Greenways and COVID-19

In the interest of public health, all scheduled greenway events & volunteer workdays (including Confluence Trash Bash) are postponed through at least May 15, 2020. We look forward to seeing you at a later, safer date.

Our agency is working almost exclusively remotely right now, still available to answer your calls or emails: 314-436-7009 or info@grgstl.org

While many parks and trails remain open, partners may choose to close parks and greenways at any time. Many facilities such as playgrounds or restrooms have been closed to limit spread of COVID-19. Dozens of municipalities and other partners operate and maintain the greenways in the St. Louis region; we are doing our best to keep up with any news, event postponements or closures on our website.


Current Greenway Status:

Closed to All Visitors:

  • The Maline Greenway in Bella Fontaine County Park
  • The Mississippi Greenway: Cliff Cave Park
  • The Meramec Greenway: Lower Meramec Park
  • The Mississippi Greenway: Jefferson Barracks Park to the River City Casino
  • Fee Fee Greenway: Aquaport to Creve Coeur County Park

Partially Closed:

Greenways Open with Trailhead/Parking Lot Closures:

Fully Open:


Please be thoughtful in your choices, including in public spaces like greenways and parks.

If you do choose to go outside, follow CDC recommendations:

  • Stay home if you are sick.
  • Keep 6 feet of distance from anyone you do not live with.
  • Wash your hands regularly and thoroughly.
  • Avoid touching anything – remember that means playgrounds, restrooms, sports equipment or balls, benches, bike racks, etc!
  • Please pay attention: walk single file, watch your spacing, avoid crowded or congested areas.
  • Announce yourself if you are passing someone else by saying “I’m coming up on your left!” and providing at least 6 feet of room.

Please practice personal responsibility and take steps to protect your own and our community’s health. More recommendations from NRPA here.

Visit our event calendar or Facebook Page for the latest updates.

We will post any closure information or important alerts on each greenway page itself.


 

Color the Greenways!

Looking for something to do while social distancing? Or, more appropriately, are you looking for something for your kids to do? We have created several greenway coloring sheets to help bring a bit of the greenways to you! Click on the photos below to download a pdf coloring book page. We would love to see your finished artwork! Share it on Facebook or email info@grgstl.org and we will post for you!


Conservation at Home

Even when sheltering-in-place, we can all still pitch in and do our part for conservation. There are many ways to get involved – in your yard, at a nearby park, along a greenway or even out your back window! Each episode will highlight a different way you and your family can help habitats and watersheds throughout the region.