The Great Rivers Greenway in partnership with St. Louis County Parks is funding and managing the construction of the Maline Creek Greenway through Bella Fontaine County Park. This $2.6 million trail and bridge replacement project includes new and refurbished ADA-accessible walking and biking paths and the replacement of three pedestrian bridges. A new trail underpass will also be constructed beneath Lewis & Clark Blvd. to link both sides of the park. 1.6 miles of trails to be improved or built under this project.
The vision of this portion of the Maline Creek Greenway will create a safe, seamless connection between both sides of the park and make it easier for people of all ages and abilities to connect to transit on Lewis and Clark Blvd.
Additional improvements to Bella Fontaine County Park include a new raingarden and stream bank restoration along Maline Creek to better manage storm water and prevent erosion, as well as landscaping including more than 300 trees and shrubs.
Work is to start in March, 2018 and be completed in 2018.
Following is a web-link to the Great Rivers Greenway Web page for this project for more information.