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Activities & Recreation

Tower Grove Park offers a variety of facilities and special services, all within the unique landscape of a National Historic Landmark.


At Tower Grove Park, we are always on the lookout for new volunteers. As a potential member of Tower Grove Park's team, you will be contributing your talents and energies to improve the environment and quality of the Park, as well as the Park's services.


Enjoy a carriage or pony ride in Tower Grove Park



Runs / Walks in Tower Grove Park are a pleasant experience benefiting participants, organizations, and the community.


Information regarding the Horseshoe pits


Tower Grove Park has, from its inception, been known as a natural refuge for birds of many different species especially during the spring and fall migrating seasons. The Park's life list is now well over 200, and serious birders from all over the metro area, and beyond, visit the Park regularly during those seasons.


The Piper Palm House's Café Madeleine offers visitors a relaxing environment to plan or reflect on their park experience every Sunday from 10:00 a.m. - 2.00 p.m. During that time, visitors may enjoy a brunch buffet inside amid the palms and statues, or in warm weather outdoors on the Stupp Plaza.

The adjacent lily ponds offer a tranquil backdrop against which to relax or visit with friends or family. The Piper Palm House is also available for a variety of events, including wedding receptions, graduation parties, and other celebrations.

Reservations: 314-575-5658


In order to ensure a successful event for all parties involved, all arrangements must go through the Park’s recreation coordinator. Please contact the recreation coordinator at 314-771-4484 for further information specific to your event.


Thanks to the Trio Foundation and the Moog Family Foundation, for providing the initial funds to renovate the playground area at the Pool Pavilion.


Anyone who has driven past Tower Grove Park is aware of the popularity of its paths among walkers, joggers, and bicyclists, and of its athletic fields among soccer and football players. But, did you know that Tower Grove Park is also home to the only public grass tennis courts in the metropolitan area?


The Park has twelve lighted hard courts, three improved grass courts and a comfortable stone clubhouse, all nestled within the beautiful confines of the Park.


The Stupp Center in Tower Grove Park offers a range of activities to St. Louis seniors, including guided walks, physical fitness courses, group bicycle riding, nature crafts landscape painting, and recreational and educational bus-trips - all taking place on the grounds of the park.