Gateway Arch Park Foundation – formerly the CityArchRiver Foundation – is proud to announce its new name and branding to reflect the future of the organization. As the renovation of the Arch park and surrounding areas nears completion, the Gateway Arch Park Foundation has transitioned to a conservancy model to ensure that the Gateway Arch and its surroundings are a vibrant, active, well-supported attraction for generations to come. Click here to learn more about the new brand
The Gateway Arch Park Foundation is a 501(c)(3) non-profit organization with a mission to ensure that the Gateway Arch, its grounds, neighboring public space, and attractions will be a vital, welcoming, well-supported resource to the community and nation for generations to come.
Founded in 2009 to support and coordinate a project to connect, invigorate and expand the Arch grounds, the Foundation will become a conservancy that will collaborate with partners to operate and maintain the improvements made through the CityArchRiver project, which is scheduled to be completed in 2017.
Plan & Scope
The CityArchRiver project is about all of us coming together to celebrate and enjoy what makes St. Louis great.
Funding for the CityArchRiver project is drawn from a combination of public and private sources.
The CityArchRiver project is possible because of public-private partnerships.
It’s all here
The Arch is an international icon and world-class destination for all of us to enjoy. Now, there’s so much more to see, do and experience — every day of the week, all year round. Come on down to the new Gateway Arch park grounds. With convenient parking and the new park over the highway, access is simple. And there are more great things to come.
It’s all yours
As a Founding Member of Gateway Arch Park Friends, you’ll receive lots of extra perks and benefits like free “Journey to the Top” tram rides, and complimentary parking, discounts on riverboat rides, special event invitations and more. Plus, you’re helping to keep the renewed Gateway Arch park grounds fresh and exciting for our entire community today and for generations to come.
Please join us in supporting this international symbol of St. Louis and beloved community destination. Become a friend of Gateway Arch Park Friend.
About the Project
CityArchRiver will make the Arch easier and safer for everyone to experience by connecting, invigorating and expanding the park’s grounds and museums.
Designed by world-renowned landscape architecture firm Michael Van Valkenburgh Associates, CityArchRiver connects the Gateway Arch grounds with the riverfront and the region. Through the creation of new spaces for events and public education, expanded museum space, additional park acreage and bicycle trails, children’s play areas, performance venues and a lively, invigorated riverfront, locals and tourists alike will find new opportunities to learn, linger and enjoy one of the world’s most recognized icons.
Gateway Arch Park Foundation offers the people and institutions who support the St. Louis region an opportunity to invigorate the jewel of St. Louis and make the Gateway Arch a destination of choice for the young and the old, those near and far, for generations to come.
The design starts with a new, dramatic Park Over the Highway that will, for the first time, allow visitors to walk from the Old Courthouse to the Arch grounds to the riverfront on one continuous greenway, without a curb or stair step in their way. With your support, the CityArchRiver project will have a lasting impact on the economic, social, environmental, recreational and educational fabric of the entire bi-state metropolitan region.
The Arch grounds transformation is underway! This is your one-stop information source for CityArchRiver construction information. You can learn about roadway changes associated with the project, how to get around during construction, new experiences during the construction process and watch the transformation as it happens through our live web cams.
Parking: For an interactive map of St. Louis Convention and Visitor Commission’s preferred parking lots garages, visit www.getaroundstl.com.
News & Updates
- New Video Shows Transformed Exhibits and Visitor Experience
June 20, 2017
- Many transit options lead to the Gateway Arch
June 6, 2017
- CityArchRiver Foundation Becomes Gateway Arch Park Foundation
May 22, 2017
- The New Kiener Plaza Opens with Celebrations May 19 and 20
April 12, 2017
- Residents of the Region Celebrate New Gateway Arch Park Landscapes at Spring into Your Park
April 10, 2017
KMOX, Ice Skate Under the Arch The Arch as Winterfest Opens December 27, 2016
St. Louis Post-Dispatch, Gateway Arch north entrance opens to public
November 22, 2016
Fox2Now, Arch, Old Courthouse ready to celebrate National Park Service Centennial
August 22, 2016
St. Louis American, Blues and The Arch Unite
August 18, 2016
Fox2Now, Free concert series, ‘Blues at the Arch’ kicks off Friday Aug. 12
August 12, 2016
CityArchRiver is possible because of public-private partnerships among local, state and federal government entities, civic organizations, private businesses and citizens working to connect, invigorate and expand the Gateway Arch grounds. Likewise, funding for the CityArchRiver plan is drawn from a combination of public and private sources.
Events and Activities
The CityArchRiver project is transforming the grounds surrounding the Gateway Arch. With biking and running trails, space for outdoor concerts and a new museum commemorating westward expansion, the new, seamless park experience will have something for everyone. Be part of these great events at the Gateway Arch, parks, and riverfront during the CityArchRiver project.
Riverboat Cruises -
Take a relaxing cruise and discover the best view of the St. Louis skyline from replica nineteenth-century paddle-wheel riverboats, the Becky Thatcher and the Tom Sawyer. A variety of cruises depart the riverfront daily. Click here for tickets and more information.
Plan an event
Gateway Arch, Kiener Plaza, Old Courthouse and Riverfront
Would you like to hold an event in any of the above locations? We welcome you to do so. Contact Matt Brinkmann, Special Events and Programming Manager, for more information.