Greenway Symposium

Join us for this 4th annual regional workshop hosted by Great Rivers Greenway!

WHEN: Wednesday, November 6, 2019, 8am-3:30pm

WHERE: Maryland Heights Community Center (2300 McKelvey Road, St. Louis, MO 63043)


  • Parks and Recreation Professionals and Related Fields Including Directors and Operations Staff
  • Public Works Staff Managing Public Spaces
  • Public Administrators and Managers
  • Municipal Staff Involved in Community Outreach and Engagement
  • Private Firms Involved in Park Planning and Care


  • Designing with Nature for Personal Safety in Parks
  • Moving People Around: Tips for Wayfinding Signs in Your Parks
  • A Seat at the Picnic Table: Community Engagement for Parks
  • Diversity, Equity and Inclusion Planning
  • Conservation Planning Tools for Public Land Management
  • Community Center Facility Tour, Stormwater Management Tour, or Fee Fee Greenway Interpretive Tour

COST: Free and lunch will be provided!

REGISTRATION: Required – fill out the form below

Limited number of seats available, so sign up today!

Stick around for a networking social hosted by Missouri Botanical Garden from 3:30-5pm with drinks and snacks provided.

Take the Fee Fee Greenway to get to the 2019 Greenway Symposium!


Click the links below to view the presentations from the 2019 Greenway Symposium.

Chouteau Greenway – Mark Vogl
Designing for Safety in Parks – Fatemeh Saeidi-Rizi
Community Engagement – Elizabeth Simons
Wayfinding – Seth Treptow
Diversity, Equity and Inclusion Strategy for Great Rivers Greenway – Michelle Bock
Conservation Planning Tools – Ronda Burnett

Click the links below to view the presentations from the 2018 Greenway Symposium.

Opening Remarks – Great Rivers Greenway and University of Missouri – St. Louis Staff
Where We’ve Been and Where We Can Go: A Brief History of STL and the Path to Equity – Rachel D’Souza-Siebert
The Importance of Public Space for Promoting Physical Activity in Under-Resourced Populations: The Case of Trojan Park – Dr. Diana Parra Perez
Diversity and Inclusion in Parks and Recreation Programming – Dr. Timothy Makubuya
Setting the Standard for Greenway Design – Ben Grossman and Kevin Corwin

Click the links below to view the presentations from the 2017 Greenway Symposium.

Greenway Updates – Great Rivers Greenway Staff
Pollinator Research – Dr. Gerard Camillo, Saint Louis University Department of Biology
Landscape Care – Ted Spaid, CLARB, ASLA, SWT Design
Role of Parks in Public Health – Dr. Sonja Wilhelm Stanis, University of Missouri School of Natural Resources