A puppy plays with a leaf on a lush, green lawn

Here at Acenitec, we love dogs. In fact, we donate a portion of our profits to the Central Oklahoma Humane Society and often post tips and tricks to help you maintain a safe house for your pet. As locals to Oklahoma City, we also know that sometimes you want to take your pup on an adventure outside the home.

Oklahoma City has some fantastic fur-friendly places for you to take your canines. Just remember to be cautious if it is your first time going to a park as you won’t be familiar with the dogs there. You don’t want to approach a nervous dog and end up being bit by it, always be on the safe side. If you do end up being bitten then you may want to contact someone like this Dallas Personal Injury Law Firm to see if you could get compensation for your injuries. We have never had any bad experiences at the dog parks in our area though so we thought we would start off with our five favorite dog parks in OKC. We went to each park and rated it based off amenities, average user rating, and the amount of fun for the pooches!

Paw OK Dog Park

Two dogs run out of a pond after catching a ball.

Paw OK is one of the most popular dog parks in Oklahoma City, and it is no wonder why! The park boasts not only small and large areas but also an off-leash pond area. The park has an agility course for those who have canines who need physical and mental exercise.

There are also water stations, benches, trees to shade you from the dog days of summer, and large trash cans. Poop bags are by donation–be sure to bring your extra plastic grocery bags to add to the station. If you have a pet and love the idea of being able to let them play in a park, then you may want to consider looking for pet-friendly apartments in Cleveland, as they have just completed building a pet park of their own. So your animal can have just as much fun as you in your new apartment.

A rating scale shows 4.5 out of 5 paws

We give this park 4.5 out of 5 paws. It’s a large park with a variety of activities, but the patchy grass can make this park muddy after it rains. The good news is that there is a pup wash just down the road. If your furry pal is too dirty after playing, you can spray them off super quick at the coin-operated Mac’s Dog Wash.

Edmond Dog Park at Bickham-Rudkin Park

An Australian Shepherd smiles as she plays in a dog park

Edmond’s only dog park may be out of the way for most, but it’s well worth the trip. The grounds have both large and small release areas as well as access to the park’s pond for those hot summer days. The park boasts a Purina-sponsored agility course as well as poop bags, water stations, trees, and benches.

Additionally, this off-leash area offers easy access to the rest of the park, meaning you can get your exercise in after fido’s playtime. The shade and water access make this park enjoyable year-round.

A rating scale shows 4.5 out of 5 paws

We give this park 4.5 out of 5 paws! As a large, grassy area with plenty of amenities, the park is enjoyable for both hounds and humans. However, it’s location in Edmond makes this quite the drive for those who are not nearby.

Midtown Mutts

A bulldog runs with his tongue out in a park

Midtown Mutts is ideally situated in the Midtown district, allowing you to grab a drink on one of the many patios in the neighborhood after your pup frolics. It is a medium-sized park, with a small dog section to the side of the larger central park.

There is a community library near the entrance, making it easy to grab a book to read while your pup plays. There are not many amenities for your dog, however. You may want to bring a ball to throw in case there are no other doggies in the park.

A rating scale shows 4 out of 5 paws

We give this dog park 4 out of 5 paws. Although it is smaller than the OK Paws and Edmond parks, there are usually plenty of other canines at any given time to ensure your buddy has friends for playing. There are small patches of grass, but most of the park is dirt so keep that in mind if you want to visit after it rains.

Myriad Gardens Dog Release Area

A puppy lays his head on turf as the golden hour sunlight softly shines on his face.

Myriad Gardens’ dog release area a small enclosure conveniently located next to the Crystal Bridge entrance. It also boasts the only turf park so that you can play year-round without much issue. There are chairs, benches, poop bags and trash can, and a nice water station. The only thing you may need is a toy, just in case there are no friends around.

A bonus of this park is that you can walk around the gardens before or after playtime. As one of OKC’s most popular attractions, the grounds are well-kept to ensure visitors keep coming back. Myriad also has plenty of activities year-round for your pooch, including a Doggy Easter Egg Hunt and pictures with Santa Paws.

A rating scale shows 4 out of 5 paws

We give the Myriad Dog Release 4 out of 5 paws! Although it is small, there is plenty of activities to make it a tail-waggin’ good time. Overall, it is a great off-leash area to take your pup when you find yourself downtown.

Deep Deuce Dog Park

hound dog walking across brown grass

Deep Deuce is a small park right by the OK Sea shipping container project. This shipping container project could be another draw for people heading to the park as they house some great little places to grab a drink and a bite to eat. It’s easy to see the potential that custom shipping containers hold for small businesses looking to open their first location as it could prove that the financial incentive of doing so is greater than moving into a larger building. The park only has one enclosure, so keep that in mind if you prefer a separate pen for small or elderly dogs. Poop bags are available, and they also have a leash station outside the park, so you don’t have to carry the leash around the park.

It is steps away from Anchor Down, Belle Kitchen, and Wheeze the Juice, which all share a patio so you can grab a human treat after park time. BONE Dog Boutique is also right next door, so you can buy a puppy cookie or even use their self-serve wash if Fido gets muddy paws.

A rating scale show 3.5 out of 5 paws

We give this park 3.5 out of 5 paws. The small enclosure means there is not much room to run. Additionally, the lack of grass makes this park extra muddy when it rains. However, the ability to grab a beer at Anchor Down or a unicorn donut from Belle Kitchen while your pup plays is unlike anything else in Oklahoma City.

Make Your Yard a Dog Oasis

A puppy smiles as he lays in a bed of grass

The best dog park in Oklahoma City could be your own backyard. By maintaining your lawn and keeping pests at bay, your pooch can have the grassy park of their dreams.

You can also buy mini-agility courses, play ball, and even set up a poop station to make your backyard a park-like oasis. All that is missing is inviting your dog’s best furry friends over to play! If you are planning to make your backyard a dog oasis, make sure you check the ground and look for any potential hazards. For example, it’s important to check that the ground is slightly soft if you’re setting up an agility course for your dog. This should ensure that the ground is soft underneath the dog, keeping their joints safe if they’re running and jumping around. If dogs are made to do agility courses on hard ground, it could damage their joints if they’re jumping onto solid ground, so be sure to check in advance. Additionally, some dog owners might want that extra bit of support for their companion. Some owners might want to look into supplements for the dog to ensure their joints remain strong and supported. Perhaps owners could learn more at Pet Parents, for example.

A boxer gleefully rolls around in his yard.

At Acenitec, our priority is to protect your family and pets. We use pet-friendly insecticides to control fleas, ticks, and other pests that can make your dog itch. Additionally, our lawn care program helps you achieve the lush and beautiful grass that is perfect for play! Contact us to create the backyard park your pup deserves.