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Posted on: June 3, 2019

[ARCHIVED] Be Aware of Fire Restrictions in Jeffco Open Space Parks


Due to ongoing high fire danger conditions, Jeffco Open Space will maintain Stage 2 fire restrictions year-round. This includes:

  • No campfires
  • No charcoal grills or open flames
  • No smoking, except within an enclosed vehicle or a developed trailhead area that is devoid of all vegetation. Visitors must safely and properly dispose of all cigarette butts

Only devices that are liquid fueled with an on/off switch, such as gas grills and stoves, are allowed. These devices should only be used in developed areas that are completely clear of vegetation for at least a six-foot diameter.

JCOS is committed to keeping our community and parks fire safe. As land managers it is our responsibility to practice proactive fire mitigation in partnership with local fire districts, agencies, and neighborhoods. Jefferson County conditions are such that any accidental spark or unattended campfire could result in catastrophic loss and danger for the land, wildlife, and residents. The risk is too great and far outweighs the enjoyment that campfires or smoking within our parks can offer. 

Learn more about JCOS regulations

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