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Wildwood City Council
and Planning & Zoning Commission Meetings
! Streaming Live !

Recently, the City installed a video streaming system in the City Hall Council Chambers, which allows for certain meetings to be streamed live and/or viewed thereafter. Initially, City Council Meetings (2nd and 4th Mondays) and Planning & Zoning Commission Meetings (1st and 3rd Mondays) are being streamed live and recorded for playback. Please click the link below to visit the City's Livestream Page, where you can both link to live meetings, or view past recorded meetings: http://www.cityofwildwood.com/703/Livestream.

Wildwood BBQ Bash - Its Here, So Let's Enjoy! 
September 22 through 24, 2017
Wildwood Campus of the St. Louis Community College

(please click flyer below to learn more information)
Wildwood BBQ Bash - September 22 through 24 at St. Louis Community College - Wildwood Campus

2017 Farmers Market in Wildwood

16860 Main Street - In Front of City Hall - This Weekend

We're Not Part of the BBQ Bash this Year,
but Still Open for Business

The City’s Farmers Market is open every Saturday, through October 7, 2017, from 8:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. As always, the Wildwood Farmers Market continues to be the location where you can obtain the freshest produce, vegetables, 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 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 marketmaster@wildwoodfarmersmarket.org, with any questions or suggestions, and visit www.wildwoodfarmersmarket.org for updates throughout the season.

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

Coffee With the Mayor - First Thursday of Each Month

RECREATIONAL EVENTS AND EXCITING ACTIVITIES >>>

More Upcoming Wildwood Pop Up Events!

They're Fast and Fun!

Two (2) Pop Up Events are scheduled for next week. We’ll be celebrating National Pancake Day and National Coffee Day! 
 
On Tuesday, September 26, 2017, come to Wildwood Square (northwest corner of State Route 109 and New College Avenue), starting at 9:00 a.m., to get your coupon for $5.00 off pancakes at Letty Lou’s!  Then head on over to Letty Lou’s for breakfast. Quantities are limited – only 20 vouchers, so don’t delay!
 
On Friday, September 29, 2017, we’ll be celebrating National Coffee Day. We’ll be giving away Starbucks coffee and Wildwood coffee mugs!  This event will start at 7:00 a.m., so you can get your caffeine fix on your way to work. Location to be determined, so check the City’s website and social media accounts to see where this event will be!

This Week's Pop Up Events - City of Wildwood

13th Annual Tour de Wildwood - October 1, 2017, Sunday

Fall colors, good company, challenging courses, food and fun, and you – what could be better? The event is scheduled for Sunday, October 1, 2017, starting at Wildwood City Hall, 16860 Main Street. Last year’s tour had over 250 riders and great weather. There will be plenty of food, water, Gatorade, and other treats for entrants and, as always, in Wildwood, there are plenty of hills. New this year will be a Kids' 5 mile ride, all on Wildwood trails. Please visit mobikefed.org/2017TourDeWildwood to register. Questions, please contact Gary at the City of Wildwood – (636) 458-0440.

13th Annual Tour de Wildwood - October 1, 2017
Hits for Heroes - October 8, 2017

Plein Air Art Event - October 14, 2017 - Saturday

The 3rd Annual Plein Air Art Event is planned for artists and photographers. This event, which is a duration of eight (8) hours on this Saturday, highlights one (1) of the more picturesque areas in all of west St. Louis County. Artists and photographers can paint or photograph any or all of the sites and then turn them into the judges for cash awards (courtesy Wildwood B&B Theaters), which will be announced at a reception on November 1, 2017. Pre-registration is encouraged and is free. Day of event registration is allowed, but does include a ten dollar ($10.00) fee. For more information, or to register, please visit: cityofwildwood.com/pleinair. If you have questions, please e-mail  joe@cityofwildwood.com.

Plein Air Event - October 14, 2017 - City of Wildwood

Early Childhood Recreation Program (ECRP)
Pumpkin Decorating

Registration is now open for the October Early Childhood Recreation Program! On October 18 or 192017, please join us at Zick’s Great Outdoors Nursery and Landscaping (16498 Clayton Road) to decorate pumpkins! Both sessions on Wednesday are full, with only two (2) spaces remaining at the Thursday's sessions (please check the City's website for these openings). If you have a child between the ages of 2 and 5 and would like to decorate a pumpkin with us (free of charge!), sign up at www.cityofwildwood.com/programs. A caregiver must stay with the child during the program.

Wildwood Route 66 5K Run/Walk/Fun Run

The 16th Annual Wildwood Route 66 5K Run/Walk/Fun Run is scheduled for Saturday, October 28, 2017. 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, if you are tired of running on flat, less than challenging courses, the Wildwood Route 66 event is for you. This course is for those runners and walkers looking for a challenge and besting the "beast" of a hill coming out of Rockwoods Reservation. Challenges await ... Let's take them on.

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 are encouraged to wear their Halloween costume during the fun run!  

The run starts promptly at 8:00 a.m. You can register at register.chronotrack.com/r/31844, 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 11, 2017, to be guaranteed a shirt size of your choice!! Your packet can be picked up at Wildwood City Hall on Friday, October 27, 2017, between the hours of 7:30 a.m. and 6:00 p.m. or on race morning, between the hours of 6:30 a.m. and 7:30 a.m., at Wildwood Middle School (race site). 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.

Pavilion Rentals!
Get 'Into' the Great Outdoors

The first day of Autumn is today! The City's outdoor pavilions are a great gathering place for any event. 
 
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 amanda@cityofwildwood.com or gary@cityofwildwood.com. Additionally, pavilion reservations can be completed online at: www.cityofwildwood.com/pavilions.

Wildwood Frozen Feet Half Marathon Trail Run   

OK Readers - Pay Attention to this One!!

The 8th Annual Wildwood Frozen Feet Half Marathon Trail Run is scheduled for January 20, 2018. 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 cap has been raised this year at three fifty hundred (350) participants. 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 an aide station seven (7) times on the course, where water will be available, but if you want/require special needs, come self-contained! January 20, 2018 is a long way off, but registration is already open and large number of veteran Frozen Feet runners have immediately registered!! Needless to say, the event will likely fill long before 2018 even arrives!!!

So, if you are interested, register at your first opportunity. Registration can be done online at register.chronotrack.com/r/31871 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.  

WildWood Running Club

It is no secret that Wildwood, and its extensive network of trails, is one of the best places in the St. Louis Region for outdoor recreation.  One of the most popular activities in Wildwood is running. Whether you’re a recreational jogger or a serious ultra-marathoner, the Wildwood Running Club offers an opportunity to meet other Wildwood runners and participate in group runs, speed workouts, and local races.  For more information, please follow the Wildwood Running Club Page on Facebook, at the following link:  www.facebook.com/WildwoodRunningClub.

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PARKS AND RECREATION ACTION PLAN (2007)

UPDATE PROCESS

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: cityofwildwood.com/actionplanupdate.  Scroll down past the three (3) main sections to see, and participate, in the blogs. 

St. Louis County's Department of Parks and Recreation

Hosting Open Houses for Public Input on its Master Plan

Tomorrow - Saturday, September 23, 2017
@ Crestview Middle School

The St. Louis County Parks and Recreation will host five (5) Open Houses beginning in September to  gather public feedback on its draft recommendations relating to its 20-Year Master Plan. County representatives will provide an overview of the information at 5:30 and 7:00 p.m. at each Open House, unless otherwise noted. 

  • Crestview Middle School, in Ellisville, 1:00 p.m. to 4:00 p.m., presentations at 1:30 p.m. and 3:00 p.m. (Closet location to City of Wildwood)

  • Last Chance - Sept. 26, St. Vincent Community Center, in St. Vincent Park (7335 St. Charles Rock Road - 63133), 5:00 p.m. to 8:00 p.m.

Living Word Church at Wildwood BBQ Bash - Bolgatanga BBQ

Financial Peace University - Fellowship of Wildwood

Wednesdays, September 6, 2017 through November 1, 2017 6:30 p.m. to 8:00 p.m. - Learn how to pay off debt, save for the future, and create a helpful budget that works! Join us at Fellowship of Wildwood (17770 Mueller Road, Wildwood, Missouri 63038). Childcare and scholarships are available. 
REGISTER HERE - (https://www.daveramsey.com/fpu/classes/1045483)

Divorce Care - Fellowship of Wildwood

Wednesdays, September 6, 2017 through November 1, 2017, 6:30 p.m. to 8:00 p.m. - Find help and healing for the hurt of separation and divorce. Divorce Care is a friendly, caring group of people who will walk alongside you through one of life’s most difficult experiences. Join us at Fellowship of Wildwood (17770 Mueller Road Wildwood, Missouri 63038). The cost is $15.00. 
REGISTER HERE (https://secure.gobluefire.com/go/event.php?eid=fa6df151feca)

Blood Drive @ Wildwood Family YMCA - October 3, 2017

The Wildwood Family YMCA, 2641 Highway 109, will host an American Red Cross Blood drive on Tuesday, October 3, 2017, from 2:00 p.m. to 6:00 p.m. Walk-ins are welcome, but appointments are encouraged to help you avoid wait times. To make an appointment, call 1(800) RED-CROSS or visit www.redcrossblood.org/give. Please use sponsor code YMCAWildwood. For more information, please click on this link: https://www.gwrymca.org/calendar/wildwood-family-ymca/blood-drive/2017/october.


Wildwood Family YMCA Blood Drive - October 3, 2017

Wildwood Family YMCA's Kids Night Out

The Wildwood Family YMCA offers Kids Night Out events monthly throughout the school year. These events allow kids ages 5-12 to enjoy the YMCA and themed-based programming, while parents get the night out. Activities include swimming, games, sports, dinner, crafts, and friendship. Concessions are available for purchase. Kids should wear gym shoes and bring a swimsuit and towel. Families don’t need to be YMCA members to enjoy this program. A minimum of 10 kids must be registered by 6:00 p.m. the Friday before the event for the YMCA to host the event. Advance registration is appreciated.

Fall 2017 Wildwood YMCA Kids Night Out Events

Saturday, September 30, 2017 - 6:30-10:00 p.m.
Saturday, October 14, 2017 - 6:30-10:00 p.m.
Saturday, November 18, 2017 - 6:30-10:00 p.m.
Saturday, December 16, 2017 - 6:30-10:00 p.m.

 
Register online at www.gwrymca.org/wildwood, in person at 2641 Highway 109, or by calling (636) 458-6636. For more information, please click on this link: https://www.gwrymca.org/news/kids-night-out/wildwood-family-ymca/2016/december or see the flyer below.

Wildwood Family YMCA's Kids Night Out! Starts on September 30, 2017

Know the 10 Signs: Early Detection Matters

The Alzheimer's Association and the YMCA have teamed up. On Friday, October 20, 2017, from 11:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m., at the Wildwood Family YMCA, 2641 Highway 109, the Alzheimer’s Association will present Know the 10 Signs: Early Detection Matters. This information helps separate myth from reality and addresses commonly held fears about Alzheimer’s disease. You will find out how to recognize the signs, learn the benefits of early detection, and discover resources to help. Light refreshments will be provided. This program is free. Registration requested. Register by telephone by calling (636) 458-6636 or at gwrymca.org. For more information, please click on the following link: https://www.gwrymca.org/calendar/wildwood-family-ymca/alzheimers-know-10-signs/2017/october.

Wildwood Family YMCA Class - October 20, 2017


Weekend Learning Series - Motorcycle Accident Safety - MU Extension

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: www.cityofwildwood.com/list.aspx. 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.

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: www.cityofwildwood.com/551/Park-and-Trail-Memorial-Program.

SUSTAINABILITY EFFORTS AND OPPORTUNITIES >>>


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 www.cityofwildwood.com 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 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. 

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 joe@cityofwildwood.com

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