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Great Rivers Greenway to Celebrate Opening of the Missouri Greenway: Earth City Levee

April 27, 2016 @ 9:00 am - 11:00 am

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Great Rivers Greenway and the City of Bridgeton to host “Good Morning Greenway” Fitness Walk to celebrate the opening of the Missouri Greenway: Earth City Levee on April 27. The new segment creates almost five miles of paved greenway that loops through Bridgeton’s Riverwoods Park, and parallels the Earth City Levee to a trailhead at Highway 370 

Residents of the region have discovered a new place for walking, running or riding a bike along the Missouri River. Thanks to a 3.15-mile extension of the Missouri Greenway, completed last year, people can explore and enjoy almost five miles of paved greenway that loops through Bridgeton’s Riverwoods Park and parallels the Earth City Levee to Highway 370.  Great Rivers Greenway will celebrate this expanded greenway at Good Morning Greenway, a ribbon cutting and fitness walk on Wednesday, April 27, from 9 – 11 a.m.

The festivities will be held at the Trailhead in Riverwoods Park in Bridgeton, located on St. Charles Rock Road, approximately one-half mile past the intersection at Earth City Expressway. Area residents are invited to explore this new segment of the Missouri Greenway as they learn more about the history of the area, wetlands along the river, local plant and animal life, as well as the many health benefits of exercising in nature.

The new Missouri Greenway extension adds 1.5 miles to the existing 1.5-mile paved greenway in Riverwoods Park, creating a three-mile loop through the wooded park along the Missouri River. It also extends an additional 1.65 miles next to the Earth City Levee to a trailhead at Highway 370, for a total of almost five miles.

“Join us and our partners at the City of Bridgeton and the Earth City Levee District to celebrate this expanded greenway,” says Susan Trautman, Executive Director of Great Rivers Greenway. “Along with beautiful Missouri River views comes the potential for flooding.  After two significant flood events last year, this expanded outdoor space is ready to welcome people of all ages and abilities to experience nature, the river, and the abundant wildlife found in the wetland forest. People can also take advantage of the sunshine and wide-open vistas on the paved greenway along the Earth City Levee.”

The event will begin with remarks from dignitaries and partners at 9:30 a.m. and the fitness walk begins at 10 a.m. Attendees are invited to take a walk or ride their bikes; signs will highlight some of the features along the greenway, as well as the benefits of exercising outside. Great Rivers Greenway will also be on hand to distribute complementary water bottles, maps and other information about area greenways and programs. There is no cost to participate, and all ages are welcome. 

Missouri Greenway: Earth City Levee Opens April 27
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For more information about the Missouri Greenway or the ribbon cutting event, visitGreatRiversGreenway.org.

 

About Great Rivers Greenway
Great Rivers Greenway is St. Louis’ regional parks district, created by a vote of the people in 2000.
 Great Rivers Greenway connects the St. Louis region with greenways so people can explore their rivers, parks and communities, making it a vibrant place to live, work and play. . For more information, visit www.greatriversgreenway.org.

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Details

Date:
April 27, 2016
Time:
9:00 am - 11:00 am

Venue

Trailhead in RIverwoods Park
Bridgeton, MO United States + Google Map