St. Louis is known for its historic landmarks, sports teams, beer culture, and tech startup scene. River City Outdoor Collaborative wants to add outdoor recreation to that list.
The most crucial elements, extraordinary natural assets, already exist. St. Louis rises from the shore near the confluence of three major rivers — the Mississippi, Missouri, and Illinois — where the great plains meet the Ozark Mountains. Gateway Arch National Park is our front door, the beautiful Missouri River valley our backyard.
St. Louis is home to Forest Park, one of the country’s most beautiful urban parks; the Katy Trail, its longest rail-trail; and the Youth Activity Park Pump Track, the largest asphalt pump track in the United States. More than 600 parks, 130 miles of paved greenways, and 100 miles of dirt trails invite endless outdoor activities. And that’s in addition to our five rock climbing gyms and ski resort.
Fact is, St. Louis already is an outdoor recreation hub. Now we need to create the culture that goes with it. This is the goal of River City Outdoor Collaborative. We hope you will take time to read more about us and show your support.