The removal of the parking garage at the North Gateway and other renovations resulted in 11 acres of newly landscaped grounds. The area where the old parking garage used to stand has now been transformed into 7.5 acres of new, beautiful green space with a pollinator garden and nearly 3 acres of native prairie. The new green space created a large area for carbon sequestration, a process in which carbon dioxide is removed from the atmosphere and stored in the soil. This new green space at the North Gateway alone will sequester approximately 55,000 pounds of carbon annually.
Efforts to increase the biodiversity and amount of native plantings can be seen all over the park:
Transformation of the North Gateway
Parking garage at the northern end of the park Gateway Arch Park Foundation
After: The North Gateway now has native prairie, a pollinator garden, a natural amphitheater, and accessible biking and walking paths NPS,Noelle Maxey, NLCCA Intern – Midwest Region
Last updated: September 14, 2018