Sons of Rest Shelter

 

The Sons of Rest Shelter costs $120 per day to reserve and can house up to two hundred visitors. The shelter is wheelchair accessible and includes a large barbecue grill as well as a fire ring. The Sons of Rest Shelter can only be booked six weeks in advance, because it is adjacent to the Stupp Center, which hosts many programs, private parties, and weddings.

 

 

about the Sons of Rest Pavilion

The Sons of Rest Pavilion is the Park's largest and one of several pavilions designed by Eugene L. Greenleaf. The name now attached to the bold gold, brown, cream, red, and blue "summer house" arose from the popularity of the shelter and its surroundings with St. Louis's seniors as a shady spot for reading and relaxing.

The restoration of the Sons of Rest pavilion, completed in 1997, earned it an award from the Landmarks Association of St. Louis, Inc. A long-term goal of Friends of Tower Grove Park had been to recreate the decorative iron work in the shelter's design. To enhance the taxpayer-financed structural work, the Friends of Tower Grove Park embarked on a private fundraising campaign. With help from two annual appeals and support from the Clifford Willard Gaylord Foundation, the Friends were able to raise an additional $20,000 to fabricate replicas of the long-missing ironwork.