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.
Two sections of the Maline Greenway are currently in the engineering stage, one in Ferguson and one in Bella Fontaine County Park.
In Bella Fontaine County Park, designs are complete for three replacement bridges along with new and refurbished trails and an underpass beneath Lewis & Clark Boulevard to connect both sides of the park. This will introduce 3.5 miles of the Maline Greenway to the River Ring and make it easier and safer for people of all ages of abilities to walk or ride a bike between the two parks and connect to transit. Project designs are 100% complete and we are finalizing the license agreement with St. Louis County and MoDOT.
In Ferguson, designs are underway for a one mile greenway (paved) connecting the Ted Jones Trail to Forestwood Park. It begins at the northern edge of the Ted Jones Trail (a 2.2 mile connection to UMSL), and continues east to Ferguson’s Forestwood Park. This park offers multiple athletic facilities, a trail and multiple connections to surrounding neighborhoods. Project designs are 80% complete. Great Rivers Greenway staff is evaluating construction estimates and right-of-way needs before proceeding further.