Cedar Hill gives dogs some country fresh air not far from those urban conveniences. People with dogs don’t have to leave town when their four-legged friend needs a visit with a vet. They don’t have to even leave home for certain clinics! This city cares so much about its dogs that house calls are often made to pets and owners who are unable to travel.
People living in Cedar Hill have so much of the beautiful outdoors to experience with their pup. The landscape of Cedar Hill can be a vast flat or rolling field of grass and wild flowers or a rocky cliff hugging the banks of the Big River or a sparkling creek. Nature calls many people to find refuge in the peaceful beauty of this small town.
The newest of Missouri’s state parks, Don Robinson State Park, is named for one of those people who loved the place and made it his home. As a gift to the people of Missouri, he willed 843 acres in Cedar Hill to Missouri so that others could share the experience. This state park has two hiking trails for a person and a leashed dog. One is four miles long, and the other is a little over two miles long. They are both moderately difficult, and involve some uphill walking. The four-mile hike makes it to the high point of the park, and offers a spectacular view of the valley below.
Sunset Hills is twenty-one miles north of Cedar Hill, and offers some pawesome places for a dog and person to visit. Kitun Dog Park is a great place for a dog to find a few pals to sniff and play with in this off-leash dog park. The dog park is completely fenced, and a second area is set aside just for the small pups. Grass abounds for rolling in or chasing a friend’s tail. Kitun provides water for dog and the human companion. There are also numerous waste stations for those necessary clean ups. The human companions may sit on benches while they watch their pup having fun. This dog park is a members-only dog park. Annual memberships may be purchased at the Sunset Hills parks department.
You'd drive just 23 miles for your dog, right? Of course you would. That's why you should head over to Arnold, which has two dog parks for off-leash exercise and play. These Paw Parks are located at the City Park and at the Ferd B. Lang Park. Arnold’s Paw Parks have an acre completely enclosed so dogs can escape the leash and play with their furry pals. A separate fenced enclosure is set aside for the small dogs. The Paw Parks have water on-site, and the waste stations are stocked with waste bags. There is no shortage of places for the human companions to sit as they watch their dog socialize with a few of his canine kind. Arnold’s Paw Parks are also free and open to the public.
The city limits of Ballwin is twenty-four miles north of Cedar Hill. Ballwin has many amenities a person with a pup would appreciate. Tails & Trails Dog Park is located in the Queeny Park, a St. Louis County Park. This five-acre dog park gives dogs a chance to run leash-free and just be dogs. Dogs can play in the grass and run among some trees here. A creek gives a pup an opportunity to get those paws wet. The dog park provides a separate area for small dogs, and also features drinking water for dogs and people. A pavilion gives a shaded spot -- complete with Wi Fi --for the human companions to sit and wait for their four-legged friend to finally tire out. Visitors must have a pass to use the dog park. Membership is purchased from St. Louis County.
The city limits of Creve Coeur is thirty-one miles north of Cedar Hill. A person with a dog will find a few activities there for their four-legged pal. The Dog Park at Conway Park has 2.5 acres dedicated to leash-free exercise and socialization. One half-acre is set aside for the small dogs. The enclosure is mostly grass. A few mature trees line the perimeter of the park, and give some shade. Kiddie pools in the shape of bones get filled with water for a cool dip on those hot summer days. This is a members-only dog park, so you'll need to purchase a pass from the city.
The neighborhood of St. Louis Hills is thirty one miles north of Cedar Hill. This is a place that cares about its dogs. Southwest City Dog Park at Willmore Park beckons canines to experience some off-leash freedom and fun. This dog park has over an acre which is completely fenced for dogs to socialize and exercise off-leash. This dog park features a separate fenced area for small dogs. Water is available on-site. Kiddie pools give dogs a chance to get their paws wet on a hot day. Doggie waste bags are supplied by the dog park. There are benches for the human companions. This dog park requires registration and a yearly fee payable to the nonprofit association which manages it.