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Citygarden

Downtown St. Louis
Between 8th Street to the east, 10th Street to the west, Chestnut Street to the north and Market Street to the south
Saint Louis  Missouri  63101
United States
(314) 241-3337
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    - Robert Loerzel
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Citygarden transforms a slice of St. Louis' urban downtown district into a free interactive, family-friendly mecca of sculpture, fountains and greenery.

The area now known as Citygarden was once a lonely stretch of undeveloped park land. No more. Since opening in July 2009, it's become one of St. Louis' biggest downtown attractions--two square blocks of sculpture, fountains, play areas and native plants that tease you into interacting with everything you see. And that does mean everything--the water is meant to be played in, the statues are meant to be touched and the flowers are there to be smelled. The park attracts a crowd as varied as the 24 sculptures that call it home. Kids splash around in fountains and climb all over oversized white rabbits. Art-lovers study the huge sculpted head that lies on its side and view video art on monitors built into a limestone wall. Gardeners inspect the trees, flowers and shrubs that fill three landscaped levels. There's no admission fee, making it attractive to those looking for something kid-friendly that won't break the bank or for folks seeking a respite between tours of Gateway Arch and Anheuser-Busch Brewery. Parking's easy, even on a busy Saturday, and you might just find your planned half-hour visit turning into an afternoon in the park. Want a spectacular view of the entire panorama? Check out Terrace View restaurant, which overlooks Citygarden and boasts floor-to-ceiling windows and an al fresco dining area.

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