Tower Grove Park is one of the jewels of St. Louis, and it is just as beautiful as the more famous Forest Park, with a fraction of the crowds.
What is interesting is that Henry Shaw laid out the park, and built most of the pavilions, long before the city reached out to the park. He clearly realized the rapid growth of the city would reach his park soon enough. Below are a series of pictures I took at sunset in the late summer of 2013. Read more about the various pavilions, many dating to the 1870’s when the park was out in the country.