Earlier this year, the Town of Firestone began a Dog Park relocation project for the dog park located in Settlers Park and the Aisiks Dog Park. Both parks are located in detention ponds and must be closed due to the Town of Firestone’s stormwater permit issued by the State of Colorado that requires the Town to identify sources of stormwater pollution that may discharge from our storm sewer system into local rivers and streams. Pet waste is one pollutant source containing high levels of bacteria that can impair our local waterways, making them unsafe for fishing and recreation.
The Town heard from many residents about the concern of closing the dog parks, with no solidified plans to relocate them. As directed by the Board of Trustees, Town Staff worked closely with a group of passionate dog owners who participated in developing a plan for the new dog park to be built at Central Park before the two parks were closed.
The Town of Firestone is grateful for this resident engagement and enjoyed working together to find a solution.
This fall, the Town of Firestone will schedule additional neighborhood meetings to discuss other potential spaces for dog parks.