Dog-friendly restaurants in the area where you can enjoy an outdoor meal with your pooch include Picasso Cafe, Cheevers, The Drum Room, Yucatan Taco Stand, Iguana Mexican Grill, and Oak and Ore. The BONE Dog Boutique and Self Serve Dog Wash are also located in the area where you can take your dog for a thorough cleaning or pick up some unique treats.
Dog walkers in Oklahoma City need to prepare for some cold, snowy weather in the winter. Temperatures are usually below freezing at night and just above freezing in the daytime. Snowfall varies and is usually not heavy. Spring brings stormy weather with thunderstorms and the danger of tornadoes. Summers are hot and humid, however, wind in the area usually moderates temperatures.
The Downtown area of Oklahoma City is bounded by 13th Street on the north, Western Avenue on the west, Lincoln Boulevard on the east, and Oklahoma City Boulevard on the south. This is a developed urban business district with skyscrapers, high rises, and multi-story buildings that shade streets. There is little natural landscaping, although attractive trees are placed along many city streets in the area. Multi-story buildings have apartments and office space on upper floors with retail space often situated at street level.
Interstate 235 runs through the area from north to south and impedes foot traffic. Cross the freeway only where pedestrian ways exists. The terrain is flat and there are no steep grades to contend with while walking with your furry friend in the region. Traffic in the area is plentiful and there is much noise and activity. Separate sidewalks along city streets provide safe pedestrian ways for people and pets.
The Myriad Botanical Gardens are centrally located in Downtown Oklahoma. Access to some of the gardens requires admission and is restricted from dogs, however, other sections of the park do not require admission and there is an official off-leash dog area. The entire park is 17 acres and features beautiful gardens with paved paths. The dog run is fenced and has a water supply, waste bags, and trash receptacles with available seating nearby. Visitors are expected to supervise their dogs and must follow posted rules, so check regulations before heading out.
Bicentennial Park is also located downtown and is a structured park with an outdoor performance venue, fountains, lawns, trees, and gardens. The park is lighted at night for late evening strolls with your pooch.
Smaller downtown neighborhood parks include Red Andrews Park and Kerr Park which have paved walking paths and seating, making good locations to stop while walking your dog through the region.