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PHOTO: A young cyclist on Grant's Trail
BY: Nancy Winkelmann

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CityArchRiver 2015 Bid Info

The National Park Service has issued a solicitation for construction on the NORTH grounds of the Gateway Arch as part of the CityArchRiver 2015 Project, which is available on FedBizOpps.gov by clicking here.

A Pre-bid Meeting and site visit for Gateway Arch North Grounds Renovation was held Tuesday, July 22 at 9 a.m. at the Hilton St. Louis at the Ballpark- 1 South Broadway, St. Louis, MO 63102. A complete list of attendance from both South Grounds and North Grounds pre-bid meetings is available for download by clicking here.

This is a major construction program with many categories of work, but the major categories include:

  • Landscape & Irrigation
  • Concrete Pavement and Walls
  • Earthwork
  • Site Electrical
  • Storm Sewers

District News

    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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    Great Rivers Greenway to Receive What's Right with the Region! Award for Fostering Regional Cooperation

    Honorees showcase outstanding efforts to make St. Louis a better region to live, work, and enjoy life.

    Great Rivers Greenway’s Shaw Park to Olive Trail on the Centennial Greenway was named one of 20 outstanding organizations, individuals and initiatives to be honored at the 17th annual What's Right with the Region! Awards celebration.

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    Great Rivers Greenway Purchases Site of Former Switzer Licorice Building on Laclede's Landing

    Location offer seamless connection between Laclede's Landing and revitalized Riverfront.

    With the transformation of the Riverfront and Gateway Arch grounds underway, the Great Rivers Greenway District is pleased to announce the purchase of a historic property that will provide a safer and more accessible connection between Laclede’s Landing and the revitalized Riverfront.

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    Events
    Jul30
    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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    Aug1
    8/1/2014 6:00 PM - 8:00 PM
    St. Vincent Community Center, St. Vincent Park, 73 Map
    Bring your friends, neighbors, blankets, chairs, even a picnic basket and enjoy a summer evening in St. Vincent Park!  Aquaboogie in August En...
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    Aug2
    8/2/2014 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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    Aug2
    8/2/2014 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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    Aug3
    8/3/2014 6:30 AM - 11:30 AM
    Shaw Park 27 S Brentwood Blvd, St Louis, MO 63105 Map
    TheJ Bucks Clayton Kids Triathlon The City of Clayton, The Center of Clayton,Clayton Parks and Recreation and Big Shark Bicycle Company are proud to ...
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    Aug3
    8/3/2014 10:00 AM - 2:00 PM
    Weldon Spring Conservation Area, 6990 Highway 94 S Map
    Ride the Katy Trail to Klondike Quarry County Park and paddle downriver back to the Weldon Springs Boat Launch. The event is free, and voyager canoe...
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    Aug6
    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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    Aug9
    8/9/2014 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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    Aug9
    8/9/2014 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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    Aug9
    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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    Aug10
    8/10/2014 10:00 AM - 2:00 PM
    Weldon Spring Conservation Area, 6990 Highway 94 S Map
    Ride the Katy Trail to Klondike Quarry County Park and paddle downriver back to the Weldon Springs Boat Launch. The event is free, and voyager canoe...
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    Aug13
    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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    Aug16
    8/16/2014 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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    Aug16
    8/16/2014 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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    Aug20
    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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    Aug20
    MoDOT Transportation Management Center Map
    August 20: "Transform Bicycling and Walking Outside the Urban Context" The Great Rivers Greenway District in partnership with the Missouri Department...
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    Aug23
    8/23/2014 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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    Aug23
    8/23/2014 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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    Aug23
    8/23/2014 9:00 AM - 12:00 PM
    Church of St. Vincent de Paul, 1408 S. 10th Street Map
    FEATURES: This ride explores two of St. Louis’ most fascinating and historic neighborhoods, LaSalle Park and Soulard. Home to some of the Midwes...
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    Aug23
    8/23/2014 9:00 AM - 1:00 PM
    The Open Space Council for the St. Louis Region, a local nonprofit land and water conservation organization, is hosting Operation Clean Stream(OCS).Vo...
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    Aug23
    8/23/2014 11:00 AM - 1:30 PM
    GreenTree Park, Kirkwood Map
    The Passport to Clean Water Program began in 2012 as an educational tool for young, Operation Clean Stream volunteers. Each year, organizations throug...
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    Aug23
    Frontier Park Map
    With water education, restoration and recreation as the focus, The Greenway Network is hosting their eighth annual Race for the Rivers! The Festival:...
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    Aug24
    Ted Jones Trail 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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    Aug24
    8/24/2014 9:00 AM - 1:00 PM
    The Open Space Council for the St. Louis Region, a local nonprofit land and water conservation organization, is hosting Operation Clean Stream(OCS).Vo...
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    Aug24
    8/24/2014 6:00 PM - 8:00 PM
    Ivory Perry Park (formerly Visitation) Map
    Looking for a free, family friendly, quality event? Well check out the Whitaker Foundation Ivory Perry Park Concert Series. This event is sponsored by...
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    Aug27
    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 on the new roundabout at Natural Bridge and Florissant Road beginning July 25, 2014. A temporary traffic signal is in place for traffic flow. Use caution when crossing the roadway. 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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