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STANDLEY LAKE REGIONAL PARK

GENERAL PARKS AND COMMUNITY REGULATIONS

The City of Westminster shall retain the right to change or amend any of the rules and regulations it deems necessary.
Rev 1/2011

Standley Lake does not allow any type of watercraft including paddle boards, canoes, kayaks, inflatable rafts or tubes to enter into the lake at any entrance point except the main park entrance located at 100th & Simms. Any and all watercraft must be sprayed in accordance with ANS regulations prior to launching. Failure to comply with this regulation will result in an automatic citation and a summons to court. Please call the Standley Lake Visitor's Center for more information at (303) 425-1097.

13-1-1: PURPOSE AND INTENT: The purpose of this Chapter is to regulate the use of the Parks and Community buildings of the City of Westminster in order that all persons may enjoy and make use of such parks and buildings, and to protect the rights of those in the surrounding areas.

13-1-3: IT SHALL BE UNLAWFUL FOR ANY PERSON TO:

(A) COMPLIANCE REQUIRED. Enter, be or remain in any park or building of the city unless he complies with this chapter and regulations promulgated here under.

(B) SALES FOR PROFIT. Conduct sales for profit in any park or community building except with the expressed written consent of the Director and full compliance with the business license ordinance of the City of Westminster.

(C) SELL, DISTRIBUTE OR SOLICIT. Sell, vend, peddle, or distribute any merchandise property whatever, or sell tickets (for any event whatsoever) or solicit contributions in any park or building except with the expressed written consent of the Director.

(D) ADVERTISING MATTER. Distribute, circulate, give away, throw or deposit in or on any park or community building any handbill, circulars, pamphlets, papers, advertisements, or post or affix the same to any tree, fence or structure in any park or building without the written consent of the Director.

(E) AMPLIFIED SOUND. Utilize any machine or device for the purpose of amplifications of human voice, music or any other sound in parks or community buildings without the written consent of the Director, except City employees, firemen or law enforcement officers in the performance of their duty.

(F) GOLF. Drive, putt, or in any other fashion play or practice golf or use golf balls, or golf clubs in any area of the park except in areas set aside and posted for that purpose or with the written consent of the Director.

(G) MODEL CRAFTS. Fly model airplanes or operate model craft of any kind or description in any park or in a programmed water area except in areas set aside and posted for that purpose, except with the written consent of the Director.

(H) PARKING. Operate or park any vehicle as defined in the Colorado Motor Vehicle Code within a park, except upon areas designated for such use. Vehicles in violation of this section shall be subject to being towed away at the Owner’s expense.

(I) OVERNIGHT PARKING, OR VEHICLE ABANDONMENT. Park, abandon, or otherwise allow automobiles and other conveyances to remain in parks or community building parking lots between the hours of eleven o’clock (11:00) P.M. and sunrise.

(J) WASHING OR REPAIRING AUTOS OR OTHER CONVEYANCES. Wash, wax, repair or service any automobile or other conveyance within any park or City owned parking facility except with the written consent of the Director.

(K) BICYCLES. Operate, drive, or ride upon any motorcycle, snowmobile, auto or other motorized or non-motorized vehicles in any park except when posted specifically for such use or with the written consent of the Director, provided that non-motorized cycles shall be permitted to use pathways within any park unless such use is specifically prohibited and signs are posted giving notice of such prohibitions.

(L) CONTROL OF DOGS, CATS AND OTHER ANIMALS. Bring or maintain in or upon any park or community building any dog, cat, or other animal, unless such dog, cat or other animal is kept at all times on a leash, not to exceed 15 feet in length, and under full control by its owner or custodian, except with the written consent of the Director. Person shall not leave or deposit dogs, cats, fowl, fish, or other animals, whether dead or alive, in any park, lake, or community building except with the written consent of the Director.

(M) RIDING HORSES AND OTHER ANIMALS. Ride upon any horse or any other animal in any park except in areas designated and posted specifically for such use, or with the expressed written consent of the Director. No cattle, sheep, goats, horsed or any animal shall graze in any park except in areas designated and posted specifically for such use or with the expressed written consent of the Director.

(N) LITTERING PROHIBITED. Leave any garbage, trash, cans, bottles, papers, or other refuse elsewhere than in the receptacles provided therefore. It shall be unlawful for any person to use the receptacles provided for in this section for the purpose of depositing yard clippings or other garbage or trash generated on private property.

(O) ALCOHOL BEVERAGE. Possess, distribute, use or consume any alcoholic beverages or 3.2 beer in parks or community buildings, except by special permit issued by and at the discretion of the Director, and then only in conformance with the Statutes of the State of Colorado and ordinances of the City of Westminster regarding the sale or consumption of alcoholic beverages or 3.2 beer.

(P) INTERFERENCE. Use or attempt to use or interfere with the use of any table, space or facility within said park or other building which at the time is reserved for any other person or group which has received a permit from the Director therefore. Unless the actual use of table, space, area, building or facility referred to in any such permit is commenced within one hour after the period covered by such permit begins, such permit shall terminate.

(Q) DISTURBANCE. Engage in boisterous, threatening abusive, insulting or indecent language, or engage in any disorderly conduct or behavior tending to a breach of the public peace and enjoyment of the facility.

(R) WEAPONS. Discharge, fire or shoot any firearm, air gun, slingshot or bow and arrow or projectile or other projectile launching device in any park except at places designated specifically for such purpose.

(S) FAUNA-DISTURBING WILDLIFE. Take, seize, molest, injure, or hunt any bird, reptile, fish, or animal in any park or community building, or portion thereof unless posted specifically for that purpose or with the express written consent of the Director and in compliance with the Game, Fish, and Wildlife Laws of the State of Colorado.

(T) FLORA-TURF AND SOIL. Dig, remove, destroy, injure, mutilate, or cut any tree, plant, shrub, bloom, or flower, or any portion thereof, growing in any park or area of a community building or to remove any wood, turf, grass, soil, rock, sand or gravel from any park. Duly authorized City employees in the performance of their duties or person participating in City sponsored activities are excepted from the foregoing provisions.

(U) MARKING, INJURING OR DISTURIBNG ANY STRUCTURE. Cut, break, injure, mark, write or print upon, or otherwise deface or disturb any rock, building, cage, pen, monument, sign, fence, bench, structure, apparatus, equipment, or property in a park; attach thereto any sign, card, display or other similar device except as authorized by permit; or attach to any community building materials, devices, or equipment for the purpose of decorating that facility or for any other purpose. Duly authorized City employees in the performance of their duties of person authorized by the Director shall be excepted from the foregoing provisions.

(V) FIRES. Light or maintain a fire in any park, unless such fire is lighted and maintained only in a stove, fire circle, device, or place intended for such purpose.

(W) FIREWORKS. Ignite any fireworks, as defined in Title 6, Chapter 9, Section 1 of the Westminster City Code, in any park or building without the written consent of the Director.

13-1-4: ENFORCEMENT OF RULES: The Director, his duly authorized agents and employees, and any law enforcement officers acting in the line of duty shall diligently enforce the provisions herein and shall have the authority to eject, from any park or community building any person acting in violation of these rules and regulations. Further, the Director shall have the authority to deny use of parks or community buildings to individuals or groups who refuse to comply with the provisions of this chapter and regulations promulgated hereunder.

13-1-5: ENFORCEMENT OF APPLICABLE LAWS AND ORDINANCES: All persons entering parks or community buildings shall abide by the rules and regulations of the City of Westminster, as provided herein, and the instructions and directions of duly authorized agents, employees, or law enforcement officers of the City of Westminster in their line of duty.

13-1-6: ENFORCMENT OF COLORADO BOATING REGULATIONS AND COLORADO DIVISION OF WILDLIFE RULES AND REGULATIONS

(B) The rules and regulations promulgated by the state of Colorado pursuant to Section 33-1-106, C.R.S., regulating the taking possession and use of wildlife and fish;

(C) The rules and regulations promulgated by the state of Colorado pursuant to Section 33-106, C.R.S., regulating the use, operation, and equipment of vessels.

BOATING

The following regulations have been adopted pursuant to Westminster Municipal Code 13-1-4.

  • Boating season is from May 1st through September 30th. No boating is allowed October 1st through April 30th.
  • All Standley Lake boaters must comply with the State of Colorado Boating Rules and Regulations for the use, operation, and equipment of vessels. For more information contact Colorado State Parks at 303-791-1954, or talk to a Ranger.
  • A valid Standley Lake Permit must be affixed to the boat at all times.
  • The holder of the Standley Lake permit, or a member of his or her immediate family, over the age of 16, must be present while the boat is being operated on Standley Lake.
  • Reckless or unsafe boating will result in an automatic summons, the immediate removal of the vessel from the water and/or revocation of the Standley Lake Permit without refund.
  • All boats must be removed from the water from sunset to sunrise (No night boating or overnight mooring allowed).
  • All boat traffic must travel in a counterclockwise direction. City, State or Federal vessels in the line of duty excluded.
  • Sailboats have the right-of-way over powered vessels.
  • Observers must be at least 6 years of age.
  • All boats shall maintain a minimum distance of 150 feet from other boats, downed skiers, permanent barriers, and people engaged in shore fishing.
  • Fueling of boats while on the water is prohibited. Boats must be removed from water before fueling.
  • Floating skis shall be picked up immediately.
  • Boats being loaded and unloaded at the ramps must be cleared as expeditiously as possible. The leaving of vehicles and trailers on the ramp unattended is prohibited.
  • Anyone not familiar with these or the State of Colorado rules and regulations shall not be permitted to operate a boat on Standley Lake.

AQUATIC NUISANCE SPECIES (ANS)

The following regulations are hereby promulgated pursuant to the authority contained in W.M.C. section 13-1-5.  These regulations are promulgated for the purpose of protecting and promoting the public interest in preventing the spread of aquatic nuisance species, including but not limited to zebra and quagga mussels.

A person convicted of violating any of the following regulations shall be subject to a fine in an amount up to $1,000:

Regulation 08-01: No watercraft or watercraft equipment shall enter Standley Lake or the Standley Lake shoreline area prior to being inspected, tagged for quarantine (drying) purposes and/or spray washed as may be determined by Standley Lake Regional Park staff.  "Watercraft" includes any boat or other vessel intended, used, or capable of transporting persons or property on the water.  "Watercraft equipment" includes water skis, aquaplanes, surfboards, inner tubes, flotation devices, and any similar device.

Regulation 08-02: Any watercraft and watercraft equipment that is found to be contaminated will be impounded to ensure proper decontamination and to comply with applicable Colorado State statutes and regulations.  It shall be unlawful for anyone to resist or interfere with any Standley Lake Regional Park staff in the impoundment of any watercraft or watercraft equipment pursuant to these regulations.

Regulation 08-03: No watercraft or watercraft equipment may be launched onto Standley Lake until it has met the required quarantine period or spray washing or both, as specified by Standley Lake Regional Park staff.

Regulation 08-04: All watercraft must enter Standley Lake Regional Park through the main gate.

Regulation 08-05: The possession or use of any aquatic bait within Standley Lake Regional Park whether live, dead or frozen is prohibited.  "Aquatic bait" means and includes any form of bait that typically lives in water.  Examples of aquatic bait include salamanders, minnows, leeches, crayfish, frogs, etc.

Regulation 08-06: Standley Lake Regional Park shall be closed to the public from sunset to sunrise except for authorized camping.  Fishing is prohibited from sunset to sunrise.  Anyone in violation of this provision shall also be subject to being cited for trespassing pursuant to W.M.C. section 6-3-5.

Regulation 08-07: Swimming and wading by persons and animals is prohibited in Standley Lake, except that persons engaged in waterskiing, wake boarding, and tubing may enter, swim in and exit Standley Lake to the limited extent necessarily associated with said activities.  All equipment used in such activities shall be considered watercraft equipment and subject to Regulations 08-01 through 08-06 and all other applicable laws, rules and regulations. 

Any breach of these rules and regulations, or any others in Title 13 of the Westminster Municipal Code, may result in fines, revocation of permit privileges, and exclusion from Standley Lake Regional Park.

CAMPING

  • Camping season is from May 1st through September 30th by permit only. No camping is allowed October 1st through April 30th.
  • Overnight camping is allowed only in designated areas.
  • Only one (1) camping unit and two (2) tents are allowed per camp site. Exceptions may be made on holiday weekends.
  • Same campsite may only be used for up to 14 days in a 30 day period. Camping units need to be removed from park for 24 rase after same campsite has been occupied for 14 consecutive. Camping units also need to be occupied in order to remain in park.
  • Quiet hours are from 10:00pm to 6:00am. All generators, music, radios or other loud noises that may disturb the peace are not permitted during these hours.
  • Full Season and Camping permit holders are allowed no more than five guests after 9:00pm, only one guest vehicle is allowed.
  • Fires are allowed only in provided fire pits and in designated areas between May 1st and September 30th. Fires are not allowed below high water mark. Fires must be attended at all times or completely extinguished. Fires must have a 5 gallon container of water or a fire extinguisher in proximity.

FISHING

  • Anyone engaged in fishing at Standley Lake Regional Park must comply with the Colorado Division of Wildlife Laws and Regulations for fishing. For more information, call 303-297-1192 or talk to a Ranger.
  • No fishing from the hours of sunset to sunrise
  • The use of aquatic bait is strictly prohibited. This includes minnows, leeches, crayfish, etc.
  • Fishing is not permitted within 150 feet of boat ramps and boat docks.
  • The cleaning of fish is allowed only at the fish cleaning station. All fish and/or fish entrails must be placed in proper trash receptacles.

GENERAL

  • No swimming or wading.
  • Day passes for vehicles will be sold from 7:30am to 8:00pm May 1st through September 30th; October 1st through April 30th, 7:30am to one hour before sunset.
  • Self Service Station open Oct 1-April 30. A Standley Lake Parks Pass is required for ALL vehicles entering Standley Lake.
  • Only Standley Lake Full Season, Camping, Annual Day, Senior/Handicap and Sail/Fish permit holders will be let into the park after 8:00pm. No one may enter the park after 10:30pm without prior authorization.
  • No shoreline parking. Vehicles must be parked in designated areas only. Visitors using oxygen tanks, wheelchairs or other such devices excepted.
  • Glass bottles are prohibited.
  • Pets are not permitted in the water at any time, and must remain on a leash.
  • All Standley Lake permit holders must produce their permit card when requested by park staff.
  • Permits are not transferable and cannot be re-sold. Only the person whose name appears on the card will be allowed access to the park. Violations will result in the confiscation and/or revocation of the permit.
  • No refunds will be given for day passes. No refunds will be given for boating and/or camping permits after May 1.
  • Scuba Diving is not permitted without the written consent of the Lake Operations Coordinator.
  • A Standley Lake season permit may be revoked without refund after any rule violation by a permit holder or a member of his or her party.
  • The Lake Operations Coordinator has the authority to close access to Standley Lake Regional Park when deemed necessary for the safety, protection or welfare of the public.

 

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