St. Vincent Greenway: Ruth Porter Mall Park

The southern portion of the St. Vincent Greenway is 1.3 miles long and currently extends from Delmar Boulevard at DeBaliviere Avenue in St. Louis’ West End neighborhood through Ruth Porter Mall Park, north onto a wide sidewalk along Etzel Avenue, ending at North Skinker Boulevard in Wellston. When the Loop Trolley is complete, the trail will continue along the eastern side of DeBaliviere and connect to the Forest Park Metrolink station and Forest Park at the History Museum.

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Latitude: 38.665686 Longitude: -90.293356 Elevation: 517 ft

Recreational Opportunities

This greenway crosses over several residential streets, making it an easy way to walk or bike around the neighborhood. People of all ages can use the paved asphalt trail to access Ruth Porter Mall Park and enjoy summertime concerts, farmers markets, picnics and the splash pad. Those traveling through the park can also learn about civil rights activist Ruth C. Porter, local architecture and the history of street names via interpretive signs, courtesy of the Missouri History Museum. Along the way, umbrellas, bright benches, banners and street art can also be seen.

The St. Vincent Greenway is also a popular route for walking and biking to the Delmar MetroLink and MetroBus station. Visitors and residents can use it to access all the shopping and dining options the Delmar Loop has to offer.

Seasons Accessible

The St. Vincent 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.

On-street parking is available near the greenway. There are no restrooms along this path. A water fountain and dog bowl can be found near the south end of the greenway.

Pet Friendly Notes

Pets are welcome but must be kept on a leash.

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