Department of Parks, Recreation, and Forestry

2015 Urban Hayrides in Forest Park

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October 1, 2015 | 2 min reading time

 The City of St. Louis Department of Parks, Recreation & Forestry will offer hayrides in Forest Park on Friday and Saturday nights on fall weekends starting Friday, Oct. 2, 2015 and ending Saturday, Nov. 21, 2015.

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 2015:

  • October 2 and 3
  • October 9 and 10
  • Oct. 16 and 17
  • Oct. 23 and 24
  • Oct. 30 and 31
  • Nov. 6 and 7
  • Nov. 13 and 14
  • Nov. 20 and 21
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.  
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 cannot be made online.

Department of Parks, Recreation & Forestry
City of St. Louis

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