Preserving Our Parks
City facilities enhance the lives of our residents in numerous ways. For instance, City parks provide green spaces and help keep visitors physically active. Wentzville boasts more than 340 acres of parkland and 18.1 miles of trails and pathways. Our parks offer a wide variety of amenities including athletic fields, playgrounds, fishing, basketball courts, an indoor walking track and gymnasium, paved trails, nature areas, a sand volleyball pit and much more!
Plus, with the new Wentzville Rec Center under construction, there's even more fun, recreational opportunities on the horizon. The City of Wentzville Parks and Recreation Department provides many opportunities for people of all ages. Programs offered include fitness, sports leagues, and cultural arts and enrichment classes. The Department's mission is to enhance community unity, health and open space preservation through people, parks and programs.
The Department prides itself in keeping each park safe and beautiful for everyone to enjoy. However, Wentzville residents must also take pride in helping to keep our City parks and recreational areas clean, green and beautiful. City parks are an extension of your own backyard and as such we need your help to take care of these beautiful green spaces. This means preventing litter in our parks and leaving the spaces as clean or cleaner than you found them. We must all feel a sense of responsibility for our community. When you embrace the idea that our parks belong to you ó that they belong to all of us - you are less likely to litter or to allow people around you to litter!
Vandalism in our parks is also a serious, unnecessary and costly problem. Each year the City spends thousands of tax dollars to remove graffiti and repair damage done by vandals. We would much rather use your funding to enhance and beautify the parks! If you have a cell phone with you or live adjacent to a park you can help us out with our "Park Watch" program. If you see anyone acting suspicious, damaging property, driving on the grass or defacing playground equipment, please report it by calling the Wentzville Police Department at (636) 327-5105. Thank you for doing your part to preserve our City parks!
Transportation Improvement Plan Open for Public Comments
Want to help improve Wentzville roads? This is your chance to help the City secure funding for important transportation improvements in the Wentzville area! Between now and Oct. 11, Wentzville residents can submit public comments for East-West Gateway's draft 2022-2025 Transportation Improvement Program (TIP). Of particular interest to many in Wentzville, will be the funding of the Mexico Road project.
Residents must submit comments directly to East-West Gateway via email at email@example.com. An online comment form is also available online at www.ewgateway.org. The Transportation Improvement Plan is part of a larger regional transportation planning process that also includes the long-range transportation plan. East-West Gateway modifies the TIP annually. To learn more about the TIP and its included plans, please visit www.ewgateway.org.