Ladue is a vibrant, mostly residential community. There is just not much in the way of a business district in Ladue. There are no veterinarians working in Ladue. The neighboring communities have many available veterinary clinics so dog owners don't have to drive far to get excellent care. The nearby communities of Kirkwood and Webster Groves both offer emergency (24/7) and routine veterinary care.
Ladue is home to one of St. Louis County’s most popular parks. Tilles Park is located off Litzsinger Road. It has two playgrounds, a fishing lake, numerous picnic sites, and pavilions to rent for parties. In the summer, area kids frequent the spray pads. There is a one-mile flat trail, the “Fitness Trail”. This easy one-mile loop invites walkers and leashed dogs to get out and enjoy the scenery of mature trees and open spaces. Tilles Park is also very popular in the winter time for its spectacular display of Christmas lights. Dogs can ride along with the rest of the family since it is a steady stream of slow-moving cars. Tilles Park has some open spaces, particularly around the fishing lake for a person and leashed dog to get out and take a break from the usual routine. Tilles is maintained by St. Louis County.
Ladue has one city park, Rodes Park. This small park is located at 10 Warson Road. It has a walking trail, the Centennial Trail, which is popular with walkers. Dogs must be on leash when in the City park or in any of the St. Louis County parks.
Since Ladue is fairly small, it doesn't have much else in the way of dog-friendly amenities. However, you'll find more fun things to do just a short drive away from the city.
The City Limits of Ballwin is twelve miles west of Ladue, and has many amenities for people and their dogs. Tails and Trails at Queeny Park is a five-acre fenced enclosure for off-leash freedom and fun. There is a small enclosure for the small dogs. You'll find drinking water on-site. The dog park also provides access to a creek and a lake. Dogs like to get wet on those dog day afternoons in the summer! There is a pavilion with wi-fi for the human companions. There are waste stations scattered throughout the dog park. Pieces of agility equipment add to the variety of the exercise and provide for training. Registration and a fee must be paid to St. Louis County prior to using this dog park.
The city limits of Maryland Heights are eight miles north of Ladue. The Dogport is a four-acre, fully fenced dog park. It is covered with dirt and gravel (not much grass). There is a separate area for the small dogs. The dog park has a water fountain designed for people and dogs. There are a few benches from which the human companions can sit and supervise their pups at play. The dog park provides doggie waste baggies for convenient cleanups. This is a membership only park. Registration and an annual fee must be paid prior to use. It is open from sunrise to sunset.
Sunset Hills city limits is 14 miles south of Ladue. It has many activities for dogs and their people to do. The Kitun Dog Park is a one-acre dog park which is fully fenced for off-leash socialization and play. There is a separate area for small dogs to have safer play. You'll find a few pieces of agility equipment here for added variety. There are benches for the human companions. Drinking water is available at the dog park, and waste baggies are in good supply. This is a membership-only dog park. Registration is through either Sunset Hills or Crestwood. This dog park is open an half hour before sunrise and closes a half hour after sunset.
Just four miles away from Ladue, you'll find the quaint city of Creve Coeur, which is home to The Creve Coeur Dog Park at Conway Park. This park has a fully fenced, grass-covered enclosure designed to give dogs a space to get off the leash and just be themselves. Two-and-a-half acres are dedicated to the big breeds, and the smaller breeds can explore half an acre. You'll find water on-site, but you'll need to bring your own doggie waste bags. There is bone-shaped kiddie pool for dogs that makes for a quick cool down on one of those hot summer days. This is member-only park. Registration and an annual fee must be paid prior to use. You'll need to enter a code in order to gain access to the dog park.
St. Louis Hills is a neighborhood in St. Louis City located ten miles southeast of Ladue. Here, you'll find The Southwest City Dog Park in Willmore Park. This dog park is just over an acre in size. It is fully fenced and grass-covered. There is a separate area for small dogs, as well as benches for the human companions. Mature shade trees make it pleasant to sit and supervise a pup at play even on one of those hot summer days. There is drinking water at the dog park. A few pieces of agility equipment are in the large dog section of the dog park. Like many parks in St. Louis, this one is a members-only dog park. Annual membership must be purchased from the homeowner's association that manages the dog park.