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COVID-19 STATUS: KNOW BEFORE YOU GO

PARK PHASED REOPENING

Face Masks or Coverings Required in Certain Areas Social Distancing Required
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COVID-19 STATUS: KNOW BEFORE YOU GO

PARK PHASED REOPENING

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So what does "Park Phased Reopening" mean?

According to the U.S. National Park Service, Gateway Arch National Park is currently working on reopening. This can mean that certain areas are closed. It can include trails, campgrounds, facilities, visitor centers, etc. Visit the source link below for more detailed information regarding this park's status.

What we know:

The below source link has detailed information about specific areas that are currently open and closed. The Old Courthouse is closed due to planned renovations. The National Park Service requires everyone at this park, regardless of vaccination status, to continue to wear masks indoors and in crowded outdoor spaces, such as narrow/busy trails, overlooks, visitor center patios, & other congested areas.

Face Masks or Coverings Required in Certain Areas

Gateway Arch National Park is currently requiring masks or face coverings in certain or all areas. Depending on your vaccination status, if you are not fully vaccinated (meaning two weeks after your final vaccination), and according to CDC guidelines, which currently depends on the COVID-19 transmissibility rate in the community in and around the park. Most parks requiring masks indoors have put an alert out (found below in the Alerts section). Please refer to the U.S. National Park Service, the state of Missouri and the local community for more detailed information.

Social Distancing Required

Gateway Arch National Park is currently requiring everyone to social distance, 6 feet or more, from others. This usually means outside of your immediate group. Some parks may also have size restrictions on gatherings to help assist in social distancing. Please refer to the U.S. National Park Service, the state of Missouri and the local community for more detailed information.

Last Updated: September 14, 2021
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Gateway Arch National Park News

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  • National Park Service to Turn Off Gateway Arch Exterior Lights for Fall Bird Migration Season

    September 17, 2021 | 2:37 pm

    Lights will be off September 18-30, 2021

    Read more at nps.gov


  • National Park Service and Gateway Arch Park Foundation Celebrate National Public Lands Day at Gateway Arch National Park

    September 16, 2021 | 12:51 pm

    Highlights include yoga, Mississippi River clean-up, Great MonArch Migration Event, and a family movie night under the Arch.

    Read more at nps.gov


  • Get Outdoors with Free Special Events at Gateway Arch National Park on Sunday, June 27

    June 22, 2021 | 7:11 am

    ST. LOUIS—June is Get Outdoors Month, and there is no better time to explore St. Louis’ urban national park! Gateway Arch National Park is hosting a day of free activities to encourage all ages to get outside and enjoy all the aspects of the newly-renovated park on Sunday, June 27.

    Read more at nps.gov


  • Safe Summertime Fun at Gateway Arch National Park

    May 6, 2021 | 6:32 am

    ST. LOUIS—This summer, include Gateway Arch National Park in your travel plans! The 91-acre urban national park invites visitors to take part in free, in-person and virtual activities all season long.

    Read more at nps.gov


  • National Park Service to Turn Off Gateway Arch Exterior Lights for Bird Migration Season

    April 21, 2021 | 1:15 pm

    ST. LOUIS—The National Park Service has announced it will not illuminate the Gateway Arch at night May 1-14 due to bird migration season.

    Read more at nps.gov


  • Gateway Arch National Park Celebrates National Park Week

    April 13, 2021 | 1:58 pm

    ST. LOUIS—Celebrate America’s national treasures during National Park Week, April 17-25!

    Read more at nps.gov


  • Two Employees Earn Regional National Park Service Awards

    March 1, 2021 | 1:28 pm

    ST. LOUIS —The National Park Service has recognized two Gateway Arch National Park employees, Marcus Banks and James Cagle, with regional awards for their stewardship and contributions to preserving and protecting America’s national treasures. Gateway Arch National Park is part of Interior Regions 3, 4 & 5 in America’s Midwest; this region includes 61 national park sites spanning across 13 states.

    Read more at nps.gov


  • Gateway Arch National Park, Ulysses S. Grant National Historic Site and Ste. Genevieve National Historic Park Implement Federal Mask Requirement

    February 19, 2021 | 12:47 pm

    St. Louis-To protect the health of those who live, work, and visit national parks and National Park Service (NPS) facilities, and in support of President Biden’s Executive Order on Protecting the Federal Workforce and Requiring Mask-Wearing, NPS immediately implemented a mask requirement for employees, visitors, partners and contractors.

    Read more at nps.gov


  • Old Courthouse at Gateway Arch National Park to Undergo Renovations in 2021

    February 3, 2021 | 8:01 am

    Final component of CityArchRiver project to bring new museum exhibit galleries and numerous accessibility and structural improvements to historic building.

    Read more at nps.gov


  • Gateway Arch National Park Announces Holiday Hours

    December 16, 2020 | 10:40 am

    Gateway Arch National Park has announced special hours to coincide with the holiday season. December 23 through January 3, the Gateway Arch is operating in extended holiday hours of 9 a.m. to 8 p.m. The Arch is closed Christmas Day and New Year’s Day, and will close early at 4 p.m. on December 24 & 31. (Hours are subject to change. Please check gatewayarch.com or nps.gov/jeff before your visit to confirm.)

    Read more at nps.gov