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March 7-8: Kwende "Memetic" Kefentse and Ian "Pho" Swain. May 9-31: Maria Kozak. Aug. 2-23: Teri Frame.
An exhibition of new paintings and drawings by Maria Kozak and the Colfax Community Network youth.
A make. workshop presented by PlatteForum.
Some joggers are slaves to routine. They run the same course week in, week out, until the pavement around their neighborhoods bears the imprint of their New Balances. But for those looking for a break from the smooth-paved paths of their local park, consider Ballwin's Castlewood State Park. Perched on the Meramec River, Castlewood offers a series of rugged trails that provide a scenic, tree-shaded break from the monotony of city running. The trails at Castlewood can be a little rugged at... More »
Local birders know that in the fall, the bald eagles hover along the Mississippi, and in the spring, the songbirds bustle in Tower Grove Park. But there's another spot due west of town that's perfect for appreciating our avian friends year-round: Castlewood State Park in Ballwin. Castlewood's range of habitats -- meadows, forests, bluffs and the Meramec River -- makes this 1,800-acre park a home to all kinds of birds, according to Pat Lueders of the St. Louis Audubon Society. Up in... More »
Hiking is generally not an activity for instant-gratification types. Except at Castlewood State Park. Less than ten minutes past the trailhead, you're atop a ridge overlooking the Meramec River Valley -- nothing but treetops and river for miles. Separate trails keep bikers from interrupting the view along the high ridge (peppered with benches on scenic overlooks), and a massive wooden staircase leads to the river valley 250 feet below. Castlewood's 1,800 acres boast 15.5 miles of hiking... More »
It's hardly as remote as the Mark Twain National Forest or the rugged Ozarks, but Castlewood State Park is as close to nature as you can get inside the metro area. Just a half-hour's drive from downtown and mere minutes away from the suburbs of Ballwin, Castlewood straddles the Meramec River and offers more than fifteen miles of trails. The most popular trails -- the River Scene, Grotpeter and Lone Wolf trails -- run along the river, meandering until climbing the park's 250-foot bluffs. But... More »
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