Great Rivers Greenway, St. Charles County and the municipalities within St. Charles County are working together to develop a coordinated greenway plan for the county—and they want to hear from you! This project is part of Great Rivers Greenway overall efforts to connect St. Louis City, St. Louis County and St. Charles County with a network of greenways where people can walk, run and ride a bike.
With partners, 125 miles of greenways have been established thus far. The new greenway plan will guide the next phase of the public agency’s sales tax investment in St. Charles County greenways. The planning process will consider existing and planned trail projects as well as the feedback of people who live, work, learn or play in St. Charles County.
The year-long planning process will be divided into five phases; data collection, analysis, concepts, refinement and final recommendations. Phase one—data collection—will kick off in August 2019. Community members are asked to rank the kinds of greenway experiences they would like to have and identify the natural (e.g. rivers, parks) and constructed places (e.g community centers, libraries, schools) in St. Charles County where they would like to go on a greenway.
This feedback will be gathered at public spaces, community and special events, food truck festivals, organization meetings and neighborhood events in St. Charles County. Look for them at an event near you! People can also weigh in via an online survey and map at www.GreenwayPlan.org.
Project partners will also be gathering feedback from community leaders in the areas of health, transportation, nature, and economy to better understand their desires, concerns and capacities for greenway building and maintenance. When complete, the St. Charles County Greenway Plan will include an updated greenway map with prioritized projects and partnership models for building greenways in the future.
Don’t miss your opportunity to help shape the plan!
About Great Rivers Greenway:
Great Rivers Greenway is the public agency connecting the St. Louis region with greenways, with 125 miles built so far. St. Louisans decided to leave a legacy for future generations by investing in and connecting together some of our region’s best assets with a network of greenways, making it a more vibrant place to live, work and play. A vote of the people in the year 2000 created a sales tax that allows us, with partner and citizen input, to build, care for and bring to life the network of greenways, creating healthy habitats and watersheds along the way. Greenways help residents and visitors explore and enjoy the region and live life outside. For more information, visit www.GreatRiversGreenway.org.