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 north 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 2020-2023. 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, 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. We are excited to be teaming up with Pablo Moyano Fernández, Assistant Professor at Washington University in St. Louis, and  students from  Sam Fox School of Design & Visual Arts in the School of Architecture. These students will be creating concepts for the new park as part of their course curriculum. These concepts will be shared with the community for additional feedback and refined to create a final design! Note that the timeline for construction of the park is separate from the greenway and has not been determined just yet. You can subscribe to get updates below.

Project Planning Documents

Read the final Community Engagement Report for this project here.

Read the Deer Creek Intersection Study here.

Where will this greenway go? Watch the video below for a quick overview of the route and features along this greenway!




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