Monday, August 25, 2014

#213: Centennial Greenway/KATY Trail

This is where two important trails in Missouri will come together. It is currently being planned that the Centennial Greenway will connect bikers/joggers/runners to the Katy Trail from most parts of St. Louis, including downtown!

Facts about the Centennial Greenway:
  • Named for the 100th anniversary of the St. Louis World's Fair and the founding of University City.
  • The trail will connect from Forest Park to Creve Coeur Memorial Park. 
  • It is destined to be a 20-mile trail from St. Charles to St. Louis.
  • Some parts of the trail have been completed, including the part that passes through Ruth Porter Park, and from this point (at the meeting of Katy Trail) to the St. Charles Heritage Museum.

The Katy Trail:
  • Missouri's longest trail
  • The country's longest 'rails-to-trails' path
  • Edward 'Ted' Jones donated $2 million to the construction of this trail.
  • Western terminus is located in Clinton, MO, and the eastern terminus is at the Edward 'Ted' and Pat Jones State Park. 
  • Trails length is 237.7 miles, passing through such Missouri River towns and cities like Jefferson City, Hermann, Boonville, Columbia, and of course St. Charles.

The cake:
Right side of the cake

Top of the cake. Unfortunately, Mr. Swain's cake was subject to vandalism

***2015 Update***

The cake was purchased by the Cakelovers and its artist Mark Swain re-painted it. It is now the 'Saturday Morning Cartoon Cake', featuring several cartoon characters from the 1950's-on. On April 17, 2015, the cake was unveiled at R Space Gallery (in Soulard) and will be on display there until July 2015.

Centennial Greenway Official website

2886 Arena Parkway, ST. CHARLES, MO, 63303
Cake artist: Mark Swain

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