Citygarden features two dozen works of modern and contemporary sculpture by som of the world's highly regarded artists. They include Fernand Leger, Mark di Suvero, Keith Haring, Martin Puryear, Jim Dine, Tony Smith, and Aristide Maillol.
The sculptures have been sited in a gorgeously landscaped space designed by Nelson Byrd Woltz, of Charlottesville, Va., which also designed the Flight 93 National Memorial in Shanksville, Pa., among other award-winning projects. Warren Byrd, principal, calls the project “by far the most important and interesting urban project we have ever worked on.”
In addition to its sculpture and magnificent plantings, the garden features remarkable hardscape, including a 550-foot long arcing limestone wall enclosing a large video wall for video art and movies; a glass-walled café; and a stunning, serpentine “meander wall” capped in polished granite. Its water features include a six-foot waterfall and a spray plaza, where 102 nozzles will shoot water as much as six feet into the air in thousands of patterns and colors — and where children can play.
Educational audio tours and print materials are available.
Citygarden shares the same hours as all parks in the St. Louis Department of Parks, Recreation and Forestry: sunrise to 10 pm. Citygarden is open to the public every day, and admission is free.
Joe's Chili Bowl at the Terrace View serves lunch and dinner seven days a week. Hours are 10am til close. To learn more about the menu call 314-241-7070 or click here.
Citygarden is located in downtown St. Louis, between 8th Street to the east and 10th Street to the west, and Chestnut Street to the north and Market Street to the south.
For a map of Citygarden's location on Google Maps, click here.
For a map of Citygarden itself, click here.