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Wood River

Aquatic Center

The City of Wood River is located approximately 15 miles NE of downtown St. Louis and is an integral part of the River Bend region’s nearly 90,000 residents. The city provides a wealth of resources for residents in the form of services, recreation and tourism, economical housing and convenience.

As a full-service community, the city provides highly professional services via its Council-Manager form of government. The city employs approximately 75 full-time staff members, operates a $17 million budget, provides water and sewer services, operates a 911 emergency service and maintains an ISO fire rating of 4.

Uniquely positioned at the southern entrance of America’s newest National Scenic Byway, Wood River is a dynamic tourism region attracting many visitors annually. The municipally owned and operated Aquatic Center is a $4 million recreational complex that includes two four-story water slides, an Olympic size pool, diving wells and a volleyball court. During its 15-week operating season, the Aquatic Center provides numerous water programs and events.

Belk Park Golf Course

The city’s 18-hole championship public golf facility, Belk Park Golf Course, draws more than 50,000 visitors a year through numerous tournaments, stroke play, and special events. It has been recognized as one of the most popular public golf courses in the St. Louis Metro area. In addition, the course was the winner of Golf Digest’s “Places to Play 4 Star Awards.”

The City’s newest development, Wood River Plaza, is a 72-acre shopping complex anchored by a 204,000 sq. ft. Wal-Mart SuperCenter with a food center, drive-thru pharmacy, and gas station. Numerous restaurants, specialty shops, and national tenants have opened and many others are expected to open. The complex offers three stand-alone strip centers and several outlot parcels.

The City announced the development of a 13-acre automall complex anchored by Federico-Chrysler Dodge and Auto Centers Nissan. The project at start-up includes two 25,000 sq. ft. state of the art facilities offering automobile sales and service to the residents of this region.

Wood River consists of a diverse stock of housing. From modern luxury homes to over 50 historic Sears Homes, you’ll find a home to suit your budget and lifestyle. There are currently four new subdivisions in the planning and development stages.

Offering the perfect blend of small community living with convenient access to shopping and entertainment, professional sporting events and numerous tourist attractions, the City of Wood River is an exciting place to call home.

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