Brickline Greenway – Pillars of the Valley

This one-mile stretch of the Brickline Greenway—from Harris-Stowe State University to the St. Louis CITY SC Stadium—is one of the newest additions to the network of paved, accessible multi-modal trails from the regional public agency, Great Rivers Greenway. Situated along Market Street from Compton Avenue to 20th Street, this segment is one part of the LJC-designed Brickline Greenway, which adds up to 20 miles of pathways, linking up to 17 neighborhoods connecting Forest Park, Gateway Arch National Park, Fairground Park, Tower Grove Park, and hundreds of destinations in between.

Linking this section of the Brickline is a powerful public art installation entitled “Pillars of the Valley,” from St. Louis resident and nationally acclaimed artist Damon Davis at the Southwest corner of the new Major League Soccer stadium. Davis’ work honors Mill Creek Valley, a predominantly Black neighborhood whose residents were displaced during the city’s demolition of the Midtown area in the late 1950s.

The Brickline Greenway upholds Great Rivers Greenway’s mission: to work with partners to ensure that the path is a catalyst for equitable economic development, creating a vibrant space for people to gather, explore and connect to the city and each other.

Images courtesy of Great Rivers Greenway/Suzy Gorman
Image courtesy of Great Rivers Greenway/Suzy Gorman
Images courtesy of Great Rivers Greenway/Suzy Gorman
Image courtesy of Great Rivers Greenway/Suzy Gorman
Images courtesy of Great Rivers Greenway/Suzy Gorman
Images courtesy of Great Rivers Greenway/Suzy Gorman & Nic Smith

CLIENT

Great Rivers Greenway

LOCATION

St. Louis, MO

SIZE

One Mile

SERVICES

  • Landscape Architecture
  • Urban Planning + Design

AWARDS

2024 – Urban Land Institute (ULI) Americas Awards for Excellence, Winner

2024 – ASLA Central States – Honor Award (Built)

2024 – ASLA St. Louis Chapter – Honor Award, Analysis, Planning, Research and Communications

2023 – Great Rivers Greenway Spirit of St. Louis Award, St. Louis Attractions Association