Can I bring my dog to Park City? What about leash laws? Where can I stay, eat, and play with my four-legged friend?
Park City and man’s best friend have a complicated relationship. On one hand, residents and visitors in Park City are crazy about their dogs. From teacups to titans, Akitas to Yorkshire Terriers, you can expect to see it all here in PC. On the other hand, Summit County sports some pretty serious leash laws. Recently, those leash laws are being carefully enforced. That doesn’t mean that Park City is an inhospitable host to canine companions, but there are some things to know
All dogs must be kept on leashes at all times except on enclosed private property. Unless you are within your own fence or your own home, your dog needs to be attached to a leash. Park City isn’t fond of uncontrolled dogs running around, harassing other pets, biting pedestrians, or menacing livestock and wildlife. The law has teeth, too. A quick outing sans restraint could cost you $100 or more, making for a costly walk. Could you get away with it? Maybe. But it probably isn’t a good idea to try.
Local Tip: There are plenty of businesses and parks where your canine companion is welcome to come along, be themselves, and enjoy the experience. Just make sure to bring a leash.
While there are several outdoor venues for dogs to enjoy in the Park City area, two parks in particular stand out for top-notch frolics. The Willow Creek Dog Park offers plenty of space to run in addition to a 1-acre puppy pond. Aquatically inclined pets can’t get enough of this popular spot. There are benches for the bipeds in addition to a generous green space and a little pier perfect for diving into the drink. If your pet needs a few miles to trail to get the wiggles out, the relatively new Run-A-Muk Trail and Off-Leash Area provides a little more than two miles of fenced trail in addition to open space covering approximately 43 acres just off Millennium Trail below the Utah Olympic Park.
If you are interested in bringing your best four-legged friend along for a Park City vacation, there are a number of popular hotels and resorts that are more than happy to accommodate a canine guest. For those on a budget, the Best Western Plus Landmark Inn and the Holiday Inn Express Hotel and Suites charge very reasonable pet fees. More luxurious options are available at plush destinations like Montage Deer Valley and The St. Regis Deer Valley. No matter your budget, there is a place for your pup when you visit Park City.
Dining with Dogs
Fortunately, you don’t have to leave Spot at the hotel when suppertime rolls around. Many Park City eateries offer dog-friendly patios and complimentary water dishes. You can find a fur-friendly dining experience ranging from a quick stop at the Kimball Junction Whole Foods to an upscale meal at local favorite Butcher’s Chop House. Sample Sushi Blue or head to the Silver Star Café and bring the pets. All these and more will be happy to host your dog at their outdoor tables, weather permitting.