St. Louis County announced it will prohibit horse-drawn carriage rides at Winter Wonderland in Tilles Park this weekend due to extremely cold temperatures.
The decision from county officials comes after an animal rights group sued to stop the carriage rides at the park in Ladue.
St. Louis County Executive Steve Stenger responded by releasing a statement Thursday afternoon stating the carriage rides would be brought to a halt the when the temperature dips to 15 degrees or colder, or the wind chill falls to zero.
Stenger has directed the Parks Department to implement this policy immediately.
“Out of an abundance of caution for the safety of the horses and patrons, we have decided this is the best course of action,” County Executive Stenger said.
Based on the latest forecast, Saturday’s carriage rides at Tilles Park have been canceled. Customers that purchased carriage rides for Saturday at Tilles Park can call Metrotix at (314) 534-1111 to get a full refund. They can also visit www.metrotix.com.