Finding Peace in Parks
How do you connect with our national treasures? This month’s National Park Service-wide theme is “Finding Peace in Parks,” and NPS is asking you to spend time outside and find places to relax and unwind, or be inspired by the many scenes around you.
The Gateway Arch National Park grounds are open all year long for you to take in sights of nature and enjoy the magnificent Arch and historic Old Courthouse from vantage points around the park. Our 91-acre urban national park features more than five miles of pedestrian pathways – accessible to all – allowing access to the Arch and riverfront from the north and south and throughout the Arch grounds, including the park’s reflecting ponds.
Check out the diverse mix of trees (more than 4,000!) the grounds, too, including many species native to Missouri. The North Gateway of the park is 7.5 acres of usable park space and includes the Lewis and Clark Explorers’ Garden for children with a raised walkway featuring views of the Eads Bridge and the Mississippi River, plus unencumbered access to Laclede’s Landing to explore other parts of the city.
Bows for Birds Challenge at the Arch
Gateway Arch National Park is partnering with The Audubon Center at Riverlands for the Bows for Birds Challenge, a St. Louis region-wide bird-themed scavenger hunt! 🐦
Now through February 6, visit the 12 participating St. Louis regional parks and natural areas (including Gateway Arch National Park!) to discover a Bows for Birds station at each location.
Go online for more information about how you can participate, win cool prizes, get outside and learn more about our fine feathered friends!