Ellisville is a haven for people and their dogs. There are so many dog-friendly places to explore here. Ellisville has five veterinary hospitals or clinics that do routine as well as specialized surgery, so you can rest easy knowing that your pup will be in good hands should an emergency situation arise.
Ellisville has a park system that was planned two decades ago. There are eight parks that are connected by a 4.5-mile trail. Bluebird Park is the largest of the city parks. It has over 167 acres of land that the city set aside for recreational use. Bluebird offers all the amenities that people look for in a good park. There picnic areas and pavilions that may be rented for special occasions. Bluebird has a paved trail that is used by dog walkers and bicyclists. Dogs must be on leash when visiting the park areas (except, of course, when they are using the dog park).
You'll also find several dog-friendly restaurants in Ellisville. New Day Gluten Free serves gluten-free and peanut-free meals, and has a few outdoor tables that welcome dogs. Alibi 25 on Clayton Road offers bar fare and hosts a Monday through Friday Happy Hour. Your pal is welcome at one of the outdoor tables here. For dessert, head on over to Orange Leaf Frozen Yogurt. Orange Leaf has outdoor tables where pups and people can enjoy some sweet treats which are also healthy!
Ellisville is home to many dog-centered activities. The park system includes a dog park in the back of BlueBird Park. This dog park is a fully fenced place where dogs can socialize leash-free. The dog park has a large dog area of .28 acres, and a separate area of .11 acres for the small dogs. A water fountain designed for people and dogs is also available most of the year. Water is turned off in the winter months. The Ellisville Dog Park is a membership-only park.. Visitors must register and pay the annual fee of $40. The dog park operates daily from dawn to dusk. Occasionally, the dog park may close for maintenance.
The city limits of Ballwin is just two miles east of Ellisville. Ballwin is the site of Queeny Park. Queeny Park features a dog park called Tails & Trails. This dog park includes a five-acre, fully fenced area for dogs to run and romp off-leash. Small dogs have a separate space to play. Dogs have access to a creek and a lake, so don't fur-get your towels! Drinking water is available here, so no need to bring any. Human companions have many places to sit and watch their pups play. The pavilion provides shade and even has wi-fi. This dog park requires visitors to purchase an annual membership from St. Louis County.
Creve Coeur is thirteen miles east of Ellisville. Here, you'll find Conway Park, a community park that's also home to an off-leash dog park! Dogs have two acres to explore all to themselves. There is a smaller area of one-half acre for small dogs. Kiddie pools add to the fun in the summer months. A hose makes it easy for pups to get a good rinse off after playing hard, and there's also drinking water here for people and their pups. Visitors need to register their dog and pay the annual fee to use the dog park. The main park has an easy trail around the lake that makes for a nice stroll for a person and a leashed dog.
Sunset Hills is fourteen miles southeast of Ellisville, and is home to Kitun Dog Park, located on Eddie & Park Road. This dog park has a fully fenced acre for dogs to socialize and sniff out a few new friends. A smaller area is set aside for small dogs. The dog park has few pieces of agility equipment for extra training or just extra fun. Waste stations and drinking water are both available, so all you need to bring is Fido's favorite ball! There are plenty of shaded areas for people to sit and watch their pups have fun. This dog park is a members-only park. Visitors must register and purchase annual membership.
Kirkwood City Limits is ten miles east of Ellisville. There many op-paw-tunities here for people and pups to get some exercise. Treecourt Unleashed Dog Adventure Park sounds like a fun place to play, because it is! This a privately-owned dog park has nine enclosed acres where dogs can get off their leashes and stretch their legs. A smaller space is reserved for the small dogs. There is drinking water available year round. Picnic tables and shaded areas are available for the human companions. Use of this dog park requires a fee either monthly, quarterly or annual. Dogs must pass a temperament test to play at the dog park to ensure everybody plays safely.