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10 Beautiful Off-Leash Dog Parks in Salt Lake City, UT (2023)

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By Nicole Cosgrove

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There are plenty of places in Utah where you can take your dog on a long hike through the wilderness. Sometimes, though, itโ€™s nice to stay close to home but still let your dog run around off-leash for a while. When you live in a big place like Salt Lake City, where there are few chances to venture into the wild, off-leash dog parks are favorite places to go for dogs and their owners.

Here are 10 off-leash dog parks found throughout Salt Lake City for you to explore with your dog.

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The 10 Beautiful Off-Leash Dog Parks in Salt Lake City, UT

1. Cottonwood Park Off-Leash Area

๐Ÿ—บ๏ธ Address: ๐Ÿ“ N Redwood Rd & N Star Dr, Salt Lake City, UT 84116
๐Ÿ• Open Times: 24/7
๐Ÿ’ฒ Cost: Free
๐Ÿ• Off-leash allowed? Only in the designated off-leash area
  • Dogs must be kept on a 6-foot leash outside of the off-leash area.
  • Picnic benches and plenty of shady areas for relaxing breaks.
  • Fully fenced doggy play area.
  • Water and public restrooms are available on site.
  • Paved paths and parking lot are wheelchair accessible.

2. Herman Franks Dog Park

๐Ÿ—บ๏ธ Address: ๐Ÿ“ 1371 S 700 E, Salt Lake City, UT 84105
๐Ÿ• Open Times: 6 a.m. to 9 p.m. all year round
๐Ÿ’ฒ Cost: Free
๐Ÿ• Off-leash allowed? Only in the off-leash area
  • Dogs need to be kept on a 6-foot leash outside of the off-leash area.
  • Soft, crushed stone thatโ€™s safe for dogsโ€™ feet.
  • Fully fenced off-leash area.
  • Features an agility course, shaded benches, and a dog water fountain.
  • Wheelchair-accessible entrance and parking lot.
  • The main park also has a playground area for children.

3. Jordan Park Off-Leash Area

๐Ÿ—บ๏ธ Address: ๐Ÿ“ 1060 S 900 W, Salt Lake City, UT 84104
๐Ÿ• Open Times: 24/7, year-round
๐Ÿ’ฒ Cost: Free
๐Ÿ• Off-leash allowed? Only in the designated off-leash area inside Jordan Park
  • Dogs are only allowed off-leash in the designated area to the north of the park.
  • Fenced, grassy area with plenty of space to play fetch.
  • Rarely gets crowded.
  • Access to agility equipment to test your dogโ€™s skills.

4. Lindsey Gardens Off-Leash Area

๐Ÿ—บ๏ธ Address: ๐Ÿ“ 426 M St, Salt Lake City, UT 84103
๐Ÿ• Open Times: 24/7, year-round
๐Ÿ’ฒ Cost: Free
๐Ÿ• Off-leash allowed? Yes
  • The off-leash area is located inside Lindsey Park, where dogs need to be kept on a leash.
  • Dogs should be supervised and under voice control because there isnโ€™t a fence surrounding the area.
  • Salt Lake Cityโ€™s first amusement park and playground.
  • One of the most popular dog parks but rarely gets crowded.
  • On-site dog water fountain.

5. Memory Grove Park

๐Ÿ—บ๏ธ Address: ๐Ÿ“ 300 N Canyon Rd, Salt Lake City, UT 84103
๐Ÿ• Open Times: 5 a.m. 11 p.m., all year
๐Ÿ’ฒ Cost: Free
๐Ÿ• Off-leash allowed? Only in the off-leash area
  • The entrance and parking lot are wheelchair accessible.
  • A 6-foot leash must be used outside the designated off-leash area.
  • Dog poop bags and trash cans are provided.
  • Allows easy access to hiking trails.
  • No on-site water fountain, so remember to bring your own.

6. Parleys Historic Nature Park

๐Ÿ—บ๏ธ Address: ๐Ÿ“ 2667 Heritage Way, Salt Lake City, UT 84109
๐Ÿ• Open Times: Weekdays, 7 a.m. to 10 p.m., all year; closed on weekend
๐Ÿ’ฒ Cost: Free
๐Ÿ• Off-leash allowed? Yes, on the off-leash hiking trails
  • 68 acres of walking paths, including an off-leash hiking area.
  • Wheelchair-accessible entrance and parking lot.
  • Easy access to Parleys Creek for your dog to swim in.
  • Can get slippery during the winter months.
  • Plenty of space to mingle with other dogs or keep to yourself.

7. Pioneer Park Off-Leash Area

๐Ÿ—บ๏ธ Address: ๐Ÿ“ 379 300 W, Salt Lake City, UT 84101
๐Ÿ• Open Times: 6:30 a.m. to 9:30 p.m. on Wednesdays, 6 a.m. to 9 p.m. the rest of the week
๐Ÿ’ฒ Cost: Free
๐Ÿ• Off-leash allowed? Only in the designated area
  • There is a garbage and poop bag station.
  • Double-gated fenced dog play area, though small dog breeds can fit through the gaps.
  • Dog water fountain on site.
  • Outside the off-leash area, dogs need to be on a 6-foot leash.
  • Smaller than other parks in Salt Lake City but rarely crowded.

8. Warm Springs Park

๐Ÿ—บ๏ธ Address: ๐Ÿ“ 840 N 300 W, Salt Lake City, UT 84103
๐Ÿ• Open Times: 5 a.m. to 11 p.m., all year
๐Ÿ’ฒ Cost: Free
๐Ÿ• Off-leash allowed? Only in the off-leash area and only at certain times of the day
  • The parking lot and entrance are wheelchair accessible.
  • Amenities include a tennis court, public restroom, childrenโ€™s playground, picnic tables, and drinking fountains.
  • Dogs are allowed off-leash at certain times throughout the day.
  • Peaceful and rarely gets crowded.

9. Rotary Glen Dog Park

๐Ÿ—บ๏ธ Address: ๐Ÿ“ 65 Emigration Canyon Rd, Salt Lake City, UT 84108
๐Ÿ• Open Times: 5 a.m. to 11 p.m., all year
๐Ÿ’ฒ Cost: Free
๐Ÿ• Off-leash allowed? Yes
  • Easy access to hiking trails and a creek for dogs to play in.
  • One of the largest dog-friendly parks in Salt Lake City.
  • Fully fenced off-leash area.
  • Amenities include a dog water fountain, crushed stone surfaces, an agility course, and picnic benches.
  • Can get muddy in wet weather, particularly around the creek and walking trails.

10. Tanner Dog Park

๐Ÿ—บ๏ธ Address: ๐Ÿ“ 2870 E 2850 S, Salt Lake City, UT 84109
๐Ÿ• Open Times: 24/7
๐Ÿ’ฒ Cost: Free
๐Ÿ• Off-leash allowed? Yes, but only in the canyon
  • Dogs can play in the creek if youโ€™re careful about the current in the springtime.
  • No fenced play area, but dogs are often off-leash within the canyon itself.
  • No public restrooms or watering areas.
  • Limited parking available.
  • Easy access to Parleyโ€™s Trail if you want to take a hike.

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Conclusion

Many of the parks in Salt Lake City have designated off-leash areas for canine guests, but finding these areas can be a challenge if you donโ€™t know where to look. A few of Salt Lake Cityโ€™s walking trails also have paths where you can walk your dog off-leash or let them swim in creeks.ย  We hope that this list of off-leash dog areas will help you find safe places for your dog to wander freely and still be respectful of your fellow park visitors.


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