Dog owners can share a meal at one of the many dog-friendly restaurants in the area which include Elote Cafe and Catering, Daily Grill, Naples Flatbread and Wine Bar, Rusty Crane, and Prairie Brewpub. Pets are only allowed on outdoor seating venues, so make sure the weather will permit outside dining before going out with your pampered pooch.
Winters are mild but cool with nighttime temperatures below freezing, so make sure you have a warm jacket for winter walks with your dog. Some snow occurs during Tulsa's winter season and can create icy conditions. Spring is warm, but rainy and severe thunderstorms with high winds, flooding, and hail can occur.
Downtown Tulsa is bordered by Interstate 244 on the northwest side and Highway 75 on the southeast, which creates a freeway loop around the 1.4 square mile district. Freeways should only be crossed by foot traffic where a pedestrian way is situated. There are several sub-districts of the downtown area including the Blue Dome District, the Bradys Arts District, Greenway Historical District, and Owen Park Hospital District. These unique areas feature physical buildings and some host events and festivals.
Much of the area was developed during the 1920s and 30s and buildings feature unique art deco architecture. The area is heavily trafficked with an estimated 4,000 residents, but a day time population of 36,000 means an influx of people and vehicles to the area daily. Your dog should be acclimated to the activity and noise to be comfortable walking the downtown streets.
High rise buildings and skyscrapers dominate the area and provide shade to roads below.
Downtown Tulsa is the location of Guthrie Green. This park creates a lovely local greenway for residents to visit with their dogs. The greenway features an urban garden and outdoor stage. Walking paths in the park are lined with trees, making them shady and pleasant for strolls with your pup. There are water features and grassy lawns to enjoy. The park also hosts local markets, concerts, and festivals throughout the year. Food trucks are often situated nearby, so you and your pooch can pick up a snack and have a picnic on the lawn!
The John Hope Franklin Reconciliation Center is also located in Downtown Tulsa. This picturesque greenway has a circular feature and monument. There are paved walking paths in the park to stroll on with your canine companion.
A short drive to the west will take you to the Joe Station Dog Park which is a fenced off-leash park with separate areas for large and small dogs. The park is even lighted to allow for nighttime use.