The City of Parkville is pleased to announce that Platte County has completed the Missouri Riverfront Trail connection to English Landing Park from Riverside. To celebrate its completion, Platte County will hold a ribbon cutting ceremony on Friday, April 9th at noon on the east end of the trail in English Landing Park.
The Missouri Riverfront Trail connection was a long-time project that will complete a continuous trail from Riverside to Parkville along the Missouri River. Over the past several years, Platte County has been working with City staff to complete the connection. Because the trail is located within Burlington Northern Santa Fe (BNSF) easements, Platte County and the City had to obtain permits to allow the trail to be within their easement.
As an additional safety measure for trail users, BNSF required a fence between the tracks and the trail as part of the permit. A new wood fence is being installed along the trail in English Landing Park.
The Missouri Riverfront Trail is a multi-use hiking and biking path that extends from near E.H. Young Park in Riverside across the Quindaro Bend Levee to Burlington Creek and now extends into English Landing Park. It will give direct access to several parks in the Northland such as Renner Brenner Park and Frank Vaydik Park.
Mayor Johnston said, “Completion of the trail connection is a momentous accomplishment. The City would like to thank Platte County and Riverside for their hard work on completing the project and connecting Parkville trail users to other parts of the Northland.”
For more information about the trail connection, contact Public Works Director Alysen Abel at (816) 741-7676.