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Back to School Party TONIGHT

The 2015 Wildwood Back to School Party is TONIGHT, Friday, August 7, 2015, at the Wildwood Town Center Plaza! The Back to School Party is a great night for the kids to party and play one last time before hitting the books for another year. This year’s activities include a variety of bounce houses and a real rock climbing wall! Babaloo will provide music and entertainment for the young kids, until approximately 8:00 p.m., and then miraculously switch over to some adult sounds!
New this year will be the Bubble Bus!!! From 8:00 p.m. to 9:00 p.m., the Bubble Bus will ooze tons of regular bubbles of all sizes!!! Then, from 9:00 p.m. to 10:00 p.m., the bubbles will glow in the dark!!! Of course, there will be the usual complimentary hot dogs, kettle korn, snow cones, water, and soft drinks.
We hope to see you at the Back to School Party TONIGHT! Bring a lawn chair, enjoy Babaloo, and prepare to be covered in Bubble Juice!!! It's sure to be a great time for the whole family!
Questions? Call Andrea or Gary at 636-458-0440. See you on August 7th!!!

Bluff View Park

Bluff View Park Now Open

Bluff View Park is now open! As of, Friday, August 7, 2015, at 9:00 a.m., Bluff View Park is open to public use. This park is over one hundred (100) acres in size, and located on Old State Road, east of State Route 109. This park property is owned by St. Louis County and leased to the City of Wildwood for development. The property extends from Old Sate Road, south to the Meramec River, and provides one of the most spectacular views in the region of the Crescent Valley. The City and St. Louis County developed a parking lot and roadway area to provide access to an existing trail system that has been available for use since 2014. This trail is a natural-surface type that offers scenic views, challenging and sometimes strenuous climbs, but a fun and enjoyable outdoor experience for nature lovers. A different component of this park is that it has been designed for equestrian users as well as walkers, runners, bicyclists, and nature lovers.

Click here for more details.
Questions? Call the Department of Planning and Parks at 636-458-0440.

Calendar Contest Voting Underway

Voting for the 2016 City of Wildwood Calendar Photo Contest is now underway. Please view the photos in the online gallery at cityofwildwood.com and then vote for up to 14 of your favorites. Voting will end on Thursday, August 20, 2015.
Click here to view the voting form and for the link to the gallery.
A special thanks to all of you who submitted another year of great photos for the contest!

August Wildwood Historical Society Program

The August program of the Wildwood Historical Society (WHS) will feature a history of the Wabash, Frisco, & Pacific (WF&P) Railroad Association, Inc. This organization was originally formed in 1939, when a group of railway enthusiasts acquired a twelve (12) inch gauge steam locomotive (Engine #171) and the use of a 30-acre estate located on the southeast corner of Brown Road and Natural Bridge Road, in North St. Louis County. Since 1961, the association has continued its fine tradition of providing locomotive rides for children and families in the Historic Village of Glencoe, within the City of Wildwood. If you would like to learn more about this railroad and its history, please come to the program on August 18!
When: Tuesday, August 18, 2015, at 7:00 p.m.
Where: Wildwood Historical Society (WHS) Meeting Hall, 18750 Highway 100, Wildwood, MO 63069
What: WF&P Railroad History


Run Circles

Run Circles Around Hunger 5K Run/Walk

Join Circle of Concern for the 2nd Annual Run Circles Around Hunger 5K Run/Walk on Saturday, September 19, 2015!
Hit the road along Valley Park’s scenic Meramec River Trail. Timed for serious runners by 2Timing Guys or perfect for a casual family stroll, this event is a great morning out for all.

Attendance Prizes * T-Shirts * Music * Food * and Much More!
Visit circleofconcern.org for details and to register.


Wildwood is Almost 20

On August 28, 29, and 30, 2015, Wildwood will celebrate its twentieth anniversary.  This event, Celebrate Wildwood, will have something for everybody, so mark your calendar now and don’t miss it.  This year, the City is proud to announce that, on August 28th, Friday night, the United States Air Force Band of Mid-America’s group – Starlifter will be the headlining entertainment.  At the conclusion, of the band’s performance, fireworks will follow. 
What a start to Wildwood’s birthday and that is just the first day! For more information, please visit www.celebratewildwood.com.  To learn more about the band and the service men and women in it, please visit www.bandofmidamerica.af.mil.

Wildwood is Almost 20 – Part II

After Friday’s great kickoff to the weekend, Saturday’s Celebrate Wildwood schedule is full as well.  If you like parades, music, great cars, art, good food and drink, and friendly people, this event is the place for you on Saturday, August 29, 2015.  It all starts at 9:00 a.m. and this day’s festivities conclude at 9:30 p.m., with another fireworks show, highlighting the music of the Smash Band, featuring Smash himself, who is returning from his new home in Arizona for this concert.  Don’t forget, this day is only the second of three days and Sunday is special too.  For more information, please visit www.celebratewildwood.com
P.S. The Art Festival has 60 artists, with a great range of art to offer any taste!  Speaking of artists…..

Wildwood is Almost 20 – Part III

Many in the Wildwood community may not be aware of the significant interest that exists among many of our residents in the arts.  This interest led to a group of them forming a committee to promote art and artists in Wildwood.  The outcome of its efforts is now the 2nd Annual Celebrate Wildwood Art Festival.  This year, 60 artists are participating and will bring their unique talents right to your doorstep.  The Art Festival opens on August 29, 2015, and concludes the next day, August 30, 2015.  Please come out and support these artists and their efforts at this event.
We are sure you will be pleased with the beauty, thought, and expression these artists have put into their works.

Seventy-six Trombones Led the Big Parade 

This year’s Founders’ Day Parade might not have 76 trombones, but it will have the Lafayette High School Marching Band, the Lafayette High School Cheerleaders, 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 20th Anniversary

Prefer to be a spectator?  Mark your calendar for Saturday, August 29th, at 9:00 a.m., along Manchester Road and Taylor Road. More details can be found here: http://cityofwildwood.com/DocumentCenter/View/1992

Celebrate Wildwood - Founders’ Car Show

One (1) of the major venues of the City’s three (3) day Celebrate Wildwood Event, which this year recognizes its 20th Anniversary, is the always popular and fun Car Show. This year’s show is planned for Saturday, August 29, 2015, and registration begins at 10:00 a.m. through 12:00 p.m. (noon). Great awards are planned in six (6) categories and everyone can enjoy all of the other activities and great food and beverages that are planned that day as well. Providing the right mood for the Car Show and the great entries will be the Back Street Cruisers, which play the best music for enthusiasts and participants alike.
If you are interested in registering for the car show or for more information, please see the link below.
Registration fee is $10.00, with all proceeds benefiting Children’s Cancer Fund through Wheels-in-Motion.
Following the Car Show, a car cruise is planned, from the event grounds in Town Center Area, then along many of the City’s most beautiful rural roads, to Historic Route 66, for dinner at the Big Chief Roadhouse – 17352 Manchester Road. There is no charge for the car cruise and all participants are welcome. For more information on the car cruise, and the Car Show, please contact jgrag@sbcglobal.net.
Need Service Hours or Do You Like to Volunteer?
The Celebrate Wildwood 20th Anniversary Event is less than two months away and volunteers are needed to help with the Art Festival, Car Show, and other venues. If you like more information, please contact Joe Vujnich at joe@cityofwildwood.com. All volunteers will receive a free Celebrate Wildwood Shirt, refreshments, and a lunch/dinner.

2015 Farmers Market in Wildwood Every Saturday

The City’s 2015 Farmers Market Season, at the Town Center Plaza (221 Plaza Drive), is open every Saturday, now through the Fall. The market begins at 8:30 a.m. and continues through 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 at it. The intent of this type of market is to create an atmosphere that caters to the desires and needs of its customers here in Wildwood, with the best varieties available, and products you can trust and feel good about eating or using in your home.
So, remember, to visit the Wildwood Farmers Market, every Saturday, now 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.

Park Pavilion Rentals

Still looking for a place to hold a birthday party or other family event?  Consider renting one of the City of Wildwood’s park pavilions.  Pavilions are available at Anniversary Park at Clayton and Strecker Roads and at Old Pond School at 17123 Manchester Road.  Dates are filling quickly, so do not delay.  Please call Andrea at 636-458-0440 to arrange your pavilion rental for your special event. 

Basic Life Support Program

Wildwood Municipal Building (16860 Main Street)
Thursday, September 17, 2015, 9:00 a.m. to 12:00 p.m. (noon)

Registration is open for a certified American Heart Association course on Basic Life Support, including qualification on Automated Electrical Defibrillation (AEDs).    Successful completion of the program also allows certification as a provider for a two-year period, before requiring recertification.  The course will be led by a certified nurse instructor.  Participants must be Wildwood residents and a minimum of 18 years of age.  Please pre-register at the following link:  http://www.cpr-n-more.com/course/cpr-training-thursday-september-17-2015/
The cost per participant is $25.00.
CPR -N- MORE is dedicated to saving lives one class at a time. We are pleased to offer Health and Safety Education to the communities, businesses and Health Care Professionals. Founded on the principles of professionalism, quality, and reliability, our team is here to train and educate people from all walks of life. The work begins with education, providing knowledge of ways to prevent a life threatening event, but should that situation occur, CPR -N- MORE has the trained instructors to take you through the steps of CPR, First Aid, use of the Automated External Defibrillator (AED), and other skills....knowledge that could ultimately make the difference between life or death. Early intervention can improve a victim's chance of survival.

Residential Subdivision/Trustee Information on City Website

The City of Wildwood maintains a listing of residential subdivision trustees, websites, and other contact information on its website:
Information is provided on a voluntary basis, but the City would like to have information on as many residential subdivisions as it can, and maintain this page with the current items of interest and need.  Therefore, please urge your subdivision trustees to submit information to the City through the form provided on this page.  By doing so, this webpage can become a great resource to residents throughout Wildwood.

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.                  

Master Plan Action Committee Completes Internet Survey of Residents and Businesses

Every ten (10) years, the City is required to update its Master Plan. In 2015, a group of resident and business volunteers, twenty-three (23) in total, are leading this effort. These volunteers agreed to undertake two (2) surveys, one of the residents and property owners, and the other of current licensed businesses in the City of Wildwood. The findings of these surveys have been compiled and are available on the City’s website at cityofwildwood.com.
To all who participated in the two (2) surveys, the Mayor, City officials, the volunteers on the Master Plan Action Committee, and staff want to extend our appreciation to each of you for your time, thoughts, comments, and suggestions. The volunteers overseeing the update of the Master Plan will be reviewing these findings and utilizing this information in their discussions and deliberations on Wildwood’s future. 

Operation Clean Stream registration is now open!

The Open Space Council's 48th annual Operation Clean Stream is right around the corner. Last year over 2,225 volunteers donated over 7,000 hours of their time. Thanks to their hard work we removed 9,000 lbs of metal, 2,481 tires and 6 large construction dumpsters filled to the brim with trash from our waterways. We want you to join us as we anticipate another successful year of impacting Missouri's open spaces!
For more information about Operation Clean Stream, one of the nation's largest and longest-running river clean up events, visit our website.
Volunteers can register for Operation Clean Stream on our event pages.

The Shoeman Water Project Shoe Drive Continues at City Hall

Thanks to everyone who has donated shoes, boots and sandals to the Shoeman Water Project.  The donation boxes are located at City Hall, 16860 Main Street, in the 1st Floor Foyer.  We appreciate everyone’s support of this worthwhile organization.  To learn more about the Shoeman Water Project, visit www.shoemanwater.org/.

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