Pets become an extension of our lives for most of us. We even tag them along during those rare private times we have for ourselves. Heck, it still breaks your heart every time you leave them for work.
If you want to make up from those days and create fun memories with your adorable pets, this list is for you. We’ve compiled some of Tulsa’s best places to take your pets with where they can bond with you and just be them. You can thank us later. Let’s dig in!
7355 E. Easton St.
Before summer time is over, head over to Admiral Twin Drive-in and catch a good movie on the big screen (actually, bigger screens) with your pet. They probably might not understand what’s happening on the tube but it’s a perfect excuse to get out of the house in the most laid-back way -- you know, popcorns and movies under the moonlight. What can be so romantic and special than that? And the ticket prices are way much cheaper than theaters. So bring in the whole family and your pet’s best buds for that wonderful experience.
1924 Riverside Drive
With it’s open patio bar and food, live music and other performances PLUS a scenic view of the Arkansas river, you’d probably be back here quite often for some chill time with your wife, children, boyfriend/girlfriend or your animal buddy. It has a large grassy land where your pets can run and about or play frisbee with -- definitely one of Tulsa’s dog-friendly patio. You can let them meet some “pet friends” too. Or if both of you just want to spend quality time with each other, then grab a seat, a cold beer and sandwich and enjoy the majestic beauty of the river with a chill music in the background.. Elwood’s definitely has a place for you and your pet.
111 E. Brady St.
It is Tulsa’s urban park and entertainment area in the heart of Brady Arts District. If you’re looking for a peaceful escape, then this park is a heaven.. From Sunday concerts and markets, to movies in the park, fitness activities or a simple walk or lunch, this will be your new favorite spot in Tulsa. Be sure though to follow couple of house rules when you’re bringing along your pets. They must be kept on leash at all times and for crying out loud, pick up after your pet. Doggy bags are located through the park. Just PICK it up!
21st Street and Utica Avenue
You probably know how it feels when you love shopping along with your furr family but you can’t bring them inside big shopping centers. But not in this case. Utica Square, right in midtown Tulsa, is an upscale beautiful outdoor shopping center with different locally-owned department stores and couple of big ones that is notable to being dog-friendly. You can hop on some fine dining too with its great selection of restos less the guilt for your pups. Don’t worry, this s a pet-friendly shopping center where dogs hang out in the patio while you enjoy your food. They sure know how to have some fun, too
Biscuit Acres at Hunter Park
5804 East 91st Street South, Tulsa
Like humans, dogs also need to get outside for that extra energy and a breath of fresh air. If kids have a playground to get those little feet kicking and running, Biscuit Acres is the place fo your fur babies to have some fun under the sun. Pet owners can also socialize while letting their dogs run around the fenced area. If you’re worried about your tiny breed being run over by the big guys, don’t worry, they have a separate fenced area for the small and big dogs. The park has plenty of poop bags, water bowls, pet toys and benches, too. Just make sure your pets have their shots before coming over. Children under 12 years old aren’t allowed in the area.
Joe Station Bark Park
2279 Charles Page Blvd
Located on west of downtown Tulsa, this former baseball field is a good place for your pooch to frolic around. This is a simple dog park but definitely conducive enough for any dog to get those muscles stretched while chasing around other dogs in town. There are lot of benches, even shaded ones for pet owners, disposal bins and poop scooper to keep the place tidy. And yes, there’s an equal size fenced dog parks for small and big dogs. If you’re along this area, make sure to visit the place along with your pup.
River West Festival Park
2105 S Jackson Ave, Tulsa
Get your pet closer to nature once in awhile at River West Festival Park. With its long stretch of trails, you can go walking or biking in this park together with your pet. Or go fishing while your pup relaxes on the side. It also has several parks for great picnics, playgrounds and grasslands for your cuddly doggy and other sports activities that you would enjoy.
You’d surely feel like in some magical place when you head over to the bridge across the river. Your boy will definitely have plenty of walks around this place and some peace of mind which is important for their emotional being. Yes, animals need that balanced life, too. They also host couple of fun events here which are a surefire hit among the locals and visitors from across the states.
Tulsa Garden Center
2435 S Peoria Ave, Tulsa
Known as the horticultural headquarters of Tulsa, this garden center is not only a good place for your pets to roam around, but it’s also a great venue for intimate events like weddings. You’ll be surprise with the wide array of plants this place boasts. If you want your eyes to feast on pretty colors and smell the air of fresh flowers, then get a walk down here and tour around with your pup. Leashed dogs are allowed on the grounds but not in any of the buildings. But who needs to go inside the building, when you can be happy and relaxed in the open air. Right?
Thrilled for a fun-filled weekend with your pets? Get out and loosen up. So the next time you’d ask, “Where I can take my dog in Tulsa?”, Oh boy, you need to check back on this list and make sure to visit these dog-friendly places around Tulsa. High Paws!