Master Plan Highlights
After nine months of public input, interviews, research, and analysis, here are some of the highlights.
Accessible Lily Ponds
New paths will allow people of all mobilities to enjoy this historic heart of Tower Grove Park.
Expanded Farmers' Market
Meet you at the statue of Shakespeare for coffee? During Farmers' Market season, the Park will temporarily close southbound Center Cross Drive for a few hours on Saturday mornings. This will allow the Farmers' Market to expand to the roadway and incorporate the central island.
In the southeast quadrant stands the highest point in the Park. The plan is to install poles so that visitors can hang their own hammocks and not damage any trees. (The high-tech poles may include electronic recharging stations and free wifi.)
The people have spoken and they want basketball. The master plan would restore this sport to the Park. Basketball is a Victorian sport invented in 1891. Tower Grove Park first had courts in 1902.
The two playgrounds near the Roman Pavilion would be consolidated, enlarged, and moved to the south. Designed for all ages and all abilities, the new playground would be inclusive, welcoming, and near the enlarged splash pad.