Mississippi Greenway: Katherine Ward Burg Garden

Project Overview:

The one half acre Katherine Ward Burg Garden along the Mississippi Greenway has been designed to create a flexible and welcoming open space to attract visitors between the Arch Grounds and Laclede’s Landing. The amenities include a trellis, sloping paths and a seating wall that can be used for special events and programming. The garden includes a mix of plants that will provide seasonal interest. This project was funded with a generous bequest from the Estate of Katherine Ward Burg.

 Project Location: Burg Garden is located on Laclede’s Landing. It is bordered by North 1st street on the east, Lucas Avenue on the northern edge, the Mississippi Greenway (Commercial Alley) on the east and the Eads Bridge to the south.

 Project Partners:

Estate of Katherine Ward Burg


Project Status

Great Rivers Greenway is continuing to work with its contractors to complete the park. The delay is associated with the signature trellis and swings, which had complicated fabrication challenges, but is now moving forward and on track to be fully finished this fall. We understand the community’s frustration with the park appearing to be completed and are exploring our options of a partial opening, in advance of the trellis’ installation later this year.

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