Closed for walking and biking but open space serving as natural flood plain during high water
Many greenways parallel area rivers, creeks and streams and are currently closed or impacted by flooding. While you can’t walk or ride right now, the flooded greenways are still serving an important purpose as a natural flood plain. The water can spread out across the undeveloped open space during high water and then recede when river levels drop.
We post alerts on each individual greenway page to let you know about closures due to flooding, construction, maintenance or other issues. We update this information based on reports from partners, our staff and greenway users. Note that once river levels drop, it may take a few weeks to clear any sand or debris left behind to reopen affected greenways. Here is a comprehensive list of flood closures/impacts as of August 12, 2019:
Busch Greenway: KATY Trail to Missouri Research Park to August A. Busch Conservation Area
The boardwalk between the Duckett Creek trailhead and the Katy Trail is impacted by flooding. Other than the .75 mile segment between the Duckett Creek trailhead and Katy Trail, the rest of the greenway is open. Open (Check Missouri State Parks website for updates on Katy Trail Flooding here.)
Fee Fee Greenway:
This greenway is open but you can only connect via the Maryland Heights Community Center and Aquaport side. You can use the greenway between Aquaport and Rule Ave. The trailhead in Creve Coeur Park is inaccessible due to closure of Marine Avenue. Most of the greenway is open, but there is still some water over the greenway in the portion through Creve Coeur Park. Watch for flood debris. Fee Fee Greenway is fully open and all clear! All the trails around Creve Coeur Lake are clear and ready for you to ride! Thanks to St. Louis County Parks for their speedy cleanup!
Meramec Greenway: George Winter Park to Unger Park
Much of this greenway is impacted by flooding. George Winter park is closed. Portions of the greenway in Unger Park are still impacted by flooding. The southern portion of George Winter Park, including the back ramp, is closed for flood clean up. OPEN!
Sunset Greenway: Old Town Florissant to Sunset Park
The section of greenway near the Missouri River in Sunset Park has been impacted by flooding and will be closed until further notice.
Meramec Greenway: Greentree Park to Arnold’s Grove Park
There is still sand and debris on the greenway left behind from the flooding, please proceed with caution.
River des Peres Greenway: Francis R. Slay Park to Shrewsbury MetroLink, Carondelet and Lemay Parks
High water and leftover debris from flooding is still impacting the eastern end of the greenway. There is flood water in Lemay Park and it is closed to all visitors. Please avoid this area until flood waters recede. High water and leftover debris from flooding is still impacting the eastern end of the greenway. Lemay Park is closed to all visitors. Please avoid this area until flood waters recede.
Missouri Greenway: Monarch Chesterfield Levee
The greenway is closed at the highway 64 underpass due to flooding. Reopened! Sorry, we posted incorrect information-the greenway is CLOSED where it crosses under highway 64/40 due to high water. The rest of the greenway is open. (posted 8/12/19)
Missouri Greenway: Earth City Levee
This greenway is significantly impacted by flooding. Riverwoods Park is closed- there is damage to the paved greenway along the river. The greenway along the levee is also closed at this time.
Mississippi Greenway: Cliff Cave Park
The 5 mile loop and 1.2 mile loop trails in the lower section of Cliff Cave Park are closed due to flooding. The Riverside Shelter is also closed. The paved and unpaved routes in the upper section of the park are open.
Mississippi Greenway: Chouteau Riverfront to Old Chain of Rocks Bridge (Riverfront Trail)
Large portions of this greenway are impacted by flooding and are inaccessible. All flood gates are closed except for Riverview, Maline Creek is still over the greenway, Riverfront Park is partially flooded and the downtown riverfront is still underwater. Water levels have receded but there is flood debris left behind in several areas. Cleanup is underway, but use caution. The flood gates at Ferry St. Branch & Ferry are open. Cleanup of greenway along Leonor K. Sullivan Blvd. is almost done. Flooding impacted the Tri-Gen plant so they are generating stream in temporary systems outside the plant;they are blocking the greenway between Biddle and Rootwad. Please find an alternate route.
Old Chain of Rocks Bridge:
The Old Chain of Rocks Bridge is closed to all users due to flooding on the Illinois side of the bridge. Bridge has reopened!
Meramec Greenway: Lower Meramec Park
Lower Meramec Park is closed due to flooding. OPEN!