Reserve a Wagon for Urban Hayrides in Forest Park
Registration starts early August for the Fall Hayrides in Forest Park
The City of St. Louis Department of Parks, Recreation and Forestry offers hayrides in Forest Park on Friday and Saturday nights on fall weekends.
Reservations are for one wagon, NOT a space on a wagon.
Tractors pull the wagons, leaving from Wells and Jefferson Drive and take 45-minutes. They return to this area where a bonfire is waiting.
Groups can bring hot dogs and marshmallows to roast.
Registration begins early August. This is a popular activity so consider signing-up early.
Reservations are required for Hayrides. They cannot be made online.
Call Monday through Friday, from 9 AM to 4 PM
Remember that you are reserving the wagon, not a seat on the wagon. You will be asked to pay the wagon fee.
Step 1: Choose a date
October 4th - 5th, 2019
October 11th -12th, 2019
October 18th - 19th , 2019
October 25th - 26th, 2019
November 1st- 2nd, 2019
November 8th - 9th, 2019
Step 2: Choose a time
7:00, 7:05, 7:10, 7:15, 7:20, 8:00, 8:05, 8:10; 8:15, 8:20 PM.
Step 3: Who will be on the wagon
Plan ahead and think of the people you plan to take on the wagon.
To keep in mind:
There are no refunds.
Dates are not transferable.
Hayrides go on rain or shine.
Call the Permit Section of the Parks Department at 314-289-5330
Provide the date and ride time frame and confirm with park staff the date and time is available
If date and time is not available choose another day or time and reserve your wagon.
Obtain payment detail and information from the Park Department staff
Send the $200 payment by personal check or money order (see detail in Fees section).
The fee is $200 fee for one hayride wagon, with a maximum of 20 people per wagon.
personal check or
The Parks Department does not accept online / electronic payments.
Mail the check or money order to:
What to Expect
After payment is received and processed, you will receive:
confirmation from the Parks Department Permit Section
Instructions about the event and where it starts
a map showing where to park
The bonfire has a one-hour time limit.
Division of Forestry
1415 N. 13th St.
St. Louis, Mo 63106
Monday - Friday 8:00 AM - 5:00 PM