Pet-Friendly spots in OKC
There's so much to do in Oklahoma City for residents and visitors, from our nightlife to our outdoor attractions and robust performing and visual arts scene. Something that you may not know about are the activities you can enjoy with your entire family, including your pet. We've curated a guide to show you where you can live your best life with your favorite animal.
Bar K is a dog park that's recently broken ground in Oklahoma City in the iconic Boathouse District. This dog park is a triple-threat, also offering a bar, restaurant and event space. It's the perfect date night and instead of your furry friend sitting at home while you're out, they can tag along and enjoy an indoor off-leash play space!
Red Solo Pup is a dog park concept that will open in the Chisholm Creek development center in spring 2021. It'll serve as a hub for nightlife in north OKC, offering a socially distanced restaurant and bar while also offering an off-leash dog park for your pet.
While it's not your traditional dog park (although there is one on the west side of the park), it might as well be. Scissortail Park has 70-acres of space full of green grass for your pet to play and plenty of other options for humans to have fun. Those options include a boathouse, amphitheater, children's park and more. While this can't be an off-leash experience, it's undoubtedly one of the best options for fun in the warmer seasons.
Midtown Mutts is another ideal option in the heart of Oklahoma City's Midtown District if you're looking for a place for your dog to burn some energy (or calories). Open 24 hours, this dog park is a great place to bring your dog when you're out enjoying the growing nightlife experience of Midtown. There's even an extra fenced-in area for the more hyper dogs to burn energy without disrupting calmer pets.
One of Oklahoma City's original outdoor experiences, Lake Hefner is always an option for outdoor recreation for you and your pet. With seemingly limitless space to roam, including a 9-mile trail that circles the entire lake, you can do a plethora of things with your pet by your side.
Breweries are some of the most pet-friendly establishments in Oklahoma City. Most will allow you to enjoy your favorite beer on the menu, while allowing your dog to enjoy the experience with you (but not drinking beer, of course). The breweries in Oklahoma city also offer a patio space for social distancing and for your pup to enjoy the fresh air and space on nicer days.
Traveling with a pet?
With Oklahoma City being a center point of Route 66 and Oklahoma being the state with the most drivable miles of Route 66, it could also make for an unruly trip for your pup. Luckily, someone else has dealt with that and gave a guide on how to make a road trip with your pet(s) less hectic.