Erick is a small town in Western Oklahoma located on the historic Route 66 in Beckham County. The place is significantly remote from the main commercial and tourist center of Oklahoma City, but has the charm of an old place with old traditions, small streets, and a dog-friendly attitude! Proud of its historic past, the town is not used to groups of tourists and camera flashes, but it sure does have a few spots to show off. Travelling with the pooch in the area may be a challenge, since there aren't many services around. The closest veterinary clinic will be in Sayre, which is located about 16 miles east of the town.
But the town does have a place for pooches to have fun and enjoy their pawesome lives! Oklahoma Welcome Center Dog Park on I-40 heading east is a surprisingly clean and well-maintained area with two separate sections for small and large breeds, lots of grass, shade, benches, water facilities and free coffee for two-legged visitors at the Welcome Center. This is a perfect spot to stretch legs after or before a long ride!
It may be difficult to find a dog-friendly eatery around with outdoor tables, and the best option, in this case, maybe a simple drive-in café in Sayre, where you and your furry friend can enjoy a meal in the comfort of your car.
Since Erick is a small town, it doesn't have much to offer dog owners in terms of pet-friendly places, but you'll find more Fido-friendly things to do just a short drive away!
The versatile western part of Lawton welcomes four- and two-legged visitors alike, and is home to a bunch of shopping facilities and recreation areas. A nice surprise will be Louse D. McMahon Park, which is a new dog park in Lawton! This is a spacious terrain with grass and shade for pooches to play and have fun off-leash. There is no fence, so you should keep this in mind when letting your mutt off the leash. The place also does not provide any water facilities, so be sure to bring some along with you. If all that playing made you hungry, you'll find a drive-through just a skip and a hop away from the park, which is the best dog-friendly solution. Sharing tasty food in the comfort of your car? What can be better?!
12th Avenue starts at Tecumseh Road and stretches south, all the way down to the eastern part of Norman. Along this busy road with lots of traffic, you'll find several recreation opportunities, shops and eateries. If you're travelling with your pup, check out Griffin Community Park, occupying the vast majority of eastern Norman. The park is adjacent to a fun dog-friendly place in the city – Norman Community Dog Park. This fully fenced dog park welcomes canine friends of all sizes and temperaments, featuring simple agility equipment, two separate areas for small and large breeds and tons of off-leash fun!
Northeast 12th is the main arterial street, where you'll find all the local facilities, including fancy shopping spots and centers, eateries and a few touristy places. An impressive recreation area is provided by Buck Thomas Park, which includes both a public and a dog park! Happy Tails Dog Park is a 2-acre off-leash spot for furry friends to play and bark in the grassy area, enjoying themselves and chasing each other. For the comfort of especially active mutts, the park has simple agility equipment and two separate areas to play and have fun. Drinking water and shade are provided for both canines and humans, but you will need to bring your own waste bags. Grab some toys and have a great day out!
If you love visiting busy central areas with your pup in tow, then the Midtown neighborhood of Oklahoma City is a must-see! Bustling with tourists and home to one of the city's main commercial areas, the neighborhood boasts the small but beautiful Myriad Botanical Gardens. And, believe it or not, but the place is totally dog-friendly! You'll find a tiny dog park within the gardens, which suits perfectly to small breeds’ needs and is just the right place to catch a breather from the crowded downtown streets. Don't forget to pig out at one of dozens of dog-friendly eateries around, such as Fassler Hall, a bar with a German flair and dog-friendly outdoor tables. Or try Sara Sara, the place of incredibly tasty cupcakes!
Reno Avenue stretches all the way east from the city center of Oklahoma City, and is home to a number of convenient facilities for locals and visitors. You will spot shops, cafes and even a post office on your way to the natural green heaven in the area. Joe B. Barnes Regional Park, set almost in the heart of Midwest City, has an amazing spot for pooches to enjoy their doggie lives: Fred Quinn Happy Tails Dog Park. Featuring three separate areas for pooches, the park also hosts a dry-bed creek with bridges, lots of room to run and romp in the grassy area, and a pond for swimming and splashing! You are welcome to let your buddy run free, exploring the place and socializing with others, or have a nice, relaxing walk along the trails nearby. Who is up for a super-fun day out? Your mutt sure is! Don't furget to bring the essentials: a leash, water, and waste bags.