Forest Park East Waterway

  • Client

    Forest Park Forever

  • Project Title

    Forest Park East Waterway

  • Location

    St. Louis, MO

  • Size

    45 acres

Forest Park East Waterway

Project Scale

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  • Site

  • Community

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    Project Type

    • Parks and Open Space
    • Greenways And Trails
    • Placemaking and Branding

    Forest Park East Waterway represents one of the last major capital projects to occur in this historic and culturally-significant urban park. It is a final major phase of the Connected Waterway project and will complete the Connected Waterway as outlined in the Forest Park Master Plan and developed in the River Returns Schematic Design Plans.
    SWT Design is leading a multi-disciplinary team of designers, engineers, and ecological specialists to develop a final FPAB-approved design for three major project areas: Round Lake, Jefferson Lake, and portions of the Connected Waterway, and Bowl Lake and the Seven Pools. As part of this project, SWT Design will further develop construction documentation for the three project areas and move forward into the implementation of the waterway improvements. These improvements include enhanced shoreline and improved shore access, aesthetic enhancements that complement the park’s historic and naturalistic character, water quality and capacity improvements, ecological restoration, and improved access and circulation.