Crystal City is a small town south of the st. Louis County Metro area. It adjoins Festus and is called its twin city. There is one veterinary clinic here for a dog's routine and emergency care. Crystal City has two small city parks which offer some green space for a person and a leashed dog to get some outdoor exercise.
Festus offers a few more choices with seven municipal parks. Billy Porter Memorial Park has some open green spaces and a decorative gazebo to take a break from the sun and rest. This small park has a short walkway and a picnic table situated under a shade tree. West City Park is the largest of the Festus parks, with 100 acres of forest to explore with your pooch. The Joachim Creek runs through the park, and adds to the scenic beauty of the park. The creek is pawpular with anglers, so bring a rod and reel and cast a few lines with Fido at your feet! A person with a leashed dog can get some outdoor exercise on the 1.5-mile paved trail.
Adventurous people with their canine companions may want to go south of Crystal City and visit or camp out at Washington State Park. This large state park, located twenty-two miles south of Crystal City, has primitive and electric camping sites. Dogs are allowed in Missouri State Parks if they are properly leashed on no less than a 10 foot lead.
You and Fido will pawsitively love exploring Crystal City and its surrounding areas!