Washington University OT Students and Oasis Walking Leader Donna Graef present five free hiking sessions.

Hello OASIS members!

We are students from Washington University in St. Louis’s Occupational Therapy Program. We are excited to have teamed up with OASIS St. Louis to create a new walking program that will be implemented this spring! In this program, we will be utilizing the many green spaces around St. Louis and focusing on physical activity and its relationship to physical, mental, and social health and well-being. We will ask that each participant fills out a short questionnaire each week at the beginning of the walks, participate in the walks (approximately 1 hour in length), and then reflect on the experience through a prompted journal entry.

Participants are required to abide by current CDC regulations regarding the COVID-19 pandemic.

The program will occur 9:30-11am every Monday beginning 3/22/21, with the last walk being on 4/19/21. It is recommended to arrive 5 minutes in advance as the program will begin promptly at 9:30am. See below for each week’s date, location, parking, and length of walk.

Please see below for specifics on each week’s location. We look forward to walking with you!

Week 1: Monday, March 22nd    Location: Centennial Greenway – Forest Park to Vernon Avenue, St. Louis, MO

Parking: Norman K. Probstein Golf Course Parking Lot at 6141 Lagoon Drive, St. Louis, MO 63112 (38.644784, -90.297631)

Length of Walk: The entire greenway and back is ~2.75 miles. We will be walking for only 1 hour and may not be able to finish the trail. We will walk ~2 miles.

Week 2: Monday, March 29th   Location: Centennial Greenway- Shaw Park to Delmar Blvd., Clayton, MO

Parking: Lot is located off of Shaw Park Drive near Shaw Park South Shelter near intersection of Brentwood Blvd and Forest Park Pkwy; enter “Shaw Park South Shelter” into Google Maps or GPS for exact location.

Length of Walk: ~1 hour (2 miles)

Week 3: Monday, April 5th       Location: Mississippi Greenway Jefferson Barracks

Parking: Jefferson Barracks Visitors Center: 345 North Road West, St. Louis, MO North Lot

Length of Walk: ~1 hour (2 miles)

Week 4: Monday, April 12th       Location: Cliff Cave County Park

Parking: Meet at Cliff Cave County Park Pavilion, lower parking lot:

Length of Walk: ~1 hour (2 miles)

*Restrooms available at pavilion in lower parking lot and at upper parking lot (if unlocked)

Week 5: Monday, April 19th     Location: Laumeier Sculpture Park – 12580 Rott Road, Saint Louis, Missouri 63127

Parking: Lot 1 – near the Aronson Fine Arts Center (Building A on the map) which is our starting point.

Length of Walk: Art Hike Trail – .77 miles, 45 minutes *Walkers are more than welcome to

Explore various trails at their leisure up to 1 hour!

Additional Information: Public restrooms are only available in the Carriage House and the Way

Field. Restrooms inside the Aronson Fine Arts Center will NOT be open. Water fountains are

currently turned off. Laumeier is located near I-270 and I-44, 16 miles and 20 minutes from the

Gateway Arch. From I-44 Eastbound or Westbound, exit at Lindbergh Boulevard (Exit 277B),

Drive 0.5 miles south to Rott Road (turn right) and proceed 0.5 miles west to the Park’s Main


NOTE *Restrooms are available at each location; however they may not be unlocked yet for the season.