West Jordan, a fast-growing suburb of Salt Lake City, is nestled between the Oquirrh Mountains and the Jordan River. While West Jordan is certainly fur-iendly -- with six veterinary clinics, an off-leash park, and several businesses that welcome your furry companions -- it’s also just a hop, skip, and a wag from the many amenities Salt Lake City has to offer, as well as numerous mountain hiking trails.
If you don’t want to venture outside of the city, the West Jordan Off-Leash Dog Park is the place to go for a romp. This large dog park is the only one in western Salt Lake County. Fully fenced, it’s divided into three separate areas so that small and shy puppers can rock out with confidence in a space just for them. The park has watering stations for humans and pups, waste bags, and shaded benches should you wish to sit for a spell.
While the off-leash park is a must-do, there’s no shortage of places to explore in West Jordan. With its many fur-iendly accommodations and businesses, and scenic walking trails, what are you waiting for? It’s time to put West Jordan on your -- and your doggo’s -- travel bucket lists.
Two-legged and four-legged kids alike will have a paw-mazing time at the Veterans’ Memorial Park. This 100-acre park has different play areas, including a Wild West area and a zip line. Leashed puppers are welcome to walk around and explore, relax on a bench, or stake out a picnic table for lunch. You’ll need to bring along waste bags, but in the warmer months, the park’s water fountains are operational. If you need a break from park activity, pop on over to the nearby High Point Coffee shop. Your doggo can lounge with you on the outdoor patio while you enjoy coffee and scrumptious baked goods (and perhaps “accidentally” dribble a few crumbs).
The Gardner Historic Village and the Conservation Garden Park in this neighborhood are both dog friendly destinations that welcome leashed pups.The Gardner Historic Village is a boutique shopping destination, with outdoor cobbled pathways and covered bridges. Stop for a bite to eat at the Naborhood Bakery & Cafe, which has an extensive menu and a beautiful outdoor eating area, where your pupper is welcome to sit with you. The six-acre Conservation Garden Park was developed to teach sustainable and water-wise gardening techniques. Explore the garden paths with your leashed pup and, as with the Gardner Historic Village, bring waste bags along.
While this neighborhood is home to the West Jordan Dog Park, there are other dog-friendly places waiting for your pup! Leashed dogs are welcome to check out the Ron Wood Memorial Park as you explore this wheelchair accessible park with its playground, splash pad, trails, and baseball diamonds. If you’d rather set out on a hike, the 16-mile-long Mountain View Corridor Trail can be followed either north (in the direction of Salt Lake City) or south (through Daybreak and Herriman) from Copper Hills. It may not be as scenic as the nearby mountain trails, but it’s paved and comfortable for walking. Whether romping at the park or hiking the trail, bring along waste bags and water.