The Sunset Hills Conservation Foundation (SHCF), a recently-formed nonprofit dedicated to preserving green space, is inviting the community to a reception on Saturday, October 13 at Sunset Country Club. The reception, from 6:30 to 9 p.m., will include an opportunity to view artist’s renderings of a proposed park, as well as cocktails and hors d’oeuvres.
The first project that became available for the SHCF is a proposed small dog park at Eddie & Park Road, just adjacent to Enterprise Bank. The SHCF Board of Directors overwhelmingly approved this as the first project on which to raise funds and awareness. A dog park is something for which the residents of Sunset Hills have been asking.
“We are excited to host this first fundraiser for the Foundation,” said Ron Hack, Chairman of the Sunset Hills Conservation Foundation Board of Directors. “The Conservation Foundation is focusing on making Sunset Hills a progressive and desirable city in which to live, and we believe that this is a great reason to come together as a community.”
“The City of Sunset Hills conducted numerous surveys over the years and a dog park rated very high with the residents,” said Gerald Brown, Director of Parks & Recreation of the City of Sunset Hills. “The Park Master Plan was updated in 2010 with the addition of a future dog park and with the assistance of the Conservation Foundation this may be possible.
“I personally think a dog park will be a wonderful new amenity for the residents of Sunset Hills,” added Brown.
“We want to emphasize obtaining various amenities for the Community including obtaining green space,” added Hack. “We believe the dog park is a first step in our long range goal of continuing to make Sunset Hills a wonderful place to live.”
The reception at Sunset Country Club will include a cocktail reception, heavy hors d’oeuvres and appetizers at food stations. Tickets are $100 per person, $180 per couple, or $850 for tables of ten. For more information visit www.sunsethillsconservationfoundation.org To purchase tickets contact Board member Jack Ryan at 636.305.1535, or make checks payable to the Sunset Hills Conservation Foundation, and mail to 10805 Sunset Office Drive Suite #300, St. Louis, MO 63127.