A new section of the Dardenne Greenway Trail will open to pedestrians in Cottleville on May 6.
The paved trail at St. Charles Community College links together existing portions of the Dardenne Greenway in Cottleville and St. Peters and trails in adjacent parks, including Woodlands Sports Park and Vantage Park. The new trail creates nearly five miles of continuous connectivity.
Dardenne Greenway Trail is part of the proposed 26-mile Dardenne Greenway, which once completed, will run along the Dardenne Creek from west of I-64 and north through Cottleville, Dardenne Prairie, O'Fallon and St. Peters to near the Mississippi River. The Dardenne Greenway is a key part of Great Rivers Greenway's planned River Ring, a 600-mile interconnected web of greenways, parks and trails. For more information, visit www.greatriversgreenway.org.
In celebration of the trail opening, Great Rivers Greenway is hosting an event at St. Charles Community College on May 6, starting at 2 p.m. at the section of the trail that crosses the southeast corner of the campus near the intersection of Mid Rivers Mall Drive and Cottleville Parkway. Area residents, students, faculty and staff are invited to come out and experience the new trail for the first time. The event will include food trucks, entertainment and the opportunity to tour the trail on foot or bike. There will also be a brief program with remarks from Great Rivers Greenway and project partners, as well as local and regional elected officials.