St. Vincent Greenway: Trojan Park to Robert L. Powell Place

Wellston

Project Overview:

This is the second of three projects that will connect the northern and southern sections of the existing St. Vincent Greenway. It will extend the greenway an additional .53 miles from its current endpoint at Trojan Park on Etzel Avenue to Robert L. Powell Place in Wellston.

 

Project Location:

The greenway will extend north from Trojan Park along Stephen Jones Avenue and west to the intersection of Plymouth and Sutter Avenues. The expanded greenway will include a small “pocket park” at Plymouth and Stephen Jones that will overlook new native plantings along the banks of Engeholm Creek. Heading west on Plymouth Ave, the greenway will connect with St. Louis County’s MET Center, STL VentureWorks, and Metro’s Wellston MetroLink Station. The trail also features a MetroBus stop with improved seating located near the MetroLink tracks.

 

Project Partners:

  • Great Rivers Greenway
  • City of Wellston
  • St. Louis Economic Development Partnership
  • Bi-State Development Agency (Metro)
  • Mysun Charitable Foundation

Project Status

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CONSTRUCTION UNDERWAY!

Construction is underway on the .53 mile expansion from Trojan Park, This project is expected to be complete in late 2022.

 

ABOUT THIS PLACE

Did you know that this section of the St. Vincent Greenway will connect to regionally significant places such as the banks of Engelholm Creek and the historic Wellston industrial community? What stories do you know about this place? Share them at www.GreatRiversGreenway.org/ShareYourStory or by calling 314-932-4904.

Watersheds are like sinks – all of the water that falls into them drains to the same waterway. This area is part of the Engelholm Creek Watershed. Engelholm Creek begins near St. Vincent County Park and continues south where it joins the River des Peres where it is buried underground near the intersection of Olive and Skinker. From there, the water flows into the Mississippi River and out to the Gulf of Mexico. Our actions – like littering trash or picking it up – impact the water quality in our community and downstream. You can protect life in these waterways by keeping pollution out of these watery places that many animals and plants call home. If you see litter on the ground, you can pick it up and put it in the correct trash or recycling bin before it gets into a waterway. You can plant a tree or rain garden that will help you in your effort to remove pollutants from our water. You can also prevent pollution released from vehicles by using public transit, carpooling, walking, and bicycling more and encouraging your friends, family, and neighbors to do the same.

Natural and built features impact our past, present, and future. Wellston was once home to many industrial businesses that made goods such as lightbulbs, steamboat engines, and supplies for both world wars. Many thousands of people worked in Wellston in the 1950s, but their large industrial workplaces closed between the 1980s and early 2000s.