Platte County Parks Celebrates the Grand Opening of the Brush Creek Trail
— Platte County Parks is thrilled to announce the Grand opening of the Brush Creek Trail, a significant addition to our County's trail network. The ribbon-cutting ceremony took place on November 3, 2023, at the Brush Creek Trail, River Road Trailhead. At the grand opening ceremony, we were joined by local officials, community leaders, and nearby residents, all of whom share a passion for enhancing our County's outdoor resources.
The event featured a ribbon-cutting ceremony, remarks from key stakeholders, and a chance for attendees to be among the first to explore this fantastic addition to our trail network.
Scott Fricker, Platte County Presiding Commissioner arrived at the ceremony for the new trail with great excitement, making a memorable entrance on his e-bike. He stated, “I am thrilled to welcome each and everyone of you to this event and mark the opening of this beautiful new trail.”
The Brush Creek Trail is a 2-mile trail that provides a scenic and inviting outdoor experience for residents and visitors alike. This trail is set to become a vital connector within the Platte County trail system, linking to the Southern Platte Pass Trail. It is also an essential component of our long-term plan to connect existing neighborhoods, like Thousand Oaks, to the trail system. Commissioner Dagmar Wood acknowledged the partnerships that made this trail possible. “I want to thank the City of Parkville, Platte County Park Board, Park Hill School District, Thousand Oaks HOA president Matt Smith, Thousand Oaks Developer David Barth and Brian Mertz with Creekside Development.” Plans are being prepared to extend the trail to the Thousand Oaks neighborhood and across Park Hill School District’s planned elementary school. Both trail extensions should be under construction next Spring and Summer.
Mayor of Parkville, Dean Katerndahl, expressed enthusiasm about the trail and the partnership with Platte County. The City of Parkville will operate and maintain the trail.
In his remarks, Platte County Parks Director, Daniel Erickson extended his thanks to the voters for their ongoing support of the parks/stormwater retail sales tax, which fund projects like this. Daniel also spoke about the long range trail plans to connect this new trail segment to the larger
The trailhead to access this trail is located at 15500 NW River Road, Parkville, MO 64152. For more information about the Brush Creek Trail or other Platte County Parks initiatives, please visit our website www.platteparks.com or contact us at [816-858-3419]
15500 NW River Rd
Parkville, MO 64152