The Great Rivers Greenway District, the public organization leading the development of a region-wide system of interconnected greenways, parks and trails known as The River Ring, will hold an open house public forum for The Trestle, a two-mile former rail corridor featuring an elevated steel rail deck.
Stretching from the Mississippi River to downtown St. Louis, The Trestle will distinguish St. Louis as only the third city in the world to convert an historic elevated railroad viaduct into a linear urban recreation area high above street level. The others are the High Line in New York City and the Promenade Plantée in Paris, France.
The program on Thursday, October 23 at Confluence Academy - Old North St. Louis Campus, 3017 N. 13th Street (63107), includes an Open House from 5:30 until 6:00 p.m. and a formal presentation from 6:00 until 6:30 p.m., followed by informal questions and answers until 7:30 p.m. Light refreshments and drinks will be served. No reservations are required and secure parking is available.
During the Open House, representatives of the planning and design team will be stationed alongside displays of maps and renderings to help explain the various concepts being proposed for the trail.