Cottonwood Park

Cottonwood Park lake

Warning about dead geese

Colorado Parks and Wildlife received a presumptive positive test for highly pathogenic avian influenza, commonly called bird flu, in dead goslings in Cottonwood Park, 10461 W. Evans Ave, Lakewood. CPW is continuing to investigate and talking with neighbors of the park. Avian flu is spreading among wild birds and domesticated poultry in Colorado. Lakewood has put signs in the park 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. The Colorado Department of Agriculture also has information available online to help residents with backyard chickens to protect against the viruses. 


Immerse yourself among large cottonwood trees around the seven acre lake located in Cottonwood Park. Bring along your fishing rod; the lake holds bluegill, catfish, crappie, largemouth bass, perch, pumpkinseed and sunfish.


10461 W. Evans Ave, Lakewood, CO 80232  View Map

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