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, construction is underway on three replacement bridges, new and refurbished trails, and an underpass beneath Lewis & Clark Boulevard to connect both sides of the park. This will introduce 1.63 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 both sides of the park and connect to transit. Construction is anticipated to be complete in spring 2019. Click here to view the presentation from the January 18, 2018 Preview Event for Maline Greenway in Bella Fontaine County Park.
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.