Centennial Greenway: Forest Park to Washington University to Vernon Ave.

This 1.4-mile greenway (paved) extends from Skinker and Forsyth boulevards at Forest Park. It runs through the campus of St. Louis’ renowned Washington University, along Kingsbury Ave. to Delmar Blvd. (at Melville Ave.) in the Loop Business District and north to Vernon Ave. It links together some of St. Louis’ most treasured places and cultural institutions, including Forest Park, Washington University, several historic neighborhoods and the Delmar Loop, which has been recognized as one of the top 10 Great Streets in America.

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Latitude: 38.645963 Longitude: -90.301038 Elevation: 493 ft

Recreational Opportunities

This Centennial Greenway segment has much to offer. Students and nearby residents can use the greenway to access transit via the Delmar MetroLink Station, as well as a variety of entertainment, shopping and dining options in the Delmar Loop. A pedestrian plaza featuring a life-size statue of St. Louis’ own “Father of Rock and Roll” Chuck Berry can also be found along the greenway at Delmar Blvd.

You will also see beautiful historic homes as you connect to Forest Park—one of St. Louis’ greatest treasures. Home to the History Museum, the Science Center, the St. Louis Zoo, the St. Louis Art Museum and the Muny, it can all be accessed via the Centennial Greenway.  

Seasons Accessible

The Centennial Greenway is open year-round. Please note that the trail is not plowed of snow or ice.

Fees

There are no fees to visit the greenway.

Accessibility Notes

The trail is mostly flat and accessible to wheelchairs.  

Pet Friendly Notes

Pets are welcome but must be kept on a leash.

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