Construction of the CityArchRiver Foundation's vision began in Summer 2014 with the “park over the highway” which was completed in Fall 2015 along with Luther Ely Smith Square. Since then, the north and south grounds broke ground and were completed in Winter 2016, and the Museum & Visitor Center under the Arch broke ground in Spring 2015 with a scheduled completion date of Spring 2018.
The renovated grounds will allow visitors to walk from the Luther Ely Square to the Arch and riverfront on one continuous greenway, without encountering a single curb or stair.
Be sure to visit the Gateway Arch again to see these exciting improvements. For updates on these renovations, please visit CityArchRiver.
Enjoy easier pedestrian access to the Gateway Arch and Gateway Arch Riverboats, as well as new bike paths that connect with existing bike trail networks.
New Museum Exhibits at the Arch
Start your journey into the Arch through a new, west-facing grand entrance with greater accessibility. Then explore six interactive, interpretive spaces, each with a unique historical theme.
Stroll along new walkways free of street crossings and stairs, as well as gently sloped pathways from the Arch grounds down to the revitalized riverfront. In 2018, experience enhanced accessibility to second floor exhibits in the Old Courthouse.
Enhanced Amenities for Groups
Groups will enjoy newly created green spaces for educational programs and performances, as well as more convenient bus drop-offs and parking.