Mike Kircher discusses the potential benefits of the Pacific River Walk Trail.
Michael Kircher, Publisher, Eureka-Pacific Current Magazine
IPACIFIC IS ABOUT TO BECOME A REALLY COOL PLACE
Members of the community, outdoor space and planning experts and Pacific River Walk team members met to discuss the merits of a new website to promote the Pacific River Walk project.
IFOCUS GROUP MEETS WITH RIVER WALK TEAM
Steve Myers, Exec Dir. of the Pacific River Walk Trail was invited to join the the Board of the Ozark Trail Association. Steve expects his experience working with the Ozark Trail Board will be a benefit to him as he coordinates planning and implementation of the Pacific River Walk Trail Project.
IMYERS NAMED TO OZARK TRAIL BOARD POSITION
Once fully developed, this parcel of land will be the first public park specifically created in Pacific, Missouri to be a meeting point of a two-state trail system: Great Rivers Greenway coming from St. Louis County and the Ozark Trail coming from South Central Missouri.
IMAGI FOUNDATION PURCHASES RIVERFRONT PROPERTY
The 77-year-old Jensen Point in Pacific was re-opened to the public on Memorial Day, May 30, 2016.The landmark is now a Pacific City park. There is a paved parking lot at the base of the hill. The stone steps, patios and walls have been repaired by the city, and volunteers helped clear away brush and scrub.The non-profit Magi Foundation, seeks to establish Pacific as a "trail town," and helped support the acquisition and rehabilitation of Jensen Point.
$350K GRANT AWARDED TO HELP BUY JENSEN’S POINT LOOKOUT PROPERTY
St. Louis County Parks awarded a $350K grant to City of Pacific to buy
and rennovate Jensen’s Point, built by the Civilian Conservation Corps in the 1930s. The landmark was named after Lars Peter Jensen, the first manager of Shaw’s Garden, aka Missouri Botanical Garden, and president of the Henry Shaw Gardenway Association. It was designed and built to beautify Route 66.Additional grants and donations toward the project include: $15,000 grant from the Great Rivers Greenway, $20,000 from the city tourism commission. Ozark Trail Association also will give 250 hours of supervised volunteer labor