Great Rivers Greenway
makes the St. Louis region a more vibrant place to live, work and play by developing a network of greenways to connect people to their rivers, parks and communities.
Great Rivers Greenway is a regional public agency, created by a vote of the people in the year 2000 to leave a legacy for future generations. That vote created a sales tax that funds our organization to build, bring to life and care for the network of greenways. In 2013, the region dedicated additional funds to parks and greenways, and we became the stewards of the local investment in the CityArchRiver Project, the transformation of the area surrounding the Gateway Arch.
Citizen’s Vision (click the map to learn more)
Residents of the St. Louis region voted for and invested in a clear, bold vision – a dynamic network of parks and open spaces linked together by greenways, connecting our communities so people can live life outside. The network of greenways strengthens the social, economic and environmental well-being of our region. Community members proudly invest in, care for and champion greenways for years to come.
Greenways are outdoor spaces connecting people and places. More than just a trail, each greenway is unique, with neighborhoods, businesses, parks and rivers to explore. You can take a walk, go for a run, ride a bike, or get some fresh air.
» Give you active ways to get around town
» Create more places outside to explore and enjoy
» Make it easy to lead a healthy lifestyle
» Connect communities
» Conserve natural resources
» Enhance our economy
Read more about the benefits of greenways.
A note about how we work:
We strengthen our region’s vibrancy through collaboration.
We believe many hands make light work, and partnerships increase impact. Our citizens benefit when we work together.
• As a collaborator in the community, we bring people together, from citizens to government agencies and nonprofits to private companies and everyone in between to strengthen our greenway projects.
• The greenways are planned, brought to life and cared for in partnership with the 100+ municipalities and institutions they connect so your experience is great no matter where you explore. These projects transcend normal boundaries and unite us based on watersheds rather than zip codes or city limits.
• We leverage federal grants and private funding to maximize the taxpayers’ investment.