An application must be completed. Sign the waiver, attach copy of vaccine records & solo photo of each dog seeking membership, send all with your registration fee.
No. Neuter/Spay is recommended but not required.
We require proof of current vet administered rabies and bordetella vaccines for each dog (Must have Vet’ s Name, date, dogs name and vaccination administered)
DHLPP is recommended but not required.
Children under the age of 8 are not allowed for their safety and in fairness to our dog members who may not be comfortable with small children.
Children between 8 and 14 are allowed with parent or legal guardian. Responsible teenagers 15 and above may bring member dog provided they demonstrate ability to follow rules and manage control of their dog.
The dog park year goes from Jan 1 – Dec 31.
Currently, we do not prorate.
No. We manage the dog park according to City Ordinance 66595 – which requires SWCDP to vet for current vaccines and collect signed waiver and membership fees. SWCDP is managed by volunteers; we do not have staff on site to handle unique requests.
The dog park hours are the same as for any city park. 6am – 10pm 7 days a week. However, the dog park is closed every Tues from 8am – noon during the mowing season. We will, also, closed periodically for park maintenance or due to extreme wet conditions.
SWCDP is completely self-funded; we use the membership fees for ongoing operational & maintenance costs, upgrades and amenities, etc. We do not receive operational funds from St Louis City or Parks Department.
Because all SWCDP users have completed an application, we have their contact information on file along with their signed waiver and agreement to abide by our rules and be financially responsible for their dog’s behavior.
No. We do not discriminate against any breed. All are welcome provided they are well behaved and have appropriate playground social skills.
No. Every dog must have a current SWCDP membership to qualify for playground usage. Our members work together to monitor the playground and dogs with no legitimate SWCDP tag will be asked to leave immediately.
Complete this Add Additional Dog form. Here is a link: https://swcitydogpark.org/add-dog/
Send any additional questions to the secretary. firstname.lastname@example.org