The city of Wildwood is one of St. Louis County’s newest incorporated cities. Just because it's relatively new doesn't mean it's lacking in dog-friendly amenities! Here, you'll find two veterinary hospitals to take care of your best fur-iend in case an emergency arises.
The large incorporated area of Wildwood includes several large state and county parks. Babler State Park is one of them, and is packed with pup-friendly activities. There are several hiking trails at Babler State Park. Some are short (1 mile long), but there are also rugged, unpaved trails for those hikers that want a more back-to-nature experience. Some of these trails are equestrian trails, so you'll need to watch your step if you're walking it after a horse. This state park also has both electric and primitive campsites. Campers may bring up to two dogs with them. All dogs must remain on no less than a 10 foot leash while in the state park.
Greensfelder Park is a large St. Louis County park that offers eight hiking trails. The shortest is .8 miles and the longest is 14.5 miles long, making it the pawfect place for hikers of all abilities to get in some exercise. A few of these trails are paved, but the majority are mixed-use dirt trails. Horses are commonly seen along this trail, since there's a stable at Greensfelder Park, so just be mindful of that.
The fourteen parks in Wildwood offer plenty of opportunities for pets and their owners to get some mutts-needed exercise together!
The Wildwood City Dog Park is located in Community Park. Entry to the Community Park is from westbound Highway 100 (Manchester Road). This dog park is divided into three fully fenced-in areas, two of which are based on dog size. The third is a shared space for pups of all sizes to play and make friends! However, this dog park is only open to Wildwood residents. Not a resident? Head to Happy Hounds Playground, which offers ten acres of fully fenced fun! There's a natural spring in the dog park, and swimming is available in the hot months. Happy Hounds is privately owned. Visitors must submit an application and pay a fee (either monthly or annually) to use the facilities.
Ballwin is just seven miles east of Wildwood. The city limits of Ballwin offer many amenities for a person with dog. Tail & Trails Dog Park at Queeny Park has five fenced acres for some running and exploration. The dog park has a smaller fenced area for smaller dogs. This dog park includes access to a creek and a lake, so don't fur-get your towel! Agility equipment adds to the fun. There are benches situated throughout the dog park for the human companions, as well as a pavilion which even offers wi-fi. Drinking water and waste stations are both supplied at this park, so all you'll need to bring is Fido's favorite toy! This dog park is restricted to members only. Registration is through St. Louis County.
Creve Coeur is nineteen miles east of Wildwood and is home to Creve Coeur Dog Park in Conway Park. This dog park has two acres that are fully fenced for off-leash freedom. Small dogs have a separate, half-acre space to play. Drinking water and waste bags are kept in plentiful supply here, so no need to bring your own. Kiddie pools available in the summer are a special attraction. This dog park is accessible by membership only. Applications are available from the city of Creve Coeur. The rest of the park is open to the public, including pups which are leashed. A walk around the lake makes for some easy exercise at the end of a workday.
Kirkwood might be 22 twenty-two miles south of Wildwood, but this is a city that treats its dogs right. Treecourt Unleashed Dog Adventure Park is the place all the local dogs go to have some off-leash fun. This dog park offers eight acres of fenced, natural terrain as well as a natural spring. Kiddie pools are full of water and ready for a doggie splash on those hot days. Horseshoe Trail within the dog park gives people and their leashed pups an op-paw-tunity to get out and enjoy nature. This dog park is privately owned. Dogs must pass a temperament test before the membership is approved. Some dog breeds may be excluded.
Twenty-two miles east of Wildwood, you'll find the quaint town of Sunset Hills. Kitun Dog Park makes a dog happy to be a dog. This dog park has an acre of fenced, grassy space for off-leash fun and socialization. Small dogs get a separate area all to themselves. This dog park has all the amenities of a good dog park, including places in the shade for the human companions, a few pieces of agility equipment for extra exercise and training, doggie waste bags, and water fountains for both thirsty people and pups. This dog park requires an annual membership from the city of Sunset Hills.