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 dog park is too wet for dog play or heavy foot traffic – some areas have pools of water because the turf is so saturated. We need to let this storm pattern move through and give turf time to dry out.
We will open on Friday – but please use good judgment, if turf is still wet, delay coming or cut your visit short. None of us want the newly developed turf to be torn up Day One.
We thank all our SWCDP members for your support and understanding during these challenging times. Not enough words to express the level of joy our members feel about our new season opening – so we will simply say a collective “Yeah!”
Easier to follow the rules when you
understand why you are required to do so
With Willmore Park closed until recently, we were required to add extra days to our already scheduled turf renovation closing. While closed, we monitored the ever changing pandemic situation and designed a Covid-19 Safety Plan that aligned with St Louis City and Health Dept guidelines. And with the extra time – we turned lemons into lemonade! Our turf, albeit still with lots of weeds, is stronger than ever. We cleaned up the grounds including scrubbing furniture, trash cans, buckets, vertical storage units plus significant gardening work. We also improved other on-site elements as well as several facets on the operational side – including a lot of behind the scenes stuff most members never see. Much of this work is ongoing.
Please join us in thanking all of our wonderful volunteers who pitched in to make our 14th season happen. We hope each of you will remember that SWCDP has no paid staff or City administration help – every SWCDP action is a direct result of member’s volunteering time and talent to keep Southwest City Dog Park in tip top shape. Please consider how you can help out this season. We are in need of a larger volunteer base.
If you have not recently reviewed SWCDP User Guide – please do so before coming to the dog park.
Today’s Quick Reminders:
See ya ‘round the playground.