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New Dardenne Greenway Trail Provides 1.5 Miles of Safe and Accessible Connections for Residents and Students in St. Charles County

Trail to open May 6th with celebration at St. Charles Community College

St. Charles area residents, students and employees now have safe and convenient access to parks, recreation, and a nearby college thanks to a new 1.5-mile trail in Great Rivers Greenway’s trail system. The new Dardenne Greenway Trail at St. Charles Community College in Cottleville is set to officially open on Tuesday, May 6, and will link together two existing sections of the Dardenne Greenway in Cottleville and St. Peters, as well as multiple existing trails in nearby parks—creating nearly five miles of continuous connectivity.

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Proposition P, the Safe and Accessible Arch and Public Parks Inititative: One Year Later

This April marks one year since the voters of St. Louis City and St. Louis County approved Proposition P, the Safe and Accessible Arch and Public Parks Initiative.

As stewards of a large portion of the funds generated from this ballot measure, the Great Rivers Greenway District is pleased to provide an update on the progress made over the last 12 months on several Prop P-funded projects that are already making the St. Louis region a better place to live.

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Great Rivers Greenway and the City of Maryland Heights to Celebrate Grand Opening of the First Phase of McKelvey Woods Trail

Trail to Open April 5th with Ribbon Cutting and 3K Waggin’ Tails on the Trail 3K Fun Walk

The Great Rivers Greenway District and the City of Maryland Heights have teamed up for a ribbon cutting and fun walk to celebrate the opening of the first phase of the McKelvey Woods Trail

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Residents Invited to Open House to Review Proposed Improvement Plans to Connect Bella Fontaine County Park to the Maline Greenway

Great Rivers Greenway and St. Louis County Parks will hold open house on March 27 to discuss proposed plans.

Great Rivers Greenway, in conjunction with St. Louis County Parks, is inviting area residents to an interactive open house on Thursday, March 27, to view and discuss proposed improvements to Bella Fontaine Park, which is located in Bellefontaine Neighbors and Moline Acres.

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Great Rivers Greenway Launching Feasibility Study for St. Louis Bike Share Plan

Seeking applications for Citizen and Business Advisory Committee

Is St. Louis ready to join the ranks of other U.S. cities with bike share systems such as Washington D.C., New York and Denver? The Great Rivers Greenway District –along with partners at St. Louis City, St. Louis County and Metro –is getting ready to find out.

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Great Rivers Greenway to Receive What's Right with the Region! Award for Fostering Regional Cooperation

Honorees showcase outstanding efforts to make St. Louis a better region to live, work, and enjoy life.

Great Rivers Greenway’s Shaw Park to Olive Trail on the Centennial Greenway was named one of 20 outstanding organizations, individuals and initiatives to be honored at the 17th annual What's Right with the Region! Awards celebration.

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Great Rivers Greenway Purchases Site of Former Switzer Licorice Building on Laclede's Landing

Location offer seamless connection between Laclede's Landing and revitalized Riverfront.

With the transformation of the Riverfront and Gateway Arch grounds underway, the Great Rivers Greenway District is pleased to announce the purchase of a historic property that will provide a safer and more accessible connection between Laclede’s Landing and the revitalized Riverfront.

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Monarch-Chesterfield Levee Trail and Ruth Porter Park-St. Vincent Greenway Recognized for Engineering Excellence

Two Great Rivers Greenway Trails—Monarch-Chesterfield Levee Trail and Ruth Porter Park-St. Vincent Greenway were recognized with Council of Engineering Companies of Missouri (ACEC/MO) Engineering Excellence Awards at the recent ACEC/MO Banquet and Reception held Saturday, February 9th, 2014.

By: Anne Milford, on behalf of Great Rivers Greenway

The awards were earned by Kulhmann design Group Inc. in conjunction with the City of Chesterfield for the Monarch-Chesterfield Levee Trail and CH2M HILL for Ruth Porter Park-St. Vincent Greenway.

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Great Rivers Greenway District Approves the Sale of 56.6 million dollar Public Bond Offering

Bond Offering to Fund Improvements to Gateway Arch as Part of CityArchRiver 2015 Initiative

In keeping with its commitment to voters to help transform and reinvigorate the Gateway Arch grounds, the Board of Directors of the Great Rivers Greenway District approved the sale of a $56.6 million dollar public bond offering at their Feb. 11, 2014, Board meeting.

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The Future of the Arch Grounds Takes Shape as CityArchRiver2015 Construction is Underway

Gateway Arch remains open to visitors throughout construction

Attendees at the fourth annual CityArchRiver 2015 Report to the Community meeting held February 5th received a sneak peek of the changes ahead for downtown St. Louis as more components of the project to transform the Gateway Arch grounds break ground throughout 2014.

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