The Town of Windsor is set to hold its annual Fourth of July celebration at Boardwalk Park with a special dog-friendly race, food vendors and a fireworks display.
The Fourth of July Four-Legged Fun Run, a dog-friendly race around Windsor Lake, will begin at 8 a.m. with registration starting at 7 a.m. The $20 entry fee includes an exclusive race T-shirt; pre-register by noon on July 3 for a $5 discount. To register for the Fun Run, visit windsorgov.com/RecReg.
Fireworks will launch at approximately 9:10 p.m. Attendees are invited to bring picnic baskets, lawn chairs and blankets for convenience and comfort.
The north section of the Windsor Lake Trail, including the dog swim beach, will be closed immediately following the Fourth of July Four-Legged Fun Run for fireworks setup. Fifth Street will be closed to the public at 7 a.m. July 4 for handicap parking only, while 6th and 7th Street turn lanes 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.
In addition, boat rentals on Windsor Lake will be open from 10 a.m. to 7 p.m. July 4 is a non-motorized boating day; boaters using non-rented watercraft can be on the water until 4 p.m.
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 along Highway 257 is illegal.
- Cross railroad tracks at designated crossings.
In observance of the Fourth of July holiday, the Windsor Community Recreation Center, 250 N. 11th St., and Chimney Park Pool, 421 Chimney Park Dr., will have special hours. The Community Recreation Center will close at noon and Chimney Park Pool will open for lap swim from 11 a.m. to 12 p.m. with open swim beginning at 12 p.m. and ending at 6 p.m.
The town’s administrative offices will be closed, which include Windsor’s Town Hall, 301 Walnut St., and Public Works, 922 N. 15th St. Police department administrative offices will also be closed, though officers will remain on duty. In the case of an emergency, dial 911.
For more information, visit windsorgov.com/July4th or call 970-674-3500.