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Dog Park Requirements

little dog and big dog nose-to-noseA permit tag is required for your dog to use at Millrace Park (Millrace Park is located at 1200 W. 5400 South). The tag is available for $10 for Taylorsville residents and $25 for non-residents. The tag must be renewed each year. You must have a current pet license to purchase a park tag. Please call the Taylorsville West Valley City Animal Shelter at 801-965-5800 Monday through Friday from 9:30 a.m. to 6 p.m. After hours, weekends and holidays, call 801-840-4000. The Animal Shelter is located at 4522 W. 3500 South.

In addition to licensing at the Animal Shelter, you can also obtain your animal license at Taylorsville City Hall (2600 W. Taylorsville Blvd.) or West Valley City Hall (3600 S. Constitution Blvd). Phone: 801-965-5800.


Park Hours

photo of dog parkPark Hours: Monday, Wednesday, Thursday and Friday: 8 a.m. to 10 p.m. The park and off-leash area are closed on Tuesdays and from Saturday at 4 p.m. through Sunday at 4 p.m.

Please abide by the following guidelines and regulations while you and your pet enjoy the area. Failure to comply may result in the revocation of this privilege. Please respect other park users. Most problems can be avoided with proper communication. Dogs must be on a leash in all other areas of the Park.


photo of dog parkClosure and Maintenance

The facility will be closed during and after inclement weather to protect the turf. This may be a few days after the storm has passed. Conditions are assessed on a daily basis for re-opening.


Millrace Park Off-Leash Dog Park Rules

  • All dogs must be on a leash except in the off-leash area.
  • All dogs using the off-leash area must be wearing a current license tag and be current on all required immunizations unless exempt by Chapter 8 of the Taylorsville Code of Ordinances.
  • Dog defecation must be immediately cleaned up by the person handling, harboring, exercising control or possession of such dog and be placed in a proper trash receptacle.
  • Aggressive dogs and dog owners are prohibited from the park. All dog attacks and aggressive or unruly behavior shall be reported to West Valley Dispatch at 801-840-4000 and the Taylorsville City Police Department at 801-955-2000.
  • photo of dog parkDogs in the off-leash area must be under the supervision of a person over the age of 12.
  • Female dogs in heat and dogs under the age of 4 months are not allowed in the off-leash area. No animals except canines are allowed in the off-leash area.
  • Persons handling, harboring, exercising control or possession of dogs are required to quiet their barking dogs or remove them from the park area and are also required to stop dogs from digging and must repair all damage that occurs.
  • No food (human or animal) is allowed in the off-leash area.
  • Dogs are not allowed in the TOT-LOT area.
  • The off-leash area is closed beginning Nov. 1 through March 31 from 7 p.m. until 8 a.m. and beginning April 1 through Oct. 31 from 10 p.m. until 8 a.m. In addition, the off-leash area is closed each Tuesday and from Saturday at 4 p.m. through Sunday at 4 p.m.
  • Violators of these rules shall be punished as set forth in Chapter 9.61.220 of the Taylorsville Code of Ordinances.
  • It is unlawful for any person at any time to harbor, exercise control, or have in his possession more than two dogs in the off-leash area.
  • Disclaimer for off-leash area: Any person who brings a dog into the off-leash area assumes the legal responsibility for any damage, disease, or injury to persons, other dogs, or property caused by the dog. Utilizing this off-leash area constitutes your acceptance of the above cited rules, and your willingness to assume personal responsibility for any and all injuries arising from the use of the off-leash area. If you are unwilling to obey these rules or assume these risks, for yourself, or for those under your supervision, you should not use the off-leash area.

Park Etiquette

paw printsDoggie Do's

  • Do scoop the poop - help prevent the spread of parasites and possible disease.
  • Do license and vaccinate your dog.
  • Do watch and keep and eye on your dog(s).
  • Do avoid dog fights. If a fight breaks out, pull the dogs apart from the back.
  • Do remove your dogs immediately at the first sign of aggressive behavior toward people or other dogs.
  • Do enjoy this opportunity for your dog to romp and play off-leash in a fun, safe environment.

Doggie Don'ts

  • Don't bring puppies under 4 months old to the park.
  • Don't let your dog dig holes in the park.
  • Don't leave your dogs unattended.