Henry Shaw gave the citizens of St. Louis the grand pleasure park, known as Tower Grove Park, in 1868. The park is home to softball, soccer, tennis, corkball and frisbee games, as well as to the strollers, joggers, and picnickers who revel in the fanciful Victorian pavilions and sculptures Shaw commissioned.. and in the more than 8,000 trees and shrubs he imported from around the world.
I walk my dog every day (ok, not quite everyday) in Tower Grove and Saturdays are my favorite. M-F walks are for exercise and the park is usually full of other dogs and people out for walks and jogs. Saturday is different though; it is much more casual and there lots more going on.
Saturday Farmer’s Market: Local and organic produce
Air Cooper: That’s my dog and his favorite part of the park
Yoga in the park
If living near the park is something you might want to do, check out these listings in Tower Grove East.