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!

 

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

Turf Management Program

We are excited to bring some positive news to our members – and hope you like it, too. SWCDP has talked about “change” for years. How much of the playground talk every year is about our turf and what to do about it, right? Well, time for talk is over; time for change is now. …

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Apr 16

WLOV Brainstorming

Related to Permanent Maze Miss the maze? Tire Tunnel obstacle over ramp Dog Run underneath Anything durable – high enough for dogs to climb and get down safely Hideaway/cave underneath Put hay bales on platform (maybe already covered – great idea) Maze – anything that easy to clean Use plastic for material so doesn’t rot …

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Apr 6

5 Year Plan

Five Year Plan / Wish List SWCDP Improvement Plan Website Upgrade, Launch Spring 2020   (started 2019-2020 season; completed 2020-21 season) Template upgrade and major back-end improvements and repair, focus primarily on membership registration process, database management, access control records; more user-friendly and smart phone appropriate. Turf Management, Year-Round Program (begins 2020-21 season, ongoing) Major changes …

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Apr 6

Updates

Southwest City Dog Park is moving forward with all renovation, upgrades, and planning for future projects as we were before the Covid-19 outbreak. We reserve the right to make dog park decisions based on how, if at all, the coronavirus pandemic affects our projects and the well-being of our members. This could mean delays in …

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Apr 6
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