Pet-friendly Oklahoma: Dog Parks and Hotels
Jeremy Thurman on June 18, 2013
Thrilled that summer’s finally here? Looking to do something with your best friend? No, not your BFF… your four-legged, furry, always-happy-see-you best friend. Lucky for you (and the pup), there are plenty of Oklahoma pet-friendly destinations.
BringFido.com is a great resource where you can find places that will welcome your dog. Here are a few:
- OKC PawPark: The OKC PawPark, located at the corner of North Grand Boulevard and Hefner Parkway, bills itself as “The perfect answer for the dog that is bored, restless, lonely… or just in need of fun!”. The park is located on two acres of land and is enclosed by a six-foot vinyl cyclone fence. There are double gates and a separate park for small dogs. There are trees, park benches, waste management facilities and watering centers, in addition to a “duck pond” where the dogs can swim and play on a fine-grade gravel beach.
- Oklahoma Welcome Center Dog Park: If you’re traveling, the dog park on I-40 eastbound has been described as clean, and having free coffee. The dog park there has separate areas for small and large dogs, and has doggie bags. There are shaded walking grounds with grass and space to stretch out.
- Route 66 Boathouse: A pet-friendly kayaking experience! The Route 66 Boathouse has outdoor activities that include kayaking and rowing on the Oklahoma River. There are walking trails for you and your leashed dog, and kayaks where you can take the critter along.
- Joe Station and Biscuit Acres, Tulsa: If you’re venturing to Tulsa, Joe Station on Charles Page Boulevard and Biscuit Acres in Hunter Park allow off-leash dog fun. Lots of lights, and Joe Station has areas for large and small dogs.
- Bickham-Rudkin Park, Edmond: Five acres of fenced area is a good off-leash option to let your pet burn some exercise. There is an area for small pets, as well as benches, trees and lake swimming. Elsewhere in the park there’s a playground and fishing pond for the non-furry family members.
- Wiggly Field, Del City: This park has a small dog area, turf, trees, chairs, fire hydrants, water fountains, a pond, night lights and agility equipment.
- Pets & People park, Yukon: Fenced dog park with separate small-dog area, swimming pond, benches and trees.
- Norman Community Dog Park, Norman: Two-acre off-leash dog park, fully fenced with trees and benches.
- Mustang Dog Park, Mustang: This has shade and some agility equipment, though no separate area for small dogs. Also, be aware that a dog park permit (from Mustang City Hall) is necessary. Permits are free, but required.
Great! Places to play, but where do we stay?
If you need pet-friendly Oklahoma City lodging, here are just a few of your options:
For more, check out BringFido.com.
Have fun, and don’t forget the doggie treats!