Windsor, CO – The Town of Windsor’s annual Fourth of July celebration is set to return to Windsor Lake at Boardwalk Park this year, with concessions and boat rentals available from 11 a.m. to 7 p.m. Fireworks will launch shortly after 9:15 p.m., weather permitting.
While tents and other structures are not permitted, park visitors are encouraged to bring picnic baskets, lawn chairs and blankets for their comfort.
Beginning Saturday, July 3, the north section of the Windsor Lake Trail, including the dog swim beach, will close in preparation for fireworks setup. Fifth Street will be closed to the public starting at 7 a.m. July 4 as it will be reserved for handicap parking only. Turn lanes on 4th through 7th streets will close at dusk. Additional handicap parking will be available in the Boardwalk Park parking lot off Birch Street, along with a loading and unloading zone.
As with many other communities in Colorado, personal fireworks are prohibited within the town of Windsor. Using anything that emits a spark or leaves the ground is not allowed and can result in a $510 fine. More importantly, personal fireworks pose a serious fire and safety risk. Even sparklers, which can burn anywhere from 1800°F to 3000°F—hot enough to melt gold—are dangerous, especially to children. While most people love fireworks, Windsor Police and Windsor Severance Fire Rescue ask that you leave them to professionals.
To help ensure a safe Fourth of July celebration, the public is asked to respect the following:
- Glass is not permitted in town parks.
- Charcoal grills are prohibited, as well as gas grills more than 200 square inches and tanks weighing more than 1 pound or 16 ounces.
- Tents and portable shelters are prohibited after 6 p.m.
- Pets must be on leash at all times. For your pet’s comfort, it is recommended to leave them at home during the fireworks display.
- Parking on Hwy. 257 along Windsor Lake will be prohibited beginning at 7 a.m.
- Only cross railroad tracks at designated crossings.
In observance of the Fourth of July holiday, the Windsor Community Recreation Center, 250 N. 11th St., will be closed. Chimney Park Pool, 421 Chimney Park Dr., will remain open for its normal operating hours of 1 p.m. to 6 p.m.
On Monday, July 5, all town administrative offices will be closed. This includes Windsor’s Town Hall, 301 Walnut St., and Public Services, 922 N. 15th St. While the Community Recreation Center will be open for fitness and swim guests, administrative offices will be closed.
Police department administrative offices will also be closed with officers remaining on duty. In the case of an emergency, residents are encouraged to dial 911.
For more information, visit recreationliveshere.com/July4th or call 970-674-3500.