Looking to explore a town that's truly gone to the dogs? Look no further than Saint Peters, Missouri, which boasts a large canine population, top-notch parks, and an array of recreational opportunities perfect for your four-legged friend.
St. Peters is home to the Rotary Club Dog Park. As a members-only park, this off-leash area charges a small annual fee for residents and non-residents. The Rotary Club Dog Park offers a multitude of amenities to make sure your pooch has the time of their life, ranging from nature trails, separate fenced-in off-leash areas, and a dock for swimming access.
Local trails include the Busch Greenway. Almost five miles long, this paved path offers wheelchair access and ends at the Missouri Research Park - perfect for an evening walk with Fido. Nearby Centennial Greenway is currently 3.5-miles long, but is being built to span 20 miles. While the latter sections of this path provide access to cultural and artistic attractions, the earlier portion connects to the Creve Coeur Park Trail, which boasts scenic glimpses into Missouri's more rural areas.
One of the longest rails-to-trails projects in the entire country, the Katy Trail State Parks runs alongside St. Peters. Over 200 miles long, a wide variety of landscapes and historic locations can be seen from the path, including the massive Missouri River and centuries-old farmlands. It's clear that Saint Peters is a town with much to do, especially if you're trying to do it with your beloved furry companion.
The City Center neighborhood is home to Saint Peter’s only off leash dog park. Pack up your pup and head over to the Rotary Club Dog Park for some doggone good runnin’ around. Your canine companion will appreciate the chance to let loose and explore this open grassy area. Keep in mind, this park is for members only. Fill out an application at the City of St. Peter’s beforehand or you’ll have one sad puppy dog on your hands. Right next to the dog park is 370 Lakeside Park. With 140 acres of recreational fun, this park is a perfect place to spend quality time with your furry friend.
If your hound is eager to get outside, grab a leash and check out Rabbit Run Park in the Rivers Mall Drive and Ohmes Road neighborhood. Follow the trails around this 19 acre park while letting your dog sniff and explore the new terrain. Since there are ball diamonds, soccer fields and a pavilion, there should be plenty of two legged friends for your canine friend to meet. For more athletic action, cross the bridge over Dardenne Creek to the Woodlands Sports Park. This adjacent park boasts eight ball diamonds, eight soccer fields, a playground, two concession stands, and two fishing lakes. No bones about it, your pup will have plenty to check out at this park!
Dardenne Park is nestled in the Service Road and Salt Lick Road area. This suburban oasis has a trail that meanders through a wooded area and along the Dardenne Creek. Let your pup stop and dip her paws in the cool water. She might catch a glimpse of a minnow or crawdad. The path leads to a playground that sits in the middle of the park. Take a rest on the bench and enjoy the shade. If your furry friend isn’t ready to go home, continue on the Dardenne Greenway Trail. This three mile trail follows the creek down to the Woodland Sport Park. Your four legged friend will love this pupperific walk!