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New plan for Creve Coeur park site that was supposed to be an ice hockey rink

Back in 2017, the previous county administration began preparing the land to build an ice hockey facility. However, the land is federally protected
Credit: St. Louis County

CREVE COEUR, Mo. — St. Louis County Executive Sam Page is looking to restore a 40-acre site in Creve Coeur Lake Memorial Park.

Back in 2017, he said the previous administration began preparing the land to build an ice hockey facility. However, the land is federally protected, causing a halt to the project and leaving the site damaged.

Page plans to introduce legislation next week to revitalize the land through a native prairie planting project.

“The native prairie planting project will restore some of the biodiversity that had been stripped from Creve Coeur Park and will create additional habitat for butterflies, songbirds and other wildlife,” Page said.

Credit: St. Louis County

If the county is able to come to an agreement with the Missouri Prairie Foundation, the plan would be to plant native grasses and wildflowers in the area.

Over the course of the next three years, MPF’s work would include preparing the project site for planting, seeding, mowing, weeding, removing invasive species and conducting prescribed burns to further the establishment of the native prairie plants. There will be no initial cost to the county associated with the plan.