Oakland is a picturesque country club community sandwiched in between larger municipalities like Kirkwood and Webster Groves. Oakland has one veterinary hospital that operates around the clock for any emergency your pup may have.
Oakland boasts three city parks: Loewanau Park, Monaco Park, and Backstoppers Park. Leowanau Park is a small community green space for you and your leashed dog to explore. Oakland plans to add more amenities to this park in the near future. Monaco Park is located at Sappington Road and Lockwood Ave. Monaco Park has a small gazebo for a bit of rest and shade.
Backstoppers Park is a park dedicated to fallen police officers. It is the city’s largest park and offers a picnic site and a pavilion. Backstoppers Park connects to Grant’s Trail, a paved, 8-mile trail that cuts across the communities in south St. Louis County. Along Grant’s Trail are several spots to sit and rest. Water is provided in many places along the way (for dog and person). A small playground sits in Backstoppers, and nearby is the St. Louis County Library.
A fourth park, Minturn Park, is also in the works (as of August 2017). Minturn will include some sculptured landscaping, plantings, and a loop walk for you and your leashed dog to get a scenic stroll.