Great Rivers Greenway is thrilled to partner with the Urban League for our third season of the Greenway Guide program (May-October) on the Mississippi Greenway (Riverfront Trail). Not only does this partnership provide excellent job training and employment for our community through the Save Our Sons program, it also enhances the experience for people using the Mississippi Greenway from the Old Chain of Rocks Bridge to Leonor K. Sullivan Blvd at Chouteau.
After completing training with the Urban League, Guides work together with staff, other support teams and partners at the City of St. Louis to monitor and patrol this greenway. Guides also operate the Mary Meachum Visitor’s Center—Friday through Sunday—offering support such as bicycle repair, directions and first aid.
Having a community presence on the riverfront is key, it’s also important to have the extra eyes and ears on the greenway. We’re excited to once again work with the Urban League to develop these qualified ambassadors to greet visitors and monitor the greenway. So far, the program has been very well-received and visitors appreciate the support and assistance offered by the Guides!
We are building, promoting, and sustaining this network of greenways to make the St. Louis region an even better place to live. This project is just one way we’re engaging residents of the region to connect with their investment, this network of greenways, and each other. We hope you’ll visit and experience the benefits of this partnership first hand!