We’re charging ahead in our petition drive, with more than 1,200 signatures collected so far. (A quick trip to the Chatfield dog park on Sunday yielded 50 more!)
Three quick updates:
ONE: We’re aiming to get as many names as possible before the next County Commissioners meeting, June 20. We’ll be collecting all completed petition forms sometime on Sunday, June 18 (details to follow).
TWO: Attached are two PDFs: one of a landscape version of the petition page and one of a sheet of the little petition cards (cut them out and pass out to anyone who’d rather sign up online or who might share the petition with friends).
THREE: Over the next two weeks, please take a petition sheet (or cards) with you if you go to any other dog parks. Beyond that, we are reaching out to the general public as well as mountain bikers and runners, who probably support off-leash trail designations (runners often want to run with their dogs, and mountain bikers know that leashed dogs and bikes are a disastrous combination). We’ve attached a list of events in the area occurring before the 20th (see below). Some are general-interest (like the Lakehouse Concert here in Evergreen), others are running and cycling events.
Please consider attending one or more of these events (lots of them serve beer!). And if you do, PLEASE bring a petition sheet and fill it up. (We’ve asked for permission to petition at two of these events. If we get the go-ahead, we’ll arrange to have a table and signs there and will start asking for volunteers to staff it—so stay tuned.)
As you gather your signatures, please make a note (in pencil or on the back of the page) noting where and when you got them (doesn’t have to be super-precise, just the date or date range). Try to fill the pages completely (25 lines per page), which will make it easier for us to tally the results. Hang on to the pages and we’ll let you know how we’ll be collecting them on Sunday.
Thanks again for your efforts! The petition and card PDFs are at the bottom of this message.
Here’s the list of upcoming events where we can find more petitioners:
Evergreen Lakehouse Summer Concert
Wednesday, June 7, 5 – 9 pm
29612 Upper Bear Creek Rd.
Believe it or not, the scheduled band is called “Open Space”
Taste of the West
Thursday, June 8, 5 – 8 pm
Jeffco Fairgrounds (Exhibit Halls 1, 2, 3 and South Kitchen)
15200 W 6th Ave Frontage Rd, Golden, CO
Local food and beer/other booze vendors. Say they had 1,200 attendees last year.
Arvada 2nd Saturday Street Festival
June 10, 3 – 9 pm
Olde Town Arvada
Grandview Ave., Arvada, CO
Live music, arts/crafts, kid’s activities, food, beer and wine.
Evergreen Rodeo Grounds
El Pinal Rodeo Grounds @ Hwy 74 & Stagecoach Blvd.
Best to take shuttle from Evergreen Middle School (2059 South Hiwan Dr.) or The Wild Game (1204 Bergen Pkwy.) No dogs allowed.
Ridge at 38 Criterium and Brewfest
Sunday, June 11, 8 am – 8 pm
Wheat Ridge Cyclery
38th Ave. between Teller and Reed St., Wheat Ridge, CO
Bailey HUNDO and HUNDitO
90-mile (HUNDO) and 50-mile (HUNDitO) bike races
Saturday, June 17 @ 6:30 am (HUNDO) and 9:30 am (HUNDitO)
Both races start in downtown Bailey, CO
Women’s Ride 3: Alderfer/Three Sisters
Tuesday, June 20, 5:30 to 8 pm
Alderfer/Three Sisters Park
30299 Buffalo Park Rd.
Not a race, just a women-only group ride
Station 26 Brewing Co – 5K Beer Run
Saturday, June 10 @ 11 am
Station 26 Brewing Company
7045 E 38th Ave, Denver, CO
Event includes live music, food and local vendors.
Conifer’s Run the Ranch 5K
Saturday, June 10 @ 8 am
11369 S. Foxton Road
Event features live DJ, food and beverages. Dogs and families welcome!
Hot Trot 5K
Saturday, June 10 @ 7 am
Cherry Creek Park, Denver, CO
This race supports Freedom Service Dogs.
Stepping Stone 5K
Saturday, June 10 @ 9 am
7306 W. Bowles Ave., Littleton, CO
Zombie 5k Clear Creek County 5K
Saturday, June 10 @ 11 am
Georgetown Lake Walking Path, Georgetown, CO
Revel Rockies Marathon and Half-Marathon
Full marathon starts at Squaw Peak (Squaw Pass Rd./CO 103, near Echo Mountain). Half-marathon starts in Evergreen (near Wendy’s on Evergreen Pkwy./CO 74). Both races finish in Morrison (Union Ave.)
Miles for our Military 5K
Saturday, June 17 @ 8 am
7306 W Bowles Ave, Littleton, CO
Summer Breeze 5K, 10K and Half-Marathon
Saturday, June 17 @ 7 am
Stenger Soccer Complex
11200 W 58th Ave., Arvada, CO
Running Wild 5K and 1-Mile Fun Run
Saturday, June 17 @ 8:15 am
Boettcher Commons (the Quad) at Regis University
3333 Regis Blvd., Denver, CO
Event benefits endangered animals. After-race events include food and kids’ activities.