Mackenzie is a tiny village that sits on the border of St. Louis County and St. Louis City. This small hamlet does not have its own veterinary clinic, but it is a stone’s throw (less than a quarter mile) to the one located in Mackenzie Pointe Plaza.
Mackenzie is close to just about anything a person and pup could want. It is a brisk mile walk or a very short drive to a 145-acre park in St. Louis. River Des Peres Park straddles River Des Peres, which is not a real river, but rather a drainage ditch that has been built up over the years to prevent flooding. St. Louis has turned the space into a patchwork of green space and cleverly landscaped areas where you and your leashed dog can enjoy a stroll.
The River Des Peres Greenway is a long stretch of paved walkway across well-designed bridges. This trail runs along the border of the city and the county. The entire length of the River Des Peres Greenway is 5.5 miles, so it isn’t a short trail for a person and their pup to attempt. Endpoints of the Greenway are at Germania and I-55 and at Lansdowne Ave, and River Des Peres Blvd. Benches along the way give a place to take a break and enjoy some of the green space and marvel at the depth of River Des Peres (sometimes with water in it). The River Des Peres Greenway also connects to the Christy Park Greenway -- an adventure for another day.
Several good restaurants close to Mackenzie include a McDonald’s in Mackenzie Pointe, and Fortel’s Pizza Den on Mackenzie Road. Fortel’s will deliver to nearby Mackenzie.