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The City of Wildwood adopted its Parks and Recreation Action Plan in 2007. This plan was created by a citizen committee and adopted by the Planning and Zoning Commission and thereafter endorsed by the City Council. The process to create this plan involved significant public input and analysis of the City’s original Parks and Recreation Plan, which had been adopted in 2001. The 2007 Action Plan was intended to identify a small number of attainable goals that had been larger ideas outlined in the 2001 plan.The 2007 Action Plan outlined four (4) goals, and a number of recommendations within each goal, as a way to achieve them within the next ten (10) years. Some of the smaller items had short-term deadlines, while others noted it would take years to achieve. These goals included:

  1. Programming – Partner with the other providers to create the greatest range of programming opportunities possible for residents, beginning with the Wildwood Family YMCA, the Pond Athletic Association, the Rockwood School District, and the St. Louis Community College.
  2. Facilities – Expand current commitments to development of all types of trail systems (pedestrian, bicycle, equestrian) in the City of Wildwood, which are intended to link all public park spaces and population centers together, along with implementing the recently adopted “Access and Mobility Plan.”
  3. Acquisition – Identify and prioritize locations for future park land acquisitions, with the first action to be the acquisition of a parcel of ground, of a size to accommodate a community park, within the central area of the City (proximity to
    State Route 100 and State Route 109 and environs).
  4. Funding – Implement the necessary steps to promote the presentation of a park sales tax to the voters of Wildwood, no later than the November 2008 General Election, for use in the development of parks facilities and recreation programs, to include staffing, maintenance, and other expenses.

Now with the Action Plan ten (10) years old, it is time to review and update this plan. As part of this update process, the Department of Planning and Parks has created a website specific to the City’s parks and recreation efforts. The three (3) main sections relate to Parks, Trails, and Events. Information is still being added to these areas, so check back often.  Additionally, the website contains a blog that we are hoping you’ll view and regularly respond to with comments. Department staff will be posting images and ideas relative to parks and recreation. These posts will also include questions and an opportunity for everyone to comment. We want to hear from you! The website can be found at:  Scroll down past the three (3) main sections to see, and participate, in the blogs. There are already a couple stories out there to get the conversation started.

2017 Farmers Market in Wildwood

*** This Saturday, June 24, 2017 ***

New Location - In Front of City Hall - 16860 Main Street

The City’s Farmers Market officially opened its 2017 Season on May 13th. The market will now be open every Saturday, through the fall, starting at 8:30 a.m. and continuing until 12:30 p.m. Returning managers of the market, Rene’ and George Sackett, continue to promote a “producers only” type of facility, with an emphasis on locally-grown, produced, or made products being offered. The intent of this type of "producers only" market is to foster an atmosphere that provides its customers with items they can trust using in their homes and produce they can feel good about eating! 
As always, the Wildwood Farmers Market continues to be the location where you can obtain the freshest produce, baked goods, and other items of interest in west St. Louis County and many of the vendors from past years are here again. Along with those vendors who have served you, and many residents, for the past eight (8) years, new participants are here in 2017 as well. Along with the vendors, there are always refreshments, food, and music to round out the atmosphere and create a great and fun place to visit.
So, remember, to visit the Wildwood Farmers Market, every Saturday through the fall, with plenty of convenient parking right next to it. Come on out and meet the market managers and make it a morning in Wildwood. Please feel free to contact the market managers, Rene’ and George Sackett, at, with any questions or suggestions, and visit for updates throughout the season.


"This Monday Night"

The City’s contractor, KCI, is ready to set the Pedestrian Bridge Truss Structures for the new pedestrian bridge over Route 100, just east of State Route 109. Some nighttime closures of State Route 100 will be necessary to complete this work. The following closure schedule is weather permitting:
Eastbound State Route 100 will be CLOSED, from State Route 109 to Taylor Road, from 11:00 p.m., on Monday, June 26, 2017, until 3:00 a.m., on Tuesday June 27, 2017.
Westbound State Route 100 will be CLOSED, from Taylor Road to State Route 109, from 1:00 a.m. until 5:00 a.m. on Tuesday, June 27, 2017.
During the closure periods, motorists will be directed to use a signed detour route along Taylor Road to Manchester Road to State Route 109.  Electronic message boards were placed along eastbound and westbound State Route 100 last week notifying motorists of the upcoming closure and this information was also posted on the City website. The Wildwood Precinct of the St. Louis County Police Department will provide assistance during the closures, with officers at each of the closure points. This schedule will of course be weather dependent. Thank you for your patience during this improvement project.

The Results Are In - Internet Access

The Rural Internet Access Committee (RIAC), a group of citizen volunteers, recently authorized a survey be conducted of certain areas of Wildwood to determine the current levels of service relating to high-speed internet access. The City of Wildwood mailed over 3,000 surveys to these identified areas and received over 500 responses (a great return rate on a mailer of this nature!). The results of this survey have been quantified and published. To review this information, please click on the following link: If you should have questions or comments in this regard, please contact the Department of Planning at (636) 458-0440. To all who participated in this survey, thank you!

- Old State Road Resurfacing Project - 

The St. Louis County Department of Transportation, and their contractor, Krupp Construction, continues the work on the resurfacing of Old State Road, from State Route 109 to Old Fairway Drive. This project is tentatively scheduled for completion by August 2017. Expect lengthy delays during the contractor's work hours on Old State Road, which are 8:00 AM to 4:30 PM. Again, during the pavement repair work, traffic through the work zone will be restricted to a single-lane, two-way operation, and motorists, and particularly large trucks, are encouraged to use other routes, if possible.

- Route 100 Pavement Improvements -

The Missouri Department of Transportation, and their contractor, Parking Lot Maintenance, has started its work on an improvement project on State Route 100, from west of State Route 109 to Franklin County. The contractor has started with partial depth pavement repairs during the nighttime hours. During the pavement repair work, traffic through the work zone will be restricted to a single-lane, two-way operation, and motorists are encouraged to use other routes to avoid delays.

Come to the Coffee - They're Educational and Fun!
City Hall - Community Room - 16860 Main Street

Coffee with the Mayor Bowlin - February 2, 2017

City of Wildwood is Featured in this Month’s Issue of
Business in Focus Magazine 

To read this article about Wildwood and its renewed efforts towards economic development and business retention, please click on the provided link -

Open for Business - Workshop on Franchising - June 29, 2017


Story Telling through Paint & Pen - City of Wildwood - First Session - June 13, 2017
Wildwood Historical Society Open House and Picnic - June 17, 2017
Living Word Church - Picnic in the Park - June 20, 2017
Wildwood Pop Up Events - June 29, 2017 through July 17, 2017

Upcoming Wildwood Pop Up Events

They're Fast and Fun!

There is one (1) remaining Pop Up Event for the month of June. The final Pop Up Event is in celebration of National Bomb Pop Day on Thursday, June 29th.  Details will be posted closer to that event regarding a time and location.
Questions on all Pop Up Events can be directed to Kathy Arnett at or via telephone at 636-458-0440 

Photography Contest for 2018 Wildwood Calendar

The Photography Contest for the 2018 Wildwood Calendar is quickly approaching, so it’s time to get those cameras out and find some great summer shots or start gathering photographs you’ve taken within the City over the last year! Submittals will be accepted by the Department of Planning starting on June 30, 2017, at 9:00 a.m., and close on July 21, 2071, at 4:00 p.m. As always, the winning photographs will be featured in the 2018 Wildwood Calendar! For more information, please click on the following link: This page will provide you all the information you need to know about rules, submittal requirements, and timing. Thank you for your participation!

Next Concert in the Summer Series
Friday - July 14, 2017 - 6:45 P.M.

Neal Hewitt, from Nashville, Tennessee, will be in town to bring the best of his country and western music to Wildwood (for more information, please click on the following link: This concert will be held Friday, July 14, 2017, starting at 6:45 p.m., at the Wildwood Square Center, which is located at 17195 New College Avenue, just by the Wildwood Family YMCA and the Wildwood Campus of St. Louis Community College. 

The Wildwood Concert Series presents some incredible entertainment and this summer will be no exception! In addition to the wonderful music, there is always complimentary soda, water, Kettle Korn, snow cones and, of course, delicious hot dogs! But get to the concert on time - the complimentary food items will not be endless! Sometimes there are special food items for purchase, many times there are businesses represented giving out all sorts of interesting information, and there could be a truck raffle to benefit the Missouri Special Olympics! Bottom line, the concerts are a great evening of fun, made better with YOUR attendance! If you are not ready to head home after the concert there are several incredible restaurants/bars within walking distance where the fun can be continued! The concert begins at 6:45 p.m. so mark the date on your calendar and we will see you there!!

For more information on this concert, please click on the following link: Other questions? Call Amanda or Gary at 636-458-0440.


This warm weather of late has me itching to drive the old Fords. Wildwood Car Club has a busy year ahead. The club's next event is:

Fund Raiser - Display Car Show, on July 16, 2017, at the Wildwood Historical Society. The museum will be open that day and food will be available for purchase. More details to follow shortly!

Wildwood Founder’s Day Car Show, Parade, and Cruise in Town Center, Saturday, August 26, 2017. More details to follow shortly!

There are other events in planning and coming this year and I will send more information, flyers, etc. as they become available. Please mark these above events on your calendar. Summer is here! For more information, please contact Dr. John Gragnani at

Wildwood Summer Balloon Glow - July 22, 2017

Wildwood Celebration - August 25 and 26, 2017 

The 2017 Wildwood Celebration Event will be here before we know it! This year, all of your favorite features of years past will take place in an action-packed two (2) days: Friday evening, August 25th and Saturday, August 26th! The location of the event has changed slightly this year due to construction in Town Center. The entire two-day event will take place on Main Street  - as a street festival!  Of course, look for your favorite parts of the event to be back – the Founders’ Day Parade, Founders' Car Show, Art Festival, concerts, children’s activities, and an abundance of delicious food and drinks!  So come out and celebrate our City with us!  We hope to see you there!

Wildwood Celebration - Seventy-Six Trombones Led the Big Parade!  

This year’s Wildwood Celebration Parade may not have 76 trombones, but it will have the Lafayette High School Marching Band and other great participants. Want to be a part of this event? There is still availability to enter the parade. Here are some ideas for parade entries…

  • Clubs and organizations
  • Neighborhoods – create a friendly rivalry between friends in other neighborhoods. Bragging rights and prizes are on the line!

  • Sports teams

  • Individuals/families – do some type of anniversary theme, since this year is the City’s 22nd Anniversary

Prefer to be a spectator?  Mark your calendar for Saturday, August 26th, at 9:00 a.m., along Manchester Road and Taylor Road. More details can be found at the following link:

Pavilion Rentals - It Is Time to
Get 'Into' the Great Outdoors

With Summer here, families and friends gather to celebrate milestones such as birthdays, graduations, and anniversaries. Looking for an outdoor venue to hold your celebration?  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 families 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 or Additionally, pavilion reservations can be completed online at:


VBS - Living Work Church - July 10 through 14, 2017
Living Word Church - VBS - Part Two

Worship in the Park - Evening of Worship and Music

Join Living Word Church (, at the Wildwood Community Park Pavilion (2153 Highway 109, entrance is located off westbound State Route 100, west of State Route 109, or off State Route 109, at Pond-Grover Loop Road) on Tuesday, July 18, 2017 from 6:00 p.m. to 7:30 p.m., for an evening of worship, music, and the Kona Ice truck! Bring your lawn chairs and blankets!

Senior Adult Class on Formatting Word Documents for Publishing - July 26, 2017
Spark Mini-Mobile Camp - Bethel United Methodist Church - August 5 and 6th
Tuesday, August 22, 2017 9AM-12:45 PM CPR & AED Training


“Saving Lives One Class at a Time”

Tuesday, August 22, 2017 
9:00 a.m. to 12:45 p.m.
CPR & AED Training Class

Location: Wildwood City Hall.16860 Main Street, Wildwood, Missouri, 63040 

To register and make your payment, go to

Cost: $25.00 ($5.00 to add infant training. Those participants attending CPR for Adult, Child and Infant Training, the class will end at 12:45 p.m.; all others-class concludes at 12:00 p.m. (Noon).

All CPR courses are taught in accordance with the guidelines of the American Heart Association. 

Woods Road Bridge Replacement Project

The City’s contractor, Gershenson Construction, is underway with the bridge replacement project on Woods Road, west of State Route 109. The project will replace the existing, substandard bridge, with a new structure consisting of two (2) 12-foot driving lanes, along with an 8 foot sidewalk separated from the driving lanes by a concrete barrier wall. Woods Road is CLOSED TO ALL TRAFFIC at the bridge location and will remain closed until AUGUST 15, 2017. Detour signs and other advance warning signs will be in place during construction.  

Concrete Street Slab Replacement Program
2017 Work Season

Since the incorporation of the City, each year, Wildwood has been replacing concrete slabs in many of the residential subdivisions. This program provides preventative maintenance and helps to maintain property values in these locations. The locations of work for the 2017 Work Season can be found at this link:

The 1st Annual Little Saint Nick Foundation Book Drive

The Little Saint Nick Foundation is collecting books for children and teenagers in the St. Louis Area. Please place all book donations in the book donation box in the lower level vestibule at Wildwood City Hall, 16860 Main Street. (Monday through Friday, 8:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m., or in the evening, when the building is open for public meetings). *Note*: Only new and gently used books will be distributed to the children and teenagers.
For questions or any inquiries please email or call (636) 891-4531. Check out our website at!
The books will be distributed to children and teenagers at: Progress West Hospital, Missouri Baptist Medical Center, Mercy, St. Luke's Hospital, Crisis Nursery - St. Louis, Kingdom House, Ready to Learn, Kids Smart, Covenant House, The Little Bit Foundation Missouri, Children's Home Society of St. Louis.

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: Through this link, you can subscribe to the weekly e-newsletter, as well as 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.


Plastic Pot Recycling

Recycle your plastic garden pots, cell packs, and trays. Just follow these easy steps and landfill space is preserved for the future:

  • Collect your plastic gardening containers, such as cell packs, pots and trays.

  • Empty soil, rocks, and plant material out of all containers.

  • Remove metal hangers or other foreign materials.

  • Plastic plant tags should be nestled inside pots.

  • Take them to a collection point, which are many, including Lowe's Home Improvement Centers and many local nurseries throughout the region. Please click this link for more information on St. Louis Area nurseries that provide this service -

Save Gasoline by Shopping and Dining Locally

With so many options for shopping, dining, and personal needs, please think of Wildwood first. The City is home to a large number of businesses and professionals, who offer a range of products, dining, and services, which are the best in the region. Local owners are at these businesses and provide a personal touch to all they do and invest in Wildwood each and every day. For a listing of these businesses, please visit the City’s website at and click on the drop-down menu for ‘Business Resources’ and then click on 'Business Directory.’ Information on Wildwood businesses is provided, including contact numbers and their respective specialties. Shop here and it's a win for all.

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 over the years.  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

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. 

Editor's Note: Thanks to all our subscribers for your patronage of the e-newsletter. If there are topics or information the City can add to the e-newsletter, or is missing something at this time you would like to see, please let me know by e-mailing

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