If you’re looking for the best dog parks in Utah, you’ve come to the right place. Below we’ve featured 10 of the finest parks in the state you can visit with your pooch.
1. Cottonwood Dog Park (Salt Lake City)
Cottonwood Dog Park is a fully fenced off-leash area, which can be found inside Cottonwood Park in Salt Lake City, Utah. This dog park has lots of green grassy space for pups to play, as well as picnic tables for owners and drinking water for both dogs and people.
Parking for the Cottonwood Dog Park is available on the east side of Redwood Road, near the location of the public restrooms. Please ensure that you supervise your dog during your visit and keep them on a leash whenever you are not inside the designated off-leash area.
2. West Jordan Off-Leash Dog Park (West Jordan)
If you live in West Jordan, UT, the West Jordan Off-Leash Dog Park is one of the best places to bring your dog for some off-leash adventures. The park is open seven days a week from sunrise to sunset, and covers an area of around 4.5 acres.
Please do not bring your dog to the park if they are aggressive or noisy, and make sure they are supervised during your visit.
3. Millrace Park Off-Leash Dog Park (Taylorsville)
Located in Taylorsville, UT, Millrace Park Off-Leash Dog Park is open from sunrise to sunset every day apart from Tuesdays (closed for maintenance). The park features paved areas, woodchips, and lots of trees for shade. There are benches for owners and play equipment for the pups.
Please note that the dog park may occasionally be closed after stormy weather to protect the turf. To visit the dog park, you will need to obtain a permit tag for your dog, which costs $10 for Taylorsville residents and $25 for non-residents and can be purchased from the Taylorsville West Valley City Animal Shelter. Your dog will need to be licensed in order for a tag to be issued.
4. Bicentennial Park Dog Park (Provo)
Bicentennial Park Dog Park is a spacious off-leash area located inside Bicentennial Park in Provo, UT. As well as the dog park, Bicentennial Park has numerous features including barbecues, a disc golf course, playgrounds, walking trails, and more.
The dog park is grassy and well maintained. There is drinking water for both dogs and their owners, as well as seating for owners. Please clean up after your dog, supervise them during your visit, and ensure your pup is leashed in all other parts of the park.
5. Herman L Franks Dog Park (Salt Lake City)
The Herman L Franks Dog Park is in Salt Lake City, Utah and is another great spot for dogs to socialize, exercise, and play. This spacious park can get dusty during the drier months, but also has a doggy water fountain for pups to play under and drink from. There are also some fun obstacles to keep your pup occupied.
Please clean up after your dog – waste bags and receptacles are provided but the waste bags are not re-stocked daily, so it may pay to bring your own. Dogs must be supervised by their handlers at all times while inside the park.
6. Sandy City Dog Park (Sandy)
The Sandy City Dog Park is the only designated off-leash area for pups in Sandy, UT. The park is fully enclosed, and is separated into one area that’s mostly dirt and gravel, and another area that’s grass. Please note that the grassy area is not always open, as it is given periods of time to “recover” to maintain the quality of the park.
Please clean up after your dog – bags are provided. There is a parking lot right outside the park, and benches for owners to relax on while their pups play. There is also a supply of drinking water for both owners and their dogs.
7. Orem Dog Park (Orem)
Orem Dog Park is a designated off-leash area in Orem, UT, with a crushed granite surface. The park is around one acre in size and features fire hydrants, floodlights that come on in the evening, and drinking water fountains for both owners and their dogs.
The park is divided into two sections – one for small dogs and one for larger ones, and also features a double-gated entrance for extra security. The park is fully enclosed with a six-foot-high fence. Please clean up after your dog and supervise them during your visit to the dog park.
8. Ogden City Dog Park (Ogden)
The Ogden City Dog Park in Ogden, UT, is a 1.75-acre space where your dog can roam freely and make some new friends. The park features a separate area for small dogs, fresh water stations, and agility equipment and obstacles that are great if your pup needs a challenge.
For security, the dog park is fully enclosed and features a secure double-gate system. Ogden City Dog Park is open every day from one hour before sunrise to one hour after sunset. To visit, dogs must be licensed and vaccinated, and must display tags with proof of this. Dogs under six months are not permitted in the dog park.
9. Club Heights Dog Area (South Ogden)
Club Heights Dog Area is a recently remodeled dog park in South Ogden, UT. The dog park is open each day from April to November, dawn to dusk. The park features plenty of grassy space, trees for shade, and benches for owners.
All dogs are welcome at Club Heights Dog Area as long as they are well behaved – dogs must be removed if they show signs of aggression. To visit the park, your dog must be under your voice command at all times, and also have all necessary vaccinations.
10. Lindsey Gardens Dog Park (Salt Lake City)
The Lindsey Gardens Dog Park in Salt Lake City, Utah, is located inside Lindsey Gardens itself. As well as the dog park, this large park has a playground, baseball fields, restrooms, and large pavilions that can be rented. The dog park at Lindsey Gardens is located in the southern portion of the park, and features a doggy drinking fountain.
The Lindsey Gardens Dog Park is a large, grassy space with lots of trees. There’s also plenty of designated parking for the park. Please clean up after your dog and supervise them during your visit to the dog park.
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