Expanded Centennial Greenway will link existing paved trails to create a walking and biking connection between the Katy Trail, St. Charles Heritage Museum, Schaefer Park, Spencer Creek Trail, City Centre Park and St. Peter’s Rec-Plex.
Thanks to the community and our partners at the City of St. Charles and St. Peters, we are breaking ground on the next phase of the Centennial Greenway late spring. While we are only building two greenway segments—less than a mile in total—these two connections are powerful! They will extend the greenway and link existing trails so you can walk or ride bikes on dedicated walking and biking paths all the way from the St. Peters Rec-Plex to the Katy Trail (via Hemsath Road) as well as other parks, neighborhoods, libraries, schools and businesses along the way. Construction is expected to continue through fall and winter 2022. (Keep in mind that the weather will impact this timeline.)
The Centennial Greenway currently stretches from the Katy Trail (via Hemsath Road to S. River Rd/Arena Parkway), the St. Charles Heritage Museum and north over Highways 364 and 94 to Old Highway 94 near Muegge Rd. Greenway construction will be taking place in two locations; a .16 mile section along Old Highway 94 from Christy Ave. to the paved trail on Hackmann Rd (adjacent to Oakley Park) and a .22 mile section along Old Highway 94 from Hackmann Road to Schaefer Park. We will also add new wayfinding signage to the new paved trail along McClay Rd. that connects to the Spencer Creek Trail. (Built by the City of St. Peters, this new trail is wrapping up construction right now.)
Project partners are working together to minimize impact to people who live, work or drive in this area. There may be brief lane closures during utility locations or while moving equipment, but most of the work will be happening adjacent to the roadway. We are excited to bring more greenway connections for walking and biking to St. Charles County! Learn more about the master plan for the Centennial Greenway here.