Making St. Louis a cleaner, greener, better place to live!

Dedicated to cleaning, greening St. Louis since 1982

From graffiti removal to Blitz to the daffodils that sprout their blooms all around town, Brightside St. Louis is the city’s oldest and most comprehensive not-for-profit cleaning and greening group. Learn more about what we’re doing to grow an even more beautiful St. Louis!

Brightside is funded through donations from individuals, companies and foundations and by a grant from HUD and the St. Louis Community Development Administration.

Featured in the Missouri Conservationist

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Looking Back, Looking Forward

For 35 years now, the Gardens at Lake Louie have welcomed millions of people into downtown St. Louis with its colorful flower displays.  The little lake with the fountain along I-64 eastbound at the Chestnut/20th Street has been a show piece for many years.

Exciting changes are coming soon to that highway corridor thanks to the #MLS4THELOU and the yet-to-be named soccer team that will debut in 2021. But alas, Lake Louie and its seasonal flower displays will soon give way to an exciting downtown destination.

For decades, community service organizations, student groups, and corporate employee volunteers helped care for the gardens at Lake Louie.  Countless novice and master gardeners invested untold hours of sweat equity to maintain the gardens and ensure their splendor for thousands who passed by on their way to and from downtown.

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