The Shaw Neighborhood Improvement Association (SNIA) opened the Shaw Dog Park in August of 2003. The concept: to provide a safe and secure place for pets to socialize and exercise, to enhance city living, and bring community members together.
Please note that dog park memberships renew only once every year in January, regardless of when you joined. Hence, if you want to join in September or October, it may make sense to just wait until January. After your payment and all necessary paperwork is received, please allow up to a week to receive your dog tag and the code to the Shaw Dog Park.
Shaw Dog Park is definitely about the dogs. It provides a place for urban pets to run free in a large space. They can play, run and socialize with other dogs as well as the dogs’ people. It provides an opportunity to raise a healthy, exercised, well-tempered dog in a city environment, where yards are often small and not as hospitable to a pet.
Shaw Dog Park is also about the people of the community. While their dogs play, pet owners socialize. Many new friendships have been formed. (We await our first dog park wedding.) The common love for our pets has opened doors to conversation between people who may never cross paths otherwise. The dog park brings many types of people together and reflects the great diversity of Shaw neighborhood residents.
The Shaw Dog Park also brings people from surrounding neighborhoods into our area. It allows residents from different parts of St. Louis to meet each other as well. We welcome the opportunity to meet our city and county neighbors and invite all who are interested in joining the Shaw Dog Park.
Location: The corner of Cleveland and Thurman Avenues.
The Shaw Dog Park is fence-enclosed, has lighting at night, and water is available on site. There is a lock system, rules and regulations, as well as a low yearly membership fee for all members.
Come visit us, and watch the dogs play.