Shaw Park to Olive
This section of the Centennial Greenway is urban; linking together the communities of Clayton, University City, Ladue and Olivette. It stretches 2 miles along I-170 from the south side of Shaw Park all the way to and along Olive Boulevard. It also connects you to the paved trails within Shaw Park and a wide sidewalk along the north and south sides of Olive between McKnight and Price Rd.
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The trailhead in Shaw Park is near the intersection of I-170 and Forest Park Parkway in Clayton. If you work in downtown Clayton, take a break to explore this greenway by taking a stroll through Shaw Park. You can also walk to this greenway where it crosses Ladue Rd., Delmar Blvd. or Olive Blvd. If you are nearby, there are several other ways to walk to this greenway.
Each greenway is managed in cooperation with different municipalities and parks departments, who set the rules for greenway use, parking and hours of operation. Greenways often span multiple municipalities, so please be aware that these rules can change as you travel along the trail. Please be sure to follow all posted rules and regulations while you are living life outside!
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Plan Your RouteShaw Park
You can access this greenway via Bike St. Louis by heading West on Wydown Boulevard and then north on Edgewood Drive. You can cross the Metro tracks using the bike and pedestrian bridge then follow the Bike St. Louis directional signs to access Shaw Park in Clayton. The trailhead for the Centennial Greenway is at the Northeast corner of the park.
This greenway is not directly accessible via MetroBus. Buses #91 and #97 or will get you within walking distance of the greenway.
You can access this section of the Centennial Greenway from the Clayton Station.
Parking is available in Shaw Park. The trailhead is on the South side of the park.
Things To Do
You can dine at several places along the greenway. There are places to dine in downtown Clayton on the East side of Shaw Park, and along Ladue Road, Delmar Boulevard and Olive Boulevard.
The paved trail is 2 miles from Shaw Park to Olive. There is also a wide sidewalk on both sides of Olive (between McKnight & Price Rd.) that extends the total distance of the greenway. This greenway also connects to the beautiful paved trails within Shaw Park. It is mostly sunny and flat. It does cross over multiple intersections, so be sure to use the electric signals, look both ways and walk your bike across each street. There are no restrooms on this trail, but there are some in Shaw Park.
This is a great trail for children, especially beginning cyclists. Stop and get a treat at Shake Shack or Jilly’s Cupcake Bar! Better yet, relax on a park bench, have a picnic or play on the playground at Shaw Park.
Centennial Greenway at Shaw Park trail head in Clayton.
Leave your car behind! Travel on foot or bike and enjoy Shaw Park, the restaurants of Clayton, and neighboring businesses.
If you work in downtown Clayton, take a break to explore this greenway by taking a stroll through Shaw Park.