Greenway Impacts: 2021 Projects and 2020 Annual Report

Project Highlights and Financial Statements


COVID-19 has had an impact on all of us, and through the challenges our team found ways to connect and collaborate through engagement, virtual programs and working from home. What mattered most was what always fuels our work — you.

The greenways saw more visitors than ever before and proved to be a valuable resource and escape for residents of the St. Louis region. Our trail counters recorded a 72% increase in traffic from 2019 to 2020, and we estimate that more than 3 million trips were taken on the greenways last year.

Although sales tax revenue, which we rely on for our activities, was down, we continued to work on dozens of greenway projects. We leveraged your investment using federal grants and private funds to keep projects moving forward.

Thank you for your continued input, support, volunteering and visits to the greenways. We’re excited to be accessible to you (as things open up) in our new office in City Foundry STL, near transit, free parking and the future Brickline Greenway.

With sincere gratitude,

Connecting the Centennial Greenway

Planning is underway on multiple projects that will add more miles to the Centennial Greenway, and bring this 17 mile connection between Forest Park to St. Charles County closer to completion.

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Conservation Highlights

Conservation is an essential part of the work that we do throughout the St. Louis region, and even with the pandemic we have been working to improve habitats along the greenways.

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Brickline Greenway

Progress towards this new greenway continues, including work on a tribute to the Mill Creek Valley neighborhood.

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Envisioning the Next 20 Years Together

As part of the strategic planning effort we undertake every five years, we conducted civic engagement activities to make sure we’re on track and looking forward to the next 5, 10 and 20 years. Thank you to the 6,600 people who gave us crucial input!

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