Belmar Park

Belmar Park lake and trail.

Colorado Parks and Wildlife has confirmed cases of the highly pathogenic avian influenza (commonly called bird flu) in dead geese in Jefferson County. CPW and the City of Lakewood are continuing to investigate cases of dead birds in Belmar, Balsam Pond and Cottonwood Parks. The city has posted signs in the parks alerting community members not to touch sick or deceased geese and to call 303-980-7300 for an animal control officer or park ranger if they find dead wildlife. Scientists believe that the risk to people is low as these types of flu viruses spread among wild birds and poultry, but the viruses do not normally infect humans or spread from person to person, according to the Colorado Department of Public Health and Environment. Human infections are rare and happen in people with prolonged, unprotected close contact with infected birds or contaminated environments.

For more information:

Information on Highly Pathogenic Avian Influenza

Colorado Reportable Diseases Info: Avian Influenza


One of the true jewels of the City of Lakewood park system, Belmar Park is a peaceful enclave in the center of town. At 132 rolling acres of natural grasslands and trees, the park offers nearly two miles of paved trails, over 17-acres of water, a creek and a wide variety of waterfowl and native plant communities.

More developed areas include a traditional turf park and playground in the northwest corner of the park, as well as Heritage Lakewood Belmar Park, a 20th century history park, museum and festival experience. View the museum exhibits and store in the Visitor Center.


801 S. Wadsworth Blvd, Lakewood, CO 80226  View Map

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