The September 27th issue of the RFT (Riverfront Times) was their Best of St Louis issue - their readers' choices of the best of St Louis. I think it's the largest issue of the paper for the entire year. Everything was listed, from the best food & drink to the best tatoo parlor...
Our own Tower Grove Park garnered two Best Distinctions. The first was for the Best Place to Bird Watch - the Robert and Martha Gaddy Wild Bird Garden. According to the article, spring and fall bring large numbers of migrating birds, and the park is the perfect place to spot them.
The second was for Best Tennis Courts. Tower Grove Park hosts 12 hard courts and three grass courts, with day passes available for $4 - $6 for two persons.
Aside from those two distinctions, Tower Grove Park is one of the best parks in St louis. It was given to St Louis by Henry Shaw in 1868 and hosts over a million visitors a year. It is enclosed by four streets - Magnolia to the north, Arsenal to the south, Grand to the east and Kingshigway at the west. It covers 289 acres. It is the second largest park in size in the city, the first being Forest Park.
I live four blocks south of the park, and feel fortunate to have such a treasure so close.
I've created a virtual media presentation of some pictures I took while strolling through the park one afternoon. I hope you enjoy.