Metro East Park and Recreation District Funded Projects
One of MEPRD’s very first projects involved working with the St. Clair County Transit District to develop a pedestrian walkway across the Eads Bridge. We went on to partner with Great Rivers Greenway to improve bicycle and pedestrian access on the McKinley Bridge by developing the McKinley Bridge Bikeway, a 2,600-foot-long by 14-foot-wide cantilevered lane that is separated from vehicular traffic. It is a distinctive feature of the reconstructed bridge and offers great views of the Mississippi River and downtown St. Louis. In all, MEPRD has provided $6.8 million to help complete 59 projects throughout the two-county area.
Combined, all of the completed projects fueled by MEPRD have a collective value of almost $38.8 million, underscoring our ability to partner with other entities to leverage additional dollars. In addition to these completed projects, MEPRD has committed another
$9.6 million to 19 other partnership grants and MEPRD capital projects that will receive the funding upon completion.
We are also known for developing and operating the Malcolm W. Martin Memorial Park, a project funded by the Gateway Center of Metropolitan St. Louis that fulfills Gateway Arch architect Eero Saarinen’s decades-old dream of a memorial embracing both shores of the Mississippi River. The 34.1 acre park is located on the East Bank of the river directly across from the Gateway Arch and is home to the Gateway Geyser, Mississippi River Overlook viewing platform and unmatched views of the downtown St. Louis skyline.
MEPRD Project Map:
To learn more about all of the projects completed with MEPRD funding please click on the year's below: