One of the most striking things a visitor to Glendale will notice is the size of the trees that line the streets of this southwest St. Louis County community. Old oaks, white pines, and catalpa trees with oversized leaves, strange cigar shaped seeds, and gorgeous white flowers that fill springtime with their own special fragrance makes the walks and the parks in Glendale especially beautiful places to visit with a furry companion. There is one veterinary clinic in the city limits, but there are no shortage of animal hospitals and clinics within a ten-mile radius of the city.
Glendale shares Emmenegger Nature Park with its neighbor, Kirkwood. This 93-acre St. Louis County park has a trail that is accessible for those with disabilities -- an easy half-mile loop -- and another difficult mile loop that takes hikers through forest, rolling grassy space, and a landscape adorned with spring and summer flowers. There are picnic sites at Emmenegger, and dogs are welcome in the park as long as they are on no less than a six foot lead.
In addition, Glendale has six neighborhood parks which have picnic sites, green spots, and playgrounds. In two of the parks, you'll find some large outdoor sculptures where summer programs are held and are popular destinations for weddings and corporate parties. Sounds like the pawfect place for a photo op with your favorite four-legged friend!
Kirkwood adjoins Glendale, and is home to a doggie adventure unlike any other. Treecourt Unleashed Dog Park Adventure is a private dog park that gives pups a place roam and play. It has nine acres of natural outdoor space for dogs to run leash-free. There is a smaller area for safer play for the small dogs. A natural creek that flows through the middle of the dog park, and kiddie pools provided in the summer mean your dog will have a splashin' good time here! Trees are found throughout the dog park, and provide the human companions with a bit of shade. Dogs must be temperament tested before they are allowed to become members.
Sunset Hills is just three miles south of Glendale. Kitun Park has an acre of lush green grass that's fully fenced for safe off-leash fun. A separate space makes it safer for those smaller or more timid dogs. A drinking water fountain lets you and your pup take a drink at the same time. A bench for a weary human companion makes it easy to supervise an active pal. You'll also find a few pieces of agility equipment here, where you can train your pup or just have a little extra fun. The dog park always has some doggie waste bags in case you left home without yours. This dog park is open from sunrise to sunset. This is a membership-only park. Registration and fees should be paid to Sunset Hills or the city of Crestwood.
The Creve Coeur Dog Park at Conway Park, located just 8 miles from Glendale, has over two acres of grass and sweet smellin’ clover for dogs to run and play leash-free. Those smaller puppers have their own half-acre for their private enjoyment. This dog park features bone-shaped kiddie pools for dogs to have a cool splash and a photo op. Drinking water is available on-site. Waste stations make it easy to clean up after your pal. The main park has a large fishing lake with a walking path for a leashed dog and person to try out together. Admittance to the dog park is by code only. Fees must be paid to the city of Creve Coeur.
St. Louis Hills is ten miles north of Glendale. The Southwest City Dog Park at Willmore Park has over an acre for the large dogs to run and play amid the green grass, and under the large shade trees that are so common in Willmore Park. This dog park has drinking water on site for dogs and their people. The dog park provides waste baggies, and there are always a few extra dog toys to share among friends. Long, colorful tunnels let dogs run and play hide-and-seek with their pals. Kiddie pools are a must for those hot July days. This dog park is a members-only dog park. Registration is with the St. Louis Hills Homeowner’s Association.
Tails and Trails at Queeny Park is a mutts-loved, five-acre dog park that offers everything dogs could want in a outdoor playground! A smaller area keeps the small dogs safe. There's access to a creek and a lake here for a splashin' good time. Permanent pieces of agility equipment make for the pawfect place for dogs to train or just amuse themselves. Benches are scattered throughout so that the human companions can offer a helping hand to a paw in trouble. The pavilion is a sheltered place where people can congregate and share their best tips and stories about their furry family members. Membership is through St.Louis County Parks Department.