The master plan for the River des Peres Greenway calls for a continuous 11-mile corridor stretching between Forest Park and the Mississippi River. It will connect into the Deer Creek, Gravois, and Mississippi Greenways along with connections to the Bike St. Louis street routes at multiple locations.
The River des Peres Greenway: Shrewsbury/Lansdowne MetroLink to Carondelet Park travels through densely populated areas in south St. Louis, skirting the St. Louis city/county line, crossing several major intersections beginning at the Shrewsbury/Lansdowne MetroLink station then south to Chippewa, Gravois, and Morgan Ford. Approximately halfway between Lansdowne and the current endpoint of the greenway at Alabama Avenue, you can turn north on to the Christy Greenway; a neighborhood connector that takes you approximately 1 mile to Holly Hills Boulevard.
Similarly, the Carondelet Connector spurs north off the River des Peres Greenway at the intersection of Interstate 55 and Germania Avenue. You can walk or ride your bike and connect to all of the businesses at Loughborough Commons as well as Carondelet Park near the YMCA.
Construction is currently underway to extend the River des Peres Greenway from the Alabama Bridge to the Mississippi Greenway near the River City Casino. When complete you will be able to ride your bike from the Shrewsbury/Lansdowne MetroLink Station all the way to Jefferson Barracks Park.
Great Rivers Greenway received a CMAQ (Congestion Mitigation & Air Quality) grant of $1.5 million to extend the River des Peres Greenway from the Shrewsbury/Lansdowne MetroLink station to Francis R. Slay Park in the City of St. Louis. Preliminary design is complete and the design team is addressing comments and preparing for additional meetings with city partners. Structural review, design of the Lansdowne Bridge and additional public engagement will continue in 2016. There was an open house on March 9, 2016 for people to learn more about this new 1.5 mile greenway extension.
A second open house for this project was held on October 12, 2016. Thank you very much to everyone who came out to learn more about the project!
When both projects are complete, there will be a continuous corridor from Francis Slay Park (Intersection of Canterbury & Ellendale) in the City of St. Louis all the way to Jefferson Barracks County Park in St. Louis County!