The St Louis City Parks Division issues SWCDP an annual user permit every May; this is renewable based on SWCDP’s successful dog park management and positive relationship with the City. Within this permit, SWCDP is expected to manage the dog park according to the rules listed in City Ordinance 66595. This includes managing the membership process and making sure the dog park users follow rules as outlined in the application. Our required insurance policy also stipulates that the dog park users have a vetted and paid membership.

It is illegal for people to use our dog park without an approved membership. An approved membership requires a signed waiver & application, copy of dog vaccines, dog photo and user fee. No one may bring an unapproved dog into the dog park at any time. City Ordinance 57335 gives SWCDP the authority to determine who is a trespasser and the responsibility for oversite.