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Dogs are allowed at all Salt Lake County parks provided they are on a leash which is controlled by the owner.

Parks with Off-Leash Dog Areas

  • Cottonwood Park 300 North 1645 West, Salt Lake City
  • Freedom Trail/Memory Grove 375 North Canyon Road, Salt Lake City
  • Herman Franks Park 700 East 1300 South, Salt Lake City
  • Jordan Park 900 West 1000 South, Salt Lake City
  • Lindsey Gardens Park 9th Avenue and "M" Street, Salt Lake City
  • Parley's Nature Trail 2750 South Heritage Way (2700 East), Salt Lake City
  • Pioneer Park 300 West 350 South, Salt Lake City
  • Sandy Dog Park 9980 South 300 East (South of Dewey Bluth Park), Sandy, UT
  • Millrace Dog Park 1200 West 5400 South, Taylorsville, UT Managed By: Taylorsville City
  • West Jordan Off Leash Dog Park 5982 West New Bingham Highway, West Jordan, UT Managed By: Salt Lake County Parks and Recreation
  • US Forest Service Areas - Dogs are allowed on National Forest Land - but certain restrictions may apply. In general - pets must always be on a leash while in developed recreation sites.

Salt Lake County Parks and Recreation maintains the following off-leash areas:

  • Millrace Park has an enclosed area. The City of Taylorsville manages the park and has rules for its use.
  • The West Jordan Off-Leash Dog Park was opened in the Fall of 2008.
  • The County has an agreement with the U.S. Forest Service's Mill Creek Canyon. Dogs are allowed up this canyon every day provided they are on a leash which is controlled by the owner. On odd-numbered days, dogs may be off-leash on the canyon trails. During the winter season at the Big Water yurt, a maximum of two dogs are allowed in the yurt during the months of January and March.

Can I have dogs in the campgrounds and trails?

Your canine companions are welcome in National Forests. The few rules that apply to dogs are meant to assure that you and other National Forest visitors have an enjoyable outdoor recreation experience. Please practice the following, (these rules will be enforced in developed reaction areas). If you are traveling in a National Forest Wilderness, dogs are permitted. However, if you leave a National Forest Wilderness and enter into a National Park, dogs are not permitted.

  • Leave vicious or unusually noisy dogs at home.
  • Please keep your dog on a leash no more than 6 feet long, or otherwise restrict its freedom to roam at will.
  • At night keep your dogs and other pets inside an enclosed vehicle or in a tent.
  • Developed campgrounds are for people, not animals. Please do not bring more than two dogs or other pet to any one campsite.
  • Do not bring dogs onto developed swimming beaches, even if they are restrained. Guide dogs are an exception.