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John L. LeCave Memorial Trailhead
- Bike Trail
- Picnic Areas
- Picnic Shelters
- Picnic Tables
- Trash Cans
The John L. LeCave Memorial Trailhead is a joint project between the Monarch-Chesterfield Levee District, the City of Chesterfield, and the City of Wildwood. It is located at the current southern terminus of the Monarch-Chesterfield Levee Trail (Missouri Greenway). The trailhead offers 49 parking spaces, 3 small picnic shelters, and restrooms. There is no potable water.
This trailhead is named after John L. LeCave, a Wildwood resident, who was killed by a vehicle, while bicycling within the City in 1997. Mr. LeCave was a father, husband, Vietnam veteran, and avid cyclist. His career in banking was innovative, being credited as the developer of the concept of ‘supermarket banking,’ providing a full-service financial institution inside individual grocery stores. His free time was spent on community betterment, as a President of the Memphis, Tennessee Urban League, along with being a father of four, a devoted husband for over thirty years, and an important member of his church.
This trailhead honors not just Mr. LeCave, but the qualities he stood for, which are important tenets for many in Wildwood. Those qualities are family, country, and the outdoors. The John L. LeCave Memorial Trailhead is a reminder to all of us within our community to better practice “Share the Road” with pedestrians, runners, cyclists, and others who call Wildwood home.