its parks department budget for the coming year.

Copyright KMOX

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