FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
July 16, 2020
Logan University Provides Land for Chesterfield Park
Logan University has partnered with the City of Chesterfield and Chesterfield Parks, Recreation and Arts to provide a city park on Logan’s campus along Schoettler Road. This is the first and only park in Ward 3.
Logan is providing a 4-acre parcel of land near the south campus entrance which will be developed and maintained by Chesterfield Parks, Recreation and Arts. The park, which will be called Logan Park, will include a small playground ADA-accessible with rubberized surface with multiple structures; two
multi-use courts for pickle ball; and one small pavilion with restroom facilities. On-site parking will also be available.
The park will be built in phases, pending funding. Chesterfield Parks, Recreation and Arts is currently seeking grant money from St. Louis County Municipal Park Grant Commission to cover a portion of the cost.
Thomas McCarthy, CPRP, director of Parks, Recreation and Arts for Chesterfield, says he would like to start construction in early 2021, if funding is approved through the Municipal Parks Grant Commission, with the goal of having some amenities open by the end of 2021.
“Developing a park in Ward 3 of Chesterfield is something that was in our new Parks, Recreation, and Arts Master Plan, which was just completed in 2019, and has been much desired by the residents of our city,” he said. “The fact that Logan stepped up to the plate to help the community fulfill this dream is extremely exciting and we are thrilled to work with them.”
Logan University President Clay McDonald, DC, MBA, JD said this kind of partnership embodies the institution’s values of teamwork and Logan’s commitment to positive community relationships. “We look forward to sharing this amenity with our students and employees and being part of such a wonderful, supportive community.”