Tower Grove Park is a municipal park built on land most of which was given to the City of Saint Louis by Henry Shaw in 1868. It is on 289 acres (1.17 km²) adjacent to the Missouri Botanical Garden, another of Shaw’s legacies.
The park features eleven pavilions of picturesque design, dating from the Victorian era, which provide shady rests from which visitors can enjoy the many lovely views. Many events, from picnics to weddings are held in the park throughout the year. During the summer, a number of large festivals are held in the park, including an international-themed festival and the city's Gay Pride festival.
The park features nearly 400 species of trees and bushes. The park is a well-known birdwatching area, due to its use as a stopping place for migrating birds.