Numerous sites in Commerce City where plague-infected fleas affected local prairie dog colonies are now open:
Dick’s Sporting Goods Park is open to all activities including the rescheduled 4th of July fireworks show after the Colorado Rapids game on Saturday, September 7. However, the strip of dirt south of parking lots G and H and north of the USPS Denver Bulk Mail Center remains closed and do not enter signs are in place. Updates are available at www.dickssportinggoodspark.com.
In Commerce City, the Prairie Gateway Open Space is open, however the open space area west of the USPS Denver Bulk Mail Center remains closed from E. 56th Avenue to E. 60th Avenue, also marked with do not enter signage. Updates from Commerce City are available at www.c3gov.com.
The Rocky Mountain Arsenal National Wildlife Refuge is fully open. For up-to-date information about visitor access and activities, please visit www.fws.gov/refuge/rocky_mountain_arsenal.
First Creek at DEN Open Space is fully open. The area is located between the Rocky Mountain Arsenal National Wildlife Refuge and Pena Boulevard, north of 56th Avenue on Buckley Road.
Tri-County Health Department will continue to monitor these remaining closed, plague-impacted areas for evidence of fleas or prairie dog die-off. Visit individual agency websites for information, and www.tchd.org/271/Animal-Related-Zoonotic-Diseases for more information about plague.