A one-mile extension of the 2.2-mile Centennial Greenway in St. Charles County will help provide better access to Katy Trail State Park and St. Louis County for greenway users.
Great Rivers Greenway is working to extend the greenway just east of the St. Charles County Heritage Museum at Heritage Park. Using pedestrian and bicycle bridges, the paved greenway will cross highways 364 and 94, linking to Old Highway 94 near Muegge Road and providing better access to residents on both sides of the community. It will also enable on-street connections from Laurel Park, Schaefer Park, Wapelhorst Park, the Laurel Park Trail, the McClay Branch of the St. Charles City-County Library, Francis Howell North High School and Henderson Elementary School, all of which will be within a close proximity to the greenway.
“This is a game-changing connection for people in the City of St. Charles, St. Charles County and beyond,” said St. Charles County Executive Steve Ehlmann. “By bridging these two highways, thousands of people who live, work, and go to school in this area will now be able to safely walk or ride a bike to get where they need to go. It will also connect them to the Katy Trail and St. Louis County via the existing Centennial Greenway.”
Those interested in learning more about the extension are invited to attend an open house from 5–7 p.m. Thursday, Feb. 9, at the St. Charles County Heritage Museum at Heritage Park, which is located at 1630 Heritage Landing, St. Peters, MO, 63303. Organizers will offer duplicate 30-minute presentations at 5:30 and 6:30 p.m.
Great Rivers Greenway connects the St. Louis region with greenways so people can explore their rivers, parks and communities, making it a vibrant place to live, work and play.