Queeny Park was once part of the estate of the late Mr. and Mrs. Edgar M. Queeny. Mr. Queeny was the former president and chairman of the board of Monsanto Chemical Company, which was founded by his father.
This park is best known for the shaded running trails and equestrian events. The park has 7.8 miles of trails, 1.5 miles of which are paved. Runners, joggers, and walkers who enjoy nature and wildlife tend to enjoy the trails immensly. The park hosts equestrian events regularly, making it unique to other St. Louis Parks. Horseback riding is a regular occurance within the park and trails. Queeny Park has a large recreation building as well as pool. Membership for St. Louis residents is extremely affordable. There is a grand and popular playground that attract many families.
Queeny Park also hosts a variety of regular and semi-regular events. The park is home to the American Kennel Club Museum of the Dog. This museum has an extensive collection of artwork of all kinds of which the main subject is the dog. This museum is a fun place to visit for dog enthusiasts. Every week, the museum showcases a Guest Dog of the Week, where the museum invites a resposible dog owner and their pet from the community. The owner answers questions and displays their dog for visitors of the museum.
Queeny Park is also home to a very long standing art fair. This art fair is one of the most reputable in the area due to the large amount of artists and variety of art work displayed. The fair is held weekly during the summer and fall seasons.
Due to the long, shaded trails, Queeny Park is a popular sight for formal races and events such as the Zombie Run 5K, during which actors dress up and play the part of zombies that chase the runner attempting to complete the exciting 5K run.
All around Queeny Park is a fun park to visit in St. Louis with plently of activities for entertainment that is sure to appeal to a variety of visitors