With a grant received through the Transportation Alternative Program and assistance from Great Rivers Greenway, the City is currently making improvements to the Ackert Walkway. The project includes the additional lighting, park benches, and trash cans; replacement of selected concrete sidewalks, and the addition of Americans with Disabilities (ADA) upgrades which include new ramps.
The Parks, Recreation and Forestry Department also developed a Concept Design for the future redevelopment of the Park. Future improvements could include sidewalk and plaza upgrades, additional lighting, landscaping, and a new playground.
In order to address the ongoing surfacing and maintenance issues, a wood chip surfacing will be placed beginning this winter. The project is anticipated to be completed by this spring.
With a grant obtained by the Municipal Parks Grant Commission of St. Louis County, the department removed and replaced the restroom, pavilion and playground.
With the first phase completed, the City has received another grant through the Municipal Parks Grant Commission of St. Louis County, and are continuing with the second phase of the project which will include a new multi-use trail, outdoor lighting upgrades, and a splash spray ground. The contractor has completed the removal of the old trail and has installed a new asphalt trail and has placed new wiring for the outdoor lighting upgrades. Future work will include the installation of new lights, and the development of the splash spray ground. The project is scheduled to be completed by spring of 2020.
With a grant received through the Municipal Parks Grant Commission of St. Louis County, the Parks, Recreation and Forestry Department is developing a Concept Design for the possible redevelopment of Greensfelder Park.
1. The department held a public engagement open house on Tuesday, November 19, 2019 at the Heman Park Community Center to solicit resident responses. Another open house is currently being scheduled for February. Please refer to the City events calendar for the time and location.
2. The Parks, Recreation and Forestry Department will be hosting an Open House to review and comment on the proposed Greensfelder Park Concept Plan on Wednesday, February 12, 2020 from 5:30-6:30 pm at the City of Life Christian Church located at 8333 Fullerton Avenue.
Heman Park Pool
The department has gone out to bid for various work associated with the bathhouse. These projects include the replacement of doors, and the repair and replacement of electric and plumbing. All work is anticipated to be completed by May.
Staff has placed a retaining wall on the north end of the park to slow down, direct and capture storm-water runoff into field drains. The department will continue to explore other options to slow down and collect water coming through the park.
With a grant received through the Municipal Parks Grant Commission of St. Louis County, the Parks, Recreation and Forestry Department has finish the redevelopment of Majerus Park. The project included the removal and replacement of the asphalt walking trail, new concrete sidewalks, and the removal and replacement of a playground.