Skip to content
  • Visiting the Gateway Arch: Enter the monument through the Gateway Arch Visitor Center, which faces Fourth Street and the Old Courthouse. The Gateway Arch legs are exits only. Please allow at least 30 minutes to go through security. Tickets sell out early and often, advance reservations are strongly recommended. Pending availability, additional tickets may be available for same-day purchase beginning at 9am each day through our website, call center, and ticket center at the Gateway Arch. Same-day ticket availability is not guaranteed and sells out early and often.

Loading Events
A group of about 2 dozen volunteers stand for a photo in front of the Mississippi River on the Gateway Arch National Park grounds with trash bags and pickers, ready to collect trash and clean up the St. Louis riverfront.
April 29, 2023 @ 9:00 am - 1:00 pm
  • This event has passed.

National Park Week Riverfront Clean-Up – FREE

Let’s team up at the St. Louis Riverfront to clean up our Mighty Mississippi River! CLICK HERE to register with Gateway Arch Park Foundation.

To celebrate National Park Week, Gateway Arch National Park, Gateway Arch Park Foundation, Beyond Plastics, Mississippi River Cities and Towns Initiative, Republic Services, and Living Lands and Waters have partnered to organize a community trash pick-up event on Saturday, April 29 from 9 a.m. to 11 a.m. and 11 a.m. to 1 p.m., weather permitting.

In the Mississippi River Plastic Pollution Initiative 2021 Science Report, nearly 30,000 litter items were logged in St. Louis, with 74% plastic. This has a huge impact on our waterways, community, and region.

Recruit your friends and family members and join us in lending a helping hand and cleaning up the riverfront!

CLICK HERE to see what else is happening at Gateway Arch National Park during National Park Week