Dardenne Greenway: Legacy Park to Dardenne Park

This 6.7-mile segment of the Dardenne Greenway winds along Dardenne Creek in St. Charles County and links together hundreds of acres of parks, as well as neighborhoods, communities, businesses and schools.  The greenway stretches from Cottleville’s Legacy and Vantage Parks, near Cottleville City Hall, to St. Charles Community College, and then on to Woodlands Sports Park and Jack Gettemeyer Park at Rabbit Run where it connects to Dardenne Park in St. Peters. Along the way, you can enjoy woodlands, wetlands, swamps and prairies.

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Recreational Opportunities

This paved section of the Dardenne Greenway is perfect for people who are interested in walking or riding a bike to area parks, athletic fields, Dog Park or St. Charles Community College--or just to get some fresh air.

There is a shelter and fishing dock at the east end of Harmony Lake in Cottleville’s Legacy Park, and “botanical vignettes” of native flowers and grasses can be seen along the campus of St. Charles Community College. These include carefully-selected native species and other plants that flourish in Missouri’s climate.

There are several parks that lie within this stretch of the Dardenne Greenway. One is the 92-acre Woodland Sports Park, which offers soccer fields, baseball and softball diamonds and two fishing lakes. There are also pavilions, a half-acre prairie “roundabout” and a paved one-mile perimeter trail.

Jack Gettemeyer Park at Rabbit Run features athletic fields, a basketball court, a playground, gazebo, pavilions and two miles of paved trails.

The trail in this greenway also connects to Dardenne Park in St. Peters. It has a new playground and features an 18-hole municipal golf course.

Seasons Accessible

The Dardenne Greenway is open year-round. Please note that the trail is not plowed of snow or ice.


There are no fees to visit the greenway.

Accessibility Notes

The trail is mostly flat and accessible to wheelchairs.

Pet Friendly Notes

Pets are welcome but most be kept on a leash.

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