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Park Fire Restrictions and Bans Information

The City of Lakewood has no fire bans or restrictions in effect, except for the activities below identified as "never allowed."

 
No restrictions are in place, but please use caution.
 

Park Fire Restriction and Fire Ban information

The following restrictions are limited to Lakewood natural areas and open space parks and DO NOT APPLY to private property or neighborhood or “pocket” parks: 

Never allowed:

  • Building, maintaining, attending or using any fire or campfire, except within a permanently constructed fire grate or grill.
  • Burning in a careless manner, leaving a fire unattended or failing to extinguish any fire.
  • Burning trash or debris.
  • Using ANY fireworks, including sparklers, Roman candles, sky lanterns or any other device containing an explosive substance.
  • Failing to take adequate measures, such as having a fire extinguisher, hose or shovel nearby to prevent uncontrolled fires.

Activities not allowed when a Fire Restriction is implemented:

  • Use of model rockets.
  • Smoking, except in an enclosed vehicle or an area 6 feet in diameter that is barren or cleared of all combustible material. All smoking materials must be discarded in approved containers.

Activities not allowed when a Fire Ban is implemented:

  • Fires of any kind, including but not limited to, charcoal grills and fire pits.
  • Use of model rockets.
  • Smoking, except in an enclosed vehicle or an area 6 feet in diameter that is barren or cleared of all combustible material. All smoking materials must be discarded in approved containers.

Activities allowed under both Fire Restrictions and Fire Bans:

  • Use of liquid or gas-fueled appliances, including but not limited to, gas grills, gas fire pits, gas stoves. The rule of thumb is that a fire is allowed if it can be "turned off," rather than "put out."
  • Fires authorized by permit from the West Metro Fire Department.

For additional information please visit West Metro Fire Rescue or call 303-989-4307. For information regarding smoke please visit: Lakewood.org/FireSmoke/