On January 7, Park City Council unanimously declared that a large portion of Round Valley’s protected open space will be designated as an off-leash area for dogs effective January 15. The 1,400 acres of Round Valley open space located within Park City limits will be considered part of the off-leash territory however privately owned land held by the Osguthorpe family, and parcels located outside of City limits will not. Below you can find a map of the new off-leash area with official rules and regulations as stated by Park City Municipal Corporation.
Park City Municipal Corporation has provided an overview of the rules and regulations associated with designated off-leash areas.
Voice and Sight Control: All dogs within the boundaries of a designated off leash dog area must be managed through the use of “voice and sight control” defined as control of the behavior of a dog which is not leashed or otherwise physically restrained by its owner sufficient that the dog does not without regard to circumstances or distractions:
(a) Charge, chase, or otherwise display aggression toward any person or behave toward any person in a manner that a reasonable person would find harassing or disturbing;
(b) Charge, chase or otherwise display aggression toward any animal;
(c) Chase, harass or disturb wildlife or livestock; or
(d) Fail to come to and stay with the owner immediately upon command by such person.
The following shall be prohibited or illegal within the boundaries of any off leash dog area within the jurisdiction:
- Failure of an owner of any dog within the boundaries of an off-leash dog area to carry a leash. Electronic dog collars may not substitute for a physical leash or lead.
- An owner having more than four dogs simultaneously unleashed.
- Failure of an owner to exercise voice and sight control at all times.
- Failure of an owner to properly clean up and dispose of dog waste.
- Failure of a dog to be properly licensed and to wear a license tag.
- Failure to follow any other posted off leash dog area rules and regulations.
- Dogs must remain on leash within one hundred fifty feet (150′) of an off leash public trailhead.
The owner of any dog found running at large shall be strictly liable for a violation. For the complete Animal Control ordinance www.parkcity.org
So we (Mountain Trails) will be distributing this informative flyer over the coming weeks at our trailhead pop-ups and other local events. Enjoy your open space and the new off-leash designation, but keep in mind, we all still need to be responsible pet owners. We love #PCtrails