First off, thank you for your continued interest in putting in a trail at Forest Staley Park. What you are doing is the basic groundwork of what it takes to get a project started. I commend your perseverance in trying to make this happen.
Design: GORC adheres to USFS and IMBA standards in natural surface trail design. Design is also done in collaboration with the landowner/manger. In this case, we have a good relationship with St. Louis County and will work with them to design a trail that will conform to basic standards that have been developed and accepted by them.
Construction: GORC maintains insurance for non-county sponsored events/trail builds/etc. However, if this project is to take place in a St. Louis County Park, it would be covered by their workman's comp insurance.
Liability: Covered by the recreational use statute as long as no man-made structures are present.
I can try and be at the meeting on the 10th.