When people think of St. Louis, they often imagine the Gateway Arch rising into the sky. St. Louis is home to a variety of other attractions, however, including the more than 100 parks maintained by the Department of Parks, Recreation, and Forestry.
The largest of these parks is Forest Park, which first opened to the public in 1876 and covers nearly 1,300 acres of land. More than 12 million people visit every year, and many bring their dogs with them. Walk your pup through this urban oasis, and enjoy the sights and the community gathered here. The Treecourt Unleashed Dog Adventure Park is a popular site for dogs that prefer to run freely. A membership fee is required for access, but the money goes towards maintenance and making sure that every visitor is able to enjoy a beautiful scene and pleasant environment. The over 23 acres here offers plenty of room for romping while benches provide human guests with a place to rest.
If you find yourself craving a bite to eat, stop in at one of the dog-friendly restaurants in St. Louis. The Boathouse at Forest Park is the perfect place to grab brunch on a day out at the park, while the Bridge Tap House and Wine Bar is always happy to seat you and your pup at one of their sidewalk tables.