Last summer saw not one but two new segments to St. Vincent Greenway in St. Louis.

The first extends from St. Vincent County Park, along St. Charles Rock Road, to the Rock Road Transit Center. The new section connects to the Pagedale community and was designed with green paint, pavement markings, crossings, and signage to create enhanced visibility and safety for people walking and riding a bike in the residential and business area.

The second new segment extends from Trojan Park, along Stephen Jones Avenue, to Robert L. Powell Place. This section connects community members to the Wellston MetroLink station, Metropolitan Education and Training Center, STL Business Center, and Yadier Molina Field. A small “pocket” park was added at Plymouth and Stephen Jones avenues.

Both greenway expansions were celebrated with ribbon-cutting ceremonies that featured guided tours, food trucks, entertainment, and even a public parade. Project partners included Great Rivers Greenway, Missouri Department of Transportation, Bi-State Development/Metro St. Louis, St. Louis County Department of Parks and Recreation, City of Wellston, and the Mysun Charitable Foundation.

When complete, St. Vincent Greenway will extend 7 miles from NorthPark and the University of Missouri-St. Louis campus all the way to Forest Park and will connect with Maline Greenway on the north and ultimately join the Centennial, River des Peres, and Brickline greenways in Forest Park.