The village of Marlborough is a small place that barely has a city hall. It has no city parks and no veterinarians, although you'll find both in nearby cities.
Within the environs of the Village of Marlborough are notable places like Grant’s Farm (a favorite free tourist spot) and access to the Grant’s Trail. Grant’s Trail is a paved walking and biking trail that extends from Highway 44 and Big Bend Blvd. all the way to the City of St. Louis boundaries. This trail is popular with walkers and bicyclists. Dogs are welcome to exercise on leash with their people. There are several places that are convenient for parking along the length of the trail.
The Village of Marlborough sits near one of these access points near the parking lot for Grant’s Farm. There, Grant’s Trail meanders near the pasture for the famous Grant’s farm Clydesdales. This stretch through Marlborough is a particularly pleasant one for someone with a leashed dog. Along the way, there are frequent water spigots, and kindly people will leave buckets in the summer so that dogs exercising with their person are never without a cool drink while navigating the trail. The trail near the Village of Marlborough is a flat stretch that is an easy walk for either those with physical limitations or dogs that do not get much exercise. (Other parts of the trail are better suited for bikes). There are also several benches to take a short siesta on the stretch of trail near Grant’s Farm.
Just 7 miles north of Marlborough, you'll find University City, home to the University City Dog Park at 6860 Vernon Avenue. This dog park is a fully fenced and grassy dog park. There is a separately fenced area for the small dogs. Kiddie pools give dogs a place to splash and cool off on a hot summer’s day. There are plenty of chairs for the human companions to rest and relax while they supervise their pups. Drinking water is available on-site. Waste stations are fully stocked with doggie waste bags. No need to bring anything but plenty of energy! This dog park is accessible by membership only; registration and membership is through the City Hall.
The city limits of Maplewood is four miles north of Marlborough. The Dog Park at Kellogg Park is located at 2531 Circle Drive. This park has a fully fenced enclosure for large dogs, and a separate area for small ones. The ground is covered in wood chips. This park has all the amenities you'd expect from a pawesome park: drinking water, benches, shade trees, and a variety of terrain. The only thing you need to bring is some waste bags for cleaning up after your pal. This dog park is built on a hillside to help tire out your pup. Dogs are more than welcome to frolic and make a few new furry friends! This dog park is by membership only to ensure safe play for everyone.
Sunset Hills is just a skip and a hop away from Marlborough: three miles away, to be exact. Here, you'll find Kitun Dog Park, which has an acre of fully fenced grass for dogs to play uninhibited by a leash. There is a separate area for small or timid dogs. You'll find a water fountain designed for both humans and dogs here! Pet parents have benches from which to supervise their pups. Waste stations with doggie waste bags are supplied by the dog park. A few pieces of agility equipment in the large dog enclosure give the dogs some more interesting exercise to do. This dog park is by membership only, and is open one half hour before sunrise and closes one half hour after sunset.
St. Louis Hills is a neighborhood in St. Louis City, located just three miles east of Marlborough. Here, you'll find The Southwest City Dog Park at Willmore Park. It has one acre of fully fenced grass for dogs to socialize off-leash. There is a separate area for the small dogs for safer play. Other amenities include agility equipment, drinking water, waste stations, and places for the humans to rest and relax while their pals sniff out some new fur-iends. Like most dog parks in St. Louis, this one also requires prior registration and an annual membership.