St. Charles County Parks News - Centennial Greenway Open House 5/2/13
Hello St. Charles County Parks Friends,
We hope you will join us on May 2, from 4 – 7 p.m., at the St. Charles County Heritage Museum at Heritage Park, 1630 Heritage Landing (off Highway 94 near St. Charles) for an Open House, hosted by Great Rivers Greenway to discuss the proposed expansion of the Centennial Greenway in St. Charles County. This public meeting will be held in partnership with the Francis Howell School District, Missouri Department of Transportation, St. Charles City, St. Charles County Government and the City of St. Peters.
The first segment of the Centennial Greenway was constructed from the Katy Trail to St. Charles County Heritage Museum at Heritage Park in St. Charles County in 2010. The proposed extension would allow individuals living and working in the St. Charles County area the opportunity to safely connect on bike or foot from downtown St. Charles to St. Peters, from the Katy Trail to Laurel Park and to Wapelhorst Park and to Spencer Creek in future phases.
Since construction of the first phase of the Centennial Greenway in 2010, this popular trail system has had more than 214,000 trail users utilizing the Centennial Greenway to connect to the Katy Trail each year. With increased use, the need for a safe off-street connection over Highways 364 and 94 has become apparent. The proposed extension of the Centennial Greenway would provide trail users the opportunity to cross the busy thoroughfare without risking their safety and that of their family in the process.
The project proposes connections that would affect many in the region. More than 2,300 K‐12 students living near the project Zone would be provided with safer access to schools, parks and area activities. More than 10,000 people living within one mile of the St. Charles County Heritage Museum at Heritage Park would have the opportunity to walk or ride to get where they need to Go safely. With the Centennial Greenway’s proposed expansion, local residents and trail users would enjoy new connections To St. Peters, and in time, to the Upper Mississippi River.