A new recreational center will be part of The Bend, a mixed-use development that will extend Wentzville Parkway from the new Wentzville City Hall to William Dierberg Drive.Photo courtesy City of Wentzville.
The City of Wentzville has announced plans to move forward with a new multigenerational recreation facility. The facility would be part of “The Bend,” an 80-acre mixed-use development along Wentzville Parkway that would also include park and green spaces, pedestrian trails, new retailers and residential developments.
According to Dan Lang, Wentzville Director of Economic Development, based on a recent consultant study the facility would need to be approximately 85,000 square feet to meet the community’s needs, although the final size will be determined based on a more detailed analysis.
“The specific amenities for the facility will be determined based upon a public input process,” Lang said. “A recently completed consultant study for the city did suggest various recreational components to consider. As the City goes through its public input process, these recreational components will be more closely evaluated to determine their appropriateness.”
The recreational facility will be funded by sales tax from the new retail at The Bend, as well as an additional one-cent sales tax along a portion of Wentzville Parkway. The Bend will extend Wentzville Parkway from the new Wentzville City Hall to William Dierberg Drive. The recreational facility is expected to be operational by fall 2022.
“I’ll share that the Wentzville community has indicated a strong interest in having a multigenerational recreational facility for quite some time,” Lang said. “Being able to construct one in our City would greatly enhance recreational opportunities throughout our region.”