Deer Creek Greenway: Deer Creek Center to River des Peres Greenway

Project Overview:

The goal of this project is to extend the Deer Creek Greenway from its current endpoint at Big Bend Blvd. to connect to the River des Peres Greenway at the intersection of Ellendale and Canterbury in the City of St. Louis. It will create a greenway connection between the cities of Brentwood, 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.

Project Location:

The proposed expansion will extend from the Deer Creek Greenway’s current endpoint at the Deer Creek Center just west of the intersection of Big Bend Blvd. and Oxford Ave. The proposed route follows Oxford Avenue to Sussex Avenue, extends west along the south side of Greenwood Blvd to Canterbury Avenue where it will connect to the River Des Peres Greenway at Ellendale Avenue (by Francis R. Slay Park).

Project Partners:

  • Great Rivers Greenway
  • City of Maplewood
  • City of Webster Groves
  • City of St. Louis
  • St. Louis County
  • Union Pacific Railroad
  • Washington University in St. Louis

Project Status

We are working with the community to design the greenway throughout 2020-2024. Partners have approved the project and it was awarded $3 million in federal funds  from the 2022 Congestion Mitigation Air Quality (CMAQ) round of funding. Design and engineering will continue thru 2023-2024, easement acquisition in 2024 and greenway construction is anticipated for 2025.

We’ll also be working with the City of Webster Groves to develop a small park at Big Bend and Oxford (formerly McDonalds) that will connect to the future Deer Creek Greenway through Maplewood. You can learn more about the park here.



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