Visit Malcolm W Martin Memorial Park
185 West Trendley Ave
East St. Louis, IL 62201
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April thru October: dawn until 10:00 p.m. (7 days a week, 365 days a year)
November thru March: dawn until dusk (Sun-Thur); dawn until 10:00 p.m. (Fri-Sat)
Gateway Geyser Eruption Schedule:
12 pm, 3 pm, and 6 pm, daily (April 15 - October 15)
Gateway Arch and St. Louis Skyline Webcam
Live webcam 24/7. Click the following link to take a live look at the Gateway Arch and St. Louis Skyline from the Malcolm W. Martin Memorial Park. Click here to view the live webcam. A special thanks to Confluence Greenway for sponsoring the webcam!
Pan and Zoom this 360 Degree Panoramic Photo of Malcolm W. Martin Memorial Park
Click on the image below to take a 360 degree tour of Malcolm W. Martin Memorial Park.
On June 7th, 2005, Gateway Center of Metropolitan St. Louis officially transferred title of the Gateway Geyser and the 34.1 acres of grounds, known as the Malcolm W. Martin Memorial Park, to Metro East Park and Recreation District. The Gateway Center had worked tirelessly for 40 years to protect the property from commercial development and, with the transfer, was entrusting MEPRD with the task of bringing to life the dream of their founder and benefactor, Malcolm W. Martin, to transform the property into a true memorial park complementing the Jefferson National Expansion Memorial grounds across the river. On June 18th, 2005, the park was officially dedicated as the Malcolm W. Martin Memorial Park, in honor of the man whose passion, dedication and generosity made the project possible.
In January 2006, the East St. Louis City Council passes a resolution designating the property as a park/conservation area to help facilitate the project's development and preserve it for years to come. The park's development has been largely funded through donations provided by the Gateway Center Board, valued at over $15 million for both the park's creation and its ongoing maintenance, so it can be enjoyed by future generations. Gateway's Board continues to support major developments within the park, which today is home to the Gateway Geyser and the Mississippi River Overlook. The Malcolm. W. Martin Memorial Park officially opened to the public in the spring of 2009.
Malcolm W. Martin Memorial Park, located on the East St. Louis Riverfront, complements the renowned Jefferson National Expansion Memorial, home of the St. Louis Gateway Arch, across the Mississippi River. Eero Saarinen, designer of the St. Louis Arch, originally included a park on both sides of the Mississippi River; decades later his vision has become a reality.
Malcolm W. Martin Memorial Park boasts two distinct features: the Mississippi River Overlook and a fountain known as the Gateway Geyser. The Gateway Geyser erupts three times a day during the spring and summer months. The geyser erupts to a height of 630 feet (on a windless day), as tall as the Arch itself.
The geyser is surrounded by a small lake and four fountains, representing the four rivers that meet at St. Louis. The geyser is powered by three 800 horsepower pumps, and can shoot 8,000 gallons of water per minute at the rate of 250 feet per second. The four smaller fountains are powered by a single125 horsepower pump. The lake surrounding the geyser is six acres, 600 feet in diameter, and contains more than a million gallons of water. Nearby aircraft are alerted by a beacon on the roof of the pump house when the geyser will soon go off.
The Mississippi River Overlook stands 40 ft. tall on the opposite end of the park. Its tiered structure boasts stainless steel railings and architectural concrete. The MRO offers visitors marvelous views of the park, both sides of the Mississippi River, and the St. Louis City Skyline. The new park also provides passive open green space for visitors to enjoy. The Metro East Park and Recreation District owns and operates the park grounds. The park is the result of a partnership between MEPRD and the Gateway Center of Metropolitan St. Louis.
Malcolm W. Martin Memorial Park (MMMP) is just a short walk or drive from the Gateway Arch and downtown St. Louis. MMMP is located on the East Bank of the Mississippi River and offers unobstructed views of the City of St. Louis Skyline and the Gateway Arch. It is also home to the Gateway Geyser, the tallest water fountain in the United States (runs April 15th through October 15th). Tourists are encouraged to visit and see the city in a whole new perspective.
Experience Malcolm W. Martin Memorial Park with a group; whether friends, family, or school groups, it is a wonderful way to experience the park and all it has to offer. Groups are always welcome at Malcolm W. Martin Memorial Park. If you are interested in visiting as a group and would like more information please contact MEPRD at 618-346-4905. It may also be possible to have a special geyser eruption during your visit if you are visiting during a non-scheduled eruption time (for groups of 20+).
United We Serve - President Obama is calling for all Americans to participate in the nations recovery and renewal by serving their community. Such volunteers were recently interviewed at Malcolm Martin Memorial Park. Click here to view their stories.