Tuesday, October 16, 2012
Several pleasant, community amenities were showcased Thursday at an open house to spotlight Wildwood's future community park. Cost of the park's Phase 1 could reach an estimated $3 million. Ecology is its theme.
Wildwood's future community park was designed to have a "destination feel," as explained by the landscape architects working on the project. Consultants from Oates Associates and Nelson Byrd Woltz took turns answering questions about the plans for the 66 acres, providing more details about the renderings on display and jotting down attendees' feedback at an open house held Thursday evening at Wildwood City Hall, just to highlight the status of the park plans. Sustainability is an underlying theme of the park's plans, and one of the new options is that a dog park now has been moved to the first phase, based on residents' repeated requests. Project manager Bill Burke, of Oates Associates, said phase 1 of the proposed community park is …
Wednesday, September 12, 2012
One of Wildwood's parks has been really popular through the years, but the porta potties located there, not so much.
Anniversary Park in Wildwood has long-standing—but originally planned to be temporary—portable toilets since the park opened in 2006. Now that's about to change. The $90,000 project for building permanent restrooms at the 13-acre park at 16511 Clayton Road will go out for bids by the end of this month, said Joe Vujnich, Wildwood's director of planning and parks. At the city council meeting held Monday, Vujnich said Planning and Zoning commissioners and the city's Architectural Review Board members approved the location and design of the proposed restrooms, which will provide separate facilities for men and women. The facility will be 360 square feet, and does not require removing any existing trees, he said. It will incorporate stone, …
Monday, July 30, 2012
Summer isn’t officially over until September, but school starts in about three weeks.
For St. Louis families, summer will be over soon—despite the scorching temperatures, kids know fall really starts on the first day of school. Rockwood Schools begin August 14. Now's the time to grab last minute summer fun. Temperatures are expected to remain in the high 90s for the next few weeks, but after highs of 105+, a 95 degree day may seem perfect for a walk in the park. Here’s a few ideas on how to squeeze the last bits off fun out of your kid’s summer break. Hit a park: Kids love playgrounds and the summer heat has been keeping a lot of children tucked away in their basements playing video games. If you still think it’s too hot, try going in the early morning or late evening hours. Take a hike: We have two of the best trails in…
Friday, June 29, 2012
PARTICIPATE IN POLL: Which one of Wildwood's parks or pocket parks is the favorite?
Wildwood is a city of green space, and as such, it has parks of all sizes and shapes to cater to different tastes. As June—observed as national Great Outdoors Month—concludes, it prompts the question of which one of the great area-parks are the favorite. Here is a rundown of parks located in Wildwood: Anniversary Park Anniversary Park, located at 16511 Clayton Rd., was built in honor of Wildwood's 10th anniversary. Some of the amenities children can enjoy include a the playground, swing, roll on grass, and romp. The park also has multiple park benches on the perimeter of the play area, so adults can keep an eye on them. The park also offers a basketball court, barbecue pits and an on-site pavilion, which can be reserved for $30 to …
Wednesday, June 13, 2012
St. Louis County Municipal League representatives recognized various West St. Louis County communities and officials for excellence in municipal government
And the winner is...Wildwood, for parks and trails development that connects major population areas to the city's planned Town Center and extends a bike path along the Meramec River. St. Louis County Municipal League representatives recognized various West St. Louis County communities and officials for excellence in municipal government during the group's first annual MUNI Awards about a week ago at the Kemp Auto Museum in Chesterfield. The annual Buzz Westfall Award for Excellence in Local Government was presented to Scott Douglass, mayor of Clarkson Valley, who was recognized for the hours he donates helping other cities. League members represent more than 90 percent of the St. Louis County population. The entity is a countywide, …
Saturday, December 31, 2011
Start a new, new year tradition by taking a guided hike in a Missouri state park on Jan. 1. Wildwoodians have one of the state's outdoor gems in their backyards. This is the first time all 50 state park systems sponsored First Day Hikes.
This New Year's Eve, one can tell others to "take a hike" and mean it in a very positive, encouraging way. Some local residents will celebrate the beginning of 2012 by participating in America’s State Parks First Day Hikes in one of nine Missouri state parks, and one of the many parks based in Wildwood was chosen as one of them. The free, guided hikes offer individuals and families an opportunity to begin the New Year connecting with the outdoors by taking a healthy and rejuvenating hike Jan. 1. “We’re excited to host First Day Hikes in Missouri state parks as part of this national effort to get people outdoors and into our parks. Hikes offer great ways to exercise, enjoy nature and welcome the New Year with friends and family,” said Bill…
Friday, June 10, 2011
Wildwood's volunteer planning committee members hold final meeting for future community park.
- Jo Beck
Friday, June 10, 2011
Volunteer residents on Wildwood's Community Park Advisory Committee (CPAC) recently walked the grounds of the city’s planned 63-acre park. The property is located near the northwest intersection of Highway 100 and Missouri Route 109, adjacent to Windsor Crest subdivision. After two public forums, an online survey filled out by 1,000 residents and many public meetings over a nine-month period, CPAC volunteers have finished their information-gathering phase regarding Wildwood’s newest park. They met on Wednesday night to approve the concept plan. Committee members compared the topography to the drawings presented by the Oates Associates consulting firm. Doug Carlson, a member of the CPAC, said, “On our tour of the property, what struck me …