St. Louis Rotary Speaker 7-22-21 | Bill Reininger, Executive Director
Tower Grove Park – St. Louis, Missouri
Bill Reininger is currently the Executive Director of Tower Grove Park. He began his tenure on July 13, 2015. Tower Grove Park is St. Louis’s second largest park at 289 acres. It is one of only seven parks in the country with the designation of “National Historic Landmark”.
Bill previously served as:
• Park Operations Manager for Forest Park Forever for 10 years. At FPF he oversaw the facility operations of the Visitor and Education Center, provided oversight of construction projects and was responsible for the landscape management of 500 acres of Forest Park.
• Park Operations Superintendent for the City of Crestwood, MO for 7 years.
• Forestry Foreman for the City of University City, MO, or 2 years.
• Horticulturist at the Missouri Botanical Garden for 2.5 years. At the Garden he was part of the crew that did the renovations in the Woodland Garden and installed the Boxwood, Chinese, and Kemper Gardens. He also was part of the crew that climbed and did arboriculture work.
He has a BS in Forestry and a BS in Horticulture from the University of Missouri-Columbia.
Bill is an International Society of Arboriculture (ISA) Certified Arborist.
Tower Grove Park is a community treasure in the heart of St. Louis. It is the finest example of urban park landscape from the Victorian era remaining in the United States.
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