Department of Parks, Recreation, and Forestry

2013 Hayrides in Forest Park

Experience a taste of the country in the heart of the City.

October 1, 2013 | 2 min reading time

 Urban Hayrides Bring the Country to Forest Park

The City of St. Louis Department of Parks, Recreation and Forestry is once again offering hayrides in Forest Park this fall on Friday and Saturday nights starting Friday, Oct. 4, 2013, and ending Saturday, Nov. 23, 2013.

The wagons, which are pulled by tractors, leave from Faulkner Drive (at Clayton Road near the Science Center) and take a 45-minute ride.  They return to the picnic grounds where a bonfire is waiting.  Groups can bring hot dogs and marshmallows to roast.  The bonfire has a one-hour time limit.

Riders can choose from the following dates for the year 2013:  

  • Oct. 4 & 5
  • Oct. 11 & 12
  • Oct. 18 & 19
  • Oct. 25 & 26
  • Nov. 1 & 2
  • Nov. 8 & 9
  • Nov. 15 & 16
  • Nov. 22 & 23
Wagons leave each evening at 7:00, 7:05, 7:10, 7:15, 7:20, 8:00, 8:05, 8:10, 8:15 and 8:20 p.m.  These time slots are for group rides with a maximum of 20 people per wagon.  Groups of all ages are welcome.

The cost is $120 a wagon with a maximum of 20 people per wagon.  The Parks Department will accept only a personal check or money order to reserve a wagon.  Checks should be made payable to St. Louis City Parks, 5600 Clayton Avenue, St. Louis, MO  63110. Electronic payments are not accepted, and there are no refunds.  The hayride dates are not transferable and scheduled events go on rain or shine.

Reservations are required and are taken from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. Monday through Friday by the permit section of the Parks Department, (314) 289-5330.  Reservations may not be made online.


Department of Parks, Recreation & Forestry

City of St. Louis 

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