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Parley's Nature Reserve

Parley's Nature Reserve is a great place to go with your dog in Salt Lake City, UT! A river runs the entire length of the reserve and it's pet-friendly in various locations. At the end of the dirt road, there is a large swimming hole. Dogs and kids enjoy cooling off here during the hot summer months. Dogs are allowed off-leash in designated areas only. Visit Website

Or call (801) 532-2666 or email publiclands@slcgov.com for more information.


BringFido Guest Rating

Parley's Nature Reserve has received a rating of 4.5 out of 5 bones by 11 canine critics on BringFido.

  • Jenevieve
    Dec 31, 2021
    Off leash freedom!

    my doggo LOVES this spot. Met very friendly dog friends. Room to roam. It was a bit slick getting up and down the entrance in dec, but worth it!

  • Karen
    Sep 30, 2020
    Off leash near SLC-good size

    Off the highway this off leash is a bit tricky to find but plenty of street parking nearby. Dry dusty trail down into a small canyon with a creek/watering hole. Good sized park, lots of dogs and fenced in except at very top. Too much dog poop on and along the trail. No reason for it - plenty of bag dispensers and trash cans. We liked the size of the space but it needs to be better maintained by its users

  • Jennifer
    Jul 5, 2020
    Great Area, Too Much Poop!

    people need to pick up after their dogs and dispose of it properly. there is dog poop and bags of poop all along the trails. sad!

  • Bethany
    Oct 10, 2019
    Amazing Exercise Spot

    There is a long trail for you, with wide open space for your pooch to run. I did ask one of the locals for guidance, because the entrance spot from the parking lot looks a little hidden. All the people and dogs are friendly.

  • Torii
    More than a year ago
    Great Place!

    A lot of friendly people and dogs!

  • Jason
    More than a year ago
    SO. MANY. DOGS! ❤️

    This place is amazing! There is endless room for dogs to romp and play and explore! There were hundreds of dogs there but it didn’t feel crowded. This is exactly what my dogs need!

  • Michelle
    More than a year ago
    Huskies had a blast!

    What a great find! We made it to the end where the watering hole is located. Wow! What a lot of fun we had with my sons and both pups! We hiked through the river back down to the next access point and man was it fun. Very adventurous play for both dogs! The were chest high in the river a few times but nothing so treacherous that we all couldn't tag right along too! I highly recommend this place to have some real adventurous fun with your pup that is still very safe and away from the hustle and bustle of cars and such!

  • Melinda
    More than a year ago
    Great to know for travelers

    This is a great dog park. It was a bit tricky to find at first as we are not from SLC but after we learned the "fast left" off the highway it worked. I loved the fact that it was not a manicured park as I have a Beagle. She was thrilled to tromp through the brush. I would have rated higher but we only got to the west side. It is worth knowing if you are traveling through or visiting and need a stretching break for your dogs.

  • David
    More than a year ago
    Love this park

    We moved to SLC within the last year and just discovered this park. It is a great find, and I recommend it to everyone with a dog who loves to run free and socialize. It is a great setting with lots f water and open space, and there are just tons of friendly dogs for your best friend to play with!

  • Deb
    More than a year ago

    What a fantastic park! Great hike for people and even better for the dogs.

  • Heidi
    More than a year ago
    Great off-leash park for the Water-loving Pup!

    I love this park!! My pup has such a blast running around with the other dogs and chasing after balls and sticks that we throw into the water. There are many mountain bikers that frequent this park as well and its important to clean up after your dog so we can continue to enjoy this park as an off-leash area. It is one of the few in Salt Lake and it needs to stay that way! Definitely a must try park; Especially if your dog loves the water...They will love this park!

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