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Off Leash Dog Areas

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

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.

West Jordan Off-Leash Dog Park was opened in the Fall of 2008. Open Sunrise to Sunset.

The County has an agreement with the U.S. Forest Service's Millcreek 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 ensure that you and other National Forest visitors have an enjoyable outdoor recreation experience.

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.

Please practice the items below (these rules will be enforced in developed recreation areas):

  • 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 single campsite.
  • Do not bring dogs onto developed swimming beaches, even if they are restrained. Guide dogs are an exception.

Future Off-Leash Dog Parks

In 2008, Salt Lake County Parks and Recreation completed an Off-Leash Dog Park Master Plan. The plan identified the need for dog park amenities throughout the county and areas of need. An Off-Leash Dog Park Implementation Plan is currently underway and will use selection criteria from the master plan -- with additional considerations around environmental concerns and community input. The results of this selection will result in sites and concept plans for two-to-three, five-to-ten acre regional scale dog parks.  Learn more.