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Rock Island Spur of Katy Trail State Park Grand Opening in Pleasant Hill

On a chilly afternoon in December, a large crowd of supporters and enthusiasts gathered in downtown Pleasant Hill, Missouri, to witness Governor Jeremiah (Jay) Nixon cut the ribbon to dedicate the Rock Island Spur of Katy Trail State Park — the former Rock Island Railroad bed converted to a 47.5 mile crushed-rock trail — that connects to the famed Katy Trail at Windsor, Missouri and continues across the state to St Louis. Read the blog»

Celebrating 25 Years, Highlighting 25 Trails

image of woman walking dog on Little Blue Trace trailMARC encourages local governments and community organizations across the region to join in a year-long 25th anniversary celebration of MetroGreen in 2016. With help from our partners, a commemorative, double-sided poster was produced that features 25 of the region's trails and greenways. See the poster»

2016 Regional Trails and Bikeways Map released with companion web app

MARC worked with local governments to produce a regional trails and bikeways map using aerial photography, global positioning and geographic information systems (GIS) data to provide the most up-to-date information available. The new map shows 1,764 miles of trails and bikeways, up 39 percent from the 1,273 miles shown on the 2013 version. Walking and biking can benefit your health, your wallet and the environment. Whether you’re running errands or visiting local parks and trails, the Kansas City region is a great place to explore. Read more»