Tower Grove Park Master Services Agreement

St. Louis, Missouri

Client: Tower Grove Park

Photographer: Sam Fentress

Considered to be the best and most complete example of 19th Century urban park design remaining in the United States, Tower Grove Park is one of only seven parks designated as a National Historic Landmark. The mission of Tower Grove Park is to be an exemplary, well-preserved and well-presented, wooded Victorian park of international significance that provides important recreational, educational and cultural opportunities for its community in a way that is compatible with its unique and historic character. Tower Grove Park is a vibrant historic park landscape at the center of the most culturally diverse area in St. Louis, serving as the anchor and economic stabilizer of several historic neighborhoods and business districts.

Our first project with Tower Grove Park was the preservation and restoration of the 1868 equestrian stable located on the grounds of Tower Grove Park. As one of the oldest buildings within the Park, the stable required modifications based on historic preservation standards and considerations of future use. The scope of work includes improvements to the entire building which includes both a small office for park staff members as well as a home for a Clydesdale horse, Shetland pony, and several chickens. Trivers created energy modeling studies of the structure in order to provide the client with a range of sustainable options to consider during the restoration.

Other ongoing projects within the MSA include renovation of the Stupp Center restrooms, assessments of the Park’s historic pavilions, and restoration of the Director’s Residence wide plank radius wood entrance stair.