The Bob Haeger All School Picnic was an annual tradition in Forest Park for several decades (It ended in 2020). Every school from Forest Park would meet at The Park for a day filled with activities. In 1999 the picnic included Forest Park public schools — Grant-White, Garfield, Field Stevenson, Betsy Ross and Forest Park Middle School, St. John Lutheran School and St. Bernardine Catholic School. Pony rides, three-legged race, inflatable maze, Tri-star tumblers, a raffled bicycle, and a magic show were all a part of that year’s special features — as the unofficial kickoff to summer in Forest Park.

Photo: Students whoop it up under the gazebo during the All School Picnic in 1999. Photo from June 2, 1999. Forest Park Review, Frank Pinc.