SWCDP blog replaces our Newsletters and Quickie News releases, effective 2020

Watch for activity and event updates, improvement announcements, feature articles on dog related topics, focus on special dog member stories, and much more. Our blog is a good indicator of what SWCDP membership is all about.


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Keep up with SWCDP news – we are always doing something!


Fun Activities During SWCDP Spring Renovation

Southwest City Dog Park Spring Renovation Close March 26 at 10pm – Target re-opening June 1 at 6am PLAYDATES Make arrangements with some of your pup’s favorite dog park pals – take turns meeting in each other’s backyards – or going for walks together – or any other activity that might be enhanced by spending …

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Mar 22

Bar K Spring Special 2023

While SWCDP is closed for Spring Turf Renovation – we are pleased to announce Bar K will once again offer special discounts during April and May 2023.

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Mar 20

Let’s Have Fun at Bar K

SWCDP is excited to provide  an opportunity for social & exercise activities for our pups while SWCDP is closed for our turf renovation project Bar K offers large & small outdoor dog parks and an indoor play area – outside is artificial turf so open every day – plus bar and small restaurant, too. https://barkdogbar.com/locations/st-louis-mo/ …

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Apr 13

Halloween 2021 Winners & Event Collage

Alert . . . Darling Photos Ahead   Congratulations to the winners of our 2021 contests Thank you to our valued volunteers and generous donors We could not have had such a successful event without each of you SWCDP Photo Booth (and it’s Props Table) experienced robust activity, always one of our most popular activities. …

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Dec 15

A Members Only Event . . .

Jeepers Creepers Saturday, NOV 6 SWCDP is thrilled to bring back our popular Fall Celebration and Halloween Party – this is our seventh Halloween event and we plan a fun filled day with lots of doggie friendly activities. A chance to get silly and have fun with your pooch and your family. See old friends …

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Oct 25

Agility Demo Success — Tutoring Classes Begin Sept 25

  SWCDP brought back Agility in a big way. We held a two day event in July, braved the heat and rain, and had a fantastic turnout. Many dogs and humans experienced agility for the first time. It was exciting. See our proud classmates below. Southwest City Dog Park is fortunate to have a long-time …

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Sep 13

Proposed Halloween Event

Our last Halloween event was in 2019. The pandemic curtailed most of our events over past 18 months. Additionally, our membership has grown and changed. A lot of our reliable volunteers are either no longer with us or unable to do the volunteer jobs from past seasons. So . . . we want to share …

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Sep 8

Agility Is Back

SWCDP Agility Course Re-Opens July 14, 2021 Companion Activity – Strengthen Relationship – Build Self-Confidence, Trust Equipment is repaired, cleaned, and out of storage – we are now ready to let the good times roll. Because of the pandemic, the SWCDP agility course has been closed for well over a year – so most of …

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Jul 7


Many hands needed to prepare for Spring Re-Opening Saturday, May 29 9:00am until done The grounds look fantastic but our annual cleaning and prepping process must be completed before we open up for play. Please check out the list of tasks – and then sign up as a volunteer. It is difficult for us to …

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May 26

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
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