STIMSON
Forest Park Government Hill 11.jpg

Government Hill

St. Louis, MO

 STIMSON served as lead designer for the Government Hill area of the 1371-acre Forest Park in St. Louis, Missouri. The project challenge was to create a contemporary signature landscape that engaged the existing historic World’s Fair Pavilion at the top of Government Hill. The program included large open spaces for events and festivals, ADA accessibility, preservation of park woodland gardens and a new fountain. In detail, the design uses a gentle sloped path to pass through a series of sloped berms, connecting flat lawn terraces. To accentuate the landforms, some berms are planted with flowering perennials, groundcovers and grasses, creating planes of color on the hillside. At the middle terrace of the hill, an oval fountain pool animated with water jets recreates the spectacle and festive air of an old fountain which needed to be replaced.   Collaborators  HOK Planning Group SOM Arbolope Studio   Photography  Peter Wilson James Fetterman

STIMSON served as lead designer for the Government Hill area of the 1371-acre Forest Park in St. Louis, Missouri. The project challenge was to create a contemporary signature landscape that engaged the existing historic World’s Fair Pavilion at the top of Government Hill. The program included large open spaces for events and festivals, ADA accessibility, preservation of park woodland gardens and a new fountain. In detail, the design uses a gentle sloped path to pass through a series of sloped berms, connecting flat lawn terraces. To accentuate the landforms, some berms are planted with flowering perennials, groundcovers and grasses, creating planes of color on the hillside. At the middle terrace of the hill, an oval fountain pool animated with water jets recreates the spectacle and festive air of an old fountain which needed to be replaced.

Collaborators
HOK Planning Group
SOM
Arbolope Studio

Photography
Peter Wilson
James Fetterman

1_Govt Hill.jpg
2_Govt Hill.jpg
3_Govt Hill.jpg
Forest Park Government Hill 10 Aerial.jpg
6_Govt Hill.jpg
4_Govt Hill.jpg
5_Govt Hill.jpg
7_Govt Hill.jpg
8_Govt Hill.jpg
Forest Park Government Hill 14 Fountain.jpg
Forest Park Government Hill 1 Before.jpg
Forest Park Government Hill 13 Fountain.jpg
Forest Park Government Hill 12 Fountain.jpg