For years, 15 acres of Hermann Park sat idle. So in 2007, the Hermann Park Conservancy began planning to create a new space, the McGovern Centennial Gardens.

The main entry to the gardens is through the 8,000-sq-ft Cherie Flores Garden Pavilion, constructed of glass with an angled, open central wall of dark granite and a ceiling of glowing stainless steel. Teams collaborated on the park’s unique 30-ft mount, a spiraling sidewalk and waterfall and created an earthen ramp to aid in construction of the mount. As work finished, crews tore down the ramp so the waterfall feature could be constructed.

McGovern Centennial Gardens Hermann Park


Key Players
Hermann Park Conservancy
Lead Design Firm White Oak Studio
General Contractor Tellepsen
Structural/Civil Engineer Infrastructure Associates
MEP Engineer GPSI