Open house set Thursday on Oakville greenway expansion

Part of the plan for the Mississippi Greenway presented to Oakville residents in January called for a scenic overlook with views of Kentucky on clear days, above.

Part of the plan for the Mississippi Greenway presented to Oakville residents in January called for a scenic overlook with views of Kentucky on clear days, above.

Great Rivers Greenway and the county Parks and Recreation Department will host an open house today — Oct. 13 — to share details about the expansion of the Mississippi Greenway in Cliff Cave County Park.

The open house all take place from 6 to 8 p.m. in the Oakville High School cafeteria, 5557 Milburn Road. Residents can stop by and ask questions, review maps and learn more about the expanded greenway.

Duplicate 30-minute presentations will be held at 6:30 and 7:30 p.m.

The updated plans call for a 2-mile paved greenway entirely within Cliff Cave County Park that will make the park accessible for people of all abilities.

When complete, residents will be able to walk, run or ride a bike on a new paved route that will connect the existing 5-mile paved greenway that runs along the river to the top of the 170-foot bluff in the upper section of the park. Safety improvements to the scenic overlook atop the bluff will allow visitors to see the breathtaking views of the Mississippi River.

The project also will include a connection into the park at Telegraph and Erb roads for people walking or riding bikes.

Additional parking spaces and a restroom facility will be north of the existing entrance to the park on Cliff Cave Road.