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

Packed with dog-centric info in general and info about our dog park and its members specifically. Our blog is available for members and the general public. 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!

 

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

Let’s Work Together for SWCDP Successful Season

We see lots of smiling faces and wagging tails – and we know from member comments that everyone is happy to be back on SWCDP playground. Appreciate the positive feedback and member support for our decisions and pre-season work. Some may ask, “Why do you keep talking about rules?” Whelp, because almost daily the volunteers …

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Jul 10

COVID-19 Guidelines

Everyone is expected to follow all guidelines every time they visit our dog park The SWCDP Covid-19 Safety Plan was developed using the parameters that it be realistic to the realities of life on the dog park playgrounds and be on a level playing field with other Metro area dog park guidelines. We communicated with …

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Jun 30

July 3rd Reopening

Willmore Park is now open. Southwest City Dog Park 2020-2021 season opens JULY 3. Regular hours: 6:00am to 10:00pm. We promised July 1. We were ready July 1. We were excited about July 1. Mother Nature strongly disagreed – and always – she has the last word. Due to extraordinary amount of rain – the …

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Jun 30

GreatNews, Helpers Needed, Turf Update

It’s official – Willmore Park will re-open very soon! The main gate will finally be open for car traffic for the general public. Parks Dept has begun issuing permits for the pavilions. We still do not know which date the barricade will be removed – sometime between now and July 4. You will just have …

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Jun 25

Dog Park Reopening July 1

SWCDP will re-open on July 1, with some guidelines and restrictions. As of this email – we still do not have a date for Willmore Park to re-open to car traffic. We will let you know as soon as we receive an official date – but we are opening the dog park regardless. Members will …

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Jun 22

Dog Park Reopening Update

We communicated with both St Louis City Parks Commissioner and Forestry Commissioner – and here is the very latest info as of Friday, June 12 . . .   The Parks Department is having another planning meeting week of 6/15; Commissioner did not have any official opening date for us as of Friday – but …

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Jun 13

2020-2021 Opening Delayed

We communicated with the St Louis City Parks Commissioner a few days ago to inquire about the Willmore Park (and City dog parks) re-opening plans. A Willmore Park re-opening date had not yet been determined and she is looking into what facts and guidelines will be applied to City dog parks. We don’t yet know …

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Jun 7

2020-2021 Opening Delayed

Still no updates We are reaching out because we need a few helpers . . . VOLUNTEER GARDENING Saturday, June 6 – 9:30 to Noon Currently we need at least 6-8 people to help with our multiple garden areas – they are wild and crazy – and desperately need to be weeded and cleaned up …

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May 28

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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