Chesterfield Updates City’s ADA Compliances

An updated plan to meet requirements of the federal Americans With Disabilities Act was approved by Chesterfield city councilmembers. Updates include a detailed self-evaluation and prioritization program for pedestrian facilities and sidewalks.

Chesterfield’s original ADA document, which was approved in 2012, reflected generic details to match federal compliance elements. 

Curb ramps and alternative building entrances are common challenges for cities to ensure are identified and changed or retrofitted. 

Butterfly House Achieves Accreditation

The Sophia M. Sachs Butterfly House within Faust Park in Chesterfield received accreditation from the Association of Zoos and Aquariums for the 15th consecutive year. The Butterfly House is in its 20th year of operation and is a division of the Missouri Botanical Garden. 

Accreditation involves how the facility treats its inhabitants, cleanliness, finances, entertainment of guests, level of customer service, an on-site inspection and a hearing with the association’s board of commission members.

Photo by Julie Brown Patton

Want to Join Local Artists in Peer Reviews?

Did you know an Artist Critique Group meets at Chesterfield City Hall, 690 Chesterfield Parkway West? Each artist shares one piece of artwork, photograph, sketch, painting, sculpture or art-related proposal at the event. Participants then take turns presenting their artwork and discussing feedback from the group. If attendees are interested, they also set individual goals for themselves at the end of the meeting. For future critique dates, email


Chesterfield’s Officer Chad Meyer Informs Community Students

Were you aware that Chesterfield Police Department’s Community Affairs Officer Chad Meyer provides talks around town? He recently visited with pre-kindergarten students at West County Day School in Chesterfield to share details about Stranger Danger, how to call 911 emergency services and general police information. 

Officer Chad has been with the local police department since he earned accreditation from the St. Louis County and Municipal Police Academy in February 2004. 

Do You Plan to Donate During January’s Blood Donor Month?

January has been National Blood Donor Month since 1970 to pay tribute to voluntary blood donors and increase donation by others. Consider donating during this month’s blood drives hosted at West County Blood Donation Center, 13369 Olive Blvd. in Chesterfield.

Free long-sleeve American Red Cross T-shirts are available to those who donate blood through Jan. 6. For details, email