The Gravois Greenway (Grant’s Trail) Has a New Trailhead

By on July 13, 2018

From St. Louis Magazine:  Christened with champagne, soda pop, and the landscapers’ sweat, the new Mysun Charitable Foundation Trailhead is located at 4300 Hoffmeister Avenue. It replaces the Gravois Greenway’s old southern trailhead, and you can’t miss the new amenities: drinking fountain, restrooms, parking, seating walls, a play structure, a bike fix-it station.

Landscaped very deliberately, the new trailhead will help manage storm water, filter pollutants, and provide shelter and forage for birds and tiny critters. (Ulysses S. Grant would have approved: As a boy, he hated working in his father’s tannery and preferred feeding and grooming the horses on the family farm.)

The trailhead carries Grant’s Trail about 2,000 feet closer to the River des Peres Greenway; Phase II will continue it another 2 miles and make the connection.

Eventually, we’ll have 21 miles of paved pathway along the Gravois-River des Peres greenways, ideal for walking (Grant’s Trail would have helped its namesake deal with his recurring depression), running, biking, pushing a stroller, or rolling a wheelchair. The greenways will connect six towns, from Kirkwood to the St. Louis city limits; pass historic sites such as Grant’s Farm; link up with six parks, including the Blake C. Snyder Memorial Park, Jefferson Barracks County Park, and Carondelet Park; reach the River City Casino, a new library, three athletic fields, and one ice rink; and intersect with the Lansdowne/Shrewsbury MetroLink Station.

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