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: Francis R. Slay Part to Shrewsbury/Lansdowne MetroLink to Carondelet and Lemay Parks travels through densely populated areas in south St. Louis, skirting the St. Louis city/county line, crossing several major intersections beginning at Francis R. Slay Park, then south to Shrewsbury/Lansdowne MetroLink station, 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.
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 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!
River des Peres Greenway to Deer Creek Greenway
The goal of this project is to extend the existing Deer Creek Greenway from its current endpoint at Big Bend Blvd. and the Deer Creek Shopping Center to the River Des Peres Greenway at Francis R. Slay Park and the intersection of Canterbury and McCausland Avenues. We are working with our partners at the City of Maplewood and City of St. Louis to seek community feedback as we plan the route to connect these greenways.
A community meeting and workshop was held in December 2017 at Maplewood City Hall to share potential routes and gather community members’ input about their likes and dislikes for each of the options. Stay tuned for more updates as the planning process continues!