Capital Improvement Project: Perche Creek Trail Phase I – MKT to Gillespie Bridge

Funding Fiscal Year: 2018
Project Number: 00699
Project Budget: $1,450,000
Funding Source:

FY 2018 – $180,000 Park Sales Tax 
FY 2020 – $520,000 Park Sales Tax
FY 2021 – $500,000 Park Sales Tax 
FY 2021 – $250,000 Recreational Trails Program Grant (RTP)

Project Description:

Construction of the Perche Creek Trail:  MKT Trail to Gillespie Bridge Road. Project is funded over three years with $180k 2018, $520K 2020 and $500k 2021. FY18 funding will allow for engineering design and finalization of plans.

Proposed Plansopens PDF file

Media Inquiries:

Tammy Miller, Marketing Specialist, 573-874-7465, tammy.miller@como.gcreate new emailovcreate new email

Project input:

Mike Snyder, Park Planning Superintendent, 573-874-7203, mike.snyder@como.govcreate new email

Interested Parties Meeting:

 An interested parties meeting  was held on Thursday, July 9, 2020, 5 – 7 pm at Jay Dix Station, 3725 S. Scott Blvd., Columbia, MO, 65203.  An online survey was available from July 1 to July 20, 2020. View comments receivedopens PDF file .

Council Items

Project Status: 

Project has been approved and the final design for the procurement specifications is underway.


Related Articles:

“First leg of Perche Creek trail wins unanimous approval”
Columbia Misourian, 9-23-2020

“Public supports first phase of Perche Creek Trail”
Columbia Missourian, 7-9-2020


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