Citing the zipline adventure course proposed for Creve Coeur Park as a benefit for area residents, the St. Louis County Council passed the proposal in a vote of five to one in tonight’s meeting. Councilman Quinn, whose district includes Greensfelder Park where the course was initially proposed, was the only dissenter, saying he was uncomfortable with using public lands for profit.
More than 15 county residents spoke about how the proposal would undermine the value of the park, focusing on loss of wildlife habitat and quiet green space. The lack of public hearings and input on the project was another deep concern.
One speaker spoke in favor of the course, in addition to Acting Parks Director Tom Ott, who said the project will benefit many people in the county and provide 12 jobs. Proceeds from the operation will go into the parks budget. The course is expected to open this summer.
Don't forget! This Saturday (11/12) is our Monthly 2nd Saturday meeting. We meet from 9:30am-11am at the Westport Plaza StL Bread Co.
We'll have a discussion about the next steps for the Maryland Pointe development by Creve Coeur Park and what we think we can achieve as our next steps.
Our Guest this week will be Melissa Faulbaum from County Councilman Stenger's office. Stop by and talk to Ms. Faulbaum about the proposed STL County Budget and how it could impact Maryland Heights Residents and our County Parks. She will answer questions about the proposed budget and alternatives to job cuts and park closures that the County Council suggests. Come find out how you can save
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