Festus is not just a drive-through town, though. The city has seven parks with 218 acres for a person and a leashed dog to get out and get some exercise and fresh air. Billy Porter Memorial Park offers a person and their leashed, furry friend a walking path among the trees and flowers. Shopshire Park is just a few blocks from Main Street. Shopshire has a few different places where a person and a leashed dog can get some exercise. A picnic site with a barbecue grill makes for a good place for a family reunion, and that includes a leashed four-legged family member. Wood City Park has over 100 acres for recreation; the park is mostly comprised of woods. The park has access to Joachim Creek, which is a popular fishing spot. Wood City Park has a one-mile long paved trail for a person and a leashed dog to explore together.