Greentree Park -- 89 Acre Site This park is still being developed.
Take 270 to east on Big Bend Rd. Turn right on Marshall Rd. After about 3/4 of a mile there is a parking lot on the left with a Meramec Greenway at Greentree Park sign. We will meet there and do about 3 to 3 1/2 miles.
Unless someone can tell me differently, I did not see any restrooms.
What to bring:
- WATER – THIS IS IMPORTANT ALL YEAR LONG AND ESPECIALLY IN THE WARMER MONTHS. WE WILL USUALLY BE OUT FOR AT LEAST 1 ½ HOURS AND THAT IS TOO LONG TO GO WITHOUT REPLENISHING THE LIQUIDS THAT YOU WILL BE BURNING WHILE WALKING. – I AVOID DRINKING CAFFEINATED BEVERAGES BEFORE WALKING. THE ARE A LOT OF GOOD ARTICLES ABOUT “effects of caffeine and exercise” ON THE INTERNET OR ASK YOU DOCTOR.
- Dress in layers (not sure what the weather will do). The top couple of layers should be easily unbuttoned or unzipped to allow easy ventilation. Wear a hat.
- I recommend broken in hiking shoes over Tennis shoes. A lot of the trails are over loose gravel and dirt and the treads on the hiking boots work much better.
- Snacks – EAT LIGHTLY BEFORE THE WALK AND BRING A POWER BAR OR SNACK TO MUNCH ON DURING THE WALK.
I will try and make a decision to cancel because of weather by 7:30 am
Located W of I-270 Off Marshall Rd.
Greentree Park is situated along the Meramec River off of Marshall Road. The park features a picnic shelter, remote controlled car track, boat ramp, and lighted soccer and football fields. The location along the Meramec River offers recreational opportunities unavailable in other parks. However, due to its close proximity to the river, the park is subject to seasonal flooding. The remote controlled car track is currently operated by the Dirt Burners Remote Controlled Car Track club. The park also features a mile long stretch of the Meramec River Greenway Trail, and connects to additional trails in neighboring Simpson Park, operated by St. Louis County Parks and Recreation.