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St. Louis County Parks and Recreation Master Plan Sessions

St. Louis County Police Officer Blake Snyder 

From all of the City officials and residents of Wildwood, we would like to extend our sympathy to Ms. Snyder and her child, and all of his family members and friends, for the passing of this hero. Although no good can come from a life taken in violence, Officer Snyder served the public with respect, compassion, and professionalism, which is a model and example for all public servants to follow. We, here In Wildwood, would like to thank all of the police officers, and their families, for the service they provide in protecting and serving each of us, all day, every day. May God bless them all.


Winning Photographs for the
2017 City of Wildwood Calendar Contest

As usual, selecting twelve (13) photographs from one hundred and sixty-three (163) incredible submittals is not an easy task! But, as it happens every year, the final selections are going to make a wonderful 2017 City of Wildwood Calendar!! All submitted photographs were posted on the City of Wildwood Website for three (3) weeks allowing review and interested parties to vote for their favorite pictures! Then, professional photographers reviewed each submitted photograph individually, providing skilled critique and suggestion. The end result was the selection of thirteen (13) final photographs (front cover and each month of the calendar). New for 2017 is the composition of the rear cover of the calendar! The rear cover will be composed of a collage of nine (9) photographs the professional photographers felt deserving of an Honorable Mention. The winning photographs for the 2017 City of Wildwood Calendar are:

January: Photograph submitted by Lisa Steinhoff
February: Photograph submitted by Kim Murphy
March: Photograph submitted by Beth Williams
April: Photograph submitted by Craig Bidner
May: Photograph submitted by Stephanie Pipes
June: Photograph submitted by Steve Buneta
July: Photograph submitted by Randy Hoffmann
August: Photograph submitted by Alejandra Reinhardt
September: Photograph submitted by Christopher Hammond
October: Photograph submitted by Wendy Han
November: Photograph submitted by Lynn Schmader
December: Photograph submitted by Bobbie Millham
Front Cover: Photograph submitted by George Bolhafner

Rear Cover Honorable Mentions: Craig Bidner; Linda Paddock; Mark Bromeier; David Pierce; Rachel Ferguson; Stephanie Pipes; Becca Newton; Carol Simpson.
All the selected photographs can be seen at http://www.cityofwildwood.com/458/Calendar-Contest.
Thanks to all who submitted photographs!!! Please start snapping photographs for the 2018 contest!!!

Wildwood Early Childhood Recreation Program

November 2016 Edition 

The November Early Childhood Recreation Program, featuring the World Bird Sanctuary, opened for registration on Monday, October 10, 2016! You can register your child at www.cityofwildwood.com/activities for the 10:00 a.m. or 1:00 p.m. sessions on either November 9th or 10th!  Come join us to learn about some really interesting birds and get to see them up close! This program will be held in the Community Room, at Wildwood City Hall (16860 Main Street, Wildwood, Missouri 63040), and each session will last about 45 minutes, followed by a snack. The sessions are sure to fill up quick, so go to www.cityofwildwood.com/activities!  Look for the “Early Childhood – World Bird Sanctuary” Program banner and click the "Register" button by the session you would like to attend!  A parent or guardian must stay with the child during the session.  Questions?  Call Amanda or Gary at 636-458-0440.

Wildwood Scrapbooking is Back  

Come enjoy six hours of crop time on the 3rd Tuesday of the month (October 18th and/or November 15th). 

Registrations are completed online and information on the next program can be found here: http://wildwoodmo.recdesk.com//recdeskportal/wildwoodmo/ProgramDetail/tabid/9615/default.aspx?ProgramID=56&mode=1. Contact Kathy Arnett at Kathy@cityofwildwood.com, if you have any questions. We hope to see you all soon and invite a friend!!!

Meet and Greet - Saturday, October 15, 2016, on One-Room Schoolhouses

Before It Was Wildwood: 
One-Room Schoolhouses 

The Wildwood Historical Society invites you to join us at the Old Pond School on Saturday, October 15th @ 4:00 p.m. Come see a restored one-room schoolhouse! Local author and Wildwood Historical Society volunteer Karen Fox will share her journey on researching the early one-room schoolhouses throughout western St. Louis County. Historian Lynn Josse will also share history about Old Pond School and its placement on the National Register of Historic Places. Attendees will also have an opportunity to hear from one-room schoolhouse alumni.

When: Saturday, October 15, 2016 - 4:00 to 5:30 p.m.
Where: 17123 Manchester Road (just west of Highway 109 @ Histroic Old Pond School)
This event is FREE and open to the public, recommended for all ages. 

Due to the venue’s limited capacity, please RSVP in advance to info@wildwoodhistoricalsociety.org. Our Society's new publication, One-Room Schoolhouses, will be available for purchase at this event.

The Wildwood Historical Society is a 501(c)(3) non-profit organization and operates the Wildwood Historical Society Museum in Historic Hollow. For more information, follow us on Facebook or visit www.wildwoodhistoricalsociety.org.

Another Great Planned Event
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The Wildwood Car Club will have a dinner cruise to Wildwood Pub and Grill on Saturday evening October 15, 2016 at 6:00 p.m. Weather permitting, everyone is asked to drive the Classics. If it rains, come in a car that can get wet. No reservations needed, we have a reserved room at the Wildwood Pub & Grill on College Avenue and State Route 109. Please click this this link for information and directions on the venue - http://wildwoodpub.com.

Wildwood Route 66 5K Run/Walk/Fun Run

The 15th Annual Wildwood Route 66 5K Run/Walk/Fun Run is scheduled for Saturday, October 29, 2016. The start/finish of the event is at Wildwood Middle School, 17401 Manchester Road. There are many 5K Runs to choose from at this time of the year, but the Route 66 5K has lots to offer!!! It is a competitive and challenging 5K run for the speedsters, a wonderful course for casual runners looking for a great way to start a Saturday morning, and a refreshing brisk walk for those looking to catch up with friends!!! And, it is a great family event!! It all takes place on Historic Route 66!!

There are refreshments before and after the run, shirts to all registered 5K runners, awards to the top three (3) overall male and female finishers and the top three (3) in each ten (10) year age group!! This year, the half mile Kids Fun Run will take place on Historic Route 66 also!! They will start and finish at the same places mom and dad did! All Kids Fun Run participants will get a medal, as they cross the finish line. Oh, don’t forget, the kids can wear their Halloween costume during the fun run! Finally, the Wildwood Route 66 5K will also benefit the YMCA Annual Campaign! 

The run starts promptly at 8:00 a.m. You can register at https://register.chronotrack.com/r/23350, or at the Big River Running Company Website, or submit a paper application to Wildwood City Hall, 16860 Main Street, Wildwood, Missouri 63040. Please remember, you must register by October 17, 2016, to be guaranteed a shirt size of your choice!! Your packet can be picked up at Wildwood City Hall on Friday, October 28, 2016, between the hours of 7:00 a.m. and 6:00 p.m. or on race morning, between the hours of 6:30 a.m. and 7:30 a.m. There is race day registration, but remember, a shirt in your size cannot be guaranteed. Register at your first opportunity. We really want you to be part of the event! Questions?? Call Amanda or Gary at 636-458-0440.

BE BRAVE 5K - Benefitting the Special Olympics

The BE BRAVE 5K is scheduled on November 19, 2016! This 5K will start and finish at LaSalle Springs Middle School, 3300 State Route 109, Wildwood, Missouri  63038. The course follows  a series of trails in the City of Wildwood, which includes the Hamilton-Carr Greenway and the Al Foster Memorial Trail. It is an incredibly flat and fast trail run for those who are being competitive and a wonderfully pleasant walk for those wanting to enjoy nature! The best part about the BE BRAVE 5K is that it benefits the Special Olympics! All proceeds will go towards that wonderful event. This is a great time of  year to be  outside …. especially for a brisk run!!

You can register on-line at https://register.chronotrack.com/r/23307 or go the Big River Running website. Paper registrations are also available and can be mailed to Aaron Dilks, 625 New Smizer Mill Road, Fenton, Missouri  63026. Packet Pick-up will be at Wildwood City Hall, 16860 Main Street, Wildwood, Missouri  63040, on November 17, 2016, from 8:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m., and November 18, 2016, from 8:00 a.m. to 3:00 p.m. Questions? Call Officer Aaron Dilks at 636-349-8210.

Wildwood Frozen Feet Half Marathon Trail Run   

OK Readers!!! Pay Attention to this One!!

The 7th Annual Wildwood Frozen Feet Half Marathon Trail Run is scheduled for January 21, 2017. This popular run starts and finishes at LaSalle Springs Middle School and covers 13.1 miles of beautiful Wildwood trails! This run has become one of the top rated trail runs in the St. Louis Metro Area and has filled to capacity the last three years. The  race is capped at three hundred (300) participants at the present time. You will not find a better trail running value than the Wildwood Frozen Feet Trail Run!! Organizers wanted to put on a quality trail running event that was challenging, fun, and affordable ….. and that has been accomplished. 

An unbelievable trail run, plenty of food and drink, finisher medals for everyone crossing the finish line, a wonderfully warm and comfortable hooded sweatshirt, and awards to the top three finishers in each of the five year age groups!! The run is doable by runners of any experience level, but will  present a subtle challenge to those wanting to be competitive! Runners will pass aid stations seven (7) times on the course, where water will be available, but if you want/require special needs, come self-contained! January 21, 2017 seems to be a long way off, but registration opened last Thursday and large number of veteran Frozen Feet runners immediately registered!! Needless to say, the event will likely fill long before 2017 even arrives!!!

So, if you are interested, register at your first opportunity. Registration can be done online at http://register.chronotrack.com/r/23865 or go to the Big River Running Company Website. Paper applications are also available and can be mailed to Wildwood City Hall, 16860 Main Street, Wildwood, Missouri 63040. The Wildwood Frozen Feet Half Marathon Trail Run is a great event for those just breaking into trail running or doing their first half marathon. On the flip side, it is a fast, challenging course for the veteran trail runners wanting to be competitive. Put Frozen Feet on your calendar and register now! Questions? Call Gary at 636-458-0440.  

Pavilion Rentals @ City Park Facilities

This Fall Season offers many delights for outdoor events and to enjoy the colors and cooler temperatures! Looking for an outdoor venue to hold your family reunion or homecoming event this fall? The City of Wildwood has three (3) beautiful park pavilions available for your upcoming events. 
Anniversary Park and Old Pond School Park have great outdoor pavilions available for your family and friends to join you on your special celebrations. The pavilions at Anniversary Park and Old Pond School hold up to thirty (30) people. The parks have playground equipment and also provide picnic tables.

The City's new Community Park has a pavilion, with convenient restrooms a part of it, that seats over one hundred (100). Nearby is the all-inclusive playground and the great outdoors!
For more information, please contact Amanda or Gary at 636 458-0440 or via e-mail at amanda@cityofwildwood.com or gary@cityofwildwood.com. Additionally, pavilion reservations can be completed online at: www.cityofwildwood.com/pavilions.

Park and Trail Memorial Program

The City of Wildwood is pleased to offer a Park and Trail Memorial Program intended for residents to honor and commemorate the memory of a loved one or close friend. The City is offering three (3) different options that can be placed in a number of different active or passive park/trail locations in the City. Please click on the link for more information: http://www.cityofwildwood.com/551/Park-and-Trail-Memorial-Program.


City Council Activity from its Meeting of 10-10-2016

  • A proclamation was presented to Lafayette Student, Austin Hindman, for recognition of his Junior World Triathlon Championship.
  • Board of Adjustment Alternate, Bob Nandor, Ward – Eight, was reappointed.
  • APPROVED BILL #2213 – An ordinance amending certain provisions of Chapter 415; and amending regulations pertaining to group homes (P.Z. 11-16 City of Wildwood, Planning and Zoning Commission, c/o Department of Planning. (Wards – All)
  • APPROVED RESOLUTION #2016-31 – Authorizing the City Administrator to execute a contract with Tim Reinhold Enterprises, LLC d/b/a T.R.E Electric, LLC for the installation of four (4) repeater poles, as part of the City’s high-speed internet program with Bays ET. (Ward – Six)

Fox Creek Road Bridge Replacement Project
ROAD CLOSURE Information

The City’s contractor, Krupp Construction, is making good progress on the bridge replacement project that is located on Fox Creek Road, south of State Route 100. The project will replace the existing one lane, substandard bridge, with a new structure consisting of two 11’ driving lanes and 4’ shoulders. Fox Creek Road was CLOSED TO ALL TRAFFIC at the bridge location, as of SEPTEMBER 6, 2016 and will remain closed for the duration of construction. Detour signs and other advance warning signs will be in place during construction. For the detour route, motorists will be directed to use State Route 100 to Melrose Road and Allenton Road. The closure is expected to be in place until December 2016. For more information, please contact the Department of Public Works by calling (636) 458-0440.

E-Newsletter – An Excellent Way To Be ‘In the Know’

The City of Wildwood would like to thank all of the subscribers to the e-newsletter for your interest in receiving it and hopes you find this weekly publication to be very informative and interesting.  It has been a major goal of the City to enhance citizen communications and input, and it hopes the e-newsletter has been an effective communication tool. However, the City is only reaching a small portion of the population and would like to reach many more of our citizens.  While not everyone wishes to receive yet another weekly e-mail, it is likely many citizens are unaware that the City’s weekly e-newsletter exists. Therefore, the City is asking for your assistance in sharing this opportunity to stay informed about Wildwood.  The following link will take you directly to the Subscription Section of the City Website: http://www.cityofwildwood.com/list.aspx. Through this link, not only can you subscribe to the weekly e-newsletter, but you can also sign up for Traffic & Weather Alerts, News Flashes, and many other City notifications.
The City would also ask that you forward this notice to friends and family, or share through social media sites, and let’s see if we can grow our subscriber base and keep the citizens of our great community well-informed.


The Shoeman Water Project Shoe Drive Continues 
at Wildwood City Hall

Thanks to everyone who has donated shoes, boots, and sandals to the Shoeman Water Project.  Donation boxes are located at City Hall, 16860 Main Street, both on the 1st and 2nd Floor Foyers.  We appreciate everyone’s support of this worthwhile organization.  To learn more about the Shoeman Water Project, visit www.shoemanwater.org/.

American Flag Disposal

The City of Wildwood accepts retired American flags for dignified disposal.  Please bring worn flags to City Hall, 16860 Main Street, and leave them with the receptionist. All flags collected will be relinquished to the Boy Scouts of America for proper disposal. US Flags should never be placed in the trash. 

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