Fenton seems like country, but is close to everything a person and a dog could want. There are six veterinary clinics providing routine and emergency care to the animals in the area. Fenton also has many green spaces for a person and a dog to explore, including seven city parks where a leashed dog can enjoy nature, and maybe share a picnic with a favorite human.
The Meramec River winds through Fenton. The Meramec Greenway is a five-mile paved walkway along the banks of the Meramec. A person and a leashed dog are welcome to snatch a whiff of the river as they explore together this popular path.
There are two St. Louis County parks in Fenton city limits. Unger Park has 96 acres of forest and grass. A large lake is a favorite fishing spot George Winter Park is another St. Louis County Park in Fenton situated on the Meramec River, and is an access spot for boats. There are open spaces for a person and a leashed dog to enjoy.
A unique adventure for a person and leashed dog can begin at the City Hall, where a cobbled trail that once was a driveway for a local socialite leads to a vast stretch of open grass of the city park.Fenton has all the services a person with a pup can need or want, plus some of the charm of an old country town.
A short 10-minute drive north will take you and your pup to the Sunset Hills city limits where there are some pawfect activities for your furry companion. Kitun Dog Park located on Eddie & Park Road is a fully fenced, grassy dog park for a dog to play and socialize off-leash. This dog park features a separately enclosed area for small dogs. Water is available on-site, and waste baggies are in good supply. Human companions have places to sit and watch their pup at play. This is a members-only park. Annual memberships are available at the Crestwood and Sunset Hills park departments.
The neighborhood of St. Louis Hills is fifteen miles north of Arnold. This neighborhood takes care of its dogs. The Southwest City Dog Park in Willmore Park is located at 7200 Hampton Avenue. There is over an acre of fenced-in space for dogs to socialize and play off leash. There are mature trees scattered about the mostly flat to rolling open space. Benches and picnic tables give the human companions plenty of places to sit while supervising their pup. Water is available on-site. A few pieces of agility equipment can be found in the large enclosure for training or extra exercise. This dog park is managed by a nonprofit organization, and its usage requires an annual membership.
Arnold City Limits is eight miles from Fenton. It is a neighborhood that knows how to treat its canine visitors. Arnold has two free Paw Parks. One is located at the Arnold City Park, and the other at the Ferd B. Lang Park. These dog parks each have an acre of fully fenced grass for a tail-waggin’ good time off-leash. There is a separate enclosure for the small dogs. Water fountains for people and dogs are available at the dog parks. Benches are provided for the human companions. In addition, the main parks have some hiking paths through forested areas for a person and a leashed dog to experience together.
Ballwin City limits has outdoor activities for your dog to experience. Tails & Trails Dog Park in the St. Louis County Queeny Park gives dogs a lot of open space to get some exercise off-leash. This five-acre dog park includes a mixture of flat grassy areas and some tree-covered rolling hills on which sniff and explore. There is a separate area for the small dogs, too. The large enclosure includes some permanent agility equipment, and access to a small creek. A nearby lake gives dogs a place to get wet on a hot day. A covered pavilion provides shade for the human companion. Visitors must purchase a membership from St. Louis County.