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.


Dogs. Community. Friendship.

Keep up with SWCDP news – we are always doing something


Dog Park Needs Special Funding

With the cost of everything escalating . . . we are burdened with keeping the day-to-day needs – administrative, operational, repairs/maintenance – going as smoothly as possible. But as things go – we have special projects that just cannot be kicked down the road any longer. We must get these projects completed and can only …

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Jun 17

Drew Barker Fundraising Event

Costume Contest Registration Extended thru May 26 Please support a SWCDP friend   Drew’s Background Drew served as EMT, a deputy team leader for Eureka Fire and Rescue, and as the former communications officer for strategic response and preparedness. He was also part of the National Disaster Medical System for over 20 years, assisting in …

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May 11

Take Your Pup on New Adventures

While SWCDP is closed for 2024 Spring Renovations and Maintenance . . . why not explore new places with your pup? Southwest City Dog Park Spring Renovation Close March 24 at 10pm – Target re-opening June 1 at 6am WALK WILLMORE PARK  (and other parks, too) St Louis has many great parks – check them …

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Mar 23

2024 Spring Special at Bar K

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 2024.

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Mar 23

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
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