When the St. Vincent Greenway is complete; it will extend 7 miles from NorthPark and the University of Missouri-St. Louis campus all the way to Forest Park. It will connect with Maline Greenway on the north and ultimately join the Centennial, River des Peres, and Brickline Greenways in Forest Park.
St. Vincent Greenway: St. Vincent Park to UMSL to North Hanley MetroLink (paved) runs 3.63 miles along the rolling hills of the UMSL campus and through the lush and shady landscape of St. Vincent County Park.
On the south side of the greenway, St. Vincent Greenway: Forest Park to Trojan Park (paved) runs 1.95 miles from Trojan Park at Etzel and Skinker through Ruth Porter Mall Park to Forest Park at Lindell. If you walk west along Delmar, you can meet up with the Centennial Greenway. The recently completed segment of the greenway from Delmar at DeBaliviere to Lindell runs parallel to the Loop Trolley tracks.
We are working with many partners to close the gap on the northern and southern sections of the St. Vincent Greenway. We’ll complete the connection in three phases. The first will be from Trojan Park to the site of the former Eskridge High School in Wellston. This project is expected to break ground in early 2021. The second phase will stretch from Eskridge High School to St. Charles Rock Road. In early 2020, the Pagedale community identified the route for the greenway and we are working through the design phase to prepare the project for construction in 2022. The third phase is an 0.5 mile stretch of greenway with a direct connection to the Rock Road Transit Center. This will be completed as part of Missouri Department of Transportation’s improvements to St. Charles Rock Road. Learn more about all three projects here.
When the entire connection is complete, it will connect the cities of Wellston and Pagedale to the Wellston and Rock Road Transit Center and St. Vincent County Park. It will also complete a seven mile, continuous greenway stretching all the way from Forest Park, across the University of Missouri-St. Louis Campus, to the North Hanley MetroLink Station!
Projects In Progress
This project will extend the greenway an additional .53 miles from its current endpoint at Trojan Park on Etzel Avenue to the site of the former Eskridge High school in Wellston.
This 1.69 mile greenway segment will start at the former Eskridge High School site and connect to St. Charles Rock Road.
This project will parallel St. Charles Rock Road with a direct connection to the Rock Road Transit Center and St. Vincent County Park. The project will create a safe, accessible shared-use path on the northern side of the road.
In fall 2014, a preferred route from Etzel at Skinker in Wellston (Now the site of Trojan Park!) to St. Vincent County Park was identified through an extensive public engagement process. Design on the first phase of this expansion from Trojan Park to Eskridge is almost complete. The final land acquisition needed to advance the design has been purchased. The final phase of the design work will include utility coordination, permitting, design of the parking lot near Trojan Park and continued community engagement activities. This phase is expected to be completed in spring 2020. Planning to connect from Eskridge to St. Charles Rock Road through Pagedale is also in progress. For the balance of 2019. we will be working with the community to study different alignments. Stay tuned for opportunities to weigh in on the route for the greenway through Pagedale in early 2020.
When the entire connection is complete, it will connect the cities of Wellston and Pagedale to the Wellston and St. Charles Rock Road MetroLink stations and St. Vincent County Park. It will also complete a seven mile, continuous greenway stretching all the way from Forest Park, across the University of Missouri-St. Louis Campus, to the North Hanley MetroLink Station!