Crestwood is a small neighborhood incorporated in St. Louis County. Crestwood is situated on major highways and is close to all kinds of wonderful places for a person with a pup to explore. The city has two veterinary clinics which provide routine and emergency care for both resident and visiting pets.
Crestwood has seven parks with numerous walking paths for a person with a leashed dog. Whitecliff Park offers a leisurely shaded stroll to an abandoned quarry that is very popular with morning dog walkers. Grant’s Trail is paved and passes through Crestwood, stretching some 8.25 miles through St. Louis County into the city of St.Louis. The historic Sappington House is one access point for the trail. The trail has water for people and dogs at various places along the way. The grounds of the Sappington House, with its pathways encircling a small pond, are a pleasant, short walk for a person with a leashed pup. San Jose Restaurant on Watson Road serves Mexican favorites at outdoor covered tables where furry friends are welcome to dine.
St. Louis Hills is a neighborhood of St. Louis City that offers people and their pups places for some fun. It is about ten miles north of Crestwood. Southwest City Dog Park at Willmore Park has a fully fenced grassy area for dogs to exercise and socialize with their furry pals. This dog park has a separate, safer space for the smaller dogs. Willmore Park has many mature trees, and there are many shaded benches from which the human companions may watch their pups at play. Water is available for dogs and people. The main park has two lakes, and a lot of green open spaces for a leashed dog and person to enjoy together. Picnic sites and pavilions are also found here. The dog park is for members only, though. St. Louis City residents receive a reduced rate.
The Creve Coeur City Limits is twelve miles north of Crestwood. Conway Park is a popular place for people and their dogs to play! The Dog Park in Conway Park has 2.5 acres dedicated to making dogs happy off-leash. Two acres is for large dogs, and the remaining acreage is set aside for small dogs. There is water on-site, and hoses make it easy for a quick clean up. Kiddie pools give dogs a chance to get a cool splash. A walking trail around the lake lets the human companion with a leashed pup gets some exercise, too. Like many dog parks in St. Louis, this one is a members-only park. Annual memberships are purchased from the city, and there is a reduced rate for city residents.
The city limits of Ballwin, just 13 miles west of Crestwood, have ample places for a person and a pup to check out. Queeny Park invites residents pups to play and socialize at Tails & Trails, its fenced dog park. This five-acre grassy enclosure lets dogs run leash-free. There is a smaller enclosure for small dogs. The dog park features drinking water (for dogs and people), convenient waste stations, and ample shaded seating (with wi-fi!) for the human companions. The dog park has access to a lake and creek where dogs can get wet and cool on those summer days. Don't forget to bring those towels! Again, this is a members-only park operated by St. Louis County.
The city limits of Maryland Heights is sixteen miles north of Crestwood. Its Dogport Dog Park is a place for people and their pups love to visit. This fully fenced dog park is located at 2469 Old McKelvey Road, and offers dogs four acres of freedom to run and socialize leash-free. The dog park sets aside a smaller area for small dogs. The area is mostly gravel and dirt. There are water fountains designed for dogs and people. Hoses are available to rinse off before the ride home. A few covered benches are scattered around the dog park for the human companions. Don't forget to purchase a pass from the city of Maryland Heights; it's required to visit this dog park.