Citygarden is where the family can enjoy three acres of beautiful space within the heart of downtown Saint Louis. A project funded by the Gateway Foundation, Citygarden offers an admission free area for families and the community to spend the day surrounded by nature!
This amazing urban oasis is filled with fun things to do with the family, including really fun events and concerts across the summer months too!
Kids can marvel at the contemporary sculptures, spend time at the reflecting pools, and even cool off in the playful spray plaza.
What we also love about Citygarden is that there aren't any walls or fences, or even those all too common "do not touch" signs. Here, kids can be kids, and families can enjoy time together feeling playful and inspired!
Citygarden also offers an audio tour via their Citygarden website which has been designed to enhance the connection between all who visit and the garden’s 25 sculptures! It's a great art-tastic experience for children.
Citygarden is located at 801 Market Street in downtown St. Louis. It is bound by 8th & 10th Streets, and Market and Chestnut Streets. Driving to Citygarden from the major highways is easy:
FROM THE NORTH
Take I-55 S toward St. Louis
Continue on I-64 W
Take exit 40A for Ninth St. toward Tucker Blvd
Turn slight left at S. 9th St. (signs for 9th St.)
Turn right at Market St.
FROM THE SOUTH
Take I-55 N
Take the exit toward S. Memorial Dr.
Take exit 251C on the left to merge onto S. Memorial Dr. toward Downtown
Turn left at Market St.
The garden has been funded by the Gateway Foundation offering an oasis free for the whole community!
The Terrace View cafe is a great place to grab something to eat, but you can also bring your own food for a picnic! No bbqs though.
Keep an eye out for fun music events across summer, and other fun things to enjoy such as yoga - they offer some really great experiences!
Citygarden features an abundance of kid-friendly works of art and welcomes groups of all ages and abilities, offering self-guided tours designed to inspire educators and parents to get kids excited and curious about art while sharpening their observational skills and critical thinking.
Their tours are fun and ideal for teachers who want to engage their students in a flexible outdoor art experience. They will just need to know a date, time and number of people attending.
They have accessible parking spots and smooth pathways for wheelchairs
Pool Monitors are on duty Memorial Day to Labor Day, 10 am to 6 pm weather permitting.