Chickasha is a small town in the center of Oklahoma, with a large reservation dedicated to the Chickasaw Indians who first called the area home. The name Chickasha is the word for Chickasaw in Choctaw, the native language of the original tribe. Although the town has a mixed culture of western and native heritage, all people love dogs and try to allow these cnine companions in most parts of the city.
Shannon Springs Park is the most popular park in town, providing different outdoor activities and a little something for everyone. Dogs will love it here, not only thanks to the large open areas and shaded walkways, but also for numerous other dogs that frequent the park. Fido has to remain on a leash inside the area at all times, but can enjoy things like a human and dog agility course, fishing pond, nighttime lights, benches, enclosed tennis courts, and clean-up stations.
Centennial Park is on the northern side of town, and although not as populated, provides you and Fido with a calm and quiet place to get in a good walk or some play time. There's a concrete perimeter trail, a pavilion, water fountains, clean-up stations, picnic shelters, and lots of open space. Leash up your pup before heading out and make your way on over!
The town also has five animal hospitals, a dog-friendly downtown, and many other parks and trails. When you're in Chickasha, you and Fido will find yourselves all walked out!
The Northern Chickasha neighborhood is the largest and most rural neighborhood, with a mixture of farmland and homes. In the middle of the community is the Austin Park, a large and popular park that welcomes pups and humans inside. The gorgeous park provides large open spaces backed by the Line Creek that has fishing and swimming spots. There are trees and paved walkways, making walking Fido a breeze. Extra amenities include picnic tables, a pavilion, shaded sitting areas under trees, clean-up stations, water fountains, and trash bins. Don't forget to leash up Fido before you go and enjoy all the amenities here from sunrise to sunset.
In the rural neighborhood of Gracemont in the town of Verden lies one of the areas most dog-friendly and active outdoor places, just 16 miles northwest of Chickasha. The area is known as Lake Chickasha, a large recreational and natural wildlife area that surrounds the lake. The lake provides plenty of activities on its own, like swimming holes, fishing spots, and boat launches. The on-shore areas are just as fun for you and Fido, which has miles of paved and natural trails, and developed areas that host picnic shelters, pavilions, water fountains, well-kept open spaces, and clean-up stations. Dogs must remain on a leash 6 feet or shorter at the park.