As of 8 a.m. June 28, the City of Lakewood has instituted citywide fire restrictions that affect residents and also put a fire ban in place for Lakewood’s Bear Creek Lake Park and Thunder Valley Motorcross Park. For more details, visit
Fire restrictions for residents:
- No bonfires or burning of fence lines, rows, grasslands, fields, farmlands, ditches, rangelands or undeveloped areas.
- No smoking in a developed recreation site or while outside unless you are either in an enclosed building or vehicle or you are standing in an area 6 feet in diameter that is barren or cleared of all combustible material.
- No recreational fires larger than 3 feet in diameter and 2 feet in height that are not contained in a portable outdoor fireplace or barbecue grill. Recreational fires with these dimensions or smaller are allowed if they are more than 30 feet from open space, wildlands or undeveloped areas.
- Liquid or gas-fueled appliances including Tiki torches, liquid gas grills and lanterns are allowed.
- Charcoal barbecue grills, commercially purchased wood pellet grills and portable outdoor fireplaces are allowed if they are more than 30 feet from open space, wildlands or undeveloped areas.
Fire ban for Bear Creek Lake and Thunder Valley parks:
- No smoking in the parks unless inside a vehicle or building or in an area 6 feet in diameter that is barren or cleared of all combustible material.
- No charcoal grill fires or recreational fires.
- Liquid or gas-fueled grills and lanterns are allowed.
Fireworks illegal in Lakewood:
- Fireworks of any kind are illegal including sparklers, glowworms, snakes, sky lanterns and all others. Fines for illegal fireworks can reach $1,000.
- The Lakewood Police Department will have extra agents on patrol throughout Lakewood to focus solely on fireworks issues. To report illegal fireworks, call 303-987-7111.
Posted on: Friday, June 28, 2013