The new 1.5-mile Deer Creek Greenway segment, connecting Deer Creek Park, Barnickle Park and Lorraine Davis Park in Webster Groves, will officially open on Saturday, Oct. 13, according to Great Rivers Greenway.
A community celebration will be held from 10 a.m. to noon in the northern section of Lorraine Davis Park, located between Waymire and Thornton avenues, and will feature a ribbon-cutting, a live blues music performance, free fitness classes, yard games and the opportunity to explore the new greenway. Sarah’s Cake Stop Food Truck will be on hand with free sweet treats for the first 125 visitors.
The project extends the existing 0.7-mile paved greenway that runs through Deer Creek Park, creating a continuous 2.2-mile connection between Deer Creek Shopping Center at Big Bend Boulevard and Lorraine Davis Park.
Project features include new landscaping and benches along the paved, ADA-accessible path. A new parking lot was built in Barnickel Park, and the existing half-basketball court was improved.
In Lorraine Davis Park, there are new boardwalks, landscaping with native plants, and a pavilion with picnic tables and a drinking fountain. A new trailhead was also built along Marshall Avenue, just east of Brentwood Boulevard and includes parking, a covered pavilion, a drinking fountain, a bike fix-it station and a “pump track.”
See the Great Rivers Greenway press release: FINAL DEER CREEK PRESS RELEASE
Additional information can be found in the following/attached release, and photos and an event map can be found here: https://www.dropbox.com/sh/r3cgr19qcchy88e/AADp8vIrR3XyhKdLFmMBG_XOa?dl=0