St. Vincent Greenway

The St. Vincent Greenway runs north-south through UMSL’s campus and is a popular spot to walk the dog or go for a jog. (Photos by August Jennewein)

Great Rivers Greenway has started highlighting one of its collaborative partners each month in its newsletter and featured the University of Missouri–St. Louis in its March edition.

Wayne Goode Trail/St. Vincent Greenway

A cyclist rides along the St. Vincent Greenway and Wayne Goode Trail, past the Recreation and Wellness Center, and toward the tunnel passing under Arnold B. Grobman Drive.

“They are accountable and proactive in the operations and maintenance of the stretch of the St. Vincent Greenway that runs through their campus,” the newsletter wrote of UMSL grounds staff members, led by Grounds Supervisor Gregory Ward, who maintain the area around the trail. “Most recently, UMSL has worked with Forest ReLeaf to improve the forest canopy on campus. Since 2017, they have planted more than 600 new trees! They have also applied for, and been approved for Tree Resource Improvement and Maintenance grants for the past three years.

“This year they removed 16 trees and transformed one of them into a ‘wildlife tree.’ UMSL is also very focused on managing vegetation along the greenway. They recently spent more than a month removing invasive plant overgrowth from the greenway and clearing out fence lines and retaining walls. Way to go UMSL! Thanks for the continued work to create a safe and enjoyable environment for all greenway users.”

The St. Vincent Greenway meanders 3.63 miles from St. Vincent County Park through UMSL’s campus to the North Hanley MetroLink Station. It links to the Ted Jones Trail via the Wayne Goode Trail, which opened in 2012 and is named in honor of the late state legislator, who was one of UMSL’s founding fathers.

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