Perry is a city in and the county seat of Noble County in northern Oklahoma. This cozy locale has a historic downtown area complete with museums, cultural places of interest, and entertainment facilities. This is only part of what makes Perry a pawesome place to be a dog owner!
The city boasts two public parks with amazing picnic facilities, but if you want some off-leash fun, you'll need to travel to Tulsa or Oklahoma City. Need a vet consultation? Don't worry -- there are two veterinary clinics right in Perry’s downtown area.
Head north to Billings’s OnCue Track Stop, which is a great pit-stop for dog owners with tired mutts in the car! The large on-site dog park, split into two section for small and large breeds, is adjacent to the gas station, making it a great spot to let your furry friend stretch his legs while you grab a snack.
Hungry? Stillwater, about 30 minutes southwest of Perry, is a heaven for foodies. The pet-friendly restaurants in downtown Stillwater range from simple drive-thrus to exquisite places which are perfect for a doggie dinner date!
Perry has a few places for the perros to explore, but you can find even more dog-friendly fun just a short drive out of town!
West 12th Avenue stretches throughout the southern part of Stillwater, connecting South Western Road and South Main Street together. You'll pass by Hinrichs Park and a few small eateries on the way to a park that Fido will pawsitively love: Southern Woods Park. This is a green space with several playgrounds, basketball courts, an amazing seasonal splash pad, and even a furrific dog park! The dog area is enclosed and fenced so no escape artists can flee. There is plenty of room to run off-leash and lots of locals to hang out with and chase! Just make sure to bring plenty of water and waste bags with you when you visit.
The Willow West area in Enid, a city in Garfield County about an hour west of Perry, is centered around West Willow Road, which features multiple recreation areas, a golf course, and a few shopping facilities. Crosslin Park at West Oxford Avenue is a lush public park with a fishing pond and sports fields. The park also has a fenced dog run where your pup can go dog wild playing with the local pooches! The dog park is open from dawn to dusk year-round. There are a few benches and several walking trails around the park, which your leashed buddy is welcome to explore, but no drinking water, so please bring some with you.
A central neighborhood in Tulsa, Irving offers you the chance to take a calm stroll with your pup along the Arkansas River! Newblock Park is a small neighborhood park with walking trails and plenty of lush area to relax in and find a retreat with your leashed pooch. Need a little more exercise? Paw on over to Joe Station Dog Park! If your buddy has tons of energy, this is the place for him! The prime time to visit, if you want to socialize, will be about 6 p.m., when just about every tail-wagger in the area comes to the park to burn some energy while their owners enjoy a nice chat on the benches.
If you don't mind the 2-hour drive from Owasso from Perry, you'd be barking mad not to take the trip! Owasso is a suburb of Tulsa, located in both Rogers and Tulsa counties. Downtown Owasso offers several recreation areas, such as Rayola Park, a green space with a walking path, amazing picnic shelters, and a splash pad for summer fun! Pooches should remain on their leash here, or you can head to Waggin Trail Dog Park for some off-leash fun! This is a clean and well-maintained dog park split into two sections for small and large pooches. The park has benches, but no drinking water, so please bring some with you.
Edmond, a city in Oklahoma County, is part of the Oklahoma City metropolitan area and is the sixth largest city in the state. The southern part of town includes several recreational spots, a shopping center, and eateries dotted along South Broadway. Bickham-Rudkin Park is a lovely, expansive public park featuring multiple walking loops, a fishing pond, a playground, and a dog park. The park has everything you and your pup could want or need: plenty of room to burn some energy, agility equipment for a little extra fun or training, and plenty of locals to play with and befriend! Don't forget to bring water and waste bags.