In light of the construction at the Arch Grounds, Fair St. Louis will be held in this is a great opportunity to give transit a try. Metro is even stepping up service operations to accommodate fair goers.
There will be additional MetroLink service on Thursday, July 3; Friday, July 4 and Saturday, July 5. MetroLink will operate additional trains in anticipation of large crowds at the annual celebration. Fair Saint Louis will be operating two free shuttles inside Forest Park during the fair.
The closest MetroLink Stops to Forest Park Parkway are the Forest Park MetroLink Station and the Skinker MetroLink station.
For those driving part of the way to the park, there are 20 free Park-Ride lots at MetroLink stations throughout the region.
In Missouri, the free Park-Ride lots are located at the North Hanley, USML South, Rock Road, Wellston, Delmar Loop, Grand, Shrewsbury-Lansdowne I-44, Sunnen, Brentwood I-64, and Richmond Heights MetroLink Stations. Note: The Forest Park-DeBaliviere MetroLink Station Park-Ride lot will be closed for the duration of the fair.
In St. Clair County, the free Park-Ride lots are located at the East Riverfront, 5th & Missouri, Emerson Park, Washington Park, Fairview Heights, Memorial Hospital, Swansea, Belleville, College, and Shiloh-Scott MetroLink Stations.
A total of more than 10,000 free parking spaces are available-– with approximately 1,200 available on July 4 and July 5 at the Brentwood I-64 Meridian garages. On Friday, July 4 and Saturday, July 5, fairgoers will be able to park on all levels of the garage as well as all levels of the adjoining garage thanks to the generosity of DCM Group. Other Park-Ride lots with the largest numbers of free parking spaces are the North Hanley MetroLink Station with 1,700, Fairview Heights Station with 850, and Emerson Park Station with 800.
Read more about Metro’s plans for East St. Louis here.
Read more about Fair St. Louis here.