The master plan for the Gravois Greenway (commonly known as Grant’s Trail) calls for the expansion of this former railroad corridor from where it currently ends at Orlando’s to connect to the River des Peres Greenway just south of Interstate 55. When complete, it will connect six densely populated municipalities and portions of unincorporated St. Louis County from Kirkwood to the St. Louis City limits near River City Casino. This will also tie together three greenways (Gravois, River des Peres and the Mississippi) making it easier for people to get to school, jobs, parks, recreation, transit and other attractions in a large swath of south St. Louis County and the City of St. Louis.
This paved route extends from Holmes and Leffingwell in Kirkwood to River City Blvd. A large portion of the greenway follows Gravois Creek as it meanders through portions of south St. Louis County. A spur of the greenway winds through the rolling hills of Blake C. Snyder Memorial Park (formerly Clydesdale County Park).
Projects In Progress
Gravois Greenway Extension to River des Peres Greenway
The expanded Gravois Greenway will extend 1.5 miles from its current endpoint at Hoffmeister Avenue where it will connect with the River des Peres Greenway near Primm Street and Germania.
The greenway has been extended from Hoffmeister Ave. near Orlando’s) to River City Blvd. It includes a boardwalk and restored wetland, a new bridge over Bayless Avenue and an underpass beneath Weber Rd. This new stretch of greenway opened on June 18, 2020. We are waiting for lower water levels in the River des Peres to set the final span of the bridge that will complete the connection to the River des Peres Greenway. Learn more about the project here.