Do You LOVE This Park???. Do you enjoy this off-leash dog park and do you want to keep it? Mayor Becker plans to restrict off-leash dogs to a small part of this park. Please let the city council know how much it means to you!
A Fantastic Dog PARK!! Best in the Nation!. We moved to SLC a few years ago and were told about one of Utah's best kept secrets not long after that. There is absolutely no place like this in California and it speaks volumes about how great Utah is - especially for my two dogs. I love the size and remote nature of this park. It's in a deep revene surrounded by freeways and steep hills. No dogs get away in this environment and they don't bother anyone either. And the people who take their dogs to it are friendly and helpful to each other. They even clean the place up! There are plenty of trees, paths, and water to play in, and very friendly dogs who love to play with each other. The dogs are in HEAVEN! And that brings me to my one problem with the park. With all of these attributes, I don't understand the rule that you must go almost 1/2 way through the park before you can take your dog off the leash( all the way past the bridge). Why? I have a very large, 130 lb. German Shepherd and a good-sized Husky who literally drag me down the hill because they are so excited to get to all the other dogs. That's almost 200 pounds of pull. You try holding that back!! The return trip isn't nearly as bad because my boys are worn out by then and tend to stay next to me. Why can't we let them go at the sign about 100 feet down the hill where they use to be free? I've never seen a dog turn around to go up the park when all that fun is in front of them? They just want to get to it! It's very difficult to keep control and makes no sense. I hope that problem is reconsidered. That said, thank you, thank you, thank you, people of Salt Lake City for caring enough about our four-legged friends to give them such a wonderful place to be free! We all treasure the park. Thanks.
Though not officially off-leash, this is the best park in the city for dogs and their owners..
Tanner Park and Parley's Nature Park winds along a dirt road about a mile and a quarter toward Parley's Canyon. Walkers will pass dozens of dogs on the way down. Most dogs here are good natured, and scuffles rarely progress beyond barking. The hike ends at the tube where Parley's Creek passes below I-215-a nice place for dogs to swim a bit before the long walk back to the top.
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