St. Louis County Councilman Sam Page requested legislation at the council meeting Tuesday which would halt construction and grading activity at Creve Coeur Park.
Controversy arose when visitors to the park said trees were being removed for the preparation of four new ice rinks that would be built within the park.
During last week’s St. Louis County Council meeting, dozens of protestors lined the street in front of the County Government building to voice their opposition to the rinks.
The opponents of the ice rinks say the facilities would hurt the local wildlife, and take away from the natural beauty of the historic park.
The next step after the memorandum is the introduction of a bill in which the rest of the St. Louis County Council members would vote on.
In addition to the memorandum, Councilman Pat Dolan, who represents Clayton, passed a resolution honoring the life and memory of Cecil H. “Hal” Hale, an Army veteran of the Korean War, who died on June 29.