Pictured above: Great Rivers Greenway CEO Susan Trautman and board President Jim Hall mingle with guests at the June ribbon cutting.
By Jessica Belle Kramer
For the Call
Great Rivers Greenway cut the ribbon on the new Mysun Trailhead at Grant’s Trail in a ceremony last month. The trailhead is located at Orlando’s Banquet Center at 4300 Hoffmeister Ave., in Affton, and offers restrooms, playgrounds, water stations and other amenities.
The connection of Grant’s Trail and the River Des Peres Greenway is “the most asked for project in the region. Half a million people a year use Grant’s Trail, and about 200,000 on River De Peres, so it’s a really important connection,” Great Rivers Greenway CEO Susan Trautman said.
GRG partnered with St. Louis County Parks, Trailnet and the Orlando family to make this phase of the expansion possible.
The new Mysun trailhead lies on the Orlando’s property, and “they are sharing it, graciously. They’ve been terrific partners,” Trautman said.
Great Rivers Greenway has been working on their trail expansion plan since 2015, and the project took very careful planning and many partnerships with the Mysun family and others.