Broken Arrow, Oklahoma was named after a creek community called Rekackv (pronounced thlee-Kawtch-kuh), which meant broken arrow. It was established by a group of Creek Indians from Alabama by the United States Government.
One can do so much in the 40 acres of Ray Harral Nature Park. It has fishing and picnic areas, park benches, char broilers, a suspension walking bridge, and park benches. The Nature Center features various animals including lizards, tarantulas, tree frogs, and a huge aquarium. Dogs are also welcome to enjoy paved walking trails.
Cheeseburgers you say? Grab a bite of the America’s Best Big Lou Burger at Louie's Grill & Bar. Enjoy grilled food and some beer in this dog-friendly restaurant, or enjoy some mouth-watering steak and barbeque at Stone Mill Barbeque and Steakhouse. Your pup will definitely drool on the juicy meat while you dine in their wrap around picnic tables.
Don’t worry about where you can stay while in Broken Arrow. Depending on the size of your dogs, there are several hotels that allow them for a comfortable stay. If you have a Lab, Dane, Napoleon, or a dog over 70 lbs., Towneplace Suites Tulsa Broken Arrow allows a maximum of two dogs for an additional fee. If you have a Chihuahua or a shi-tzuh, or the smaller types of dogs weighing 25 lbs. or 35 lbs., you can stay at Clarion Hotel Broken Arrow or Homewood Suites Tulsa South. Quality Inn Broken Arrow doesn’t mind what the size is, they allow two pets to stay with you.
County Line/Creek Turnpike is a lovely area that’s right below Jack Graves Scout Reservation. This large stretch of land, both grassy and forested, is an ideal place to take your pooch for a stroll, or even a trip in your canoe! While your dogs are required to be leashed, it’s a scenic experience and definitely one you don’t want to miss out. There are many activities and scout camps that go on in this reserve, so if your dog isn’t as social or good with kids this may not be the best place for them. Bring the social pup of the family for the best experience!
Saddleback is a smaller, pleasant neighborhood with an easygoing atmosphere. Sitting right next to Ray Harral Nature Park, Saddleback is in an ideal place for dog owners to take a break in a natural area. As long as you keep your dogs properly leashed, this park offers forty acres of grass, trees, and wildlife. A three mile hiking trail leads through the most scenic areas, passing through flowering gardens and even over a suspension bridge. Due to the high quantity of wildlife such as birds and squirrels, dogs easily over excited and inclined to chase shouldn’t be taken down this route.
Stacey Lynn South is a small area with a pleasant atmosphere. The neighborhood sits right above Haikey Creek Park, an absolutely gorgeous area with rich grass and high standing trees. The park has a convenient running/walking trail that courses through it, perfect for taking your favorite four legged friend on a stroll. With over a hundred acres, you and your dog are sure to be free from outside distractions like cars and crowds. It’s the perfect place to take a pup sensitive to outside stimuli for a nice, quiet stroll. As always, be sure to keep your dog secured on a leash!
Elm/Kenosha is a lovely area that’s home to a friendly populace. Right below West Kenosha Street is Rhema Park, a gorgeous grassy area to take your pooch down to for some exercise. A walking trail winds through the park and to the south is a pond with both ducks and fish. Ducks do tend to freely wander the premises, so if your dog is inclined to chase you may want to take them elsewhere. Strategically placed trees offer shade on those hot days as well as add to the scenery, and are strung up with lights on special occasions! Both you and your pup are sure to enjoy the experience.