River des Peres Greenway

Shrewsbury MetroLink to Carondelet Park

Construction is  underway on a one mile connection extending the River des Peres Greenway from its current endpoint at Alabama Avenue to  the Mississippi Greenway at River City Casino. For more info, click here.

Construction on the 1.8 mile extension of the River des Peres Greenway from Lansdowne north to Francis R. Slay Park is underway. Click here to learn more about the project.

The River des Peres Greenway is a wide open green space that wraps around the River Des Peres as it winds its way to the Mississippi River. The greenway has direct connections to the Shrewsbury Metrolink Station, the Holly Hills neighborhood and Carondelet Park.

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Amenities

parking

restrooms

playground

benches

tables

shelter

drinking water

trash

bike racks

Getting Here

The trailhead at the Shrewsbury-Lansdowne Metrolink Station is located at the intersection of Lansdowne Avenue and River Des Peres Boulevard. If you live nearby, there are several ways to walk to this greenway. You can also walk to this greenway on the Christy Greenway or from Carondelet Park.

Each greenway is managed in cooperation with different municipalities and parks departments, who set the rules for greenway use, parking and hours of operation. Greenways often span multiple municipalities, so please be aware that these rules can change as you travel along the trail. Please be sure to follow all posted rules and regulations while you are living life outside!

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You can access the River Des Peres Greenway at several points via Bike St. Louis. You can ride on the shared traffic lanes on Lansdowne Avenue to access the Lansdowne trailhead. You can ride on the dedicated bike lanes on Hampton Avenue and cross the River Des Peres at Gravois Avenue to access the greenway. If you are on the greenway you can cross the River Des Peres at Gravois Avenue and use the dedicated bike lanes on Hampton Avenue to access Willmore Park. You can ride on the dedicated bike lanes on Christy Drive to access the Christy Greenway and connect to the River Des Peres Greenway. You can also ride on Christy Drive to connect to Holly Hills Boulevard east to Morgan Ford Road and then directly south to the River Des Peres Greenway. Holly Hills Boulveard also gives you access to Carondelet Park and Connector to the River Des Peres Greenway. Another way to access the River Des Peres Greenway is to ride on South Grand Blvd to Carondelet Park and Connector.

There are two major MetroBus centers along the River Des Peres Greenway. You can get to the Shrewsbury-Lansdowne Metro Station on the following buses: #11, #16, #17, #21, #30, #46, #56 or #210. You can get to the greenway via the Gravois-Hampton Transit Center on buses #10, #95, #110.

You can access the River Des Peres Greenway from the Shrewsbury-Lansdowne Station.

Parking is available at Fultz Field and in Carondelet Park. Be sure to follow any posted guidelines regarding permitted hours for parking.

Things To Do

explore history
fish
swim
grill
play

Trail Info

7 Miles

The paved trail in the River des Peres Greenway travels 7.3 miles from the Shrewsbury Lansdowne Metrolink Station to Carondelet Park. Construction  on an extension that will link this greenway trail to the Mississippi River Greenway trail near River City Casino is underway and expected to be complete in Spring 2017.

The trail is mostly flat and sunny. The 3-mile section between Lansdowne and Gravois avenues was recently rebuilt, offering a smooth ride and gentle sloping grades. It has a bit less traffic then the nearby Grant’s Trail, making it a great place for a slow-paced family ride. There are restrooms as well as a couple of playgrounds along the way. There is also a bicycle education area directly off the trail to help teach kiddos the rules of the road.

About halfway between the Lansdowne and Alabama avenues, you can connect to the Christy Greenway; a neighborhood greenway that will take you approximately 1 mile to Holly Hills Boulevard. Once there, you can connect with Bike St. Louis on street bike routes to Carondelet Park.

The Carondelet Connector trail spurs off the River des Peres Trail at the intersection of Highway 55 and Germania Road. You can walk or ride your bike 1 mile on the paved trail and connect to all of the businesses at Loughborough Commons as well as Carondelet Park near the YMCA.