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PHOTO: A Monarch butterfly along the River des Peres Greenway 
BY: Nancy Winkelmann

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District News

    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.)


    Conceptual Alignment of St. Vincent Greenway in Wellston and Pagedale is Ready to Go!

    Community feedback shapes route for vital greenway connection linking Forest Park to University of Missouri -St. Louis

    For more than six months, Great Rivers Greenway has been working with Beyond Housing and Forum Studio to gather community feedback to develop the route for the St. Vincent Greenway through Wellston and Pagedale. This new, two- mile section will connect the existing segments to the north and south; making it possible to walk or bike all the way from Forest Park to the University of Missouri-St. Louis.


    River des Peres Trash Bash Volunteers Remove Five Dump Trucks Full of Trash from Watershed!

    Annual cleanup helps maintain health of St. Louis waterways.

    On October 18th, a record breaking 300 volunteers joined forces for the 6th Annual River des Peres Trash Bash. In less than four hours, the hardworking crew removed an incredible amount of trash, scrap metal and tires from rivers and creeks in the River des Peres Watershed. The final tally included 4.2 tons of trash, 1000 pounds of scrap metal and more than 100 tires!


    Bike St. Louis Phase III Construction Hits the Halfway Mark!

    In early September, crews began adding an additional 40 miles of street routes for bicycles and upgrading 60 miles of the existing Bike St. Louis network. On October 16, the project hit the halfway mark with 50 miles done!


    Plans for St. Vincent Greenway in Pagedale and Wellston are Ready to Go!

    Come see the new route at the Beyond Housing Community Health Fair October 25th

    Over the past several months, we have been working with Beyond Housing to gather input from residents, businesses and other stakeholders in Wellston and Pagedale to help guide us as we create the route for the St. Vincent Greenway between the MET Center to the existing trail in St. Vincent County Park.


    Great Rivers Greenway and the City of St. Louis Announce Bike St. Louis Phase III Construction Underway

    Crews creating 40 new miles of street routes for bikes and upgrading 60 miles of existing network

    Great Rivers Greenway and the City of St. Louis are pleased to announce that Bike St. Louis Phase III construction is underway. In early September, crews began to add an additional 40 miles of street routes for bicycles and upgrade 60 miles of the existing Bike St. Louis network.


    12/6/2014 8:30 AM - 12:30 PM
    6323 Delmar Blvd, University City, MO 63130 Map
    Do your holiday shopping at the Midtown Farmers Market! Offering a unique selection of LOCAL FARM FRESH PRODUCTS HAND-CRAFTED ARTISAN FOODS GO...
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    GreenTree Park, Kirkwood Map
    Join the Open Space Council to remove invasive "Winter Creeper" vines from the trees along the Meramec River.These destructive plants shade out native...
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    Weldon Spring Conservation Area, 6990 Highway 94 South Map
    FEATURES: Ride in one or more of the following parks: Matson Hill Park, Klondike Park, Katy Trail State Park, and Weldon Spring Conservation Area. Awa...
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    December 17: "Getting to Better Outcomes from Public Engagement" The Great Rivers Greenway District in partnership with the Missouri Department of Tr...
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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 ( 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

    Biddle Street Parking Lot
    The Biddle Street parking lot has several parking spots blocked due to work on an underground pipe. The repair is expected to be complete by mid-November.

    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 until construction on the bridge is complete in late 2015.  
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    Sunset Greenway Trail NOW OPEN in Sunset Park, along Missouri River
    The portion of the Sunset Riverfront Trail in Florissant's Sunset Park that was closed is now open for you to explore and enjoy! Read more.