Boschert Greenway: New Town to Historic St. Charles to Katy Trail

The Boschert Greenway currently stretches 4.1 miles between New Town St. Charles, a residential community, and the Missouri River near Historic Downtown St. Charles. The greenway (paved)  begins near New Town Blvd., and connects to St. Charles’ Fox Park and then Blanchette Park, where it becomes an on-street route for bicycles. The on-street route takes cyclists through Historic St. Charles to the Katy Trail near the Missouri River. Please note there are no sidewalks along the on-street connection to the Katy Trail.

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Latitude: 38.834094 Longitude: -90.514413 Elevation: 453 ft

Recreational Opportunities

The paved, flat stretch of greenway is perfect for walking, running or biking and provides a way to connect to the Katy Trail and several great area parks and neighborhoods. The 25-acre Fox Hill Park has two picnic shelters, a playground, restrooms and two interconnected lakes. There is a boat ramp to launch a boat on the Missouri River at the Katy Trail trailhead, and trail-goers can also fish on the river at the same trailhead.

A rest area and overlook can be found at Little Hills Expressway and Fifth Street, along with a 24-foot-high flower sculpture made from recycled bicycle parts.  The sculpture is titled “Blomstre” and was created by local artist Andrew Andrasko. The “Living Wall,” a “green” retaining wall system that also provides storm water retention and erosion control, can be seen along the trail near Highway 370.

Seasons Accessible

The Boschert Greenway is open year-round. Please note that it is not plowed of snow or ice.

Fees

There are no fees to visit the greenway.

Accessibility Notes

The paved trail is flat and accessible for wheelchairs. Restroom facilities can be found in the parks along the greenway.

Pet Friendly Notes

Pets are welcome but must be kept on a leash that is six feet long or less.

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