Peruque Valley Park will officially open April 10 in Wentzville.Photo courtesy City of Wentzville.
If the late winter snow has your family dreaming of warmer weather, sunshine and a visit to your favorite playground, you’re in for a treat: Projects in several St. Charles County and St. Louis County parks are nearing completion just in time for spring.
The City of Wentzville will celebrate the grand opening of Peruque Valley Park with a ribbon cutting at 5:30 p.m. Monday, April 10. The park, which had a soft opening in the fall, features several ballfields, concessions and a network of trails. Action-packed amenities have been added to St. Louis County Parks, including a new skate park at Larimore Park. At a new ball pit at Ohlendorf West Park, visitors can try GaGa, which is similar to dodge ball. St. Louis County Parks is also preparing to break ground on a new 14-field soccer park at Creve Coeur Park.
In February, Fillmore Park in Kirkwood closed for renovations to a parcel of land the city added in 2013. It is expected to reopen in June with two new playgrounds, swings, a pavilion and more.
In South St. Louis County, Great Rivers Greenway has started on a 2-mile extension of the Mississippi Greenway that will provide a paved, ADA-accessible connection between the upper and lower portions of Cliff Cave County Park. The project is expected to take about a year to complete, and will provide views of the Mississippi River as well as safer ways to explore the park.
Zachary’s Playground, located in Lake Saint Louis, will close Monday, March 20 for renovations, including removal of 17,000 square feet of flooring and installation of new playground tiles. Donations are being accepted to install a new ground-mounted merry go round that would be accessible to children in wheelchairs. To donate, visit www.unlimitedplay.org. The playground is expected to reopen in early May. Zachary’s Playground, which opened in 2007, was Unlimited Play’s first inclusive play project, and has served as a model for other Unlimited Play community partnerships throughout the St. Louis region and in other parts of the state. Read more about Unlimited Play.