City of Wildwood | Kids Out and About St. Louis

City of Wildwood

16860 Main Street
Wildwood , MO , 63040
Phone: 636-458-0440
38° 34' 50.826" N, 90° 37' 53.4108" W
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Wildwood, MO is a 68 square mile City located in western St. Louis County. The City's motto is "Planning Tomorrow Today." Wildwood is a great place to live, work, and play!


Area residents who wished to provide a blueprint for their own destiny, set by those who were most affected by local government decisions, created the City of Wildwood. This desire led to a five (5) year incorporation effort created, led, and funded by residents only, with challenges throughout its existence.

 The Missouri Supreme Court allowed the creators of this community to place the question of creating a new city before the residents of the unincorporated portion of St. Louis County, which was overwhelmingly approved by the voters. On September 1, 1995, Wildwood incorporated, and the community began its journey to destiny.

 Today, Wildwood continues that journey with one overarching goal "Planning Tomorrow Today." The City created a planning process for all aspects of its government to ensure that its assets would be retained, so that future growth, development, and improvements would be preserved with the unique character of the community. These characteristics include:


  • a unique topography
  • native woodland
  • abundant open space
  • rural roadways
  • an estate lifestyle accentuated by excellent schools and comprehensive fire and emergency medical services

 Since the first day of the City's existence, residents have utilized the best professionals in the fields of planning and design to reach this goal.

 The community continues its tradition of "Planning Tomorrow Today" as it programs new services to meet the needs of its growing population. These services include:


  • a proactive public works policy for the maintenance, repair, and construction of capital improvements for its residents
  • the implementation of an interactive public engagement process to keep people involved in their governance
  • an on-going commitment to planning a community which provides a range of services, housing, and opportunities for all segments of its society

 After Wildwood's first five years, the commitment to its residents remains as unchanged as does its philosophy of service and "Planning Tomorrow Today."


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