The master plan for the River des Peres Greenway calls for a continuous 11-mile corridor stretching between Forest Park and the Mississippi River. It will connect into the Deer Creek, Gravois, and Mississippi Greenways along with connections to the Bike St. Louis street routes at multiple locations.
The River des Peres Greenway: Shrewsbury/Lansdowne MetroLink to Carondelet Park travels through densely populated areas in south St. Louis, skirting the St. Louis city/county line, crossing several major intersections beginning at the Shrewsbury/Lansdowne MetroLink station then south to Chippewa, Gravois, and Morgan Ford. Approximately halfway between Lansdowne and the current endpoint of the greenway at Alabama Avenue, you can turn north on to the Christy Greenway; a neighborhood connector that takes you approximately 1 mile to Holly Hills Boulevard.
Similarly, the Carondelet Connector spurs north off the River des Peres Greenway at the intersection of Interstate 55 and Germania Avenue. You can walk or ride your bike and connect to all of the businesses at Loughborough Commons as well as Carondelet Park near the YMCA.
Great Rivers Greenway received a CMAQ (Congestion Mitigation & Air Quality) grant of $1.5 million to extend the River des Peres Greenway from the Shrewsbury/Lansdowne MetroLink station to Francis R. Slay Park in the City of St. Louis. Construction on this project kicked off in March 2017 and as of September 2017 is about 80 percent complete. Construction is anticipated to continue through November 2017. Temporary lane changes are in effect to accommodate construction. Click here to learn more about the lane changes.
River des Peres Greenway: Shrewsbury/Lansdowne MetroLink station to Francis R. Slay Park Open House Archive:
There was an open house on March 9, 2016 for people to learn more about this new 1.8 mile greenway extension.
A second open house for this project was held on October 12, 2016. Thank you very much to everyone who came out to learn more about the project!
- Click here to see the presentation from the October 12, 2016 Open House.
- Click here for a fact sheet about the project.
River des Peres Greenway to Mississippi Greenway
Construction to extend the Mississippi Greenway from its current endpoint on the River City Casino Property and connect with the River des Peres Greenway is temporarily on hold. The extension of the River des Peres Greenway between Alabama and Broadway is largely complete, but the remainder of the paved route will not be constructed until Metropolitan Sewer District completes repairs and sewer line improvements in this area. We are working with them to coordinate construction so we only build the greenway one time. Stay tuned for additional updates on the timeline for this project!
When both projects are complete, there will be a continuous corridor from Francis Slay Park (Intersection of Canterbury & Ellendale) in the City of St. Louis all the way to Jefferson Barracks County Park in St. Louis County!