America the beautiful….keep Colorado beautiful too
No fireworks in Douglas County this Fourth of July
Lots of other fun activities happening!
A reminder that fire danger is extreme right now and Douglas County and the Pike National Forest (District 8) have put in place the most restrictive fire ban—Stage 2.
That means anything that needs a match to make it go bang is prohibited. No fireworks and no open burning. What IS allowed: liquid and gas fueled grills, stoves and fire pits.
“Major disaster can be caused by one simple spark from a firework or campfire. Please remember how hard firefighters have been working across Colorado and the country—and the ultimate price they’ve paid—to fight fires still burning and keep us safe,” Sheriff David A. Weaver said. “Let’s give them and their families a break this holiday. Don’t use any fireworks or have any open burning of any kind in Douglas County.”
Fireworks have been banned in Parker, Castle Rock, Lone Tree, Highlands Ranch and all of unincorporated Douglas County.
There are plenty of other activities planned across Douglas County
- Highlands Ranch Town Center parade, run and celebration in the Town Center from 8:00 a.m. to 7:00 p.m. There won’t be any fireworks on July 4th. But Highlands Ranch is planning to reschedule its firework show for Oktoberfest, Saturday, September 21, 2013.
- Let Freedom Sing Laser Light Show in Parker. In Salisbury Park, 11920 Motsenbocker Road from 6:00 p.m. to 10 p.m.
- Lone Tree’s Independence Day Celebration. From 4:00 p.m. to 10:00 p.m. at Sweetwater Park with Kids Bike Parade, music and entertainment. Also, BMX bike stunt show at 6:30 pm.
- The Meadows at Historic Castle Rock annual 4th of July Celebration. From 11:00 a.m. to 1:00 pm. at Butterfield Park. A children’s bicycle parade starts the celebration followed by music, face painting, flag ceremony and other events.
- Castle Rock—No events planned. No fireworks allowed.
Violations of the fire restrictions are a class-2 petty offense, punishable by up to $1,000 fine and a $10 surcharge.
For more details about Stage 2 Fire Restrictions, visit http://www.dcsheriff.net/emergencymanagement/fire-restrictions/