South Lindsey is a small community of single-family homes in Oklahoma City, surrounded by a range of mechanical repair shops. The homes here are older and the neighborhood is well-kept and within driving distance of both dog-friendly parks and pet supply stores. While none of the streets have sidewalks, as long as you and your pup wear reflective gear and walk towards the traffic, you should be fine.
The weather here ranges from the 50s during the winter days into the 90s in the summer months. One common misconception is that Oklahoma City is a dust bowl, but while it is arid in the summer, the average rainfall is 36 inches with rain falling an average of 84 days a year. The one thing you should know about this area is that it is located in the heart of Tornado Alley so be sure to take shelter if you are out walking and the warning sirens sound.
The terrain in the South Lindsey is mostly flat and desert-like. None of the streets in the area have sidewalks which means you will be walking along the streets. Keep in mind that just because the terrain in the area is flat doesn't mean you can't enjoy your walks! It just means you have to be more creative. For example, you could try going left at the bottom of the driveway instead of right. Alternatively, you could take your pup down to the trail running along SE Grand Blvd. at the south side of the community. Try going for walks at different times of the day. Early morning is a beautiful time of day when the air is still clean and fresh. Then take a trip to one of the local dog-friendly parks and check out the trails as they make a great way to get in some exercise and a change of scenery.
Greenery is in short supply in large areas of South Lindsey and the rest of Oklahoma City. Thankfully, there are parks within driving distance. But even in these parks, the ground is more desert-like than green. The climate is arid enough that even Trosper Golf Course tends to be more brown than it is green.
Does this mean the term 'greenway' or 'green space' doesn’t apply to the neighborhood? It depends on the time of year! In spring and early summer, the area here is quite green, but even though the summer months get more rain, the heat and lack of humidity tend to be very hard on the green spaces. No matter what, in the summer, you can take your pup to one of the local parks where they can run around in the grass and burn off a little of that excess energy while you hang out under one of the shady trees.