puppy pool party 

Your dog is invited to our annual doggy pool party at Heman Park Swimming Pool September 8th and 9th from 11am to 3pm! Dogs 4 months and older are welcome for some end-of summer fun. MUST bring proof of current rabies vaccination and $10/dog for entry.

Proceeds benefit U City People for Dogs.

7210 Olive Blvd, St. Louis, MO 63130

In order to make this event a success, we need volunteers for both days. If you are willing to volunteer, please call or text 6367240111. All volunteers receive free admission for their dog to the pool party.***



RESIDENTS: $40 a year for one (1) dog and $60 a year for two (2) dogs

NON-RESIDENTS: $60 a year for one (1) dog and $90 a year for two (2) dogs


For the privilege of using the dog park, a member registration and liability form must be completed and dog park tags obtained.

Individuals that wish to access the dog park must show written proof that his or her dog's rabies vaccination is current. University City residents must also show proof of residency (license, state issued identification, occupancy permit, etc.).

Hours of availability 

The dog park is open one (1) hour before sunrise until 10:00 PM each day. 

amenities provided

  • Plenty of shaded seating
  • Tennis balls & Chuck-its
  • Mutt Mitts
  • Heated Water Bowls (Winter months)
  • Baby Pools and Water Fountains with cool water (Summer Months)
  • Straw bales (Autumn Months)
  • Fresh Water (Year Round)
  • 3 Separate Gated Areas
    • One smaller area for small/less active dogs
    • One larger area for those who love to run
    • One medium size area for those who need a break
  • Locks on all gates to garauntee that dogs admitted to the park have correct immunizaions

age restrictions 

Adults at least 18 years of age are welcome to accompany children to the dog park with their family pet, however, no children under the age of 10 will be permitted into the park for safety reasons. 

where to register

Tags and applicable forms for use of the dog play area are available in the University City Finance Department between 8:00 a.m. and 5:00 p.m., Monday through Friday.

dog license information 

The City of University City requires all dogs have a license appearing on their collars, per municipal code Section 210.200. Dog licenses may be obtained in the University City Finance Department for a fee of $3.00 per dog.  Applications must be accompanied by written proof of rabies vaccination in order to obtain a dog license.  The application must include the name of the owner, address of the owner, telephone number, dog’s gender, age, breed, color and name.  Dog licenses must be renewed annually.  Failure to obtain a dog license could result in the issuance of a citation.