The multi-use trail along the north side of Hwy. N, west of Weiss Road has been named the Jim Hennessey Trail in honor of Cottleville’s former mayor, who was first elected to that position in 2013.
Hennessey, who did not seek reelection in 2021, served the city as mayor for eight years and served as an alderman for six years prior to that.
In the proclamation establishing the name of the trail it is noted that Hennessey’s length of service to the city of Cottleville includes the completion of the City Municipal Building; McAuley’s Playground, which is the city’s first all-inclusive playground; completion of the Hwy. N reconstruction; the establishment of Great Rivers Greenway trails throughout the city and many other road and park improvements.