Social Distance Outside at Gateway Arch National Park
Anxious to get out of the house? Need some fresh air? Looking for something to do while social distancing? With the start of spring, we’re looking forward to sunshine, perfect for practicing social distancing while enjoying your urban national park.
Gateway Arch National Park offers 90+ acres of land and beautiful views of America’s tallest monument. There are plenty of ways to spend time outside in the park. Walkers, joggers and cyclists can enjoy the more than 5 miles of trails through the park with views of the Arch, Mississippi River and the dazzling reflecting ponds. If you’re looking for some downtime, bring your yoga mat and practice your downward dog or catch up on your reading with a book.
It’s also the perfect opportunity to support our local food scene and enjoy a picnic. The Arch grounds offer many striking views of the Arch as architect Eero Saarinen intended. Whether you’re craving Cajun from Broadway Oyster Bar, chips and guac from Mission Taco or Italian from Milo’s, this list published by the St. Louis Post-Dispatch offers a veritable buffet of take-out or curbside pickup options to create a tasty Arch grounds picnic. Pack your picnic blanket, grab your to-go order and come out to the park. Gateway Arch National Park is for all of us to enjoy, so please respect it by picking up after yourself and properly disposing of any trash.
In addition, visitors can always enjoy Gateway Arch National Park online by exploring online photo galleries at nps.gov/jeff and gatewayarch.com or by following our Facebook, Twitter and Instagram pages (@gatewayarchstl).