Wednesday, August 27, 2014

#228: Tower Grove Park

This is one of the cake locations that I skipped for no reason - other than that it was surrounded by other cakes and by the end of the day, yeah I forgot about Tower Grove! Nearly two months after I got the cakes at the MoBot Gardens and Jay International, I finally got this cake at one of St. Louis' iconic parks.

  • Park was first authorized under state law in 1867, and opened in 1868.
  • Most of the park was land donated by Henry Shaw, as a gift. 
  • Once a month, there is 'Food Truck Friday' when some of the most popular local eateries sell their goods on the southern part of the park (sponsored by Sauce magazine)
  • The park consists of activity areas such as children's wading pool, six corkball fields, ten softball fields and six soccer fields.
  • Several pavilions and picnic sites also highlight Tower Grove Park, some having a unique theme and architectrue
  • Carriage rides are also available as well, since the park committee has been about restoring the park's past. Reservations are required.  
  • As expected, several special events are held here, along with weddings
I took several pictures all around Tower Grove. Wish I can share them all on here, but I decided to break it down to a few:
Lily pond

Piper Palm building


Alexander von Humboldt statue

Turkish Pavilion

The cake, which is located behind the Piper Palm House:
Right side of the cake

Back side of the cake

Left side of the cake
Wikipedia link
Official website

4256 Magnolia Ave., ST. LOUIS, MO, 63110
Cake artist: Mark Swain

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