Seven off-leash parks are now open to Logan city dog owners. The one-year pilot program began Monday after city leaders and volunteers prepared the parks by installing equipment.
Logan City Mayor Holly Daines first proposed opening some city parks to dogs when she took office in January 2018. After a year of discussion and public debate, city council members approved a plan that allows dogs in some city parks.
The parks included in the program are the Jens Johansen Park, Jones Neighborhood Park, Kilowatt Park, Logan Meadows Park, Pioneer Parkway, Ray Hugie Hydro Park and the Logan Service Center east lawn area.
Currently, dogs are prohibited in city parks and must be on-leash when using a city trail. During the one-year program, city officials will evaluate whether these sites should be designated as permanent off-leash parks.
This spring, summer and fall will be the three monitoring periods in the pilot program. During this time, staff will determine the success of the program. Some things they will monitor will be reduction of dog waste, proper dog waste disposal, dog and dog-owner behavior and noise control.
For more details on the pilot program, click here.