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CityArchRiver 2015 Updates

National Park Service Solicits Proposals for Luther Ely Smith Square Component of CityArchRiver 2015 Project

The National Park Service has issued a solicitation for proposals for construction on Luther Ely Smith Square, part of the Jefferson National Expansion Memorial. The Luther Ely Smith Square project is part of the CityArchRiver 2015 Project that is revitalizing the Gateway Arch grounds and its surroundings.

More details on the project and instructions on how to submit a proposal can be found at FedBizOpps.gov.

National Park Service to Begin Construction on Gateway Arch Grounds.

Gateway Arch to remain open during construction.

The National Park Service announced that McCarthy Castle JV I of St. Louis, Missouri was awarded a $13.450 million contract to complete the Gateway Arch South Grounds project, the first CityArchRiver 2015 project on Jefferson National Expansion Memorial grounds. The construction project, encompassing the southern 26 acres of the Gateway Arch grounds is funded by Proposition P that was approved by voters in 2013. Great Rivers Greenway is serving as the steward of the taxpayers’ investment in this project.

For more information about the project, click here to visit the CityArchRiver 2015 website. 

District News

    CityArchRiver Construction Progress Continues

    Updated Schedule and Details on Visitor Experience during Construction.

    Partner organizations coordinating the CityArchRiver project, a transformational renovation of the Gateway Arch grounds and its surroundings, released an updated construction schedule today that outlines tentative dates for the start and completion of remaining project components.

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    Sixth Annual River des Peres Trash Bash Scheduled for October 18th

    Last year's volunteers cleared eight tons of debris from rivers and creeks within the River des Peres Watershed in under four hours.

    Great Rivers Greenway District, in partnership with the River des Peres Watershed Coalition, Missouri Stream Team, Metropolitan St. Louis Sewer District, and Saint Louis Forward is inviting area residents to join them in their fight to clean up the rivers and creeks within the River des Peres watershed.

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    Improvements to North Riverfront Trail and St. Vincent Greenway

    Coordinated Cleanup Effort and New Trail Monitor Program Launched in June

    If you’ve walked or cycled along the North Riverfront Trail recently, you may have noticed improved trail conditions. After a long cold winter, we’ve been hard at work cleaning up debris and clearing out overgrown trees and shrubbery

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    New Connector Trail Provides Safe, Easy Access From the River des Peres Greenway to Loughborough Commons and Carondelet Park

    Great Rivers Greenway to hold ribbon cutting June 7 to celebrate the opening of the Carondelet Connector

    Residents of the region will soon have a safer, off-road trail that connects the River des Peres Greenway, the stores and restaurants of Loughborough Commons and surrounding neighborhoods to Carondelet Park.

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    St. Louis Area Residents Invited to Attend Bike Share Open House on Wednesday, May 14th

    Great Rivers Greenway seeking input and feedback for St. Louis Bike Share Feasibility Study

    The Great Rivers Greenway District, along with partners at St. Louis City, St. Louis County, Metro and others, are leading a study to determine whether or not a bike sharing system is financially and operationally feasible in the St. Louis region.

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    Newly Renovated River des Peres Greenway Trail Provides Safe Connections for Residents in St. Louis City and St. Louis County

    Three miles of improved trail to open May 8 with CMT Metro Market celebration at the Shrewsbury/Lansdowne MetroLink Station.

    Residents of the region who have come to rely on the River des Peres Greenway for recreation and commuting can once again travel the full length of this popular trail.

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    New Dardenne Greenway Trail Provides 1.5 Miles of Safe and Accessible Connections for Residents and Students in St. Charles County

    Trail to open May 6th with celebration at St. Charles Community College

    St. Charles area residents, students and employees now have safe and convenient access to parks, recreation, and a nearby college thanks to a new 1.5-mile trail in Great Rivers Greenway’s trail system. The new Dardenne Greenway Trail at St. Charles Community College in Cottleville is set to officially open on Tuesday, May 6, and will link together two existing sections of the Dardenne Greenway in Cottleville and St. Peters, as well as multiple existing trails in nearby parks—creating nearly five miles of continuous connectivity.

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    Proposition P, the Safe and Accessible Arch and Public Parks Inititative: One Year Later

    This April marks one year since the voters of St. Louis City and St. Louis County approved Proposition P, the Safe and Accessible Arch and Public Parks Initiative.

    As stewards of a large portion of the funds generated from this ballot measure, the Great Rivers Greenway District is pleased to provide an update on the progress made over the last 12 months on several Prop P-funded projects that are already making the St. Louis region a better place to live.

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    Great Rivers Greenway and the City of Maryland Heights to Celebrate Grand Opening of the First Phase of McKelvey Woods Trail

    Trail to Open April 5th with Ribbon Cutting and 3K Waggin’ Tails on the Trail 3K Fun Walk

    The Great Rivers Greenway District and the City of Maryland Heights have teamed up for a ribbon cutting and fun walk to celebrate the opening of the first phase of the McKelvey Woods Trail

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    Residents Invited to Open House to Review Proposed Improvement Plans to Connect Bella Fontaine County Park to the Maline Greenway

    Great Rivers Greenway and St. Louis County Parks will hold open house on March 27 to discuss proposed plans.

    Great Rivers Greenway, in conjunction with St. Louis County Parks, is inviting area residents to an interactive open house on Thursday, March 27, to view and discuss proposed improvements to Bella Fontaine Park, which is located in Bellefontaine Neighbors and Moline Acres.

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    Events
    Sep24
    This year, St. Louis marks its 250th Anniversary and the Missouri Stream Team celebrates its 25th year.The River des Peres Watershed Coalition is comm...
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    Sep27
    9/27/2014 8:30 AM - 10:00 AM
    Pedal along the Riverfront Trail, where you’ll learn about St. Louis history, Lewis and Clark’s Expedition, Commerce on the Mississippi, ...
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    Sep27
    9/27/2014 8:30 AM - 11:30 AM
    Keysor Elementary, 725 N. Geyer Rd. Map
    FEATURES: Check out the bike safety and education program at Kirkwood’s Keysor Elementary, get free helmet fittings for kids and adults, learn a...
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    Sep27
    9/27/2014 9:00 AM - 12:00 PM
    Ruth Porter Mall, Delmar & DeBaliviere Map
    Don't miss Better Family Life, Inc.'s "26th Ward Market on the Mall," a community farmer's market dedicated to the enhancement of health through fre...
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    Sep28
    9/28/2014 10:00 AM - 4:00 PM
    Webster Groves Park and Recreation Complex Map
    28th Healthy Planet Natural Living Expo The expo will include over 60 exhibit booths offering healthy and eco-friendly products, services and informa...
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    Oct1
    This year, St. Louis marks its 250th Anniversary and the Missouri Stream Team celebrates its 25th year.The River des Peres Watershed Coalition is comm...
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    Oct4
    10/4/2014 9:00 AM - 12:00 PM
    Ruth Porter Mall, Delmar & DeBaliviere Map
    Don't miss Better Family Life, Inc.'s "26th Ward Market on the Mall," a community farmer's market dedicated to the enhancement of health through fre...
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    Oct8
    This year, St. Louis marks its 250th Anniversary and the Missouri Stream Team celebrates its 25th year.The River des Peres Watershed Coalition is comm...
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    Oct11
    10/11/2014 9:00 AM - 12:00 PM
    Ruth Porter Mall, Delmar & DeBaliviere Map
    Don't miss Better Family Life, Inc.'s "26th Ward Market on the Mall," a community farmer's market dedicated to the enhancement of health through fre...
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    Oct11
    Every second Saturday of the month, April-October, Suson, Simpson, and Spanish Lake Parks in St. Louis County stay open until 11 p.m. for late night f...
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    Oct12
    Old Ferguson East Neighborhood Map
    SUNDAY PARKWAYS are FREE events for you, your family and friends to play in car-free streets.  You are invited to take to the streets to wal...
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    Oct15
    This year, St. Louis marks its 250th Anniversary and the Missouri Stream Team celebrates its 25th year.The River des Peres Watershed Coalition is comm...
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    Oct15
    MoDOT Transportation Management Center Map
    October 15: "Design Treatments to Transition from Trails to Roadways" The Great Rivers Greenway District in partnership with the Missouri Department ...
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    Oct18
    10/18/2014 9:00 AM - 12:00 PM
    Ruth Porter Mall, Delmar & DeBaliviere Map
    Don't miss Better Family Life, Inc.'s "26th Ward Market on the Mall," a community farmer's market dedicated to the enhancement of health through fre...
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    Oct19
    10/19/2014 7:30 AM - 3:00 PM
    Chandler Hill Vineyards, 596 Defiance Rd. Map
    FEATURES: This fall ride will take you around St. Charles County and introduce you to several wineries. Fall colors could be at their peak! ROUTES: 2...
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    Oct22
    This year, St. Louis marks its 250th Anniversary and the Missouri Stream Team celebrates its 25th year.The River des Peres Watershed Coalition is comm...
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    Trail Updates

    Our trails are managed by the municipalities in which they are built. Please report any trail issues to the appropriate municipality first, but please also send us information (info@grgstl.org) so that we can advise trail users on the site as well.

    Water and flooding conditions can change rapidly along our region's rivers and streams. Trail conditions can change suddenly. With high river levels, many of our greenways may be partially or completely underwater. Avoid water at all times for your safety. Report greenway conditions by emailing info@grgstl.org.

    St. Vincent Greenway at Natural Bridge Road
    As part of the Natural Bridge Great Streets Project, be advised of construction - the trail is closed currently at Natural Bridge and University Place. For more information on the Great Streets Project, click here.

    UMSL Cross Campus Connector of St. Vincent Greenway
    The University of Missouri-St. Louis cross campus connector of the St. Vincent Greenway trail will be closed beginning May 5th, 2014 for construction of the new Recreation and Wellness Center. The trail is expected to be closed for approximately six months.

    Monarch Chesterfield Levee Trail Construction
    The Monarch Levee Trail in Chesterfield Valley will be closed under the I-64 at the Daniel Boone Missouri River Bridge beginning Monday, March 11 until construction on the bridge is complete in late 2015.  
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    Sunset Greenway Trail closed in Sunset Park, along Missouri River
    A portion of the Sunset Riverfront Trail in Florissant's Sunset Park is closed until further notice for repairs. The section of trail, located northwest of the Sunset Nature Lodge along the Missouri River in Florissant, will undergo construction for repairs in 2014. The District is working in partnership with the City of Florissant to assess the trail at this time. Trail users may alternately access the trail from the lower parking lot on the Sunset Park Drive loop, west of the Sunset Nature Lodge. 
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