Dogs now allowed to roam off-leash in some Logan City parks

Your four-legged friends are now free to roam off-leash at a number of parks around the Logan area.

Logan City recently passed a one-year pilot program to allow dogs in certain city parks. City leaders and volunteers spent the last month cleaning up the parks and installing equipment in preparation for the program, which officially begins April 15.

Russ Akina, Parks and Recreation Manager for Logan City, said he hopes the program is a success.

“I think that having a place where they can go off-leash as opposed to what we’ve had in place is a big help,” said Akina. “We trust that everyone will be responsible park patrons both for those who have dogs and for those who don’t, but want to enjoy the park as well.”

The sites include:

Jens Johansen Park, 850 East 100 North

Jones Neighborhood Park, 400 West 625 North

Kilowatt Park, 331 South 300 West

Logan Meadows Park, 350 South 600 West

Pioneer Parkway, 165 East Poplar Avenue

Ray Hugie Hydro Park, Northside of US 89 at Canyon Road

Logan Service Center East Lawn Area, 810 West 600 North

The pilot program sites include four parks that have playgrounds, one pavilion, and all sites are either in proximity or connected to a city trail.

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7 Comments

  • Voter April 15, 2019 at 8:38 pm Reply

    What about on-leash parks for dogs? I’m afraid the other dogs will attack my dog on the leash.

  • Hilary Shughart April 15, 2019 at 8:54 pm Reply

    The Pilot Program was passed with the exception that Rendezvous Park West Pond Area, 1500 South US 89-91, was
    removed from the list. The fenced dog park at Rendezvous Park is the only off-leash area for that park: “ACTION. Motion by Vice Chair Anderson seconded by Councilmember Jensen to
    amend Resolution 19-11 to exclude Rendezvous Park, West Pond Area from the list
    of sites for the 12-month pilot program as presented. Motion carried unanimously.” https://www.loganutah.org/DRAFT%20Minutes%2019March5.pdf

  • Worried for your kids April 16, 2019 at 8:15 pm Reply

    Horrible idea. I would bet big money that a kid playing is going to be attacked by a pit

  • Susan Smart April 16, 2019 at 9:35 pm Reply

    Well, ya just ruined it for the humans who want a summer nap under a shade tree!

  • Sissa April 17, 2019 at 12:11 am Reply

    Who in the world passed this ridiculous “pilot”. So now I need to leave the park to give space to dogs? I’m terrified with big dogs coming next to me or my kids.., also I worry to have a big dog coming towards our little dog. This is totally irrelevant. If people want their dog leash free go to a dog park!!

  • Worried for your kids April 17, 2019 at 8:18 am Reply

    If I started a proposition to require certified training for any breed who has attacked (more than a simple bite) a human in the last decade in cache valley. How many people do you think would support/help the project?

  • Hilary Shughart April 19, 2019 at 4:58 pm Reply

    Don’t forget there’s also the Cache Humane Society fenced dog park on City property: https://www.cachehumane.org/announcements/dog-park/

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