Manchester is a community that stretches along its length of Manchester Road. Manchester Road feeds off of several major highways, and is a busy road almost around the clock to travel. All kinds of businesses front on this major thoroughfare, which has plenty of services and activities for people and their dogs. Two veterinary practices are within the city limits of Manchester, offering both routine and emergency care and treatment for Manchester's animals.
The city of Manchester has six city parks. Three of those parks feature walking or nature trails. The largest city park, Schroeder Park, has 44 acres and 7 paved walking trails of various lengths. Schroeder is the hub of many city activities and summer concerts, and has a pavilion and several picnic sites.
Stoeker and Seibert Park have picnic or pavilion sites and nature trails. Seibert Park features a garden site with beautiful flora adorning it most of the months of the year. The walking path is accessible, and is a colorful one to visit especially in spring and summer. Dogs are welcome in the parks, and may walk with their people as long as they remain on leash.
Ballwin is just two miles west of Manchester. Tails & Trails at Queeny Park is a five-acre fenced dog park in a very natural setting. There is a separate area for small dogs. You'll want to bring some towels when you visit, because there's a dog-friendly lake and creek here! The human companions have a pavilion with wi-fi from which to sit and watch their dogs as they play off-leash. Dogs may socialize and just be dogs in this large grassy dog park with many trees. You'll find waste stations scattered throughout the park, and drinking water is also available here. This dog park requires a yearly membership purchased through St. Louis County.
Creve Coeur is nine miles north of Manchester. The Creve Coeur Dog Park at Conway Park features a 2.5-acre grassy, fenced area for dogs to socialize and exercise off-leash. Amenities include separate areas for small and large dogs, drinking water, and doggie waste baggies. Kiddie pools are provided in the summer, giving the dogs a chance to splash and cool down. There is a hiking trail around the main park’s lake, which is the pawfect place to enjoy some on-leash exercise together. This dog park requires registration and an annual fee to the city.
Sunset Hills is eleven miles south of Manchester. The Kitun Dog Park has an acre of grassy area, which is fully fenced, for a dog to run and socialize off-leash. Small dogs have a separate space to play. There are a few pieces of agility equipment. Benches situated in the shade give the human companions a place to sit and watch their pups at play. There is drinking water available at the dog park, and several waste stations are provided for easy use. This dog park is by annual membership only. Residents of Crestwood and Sunset Hills have a reduced fee
Maryland Heights is located thirteen miles north of Manchester, and is home to the Dogport, a city dog park that provides a fully-fenced enclosure for dogs to enjoy some safe, off-leash fun together. There is a separate enclosed space for small dogs. This dog park has four acres of mostly dirt and gravel. Dogs and people can both find some drinking water here. There are plenty of benches for the human companions to sit at and watch their pups. This dog park requires prior registration and an annual fee paid to the City of Maryland Heights. It operates from dawn to dusk.
The city limits of Arnold is sixteen miles south of Manchester. The Paw Parks operated by the City of Arnold are located in their city park and at the Ferd B. Lang Park. They each have an acre that is fully fenced and grassy with a separate enclosure for the small dogs. Water is provided at both dog parks. People have plenty of places to sit while their pups play. Waste stations stocked with doggie waste baggies make it easy for people to clean up after their furry friend. The Paw Parks are free and open to the public. They open one half hour before sunrise and close one half hour after sunset.