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Dog Areas in Barnhart

2 Parks
1 Eatery
1 Groomer

Barnhart is located along the I-55 corridor, so it is very convenient to travel to South St. Louis County for shopping and amenities. There are only two veterinary clinics in Barnhart, but several dozen can be found within twenty miles of Barnhart. 

The area has only two very small parks. Sun Valley Park offers a bit of green space for a person and a leashed dog to get some exercise. Glen Park is the site of a steamboat accident. The wreckage of the steamboat is visible when water levels are low. There are very few amenities other than some green space to get out and walk a leashed dog.

Four miles north on Highway 55 is Mastodon State Park, which features several hundred acres of land with trails and picnic sites. Mastodon State Park is where fossil evidence first connecting the Mastodon and early American people was discovered. The museum displays many of the fossilized bones discovered on the property. Dogs are not allowed inside the museum, though. However, dogs are allowed in Missouri state parks, as long as they are kept on a leash no longer than ten feet.

The Mastodon State Park features three trails that a person and a leashed dog may explore together. Limestone Hill Trail is a two-mile long trail that is designated a "rugged" trail with steep inclines and many natural obstacles like logs and small creeks. The Spring Branch Trail is an "easy" trail with a surface of a crushed rock. It is .8 miles long and is both wheelchair- and stroller-accessible. The Wildflower Trail is a .4-mile "moderate" trail that takes a hiker past the bone bed in which the first fossils were discovered.

On the way back to Barnhart, a stop in at Ginny's Frozen Custard stand makes for an ideal way to top off a summer's day. This local favorite has dog-friendly outdoor tables where you and your pup can savor a delicious dessert after a day of exercising. 

Best Dog Neighborhoods in Barnhart

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    Population Density 850/sq mi

    #1 Herculaneum

    Herculaneum is located six miles south of Barnhart. All Bark Village Dog Park makes dogs wag a few tails with joy as they run leash-free and make a few new furry pals. This large, grassy, fenced area includes a smaller fenced section for the small dogs. The dog park features large water fountains designed for both humans and canines, which include an oversized top that makes it easy to refill water bottles for the ride home. The dog park has a concrete pad with a hose that will get the mud off your pup before heading home. The dog park also features plenty of benches for the human companions to sit and observe their pups.  The dog park is free and open to the public from dawn to dusk.
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    Population Density 1,797/sq mi

    #2 Arnold

    Arnold is located just seven miles north of Barnhart. The Paw Parks here make it easy for dogs to find some new furry pals. The City Park and the Ferd B. Lang Park both have Paw Parks which are identical in size and amenities. The acre of space features natural terrain of grass and dirt, and is separated into two sections for large and small breeds. Both parks have plenty of shade to keep pets and their parents comfortable. Water is available on-site, and waste stations are kept stocked with waste baggies for those necessary pick-ups. The main parks both have green spaces for walking a leashed dog, as well as picnic spots where you can sit and eat a snack with that special furry family member. The Paw Parks are free and open to the public.
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    Population Density 935/sq mi

    #3 Sunset Hills

    Nineteen miles north of Barnhart, you'll find Kitun Dog Park, which gives dogs two acres of lush green space to call their own. Dogs can rid themselves of their leash and sniff out some new buddies to run with here. The dog park includes a separately fenced space for small dogs, as well as pieces of agility equipment for training or extra fun. Drinking fountains designed for both people and their pups are available here. Pet parents will find seats in the shade where they can rest and relax while they watch their pooches play. Waste stations have waste baggies, so there is no excuse -- please pick up! Visitors must first register and pay a fee to the city of Sunset Hills.
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    Population Density 3,000/sq mi

    #4 Kirkwood

    Kirkwood is located twenty-two miles north of Barnhart. Here, you'll find Treecourt Unleashed Dog Adventure Park, which has nine acres of fenced natural terrain for dogs to sniff, explore, and make a few new furry buddies. The dog park has a separately fenced section for smaller dogs. As its name suggests, there are plenty of trees in this dog park which provide mutts-needed shade on hot days. Benches are positioned so people can sit and appreciate how much exercise and fun their four-legged family member is having. A path running along the fence gives people a good view of the entire property. Fido will pawsitively love splashing in the creek which runs through the middle of the park! This dog park is privately owned and requires a monthly membership.
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    Population Density 4,697/sq mi

    #5 St Louis Hills

    St. Louis Hills is located twenty-two miles north of Barnhart. Southwest City Dog Park can be found inside Wilmore Park (a St. Louis City public park). The dog park has 1.1 acres of fully fenced grassy space for dogs to socialize off-leash. Small dogs have a separate space just for them, too. Beautiful old shade trees make it comfortable for people to sit and watch their pups play. Water is available here, and waste stations are always well-stocked with waste bags. In the summer months, kiddie pools are brought out so that pups can race each other for a cooling splash! Visitors must register and pay a fee to the Homeowner's Association that maintains the dog park.
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