Bella Fontaine County Park
This stretch of the Maline Greenway lies primarily within Bella Fontaine County Park. It is the first segment of a planned seven mile, east-west link that will connect the Mississippi and St. Vincent Greenways. This greenway links both sides of Bella Fontaine County Park via an underpass beneath Highway 367/Lewis & Clark Boulevard. You can walk, ride, push a stroller or use a wheelchair along Maline Creek and spend a few minutes relaxing on one of the benches along the way. There’s also a storybook walk with different books featured each season. The book is displayed page-by-page on progressive boards along the greenway.
Click here to download a printable Greenway Adventure Guide for the Maline Greenway: Bella Fontaine County Park.
You can access the east side of Bella Fontaine County Park off Bellefontaine Road and the west side of the park off Highway 367/Lewis & Clark Boulevard.
Each greenway is managed in cooperation with different municipalities and parks departments, who set the rules for greenway use, parking and hours of operation. Greenways often span multiple municipalities, so please be aware that these rules can change as you travel along the trail. Please be sure to follow all posted rules and regulations while you are living life outside!
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You can ride your bike to connect to the Maline Greenway. There are direct connections from surrounding neighborhoods.
You can ride MetroBus #16 to Jennings Station Rd. / Bellefontaine and walk .6 mi. to Bella Fontaine Park. You can also take #78 from Bellefontaine Rd. at St. Cyr Northbound .4 mi. to Bella Fontaine Park or walk 10 minutes.
This greenway is not directly accessible via MetroLink.
There is parking for this greenway in Bella Fontaine County Park.
Things To Do
You can fish in Bellefontaine Lake, a seasonally stocked lake in the park.
As you walk along Maline Creek, you might see the evidence of beavers in the creek or catch a glimpse of herons or egrets fishing in the water during the spring, summer or fall.
There is one stone barbecue pit for grilling in the park.
There are two playgrounds- one on the east side of the park and another on the west side of the park.
This 1.6 mile paved trail connects to existing paved trails within Bella Fontaine Park- the Maple Tree Trail, Cardinal Trail and Fox Den Trail. It is mostly flat and sunny. It crosses Maline Creek in three locations and also goes beneath Highway 367/Lewis and Clark Blvd. Together, the paved trails create a loop trail around the park and also connect to surrounding neighborhoods. As you walk or ride, you can enjoy natural areas that include an upland woodland and a restored prairie.
This stretch of greenway is flat and sunny; perfect for young cyclists!
Our four legged friends love walking on greenways too!
The Maline Greenway connects to existing paved trails in Bella Fontaine County Park.
Connect to both sides of Bella Fontaine County Park via the greenway.
Storybook walk on the greenway.