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Citygarden, Saint Louis

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Public art and nature come together at . In the 1.2 hectare (2.9 acre) park, walk among native Missouri trees, shrubs, grasses, groundcovers, and wildflowers. You also can contemplate about two dozen sculptures made of bronze, aluminum, fiberglass, and steel that depict subjects such as a boat sitting in water, rabbits, a group of women with a parakeet, and Pinocchio. Check out the spray plaza with its 102 fountains and the 55 m (180 ft) pool with its 1.8 m (6 ft) waterfall. Download the park's app or an MP3 version of the guided tour it provides. Use our Saint Louis holiday planner to visit Citygarden on your trip to Saint Louis, and learn what else travelers and our writers recommend seeing nearby.
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  • August 14, 2017
    City Garden is a fun place to explore in the middle of the city. My kids (ages 8 and 4) enjoyed finding all the different sculptures and wandering around the flower lined paths. There's lots of little...  more »
  • August 5, 2017
    This park is located in down town, pretty close to Arch, during weekdays/working hours you will see lot of corporate workers getting there walk, you will also find food trucks during lunch hours and t...  more »
  • August 4, 2017
    The kids love it for the water and swimming, but I like seeing the sculptures as well. Well kept with security on site. Great Free STL attraction. The splash pad is awesome, and a great area for takin...  more »
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  • February 28, 2017
    This is a wonderful place to visit day or night, anytime of the year. Indigenous plants, outdoor art installations, huge-screen movies, and water features make the perfect place to just enjoy being alive in St.Louis. One note of caution for locals -- loads of tourists (with children) often abound. Still, an enjoyable place and you can walk to lots of City of St. Louis businesses from here.
  • June 27, 2017
    Perfect park for adults and kids. As a nanny, I hit almost every park and attraction in the city, city garden is easily my favorite. I start our park visit by grabbing some kaldis coffee then bringing my 5, 3, and 1 year old to the splash pad. The trees provide shade and a cool breeze so you're not roasting as you watch. The splash pad is perfect for all ages, even the baby! Once I get the babe dry and down for a nap, the big boys go to the waterfall pool. Even my short three year old can stand very safely in all depths of the pool (with occasional reminds to be carful on the rocks). With life guards and security, I feel very comfortable watching over the baby while the big kids independently play. It's so refreshing being in the city, people watching, and enjoying coffee all while my kids have a great time as well. BTW did I mention it's FREE? 100% recommend this place. You'll all love it! My only wish is that they had a bathroom :( that being said, the kaldis bathroom can fit two fighting boys and a stroller easily!
  • June 7, 2017
    I love the water for the kids to play in I mean my brother and sister love this place and I do too, because of the beautify statchuse in the park I think you should visit their go their sometimes.
  • July 7, 2017
    Beautiful rest area in the middle of the city. Fountain, place for kids to splash around
  • January 31, 2017
    Fantastic spot in downtown. Kid friendly sculptures and small pools. Nice greenery for downtown and the maintenance staff does an awesome job keeping the grounds clean and do great seasonal additions.

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