Monday, May 6, 2013

Tower Grove Park, St. Louis City

Location: Bordered by Grand, Arsenal, Magnolia, and Kingshighway in South St. Louis City 63110

Amenities: Playground, Picnic Shelter, Trails, Sprayground/Water Feature, Fitness Trail, Outdoors, Restaurant


Playground ground cover: Poured Rubber and Wood Chips

This is a very historic lovely old park in the city. This park has a lot of amenities including 11 pavilions dating from the Victorian era, a lily pond and ruins, the Piper Palm House, a bandstand, tennis courts, a wading pool, softball diamonds and soccer fields, trails for walkers, joggers, and cyclists, and tall specimen trees and a great variety of bushes. The park has been designated a National Historic Landmark.

It is frequently used as a setting for professional photos, family bbq's, weddings, parties and festivals. Festival of Nations and food truck Fridays are especially fun. Since 2005, from May through October, a farmers' market is held from 8:30-12:30 Saturday mornings just west of the Wading Pool Pavilion. It features local and organic farmers offering fresh produce and meats, baked goods and preserves, as well as prepared foods and drinks, teas and coffees, with stalls for craftsmen and artisans as well.

There are 2 playgrounds, the East playground near Grand, and the larger Central playground next to the wading pool and pop jets. This playground is also next to the Piper Palm House where they have free children's concerts series every Wed morning in the summer. We often attend and then walk outside to play on the playground and feed the ducks. The restroom is in the Piper Palm House for the Central playground, but there is no restroom near the East playground. You'd have to drive down Grand to a restaurant. There is a Bread Company nearby.

Central Playground

Old school see saw!

Wading Pool

photo credit to a st. louis realtor's adventures

East Playground

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