Last weekend’s St. Patrick Day’s Parade in downtown St. Louis was only part of the green fun that St. Louis enjoys for the Irish holiday. Tomorrow the Dogtown area will host the Ancient Order of Hiberians St. Patrick’s Day Parade, a 28-year tradition that combines the spirit of the holiday with the neighborhood identity of Dogtown. Don’t worry about finding parking; MetroBus offers three routes to get you there safely.
The parade starts at noon at the intersection of Tamm Avenue and Oakland Avenue near Forest Park, traveling south on Tamm and ending at Tamm and Manchester.
To accommodate the crowds, the City of St. Louis will close many of the streets in the Dogtown area. If you don’t feel like dealing with parking and other hassles of driving, consider taking one of the three MetroBus options to get you there. Thanks to Dave Baker for creating a map of the Dogtown street closures.
View St. Patrick’s Day Street Closures in a larger map
#59 Dogtown will reroute from Brentwood I-64 (free parking) to the intersection of Clayton and Oakland over to Central West End MetroBus Center at the MetroLink Station. Take Eastbound from Brentwood-I64 or Westbound from Central West End and exit at the corner of Clayon and Oakland Avenue.
#90 Hampton departs from the Forest Park-DeBaliviere Station heading south on Hampton Avenue. Exit the bus at Hampton and Tamm Avenue for an easy access to the parade route.
#32 M.L.King-Chouteau runs the length of Manchester Avenue. Head south on the #32 and walk north towards the parade. #32 leaves Civic Center MetroLink Station heading west toward the Maplewood MetroLink Station through Manchester.
Fare is $2.00 per ride, $2.25 with bus transfer, and $2.75 with MetroBus + MetroLink. Use Google Maps and #59 reroute info to plan your trip.
Enjoy the expected beautiful weather, and safe, green travels for everyone!