Anadarko is a lovely city in Oklahoma, just fifty miles southwest of Oklahoma City. Anadarko's history with native cultures is marked by the establishment of official, federally recognized native communities and trading posts in 1878. These communities are still recognized and respected today. The town has seen ups and downs in population growth throughout the years, but has remained stable with its own economy and growing business sector.
Anadarko has many Native American museums and monuments to keep the history of the town's partnership with First Nations tribes alive and well. The town takes great pride in these partnerships, which are maintained to this day in both culture and commerce.
The Washita River is a popular attraction for both locals and visitors to the town. You will find dog walkers love this area for the view and the cool sparkling waters throughout the year.
There are two animal hospitals in the town of Anadarko, making it easy for you to find quality care for your beloved pets. They are both in the center of town, making it easy for you to get there regardless of where in town you live.
With Oklahoma City just a short drive away to the north, you will have plenty of fun weekend adventures awaiting you if you are moving to Anadarko!
Central Anadarko is home to Randlett Park, a well-loved local green space with plenty of character to speak of. The park was built in the early 1900s before Oklahoma even became a state. The park is considered a Historic District, with many landmarks that attract visitors from all over to enjoy the history of the town. Today, the park has its own splash pad, playground, trails, and designated RV camping spaces. You can also play tennis, baseball, or softball on the fields. One of the more unique features of this park -- that your pup will probably need to stay home while you enjoy! -- are the local peacocks that live in their own special paradise in the park.
Fort Cobb is about 30 minutes from Anadarko. In the southwest corner, you will find Fort Cobb State Park. This park has a large 4,000-acre lake where you can swim, fish, boat, and enjoy different water sports. Dogs are welcome to join you on a leash in the fishing areas. There are more than 200 campsites throughout the park with water and electrical hookups for your convenience. If you are looking for a quiet and relaxing getaway where you can unplug with your pooch, there are also privately own cabins in the park that are sometimes available for rent by the owners.
Hall Park is a neighborhood in the town of Norman, about an hour from Anadarko. It is where you will find the Norman Community Dog Park. This dog park was opened in 2005 by the community members through volunteering and donations. The park is comprised of two acres on the northern end of Griffin Park. The park is fenced in for plenty of off-leash fun. Northeast Lions Park is just a few minutes east of the Hall Park community. There is plenty room to play, picnic, and enjoy the view of the lake from your picnic blanket with your pup here.