Our History

Our History and Community

The City of Greendale is a city of the fourth class in mid-St. Louis County in the greater Normandy area. The governmental structure consists of an elected Mayor and four at-large Alderpersons. The city was incorporated May 2, 1950 and has just under 700 residents. The business district is on St. Charles Rock Road between Normandy Drive and the city’s eastern border, Zion Cemetery, which makes up the city’s cemetery district.

Greendale Municipal Park and Pavilion are on Rockdale at Leadale where citywide events like Greendale Night Out are held. The park has a path and gate to St. Vincent County Park, accessible to neighbors who can be seen walking their dogs, riding bikes, or just taking a stroll through nature’s wonderland. The County Park has a water park, tennis courts, picnic areas, a recreation center and the St. Vincent Trail built by Zion Cemetery.

Greendale’s residential streets are Leadale, Atwater, Colfax, Hillsdale, Marillac, Greendale Drive and Boswell Ave. The western boundary street is Normandy Drive. Neighboring contiguous communities are the cities of Bel-Nor, Normandy and Pagedale. Greendale is a mostly residential community, priding itself on over 400 beautiful street trees and its Tree City USA designation.

The city is an active member of 24:1, a collaborative of municipalities served by the Normandy Schools Collaborative (NSC) that work together to improve local government delivery of services, taking advantage of the resulting savings that the increased scale affords.

The city is walking distance from University of Missouri-St. Louis, Metro stations, and is very close to Hwy. 170 and 70, making it convenient to get to entertainment areas all over the metropolitan area. Close-knit neighbors, well-kept properties, and a warm community spirit make the City of Greendale a special and wonderful place to live.