A gift from Henry Shaw to the City of St. Louis in 1868, Tower Grove Park boasts 289 acres of beautifully landscaped grounds, second in size only to Forest Park in St. Louis. Neighbors and visitors enjoy jogging, strolling, pet walking and biking on the many miles of winding roads and trails within the park. The park features include sculptures, architecture and 11 beautiful pavilions that are available for picnics, reunions, and organized parties.
The park is filled with activity throughout the year and hosts over 1 million visitors per year. You will find people playing soccer, kickball, tennis and Frisbee. Shaw neighborhood residents are just a short walk away from the festive farmers market that runs through the summer on Saturday mornings and Tuesday evenings. A family and neighborhood event, the farmers market offers live music, locally grown herbs and vegetables, food and the opportunity for kids to cool off in the Muckerman children’s fountain, while parents meet up with neighbors for a chat and freshly brewed coffee.
Food Trucks gather in the park the 1st Friday of the month throughout the summer. Foodies everywhere converge on the park for the Festival of Nations. It is a wonderful celebration of food and culture.