On Saturday, Oct. 8, come celebrate the transformation of a vacant lot at the corner of Etzel and Skinker in Wellston into a vibrant community park. A grand opening event will be held from 10 a.m. to noon in the new Trojan Park, which is located at 6150 Etzel Avenue. The event will include free food from area food trucks, basketball activities, music and dance performances. The new 1-acre park includes a family pavilion, splash plaza, butterfly gardens, three playgrounds, benches, and full-size basketball and volleyball courts. It also features fitness and creative play equipment for all ages, including options for different generations to spend time together. The park, which lies along the St. Vincent Greenway, was developed as part of the National Recreation and Park Association’s 2016 Parks Build Community Initiative, in partnership with Great Rivers Greenway, the City of Wellston, St. Louis County Parks and Recreation Department, Beyond Housing, the Municipal Park Grant Commission of St. Louis County and many other organizations. For more information, visit http://greatriversgreenway.org/trojanpark/.