Reserve a Wagon for Urban Hayrides in Forest Park

Registration starts early August for the Fall Hayrides in Forest Park


hayride tractor

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. You cannot walk up and rent a space on the wagon.

Tractors pull the wagons, leaving from Faulkner and Wells Drive and take approximately 45-minutes.  They return to this area where a bonfire is waiting. Time of the bonfire is 1 hour.

You can bring items to roast at the bonfire. You can bring alcoholic beverages, bowever, no glass containers allowed. NO ALCOHOL ON THE HAYRIDE WAGON.

Registration begins August 3rd.  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: Participants on Wagon- Maximum of 20 personnel

Babies, children, pets, etc. count as 1 person. Regardless if you are holding them or placing them on your lap.

To keep in mind:

  • There are no refunds.

  • Dates are not transferable.

  • Hayrides go on rain or shine.


  1. Call the Permit Section of the Parks Department at 314-289-5330
  2. Check from available dates and times.
  3. Please choose another date and time if your first request is not available. 
  4. Obtain payment detail and information from the Park Department staff
  5. Rental fee is $200 by check or money order only, made payable to City of St Louis. 


The fee is $200 fee for one hayride wagon, with a maximum of 20 people per wagon.

Payment methods

  • personal check or
  • money order.

The Parks Department does not accept online / electronic payments.

Mail the check or money order to:

Parks Department Permit Section
5600 Clayton Ave,
St. Louis, MO 63110

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.

Additional Information


Division of Forestry

(314) 613-7200

1415 N. 13th St.
St. Louis, Mo 63106

Monday - Friday 8:00 AM - 5:00 PM

Contact the Division of Forestry

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