Two greenway projects were recently awarded a total of $7 million through the regional planning agency, East-West Gateway Council of Governments.
$4 Million for Brickline Greenway: Page Avenue to Washington Avenue in the City of St. Louis
This $4 million grant will be used to support a half mile section of the greenway on Spring Avenue between Page Blvd and Washington Avenue. This will extend the reach of the Brickline Greenway from Fairground Park to Page Blvd that was awarded $15 million in Federal RAISE Grant (Rebuilding American Infrastructure with Sustainability and Equity) funding earlier this year. Construction is slated for 2026. Read more about the Brickline Greenway here.
$3 Million for Deer Creek Greenway: Maplewood to River des Peres Greenway in the City of St. Louis
This $3 million grant will be used for a 1 mile extension of the Deer Creek Greenway from its current endpoint at Big Bend Blvd. to the River Des Peres Greenway at Francis R. Slay Park (intersection of Canterbury and Ellendale Ave in the City of St. Louis). When complete, it will create a greenway connection between the cities of Webster Groves, Maplewood, and St. Louis with connections* to Deer Creek Shopping Center, the Maplewood business district, surrounding neighborhoods, multiple parks, and the Shrewsbury Lansdowne MetroLink station. (And Gravois Greenway too!) Construction is slated for summer 2025. Read more about the project here.