The Central Playground
Thanks to the Trio Foundation and the Moog Family Foundation, for providing the initial funds to renovate the playground area at the Pool Pavilion. A new surface was installed in the north and south playgrounds; new child-friendly fencing was installed around the play areas; two new play structures were added; and new pavement was laid to complete the renovation. The new surface is an engineered wood fiber surface that meets all current codes set by the Americans with Disabilities Act. The result is a more attractive, and more importantly, a much safer and user-friendly playground for our park patrons.
The East Playground
This playground was completely reconstructed in 2009 with a grant from the Land and Water Conservation Fund, and the support of The Trio Foundation of St. Louis, The Friends of Tower Grove Park, and many others. The Trio Foundation’s donation was given in memory of Dorothy R. Moog by her children and family in tribute to her lifelong commitment to the children of St. Louis. The renovated playground was dedicated spring, 2010.
The Wading Pool
The Muckerman's Children's Fountain at Tower Grove Park accommodates visitors seeking relief from the summer heat. It was installed in 2006, and was made possible through a generous bequest from the family of Dr. Richard I. C. and Barbara Hagnauer Muckerman. The new fountain at the wading pool features the addition of multiple pop-jets, a large central water bowl that creates a spilling "curtain" of water, and strengthened mechanical support systems.
During the summer season, the fountain and jets are on every day.
The wading pool is open 11 am - 4 pm Thursday through Sundays starting June 9. The last day the wading pool will be open in 2012 will be September 3rd.
The Tower Grove Park Wading Pool is free to the public.
For more information, please contact our Recreation Coordinator, Lesley Freeman, at 771-4484.