Imagine SWCDP’s Future

SWCDP is excited to introduce upcoming capital improvements and new amenities for Southwest City Dog Park. The following plan is at the conceptual level as we continue to look into material choices, layout options, and cost factors. Our 2021 plan is a result of several years discussion as well as constructive input in March 2020 …

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Apr 13

A Rough Start to a Bright Future!

Whelp, we pretty much beat our young turf to death in the first 4-5 weeks. But, in a way, this set back simply reinforces what we have been saying for some time now. Turf is only one part of the equation. We must shift the foot and paw traffic and give our 2-Legged and 4-Legged …

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Dec 11

We Are Open – Let’s Go To Dog Park

Can you hear the rumble? The ground and trees shaking? The clickety clack of paws and feet? That would be SWCDP members rushing to their dog park. We are all so excited to be back. And as an extra “good thing” – Mother Nature topped off our Re-Opening days with wonderful warm and sunny weather. …

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Nov 4

Fall Re-Opening – November 5, 2020

Short of a major crisis or deluge of rain – this new date will be firm November 5, 2020 – regular hours – 6:00am to 10:00pm This dog park update is a direct message from SWCDP President – ultimate turf decisions were made by Judi – any questions or feedback should be sent directly to …

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Oct 25

Turf Update

We are making progress . . . Thanks to all of our members who are waiting patiently for the SWCDP Fall re-opening.  We are getting close – and should have a definite date announcement very soon. We are tentatively looking at October 28. Although SWCDP has been closed for play purposes – some of us …

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Oct 15

Turf Renovation TUESDAY Meeting and Closing Reminders

A reminder about SWCDP Turf Management Program tomorrow at 6:30pm. We hope you can join us in Alternate Dog Park. This presentation and Q&A will be helpful for anyone who Wants to learn more about dog park turf and calendar plans Wants to learn more about TruGreen, SWCDP chosen contractor Wants to pick up general …

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Sep 14

New Signage and Tuesday Volunteers & Closing Reminders

You may have noticed some new signage throughout the dog park – we think it worth mentioning a few things about each. But first, a final reminder about Tuesday. Tuesday Maintenance Extended Close Period Tuesday, 9/8/20, we have additional turf work being done and will close dog park from 8:00am on Tuesday – Re-open at …

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Sep 7

Turf News and Calendar Changes

SWCDP never stops looking for improvement opportunities. Here is first of three emails on their way to you – please read on . . . Successful Tree Removal Stump Grinding Next St Louis City Forestry successfully removed the large cottonwood tree in the Main Playground – Phase 1. We watched as they worked – the …

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Sep 3

Alternate Dog Park Pool Privilege Suspended

The pool in Alternate Dog Park was removed on 07/15/20. The pool will return if / when the turf damage caused by reckless use of the pool is repaired. Please do not bring any replacement pools into Alternate during the pool closure period – as such pool (s) will be removed and discarded immediately. Also, …

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Jul 16

Turf Management Program

Have you seen the joke circulating – the dog says to his human, “now you know why I eat the furniture!” We are all going stir crazy and our 4-Leggeds are asking “Where is my dog park?” Coming soon, we hope. SWCDP Season Opening: Tentative target date remains June 1 – but – we will …

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May 4
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