Open house set for Grant’s Trail expansion

Great Rivers Greenway invites residents to an open house Tuesday, April 25, to learn the latest details about plans to improve and expand the Gravois Greenway — Grant’s Trail — to connect with the River Des Peres Greenway.

The first phase of the project — a partnership with the county Parks and Recreation Department, private donors and Orlando’s Event Centers — will begin later this year with a new trailhead and improvements at the current southern end of the Gravois Greenway. The second phase of construction to complete the connection is planned for 2018.

The open house will take place from 4:30 to 7:30 p.m. at Orlando’s, 4300 Hoffmeister Ave. Residents can stop by ask questions, review maps and learn more about the plans for the expanded greenway. A brief presentation at 6 p.m. by Great Rivers Greenway staff and partners will also seek feedback on how people plan to use the new greenway and ask for input on what kinds of amenities they would like along the way such as benches or shade structures.