The master plan for the seven mile Maline Greenway is an east-west link between the Mississippi Greenway (sometimes called the Riverfront Trail) and the St. Vincent Greenway in North St. Louis County. The greenway passes though the cities of Berkeley, Kinloch, Ferguson, Jennings, Moline Acres, Bellefontaine Neighbors, Riverview, and the City of St. Louis as well as unincorporated St. Louis County. Approximately 70,000 people reside in this greenway corridor that will eventually connect more than 350 acres of park land.
In Bella Fontaine County Park, construction on three replacement bridges, new and refurbished trails, and an accessible underpass beneath Lewis & Clark Boulevard is complete.
Great Rivers Greenway is working with the City of Ferguson to plan, design and construct a new segment of the Maline Greenway from the Ted Jones Trail to West Florissant Avenue. The goal is to build a paved greenway that will create an accessible connection through the City of Ferguson including improvements to existing sidewalks and street crossings.
The proposed 1.5 mile section of Maline Greenway would connect the Ted Jones Trail which begins at the University of Missouri St. Louis’ campus and ends near the intersection of St. Louis Avenue and Short Avenue. From there, the greenway would travel along Paul Avenue and Ferguson Avenue to Forestwood Park, then continue on through the Park, re-constructing a segment of the existing loop trail within the park and finally continuing on to West Florissant Avenue.
This new section would connect residential and commercial areas as well as bus transit service along West Florissant Avenue, a principal arterial roadway to Forestwood Park, an important recreational destination. The new trail also provides improved pedestrian and bicycle access between the businesses along Florissant Road and West Florissant Avenue, both important town centers and shopping and dining destinations. Click here for some frequently asked questions (and answers!) about the Maline Greenway.