Eberwein Park in Chesterfield, Missouri, just outside of St. Louis, is named after the family who donated the farm that made the park. The city has done their best to preserve the park's roots, including remodeling and painting the family barn and preserving the original gardens.
But one part of the park that is new is the Chesterfield Dog Park. The Chesterfield Dog Park is two acres and is absolutely beautiful. The designers of the park did their best to make sure that the look of the dog park is in keeping with the rest of the park, that is to say, the park was created to look like part of the original farm.
The park is divided into two sections, the main section for all dogs, and a smaller section for dogs under twenty-five pounds. The park is covered in natural grass with native trees and some fruit trees providing shade and places of... uhm... interest for the canine visitors.
The park has unpainted wooden benches and a pavilion with wooden pillars and picnic tables. But by far the coolest detail of the park is the creek. Chesterfield Dog Park was designed with a water feature. Instead of a water spigot, there is a short stone creek with a small waterfall.
The body of the creeklet is covered in smooth stones, with a couple of boulders to climb on. The water feature looks for all the world like an actual creek, only very short and much cleaner than you would find anywhere else because the water is always circulating.
The water isn't terribly deep, maybe a few inches, and it's turned off during the coldest part of the year to minimize hazards from ice. Chesterfield Dog Park is very appealing, but it's also exclusive. The park is limited only to the residents of Chesterfield.
In order to access the park, you must go to the city park's department with proof of residency and up-to-date vaccination records. If you qualify, you will need to pay $30 to access the park for one year. By all account, according to the residents of Chesterfield, it's worth it.