Pevely, Missouri sits on the west bank of the Mississippi River, south and west of St. Louis. A small town boasting great neighborhoods and nearby larger towns, Pevely is rich in history and local charm. To keep that small-town feeling of togetherness, Pevely offers many community events throughout the year, like pie-baking contests, dances and craft fairs.
Although small, this town offers two nice-sized parks where you and Fido can take a stroll or find some open areas to stretch your legs. The Stacey Reece Memorial Park on Main Street spans 10 grassy acres, and offers a fitness trail, sports fields and shelters where you can enjoy a nice picnic with your furry friend. The local Teamsters Camp and Picnic Gardens has made special arrangements with the City of Pevely to allow Pevely residents use of its facilities. So, if you are a Pevely pup, you and your human will find an 18-acre fishing lake, camping facilities, restrooms, a waterpark and a golf course here. Take Rover for a rambling tour along its beautiful garden walking trails or relax on grassy areas overlooking the Mississippi River! Remember that dogs are welcome on leash and be sure to pack food and water.
Festus, just south of Pevely, offers seven on-leash, dog-friendly parks totaling 218 acres with tons of green, open space. Visit West Park for beginner-level scenic walking trails, a disc golf course, and benches for you and pup to sit by the pond. Sunset Park offers a bird sanctuary nestled in 100-year-old trees, a fishing lake with a stone-arch bridge, and a playground. And West City Park has 100 acres to keep you and Fido happy, with a 3-acre fishing lake and 1.5 miles of trails. Water is available at all parks. Stop at Panera anytime for some outdoor dog-friendly dining!
Three great places for your pup and you to enjoy the outdoors are located in Hillsboro’s City Center, just west of Pevely in Hillsboro! Valley View Glades Trail is perfect for hiking on its 2.8-mile loop trail through wildflower fields. Doggies are welcome on leash on this moderately difficult trail. Be sure to pack water! City Park has a great walking path, hiking trails, playgrounds, restrooms and picnic tables. And finally, Morse Mill features fishing spots, camping and picnic areas with grills. Restrooms can be found here as well. Pack a picnic lunch when visiting any of these fur-iendly day outings!
Just under four square miles, this town south of Pevely, is home to the Crystal City Municipal Park where you and pup can relax on open grassy areas or enjoy a picnic under their gazebos or pavilions. Dogs are always welcome on leash and there you will find sports fields and tennis courts, restrooms and water. Be sure to bring clean up bags though! Just after Labor Day, Fifi can go for a swim when the town opens the pool for some fur-iendly water play! Need a refreshing treat? Visit Dairy Queen where pup is welcome at their outside tables!
Herculaneum lies just south of Pevely. ‘Tree City’ is a perfect name for this town which features the Bates Memorial Park, known for its great fishing, large open spaces, and beautiful Joachim Loop Trail for year-round hikes. While there, take Fifi to the All Bark Village Dog Park for some off-leash fun where separate dog zones allow pups room to romp and play. There are doggie water fountains and a strict clean up policy. Dunklin-Fletcher Park offers relaxing benches and picnic tables with scenic views of the mighty Mississippi – so pack a picnic for you and your pup, and enjoy the day.
Just east of Pevely, you will find Barnhart. This town offers one park which is managed by Jefferson County. Sun Valley Park is a wonderful place for your pup to enjoy some much-needed relaxation. Take a walk or just lie around in the grass found throughout the park. After a great day of doin’ nothin’, how about enjoying a bite to eat. Head over to Ginny’s Kitchen and Custards, where you and your fur-EVER friend will love sitting at one of their seven outdoor tables and enjoying a burger and shake! Look for the giant ice cream cone out in front!