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Thursday, July 16, 2020

Standley Lake opens personal paddle craft to permit holders

Standley Lake opens personal paddle craft to permit holders

UPDATE: You can put your name on a waitlist in case more permits become available or a cancellation occurs.

Standley Lake Regional Park will open to 175 personal paddle craft permit holders on Friday, July 17.

“Opening to a fixed number of personal paddle craft is a safe and manageable way to allow staff to monitor and adjust procedures before expanding to additional users,” said Parks and Recreation and Libraries Director Jason Genck. “This will also allow for social distancing and safe operations as outlined by the state, counties and city’s health and safety guidelines.”

Daily paddle passes will not be issued at this time. Staff will continue to monitor COVID-19 conditions and may revise policies based on changing public safety needs. For more information call 303-425-1097.

All paddle craft utilized on Standley Lake must enter at the main entrance to the park and will be sprayed in accordance with aquatic nuisance species (ANS) protocols. If paddle craft are brought in on a trailer, the trailer cannot come into contact with the water. All paddle craft must be able to be hand-carried to and from the water.

​Due to COVID-19 restrictions, there are some changes to the paddle craft program that patrons should be aware of:

  • Patrons must wear a mask at the decontamination station while receiving the required ANS spray.
  • Six feet of social distancing must be maintained in the park and on the water at all times.
  • Patrons will be responsible for placing and removing their personal paddle craft from the spray rack and their vehicles. Staff will not physically be in contact with personal paddle craft or equipment.
  • Patrons will be required to wear a mask in the park or on the water when social distancing cannot be maintained.
  • Parks staff have the right to limit access to the park and/or lake when it’s at capacity to comply with social distancing recommendations as outlined by the Center of Disease Control, state and/or county public health guidelines.
  • All paddle craft users must wear a PFD (personal flotation device) at all times while on the water.
  • Lake access is restricted to Friday - Monday, 9 a.m. to 6 p.m. No paddle craft will be allowed on the lake Tuesday, Wednesday or Thursday.
  • Paddle craft must be off the water by 6 p.m.
  • Spray station hours are 8:30 a.m. to 5 p.m. until September 30.

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