The City of St. Louis Department of Parks, Recreation and Forestry is once again offering hayrides in Forest Park. Hayrides will take place this fall on Friday and Saturday nights. The wagons, which are pulled by tractors, leave from Faulkner Drive (at Clayton Road near the Science Center) and take a 45-minute ride. They return to the picnic grounds where a bonfire is waiting.  Groups can bring hot dogs and marshmallows to roast. The bonfire has a one-hour time limit.

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Everyone can enjoy all the fun of a hayride without going miles from home. Forest Park is a beautiful setting for a ride on a crisp fall evening and then groups can enjoy the fun of sitting around a bonfire.
— Dan Skillman, Parks Commissioner

Dates & Times

Riders can enjoy hayrides every Friday and Saturday evening from September 30-November 19.
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 $120, 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.

Please Note:

  • 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.

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.