Meramec Greenway: George Winter Park to Unger Park

The Meramec Greenway stretches a little more than five miles between Unger Park, where the Meramec River makes a sharp turn south, all the way to George Winter Park. There are scenic river views and plenty of recreational green spaces to explore and enjoy along the way. The greenway connects neighborhoods, several parks, a golf course, a light industrial park and historic Old Towne Fenton as it runs through southwest St. Louis County.

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Latitude: 38.504664 Longitude: -90.42208 Elevation: 400 ft

Recreational Opportunities

This section of the Meramec Greenway is flat, with both shade and sun, and offers scenic views of the Meramec River.

Two popular St. Louis County parks lie within this greenway. George Winter Park offers convenient boat launching ramps, picnic sites and shelters, fishing spots and hiking trails along a wide impoundment of the Meramec River. Fishing is also available at Unger Park’s lakes.

The greenway also connects to Fenton City Park and Sunset Hills’ Minnie HaHa Park. Fenton City Park offers playgrounds, grills, athletic fields and the 9/11 Heroes Memorial. Minnie HaHa Park was formerly known as Minnie HaHa Beach, a popular gathering place in the 1930s. The park offers walking trails, restrooms, three picnic shelters, playgrounds and a scenic overlook of the Meramec River. Visitors can reach Minnie HaHa Park via a separated bike and pedestrian path on the Old Highway 30 Bridge.

Seasons Accessible

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

Fees

There is no fee to visit the greenway

Accessibility Notes

The trail is mostly flat and accessible to wheelchairs. Please note that a portion of the greenway is located on the street through Old Towne Fenton for people riding bikes. People who are walking or running can use a sidewalk.

Pet Friendly Notes

Pets are welcome but must be kept on a leash.

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