Tower Grove Park

Overview and amenities for Tower Grove Park

Southeast Entrance
Southeast Entrance by City Staff

Officially opened to the public in 1872, Tower Grove has been characterized as the largest and best preserved 19th-century Gardenesque style city park in the United States. This formal landscape architecture style features winding paths, symmetrical features, intense planting and the use of architecturally elaborate gates, pavilions, and houses; it differs from the much more numerous Picturesque landscapes of Frederick Law Olmstead and others. The 289-acre tract in the south central part of the city, along with the adjacent Missouri Botanical Gardens, was a gift to the City of St. Louis by merchant philanthropist Henry Shaw (1800-1889), who was largely responsible for its design.

Ordinance Year: 1868

Size: 289.00 acres

Park Type: Independent Park

Maintained By:
Special Board of Commissioners
314-771-2679
akinealy@towergrovepark.org

Related Neighborhoods
Shaw, Southwest Garden, Tower Grove East, Tower Grove South

Related Wards
Ward 8, Ward 10, Ward 15

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