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.

If out-of-town visitors spend just a half day longer in the region and the number of visitors to the Arch returns to average levels before 2006, the economic impact would be the equivalent of a second Cardinals baseball season each year or more than four NCAA Men’s Final Four Tournaments.
  • Design Team

    MVVA, Inc. is a landscape architecture firm that has a history of creating sustainable and experientially rich places.

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  • Plan and ScopePLAN AND SCOPE

    The power of the riverfront and the calm beauty of an urban national park.

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  • Gateway Arch PartnershipsPARTNERS

    CityArchRiver is possible because of
    public-private partnerships.

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