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Local dog parks offer off-leash areas

Salt Lake City is a pet-friendly environment and offers parks, hiking trails and other areas to let furry friends run free. Most parks allow dogs on leashes, but here is a list of parks and areas that have a leash-free area.

Cottonwood Park
1580 W. 300 North, Salt Lake City

This beautiful and well-maintained park has a designated, fenced area for off-leash use. Water and restrooms are available, but no clean-up bags are provided.

Herman Franks Park
1351 S. 700 East, Salt Lake City

The fenced area between the two baseball diamonds is designated as the off-leash area. Clean-up bags are provided. Dogs are not allowed off-leash on the baseball diamonds or other areas of the park and the area is enforced. Tickets and fines are possible.

Jordan Park
1060 S. 900 West, Salt Lake City

Dogs are welcome in all parts of the park, but the fenced area in the north section is designated for off-leash use. There are no clean-up bags available, so be sure to pack some.

Lindsey Gardens
428 N. M Street, Salt Lake City

The off-leash area is just above the tennis courts and clean-up bags are available. The park is conveniently located in the Avenues and there are enough sticks and hills to keep pets and parents entertained for hours.

Memory Grove
300 N. 130 East

This gorgeous trail winding through a canyon in the heart of Salt Lake City marks some areas as off-leash, just watch for the signs. Clean-up bags are available at the different trail heads along the canyon’s path.

Millcreek Canyon
East Millcreek Road

The canyon trails and picnic areas are off-leash on odd days. Dogs are allowed in the canyon on even days, but must stay on a leash. No clean-up bags are provided.

Millrace Park
1200 W. 5400 South, Taylorsville

The fenced-in area is large, but closed on Tuesdays for cleaning and maintenance. Clean-up bags and water are available.

Rotary Glen Park
2850 E. 840 South, Salt Lake City

Just east of Hogle Zoo, this park has plenty of play area and a pond. The entire park is off-leash and is not fenced in. Bring clean-up bags.

Parley’s Historic Nature Park
2740 S. 2700 East, Salt Lake City

Keep the furry friends restrained until passing the bridge and moving through Tanner Park to Parley’s Historic Nature Park, also known as Parley’s Gulch. The area is fenced and there’s no worry about the four-legged companions bolting into traffic. Bring water and clean-up bags, neither are provided.

Pioneer Park
350 S. 300 West, Salt Lake City

In addition to the pet-friendly farmer’s markets and other events, there is a large off-leash area. Bring clean-up bags.

Sandy City Dog Park
300 E. 9980 South, Sandy

The entire, fenced-in park is off-leash. With first-class amenities like separate water fountains for dogs and their human companions, this is a must-visit. Clean-up bags are provided.

Seth Bracken

Seth Bracken is the editor of QSaltLake

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