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Restrictions on plague-affected areas in Commerce City lifted, health department says

Posted: 9:40 PM, Sep 05, 2019
Updated: 2019-09-05 23:40:14-04
Part of Cherry Creek Trail closed due to plague

COMMERCE CITY, Colo. – Tri-County Health Department officials said Thursday you can now go back to all the areas that shut down after the plague was found in prairie dog colonies in Commerce City last month.

Dick’s Sporting Goods Park is open to all activities, including the rescheduled 4th of July fireworks show, which is happening this Saturday after the Colorado Rapids game.

There’s a caveat, though: the strip of dirt south of parking lots G and H and north of the USPS Denver Bulk Mail Center remains closed. Want to know the latest? Check out the park’s website for the latest update.

The Prairie Gateway Open Space in Commerce City is open as well, but the area west of the USPS Denver Bulk Mail Center remains closed from E. 56th Avenue to E. 60th Avenue. Want to see when it’ll open? Check the latest here.

The Rocky Mountain Arsenal National Wildlife Refuge is fully open, health officials said.

Also fully open is the First Creek at DEN Open Space, located between the Rocky Mountain Arsenal National Wildlife Refuge and Pena Boulevard, north of 56th Avenue on Buckley Road.