A .67-mile walking and biking trail on SCC’s campus, being constructed by Great Rivers Greenway, will be a part of the Dardenne Greenway, linking trails from Legacy Park in Cottleville to Woodlands Sports Park and Rabbit Run Park in St. Peters.
A pedestrian bridge is one highlight of the new Great Rivers Greenway trail connector along the north side of the St. Charles Community College campus. GRG will complete the trail that connects Legacy Park in Cottleville with Woodlands Sports Park in St. Peters with plantings and amentities in time for a ribbon cutting in the spring.
SCC’s portion of the trail will run along Mid Rivers Mall Drive from Cottleville Parkway to Ohmes Road.
“The trail is a welcome and attractive addition to the SCC campus,” said Ron Chesbrough, SCC president. “Collaborations like this one benefit everyone, providing a safe and beautiful route for walkers and bikers, and helping our city to be a great place to live, work, play and go to school.”
Great Rivers Greenway was established by voters in 2000 and is a tax-supported public organization that partners with local governments to connect communities and neighborhoods by building a system of trails and greenways in St. Charles County, St. Louis City and St. Louis County.
The trail will be available for use in the fall of 2013 with planting and amenities being added in time for a ribbon cutting in the spring of 2014. SCC will be responsible for maintenance costs.
Former SCC President John McGuire, who retired in October 2011, was on the Great River Greenway board and spearheaded the project with SCC.
This story was published in SCC's Chaz newsletter, Vol. 25, No. 2.
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