Columbia Parks and Recreation is holding a public input meeting regarding the first phase of the Perche Creek Trail. The drop-in meeting will be held at the Jay Dix Station shelter, 3725 S. Scott Blvd., on Thursday, July 9 from 5 to 7 p.m.
The project includes planning and construction of a multi-use, concrete trail approximately 1.1 miles in length. The Perche Creek Trail would connect the MKT Trail to Gillespie Bridge Road. The proposed trail would also complete a section of the planned 30-mile trail loop around the City of Columbia.
Park staff will be available to discuss trail plans including the alignment and construction of a bridge over Perche Creek, as well as taking your comments. Social distancing guidelines will be in place during the meeting.
An online survey is available through July 15 for those who are unable to attend the meeting; the survey is at this site: https://www.como.gov/CMS/WebForms/form.php?formid=376
The trail project is funded by the 2015 voter-approved Park Sales Tax. An application for a federal Recreational Trails Program grant in the amount of $250,000 is in progress.
For more information, contact the Parks and Recreation Department at 573.874.7460.