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PHOTO: The Missouri River at Sunset Greenway in Sunset Park
BY:Michael Kilfoy

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District News

    Exploring the Busch Greenway: Missouri Research Park to August A. Busch Conservation Area

    While the Busch Greenway linking Missouri Research Park and the August A. Busch Conservation Area won’t “officially” open until 4/1/15, area residents have already discovered this new outdoor space for running, walking and biking in St. Charles County.

    Because the wayfinding signage will not be installed until later this spring, it might be a little confusing when you come to a fork in the road. Here are some things you need to know before you go!


    Confluence Trash Bash Set for March 21, 2015

    Volunteers needed for 7th Annual cleanup of rivers and creeks within the Mississippi and Missouri river watershed Great Rivers

    We are pleased to be be a sponsor along with St. Louis Metropolitan Sewer District and Missouri American Water of the 7th annual Confluence Trash Bash scheduled for Saturday, March 21, 2015, from 8:30 a.m. to 1 p.m.


    Southern Portion of Mississippi Riverfront Reopens

    Everything you need to know about accessing the Gateway Arch, Riverboats, and Laclede's Landing during CityArchRiver Construction.

    The southern portion of Leonor K. Sullivan Boulevard, which runs along the Mississippi River at the base of the Grand Staircase of the Gateway Arch grounds, reopened on January 30, 2015.


    What's Happening in Your Greenways?

    New trails, bike routes and plans for future connections!

    What a busy fall! Our project managers, staff and partners from across the region have been hard at work on a variety of projects that are making St. Louis an even better place to live. Here’s a quick update from around the greenways:


    Sunset Greenway Trail Reopened

    Walkers and cyclists can once again enjoy beautiful views overlooking the Missouri River.

    The Sunset Greenway in Florissant has been officially re-opened for people to explore and enjoy. In June 2013, an 80-foot section of the trail in Sunset Park collapsed, making a portion of the trail impassible.


    National Park Service Awards Contract for North Gateway Construction to Kozeny-Wagner, Inc.

    Gateway Arch parking garage to close permanently December 1; Arch will remain open to visitors.

    The National Park Service announced today that Kozeny-Wagner, Inc. of Arnold, Missouri was awarded a $10.27 million contract to complete the North Gateway component of the CityArchRiver project.


    Is St. Louis Ready for Bike Share?

    Citizen Input Welcome at November 13th Bike Share Open House

    Great Rivers Greenway is offering area residents a final opportunity to weigh in on the feasibility of a Bike Share system in St. Louis at an open house scheduled for Thursday, November 13th from 4:30 to 7:00 p.m. at the Schlafly Branch Library. (225 North Euclid Ave. at Lindell Blvd.)


    3/21/2015 8:30 AM - 1:30 PM
    Save the date for the 7th annual Confluence Trash Bash on Saturday, March 21, 2015, from 8:30 am to 1:00 pm.This is an all-ages event with multipl...
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    4/5/2015 10:00 AM - 3:00 PM
    August A. Busch Memorial Conservation Area, 2360 Highway D, St. Charles MO Map
    A fun-filled day packed with outdoor adventures! • Explore the duck wing maze • Discover the values of wetlands • Create wetland a...
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    What's happening in the Greenways?

    North Riverfront:
    We are kicking off a study to evaluate the potential for development along the North Riverfront Trail in an area that extends roughly from Laclede’s Landing to The Trestle. A team lead by Forum Design will research and recommend opportunities for transforming this industrial area into a destination for recreation and other development. Stay tuned for open houses and opportunities to share your ideas in 2015! For more information, click here.

    Trail Updates

    Our trails are managed by the municipalities in which they are built. Please report any trail issues to us and we can help to coordinate the appropriate solution and advise trail users on the site or via signage 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

    Busch Greenway - Missouri Research Park Trail
    Use caution when crossing the bridge closest to the Katy Trail, logs and debris are causing occasional waterflow across the bridge and as temperatures drop, ice could form. We are working with partners to address the issue as soon as possible, but please be careful on this section of trail.

    Biddle Street Parking Lot
    The Biddle Street parking lot has several parking spots blocked due to work on an underground pipe; there is still parking available. Repair is ongoing.

    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, connecting to 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 until construction on the bridge is complete in late 2015. Read more.