Located in southern boundaries of St. Louis County between I-55, Lindbergh Boulevard and Tesson Ferry Road is the city of Green Park. The City of Green Park has a total land area of 1.35 square miles and, as of the 2010 census, includes a population of 2,622. Like the city of Wildwood, Green Park is one of the newer incorporated cities of St. Louis county, achieving city status in 1995.
The campaign to incorporate the city started in 1994 with Fred Hoehn, a south county resident who organized the “Citizens Committee to Incorporate Green Park”, a selection of enthusiastic residents who were pulling for Green Park to be its own St. Louis county city. Voters approved the incorporation in April of 1995.
The first meeting of the city’s Board of Aldermen took place in the summer of 1995 and Larry Kuban was sworn in as the city’s very first mayor. Trudy Hoey, Robert Cawein, Patricia Gang and Tim Tierney were sworn in as the city’s first aldermen. Unfortunately, not much is known about the region’s history before its incorporation period.
Residents of Green Park are served by the Mehlville School District.
The Tesson-Ferry Branch of the St. Louis County Library was located in Green Park for several years, before its new location of the Grant’s View Branch opened in December of 2015.
Originally known as Gravois Creek Park, Officer Blake C. Snyder Memorial Park was renamed on October 18thh, 2016 in honor of Officer Blake C. Snyder, a St. Louis County Police officer in the Affton Southwest Precinct who was killed in the line of duty on October 6, 2016.