Although it’s known for its abundance of blooming pink and magenta colored redbud trees every spring, the town of Pink’s name origins are somewhat of a mystery. Unique name aside, this small, rural community is a pawsome place for pups and their people! Residents of this community enjoy quiet streets and an easy going lifestyle, with all the modern amenities a person or pooch could need just 10 miles away in Tecumseh, and 16 miles away in Shawnee. The nearest veterinary clinics are located in nearby Norman and Tecumseh.
A puptacular place to spend time with your furry friend is Lake Thunderbird State Park. Located on the easternmost outskirts of Norman, this lake is only a 6-mile drive west of Pink! With more than 7,000 acres of land, 6,000 acres of water and 86 miles of shoreline, there’s plenty of room to romp and roam with your leashed dog at this recreation area! Pawpular activities at the Little Axe access area, which is closest to Pink on the east side of the lake, include fishing, camping, boating and picnicking. There is plenty of open grassy area to play with your pup, plus tons of shady trees and shoreline to stroll. Conveniently,
With a pawsome state park just down the road, and big city conveniences nearby, Pink gets two paws up!
Leash up your pup and head to the nearby town of Bethel Acres for a pawsome walk with your dog! About eight miles from Pink, Bethel Acres’ namesake neighborhood is home to a furrific community green space, Alfred M. Parsons Park. Situated adjacent to the Bethel Acres Fire Department, this lovely park has a paved walking path where you and your furry friend can make a few laps, plus a big open lawn where Fido can roll and romp around in the grass. The park also has baseball fields, a firefighting-themed playground and a basketball court to keep two-legged children active, plus a woofderful picnic area.
Travel just 10 miles from Pink and discover a woofderful walking spot with your pup in Tecumseh! This town’s namesake neighborhood is the home of Charles Martin Park, a pleasant community park with a walking path where you and your leashed dog can get some exercise together. There’s lots of grass and trees, too, so Fido won’t run out of things to sniff on your jaunt. Slick Humphrey Park is another furrific place for a stroll and it’s just a few blocks away! This park is particularly pawpular for walkers and joggers because of its lengthy paved trail that meanders near a creek and through grassy fields. There’s also a playground, tennis courts, ball fields and a picnic area.
Want to get away from it all? Visit the North Tecumseh neighborhood, about 10 miles from Pink! This sparsely populated area on the outskirts of town is where you’ll find the Tecumseh Lake Park and Pavilion. Situated on the east shores of the lake, this quiet natural area is a great place to walk your leashed dog. You and your pup will love the peace and quiet as you explore the paved walkway and grassy areas along the lakeshore. There are lots of mature trees, so bring a lawn chair or a blanket and sit and stay a while with Fido by your side. There’s also a covered picnic area, pet-friendly camping, fishing and boating access.
Is your pooch hankering for some quality off-leash time? Visit the Northwest Shawnee neighborhood, about 16 miles from Pink! This Shawnee area has one of the most pawpular canine hotspots around – the Mary Maxine Williamson Dog Park! Unclip the leash and let your furry friend go bonkers in this large, fully enclosed off-leash play area. The park is big enough for a good game of fetch, plus there’s a separate small dog area, too. Fido and friends will have a blast sniffing around the mature trees and fire hydrant, and rolling around in the grass. Mary Maxine Williamson Dog Park provides doggie cleanup bags and rubbish bins, plus drinking water for pups and people.
Discover a puptastic park in Shawnee’s Oak Park neighborhood! About 16 miles from Pink, this quiet residential neighborhood surrounds Briscoe Boy Scout Park, nine beautiful acres of grassy, rolling hills! You and your leashed dog will love getting some exercise on the half-mile asphalt exercise trail that encircles the park. There’s tons of big shady trees where you and your pooch can rest after a few laps, plus a covered picnic area and restrooms. Briscoe Boy Scout Park is pawpular for lots of other activities like disc golf, basketball and tennis. Kids love visiting the park for its two playground areas!