Fall hayrides can be enjoyed in Forest Park thanks to the City of St. Louis Department of Parks, Recreation and Forestry. Hayrides take place on Friday and Saturday evenings from early October through early November. The wagons, which are pulled by tractors, leave from Faulkner Drive (at Clayton Road near the Science Center) and take a 45-minute ride. The hayride ends at the picnic ground where a bonfire is waiting.
Dates & Times
Riders can enjoy hayrides every Friday and Saturday evenings.
October 4th - 5th, 2019
October 11th -12th, 2019
October 18th - 19th , 2019
October 25th - 26th, 2019
November 1st- 2nd, 2019
November 8th - 9th, 2019
Wagons leave each evening every 5 minutes from 7:00-8:20. These time slots are for group rides with a maximum of 20 people per wagon.
Cost & Reservations
The cost to reserve a wagon is $200, with a maximum of 20 people per wagon. Reservations are required and are taken from 9:00 a.m.-4:00 p.m. Monday through Friday by the permit section of the Parks Department, reachable at 314.289.5330. Reservations cannot be made online.
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 Ave., St. Louis, MO 63110.
Electronic payments are not accepted, and there are no refunds.
Hayride dates are not transferable and scheduled events go on rain or shine.
Tractors pull the wagons, leaving from Wells and Jefferson Drive and take 45-minutes. They return to this area where a bonfire is waiting.
Groups can bring hot dogs and marshmallows to roast.
Please note: Hayrides are not organized by Forest Park Forever. All information provided by the Department of Parks, Recreation and Forestry. They can be reached at 314.289.5330.