Each park project is being implemented in phases. Phase one of the Heartland Park project is already underway with amenities to include football and soccer fields, boardwalks, a wetland area and pier, education shelters, restrooms and a short walking trail. Construction is expected to be completed late fall 2014.
Phase one of Peruque Valley will include a four-plex of baseball fields, a lake and meadow, concessions, restrooms, picnic shelters, rain gardens, playground and a paved trail. Dates for construction and completion of phase one have not been set.
Future phases of the Heartland Park project are dependent on funding and could include playgrounds, additional football and soccer fields, an amphitheater, connector trails to Progress Park and a nearby high school, and more. Possible amenities for future phases of Peruque Valley Park could include outdoor classrooms, shelters and additional trails. Park officials are considering an outdoor adventure area, with features such as a ropes course or zip line. Though nothing has been designated at this point, the adventure area would be designed to promote enjoyment of the outdoors.
Moving forward with additional phases at both parks would require securing another source of funding, such as a dedicated sales tax, though city officials say there are no additional plans to put a designated sales tax on the ballot at this time.
Heartland Park is located at 100 WM. Dierberg Drive in Wentzville. Peruque Valley Park is located at 1335 S. Point Prairie Road in Wentzville. For more information visit wentzvillemo.org.From the calendar