Family & Pets

Best Places To Take Your Dog In St. Louis

February 28, 2012 8:53 AM

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Our furry friends are always there for us, through good times and bad. Nothing is more comforting than a warm snuggle or happy lick from Fido. Why not return the favor to your favorite pooch with a trip to some of the best places to take your dog in St. Louis? After all, there’s nothing better than exploring a great city like St. Louis with your four-legged pal.

Southwest City Dog Park

Willmore Park
Hampton and Jamieson Ave.
Saint Louis, MO 63139

The Southwest City Dog Park, located in the Southampton Neighborhood in south St. Louis city, is an excellent option for those who live in the city and don’t have a large yard for their dogs to play in. This expansive, 1½-acre park offers plenty of space for your dog to romp around and get some exercise. For your dog’s safety, the park is divided into two sections: one for large dogs, and another for special needs dogs. Annual membership is extremely reasonable for a dog park of this size. Hours: Sunday through Saturday, 6 a.m. to 10 p.m.

Creve Coeur Dog Park

12301 Conway Rd,
Creve Coeur, MO 63141
(314) 872-2510

The Creve Coeur Dog Park is located in the Creve Coeur neighborhood on the outskirts of St. Louis. This spacious dog park is full of great things for your pooch to discover. With 2.5 acres of fenced-in green space, this dog park is ideal for dogs to romp around off-leash. For your dog’s convenience and safety, the large park is divided into two sections: a two-acre large dog area, and a ½-acre small dog area for dogs smaller than 30 pounds. Dog registration is required for this particular dog park. Hours: Sunday through Saturday, 8 a.m. to 5 p.m.

Luvy Duvy’s Café

2321 Arsenal St.
Saint Louis, MO 63118
(314) 776-5889

Luvy Duvy’s Café is located in historic Benton Park is not just one of the best places to take your dog in St. Louis, but it’s it a hit with people, too. With an expansive breakfast and lunch menu and a great outdoor patio, this dog-friendly establishment will cater to both dog and human. The friendly atmosphere is extremely inviting; neither you nor your pet will want to leave! Hours: Monday through Thursday, 7 a.m. to 4 p.m.; Friday, 7 a.m. to 4 p.m.; Saturday, 8 a.m. to 3 p.m.

Stephanie Shepard
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  • Don Voss


    What a great feature! With two small dogs hat like to romp and sniff out new things, this article got our attention.

    Well done, thank you

    Don & Debbie Voss
    St Charles

    • bankherald

      Creve Coeur Dog Park is a great one. There is hardly anyone there when I go and it’s a very clean place.

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  • Kathleen

    Only problem is that two of these spots are limited to members/residents. We walked around Willmore and looked in longingly. Think the Creve Coeur park is terrific, but the 1/4 mile walk is too much for us…and we’re not residents of CC. Bummer

    • Bree

      I agree Kathleen. Willmore is very hard to sign your dog up for and has way too many dogs in it. I have walked around the park and checked that dog park out a couple of times. When I have tried to sign up for it, have always been told its full.

  • Jack

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