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.

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.


  1. Call the Permit Section of the Parks Department at 314-289-5330
  2. Provide the date and ride time frame and confirm with park staff the date and time is available
  3. If date and time is not available choose another day or time and reserve your wagon.
  4. Obtain payment detail and information from the Park Department staff
  5. Send the $200 payment by personal check or money order (see detail in Fees section). 
In the memo section of the check write Hayride and include date and time of your reservation


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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