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					                                             Mississippi
                                                                   The Riverfront Experience
                 Cuivre                        River
                Greenway                     Greenway




                                                      Confluence
                                                      Greenway


                           Missouri River
                             Greenway
            Western
            Greenway




    Missouri River
      Greenway

                            Meramec
                            Greenway        Mississippi
                                              River
                                            Greenway




 The River Ring
 The Great Rivers Greenway District is the public
 organization leading the development of a region-wide
 system of inter-connected greenways, parks and trails,
 known as The River Ring. The River Ring will join two
 states and cover an area of 1,216 square miles. The
 Greenway District, formerly known as the Metropolitan
 Parks and Recreation District, was established in
 November 2000 by the successful passage of the Clean
 Water, Safe Parks and Community Trails Initiative
 (Proposition C) in St. Louis City, St. Louis County and
 St. Charles County, Missouri. For more information
 about The Great Rivers Greenway District, visit
 www.greatrivers.info.



Free Map & Trail Information
                                Map                                                           (314) 416-9930
                                                                                              St. Louis, MO 63125
                                                                                              3900 Reavis Barracks Road
                                                                                              Trailnet, Inc.                                          St. Louis neighborhoods.
                                                                                                                                        history and along the edges of old
                                                                            (314) 584-6703
                                                                            St. Louis, MO 63106                                         The Trail travels through a part of
                                                                            2600 Hadley
                                                                            Grace Hill AmeriCorps Trail Ranger Project
                                                                                                                                                                    of street traffic.
                                                                                  (Persons with Special Needs Encouraged to Call)
                                                                                                                                     native plants without the distraction
                                                                         To Volunteer or for Tour Information, Contact:
                                                                                                                                     experience with diverse wildlife and
                                                                   • Nancy Weber, Former 2nd Ward Alderman                                   ize the eye. The Trail offers an
                                                                   • Whitaker Foundation
                                                                                                                                     the swirling River currents mesmer-
                                                                   • Trailnet, Inc.
                                                                   • Missouri Department of Natural Resources                        Poised along the mighty Mississippi,
                                                                   • Missouri Department of Conservation
                                                                   • McKnight Foundation
                                                                   • Great Rivers Greenway                                                                  enjoyment of nature.
                                                                   • Gateway Foundation
                                                                                                                                             perfect for walking, biking and
                                                                   • Grace Hill Neighborhood Services
                                                                   • Confluence Greenway                                                      12 mile recreational greenway
                                                                   • Community Development Agency of St. Louis
                                                                   • City of St. Louis Parks Department                               The Riverfront Trail is a developing
Riverfront Trail                                                   • City of St. Louis Streets Department
                                                                   zations for Their Support of the Riverfront Trail:
                                                                   Thank You to the Following Individuals and Organi-
                                                                                                                                              The Riverfront Trail



 History                                                           Native Wildlife                                                  Neighborhoods
 It is this North City stretch of the River where most             The Bald Eagles can be easily spotted either fishing             The neighborhood communities are an important
 steamboat accidents occurred because of the rocky                 or sitting on branches with their adolescent, brown-             part of St. Louis’ past, present and future….
 bottom. When the River is low, the water may flow                 headed offspring between December and March.
                                                                                                                                    BADEN. This town began as a crossroads of two
 3 times its normal rate due to a steeper slope. The
                                                                   The rare Eurasian Tree Sparrow has been seen here                major through-fares in the early 1800’s. Some of
 resulting currents create a peaceful effect on
                                                                   – found only in the St. Louis area and parts of Europe.          St. Louis’ most famous citizens resided in Baden in-
 the mind of the casual river gazer.
                                                                   Other animals along the Trail include gray fox,                  cluding the Switzer family, famous for their licorice,
 Looking across the River you see the banks of Mosen-              beaver, wild turkeys, hawks, falcons, deer, owls and             and William Carr Lane, the first mayor of St. Louis.
 thein Island. Named after a family that lived there,              even the wily old coyote.                                        Housing in Baden consists mainly of medium-sized
 the island has attracted the curious for decades and                                                                               single-family brick homes built in nineteenth and
                                                                   Native grasses and wildflowers that proliferate in the
 was even slated for development at one time.                                                                                       early twentieth centuries.
                                                                   area have been enhanced by the efforts of the Grace
 Just south on the Trail from Humbolldt Street, you                Hill AmeriCorps Members. Common plants include                   COLLEGE HILL. The College Hill neighborhood,
 can view the wide sandy beaches on the Illinois side.             switch grass (used especially on the levees and                  bounded by I-70, Grand, Carter and Fair, takes its
 In the 1940’s a ferry brought sunbathers there from               superior to the European fescue during times of flood            name from the St. Louis University College Farm
 the St. Louis side for a quarter.                                 to hold the earth), wild sweet William, ox-eye daisies,          that was located in the area during the 1800’s. The
                                                                   black-eyed susan, purple cone flower, and aster. Plans           neighborhood has large turn-of-the century homes
 The levee was once part of the River. Averaging 20
                                                                   include a seasonal “burn” to suppress foreign promote            surrounding O’Fallon Park and many family flats.
 feet high, workers hydraulically pumped sand clay
                                                                   indigenous growth.
 and rocks form the Mississippi to form an earthen                                                                                  HYDE PARK. Located just two miles north of down-
 wall in the 1960’s.                                               Trees can be seen just along the banks of the River              town. Hyde Park was incorporated in 1850 as the
                                                                   and include cotton wood, lofty sycamore, five variet-            German town of Bremen. Today, two active neighbor-
 The tracks along the Trail belong to the Burlington
                                                                   ies of oak, butternut and water hickory, and pecan               hood organizations, Friedens Haus and Hyde Park
 Northern Railroad. These are the same tracks that
                                                                   thought to be cultivated and spread by Native                    Neigbors offer stability for the area. The Bissell
 carried Harry Truman’s campaign train in 1948.
                                                                   Americans.                                                       Mansion Restaurant is the City’s oldest house. Many
 At the Prairie Street access, you stand at the foot of                                                                             other architecturally significant homes abound.
 Merchants’ Bridge. The structure belies the fact that
                                                                                                                                    OLD NORTH ST. LOUIS. Bounded by Cass, Branch,
 it was built in 1889 as an alternative to the Ead’s
                                                                                                                                    I-70, and North Florissant, Old North St. Louis has
 Bridge.
                                                                                                                                    many old row and town-houses. Grace Hill Settle-
                                                                                                                                    ment House provides a neighbors helping neighbors
                                                                                                                                    philosophy. The jewel of the area’s businesses is
                                                                                                                                    Crown Candy Company, an old-fashioned soda shop
                                                                                                                                    and candy store.
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