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Dog Waste Stations

The city contracts with Poo Free Parks™, which is a Denver-based, privately-held company providing eco-friendly pet waste services. The company provides free dispensers and bags at no cost to the city and maintains these units on a regular basis. Poo Free Parks™ is dedicated to help keep parks and waterways clean and beautiful in an environmentally, fiscally and socially responsible manner, providing employment opportunities to heavily disadvantaged members of the community and bringing value and recognition to sponsorship partners. For more information, please visit the Poo Free Parks website.

Neighborhood Landscape Enhancement Grant Details

The Neighborhood Landscape Enhancement Grant program makes funds available for streetscape projects that improve the appearance of individual neighborhoods within the City of Westminster.

Resource Management Program

Westminster is proud of its award-winning park system. A Resource Management Program (Tier Service Level Program) was implemented in 2011 to maintain park quality while managing available resources. The plan is systematic, professionally administered and is based on resources, need and priority.

Memorial Bench Program

The City of Westminster's Parks, Recreation & Libraries Department welcomes donations as a part of the memorial bench program. These donations help us enhance our parks, trails and open spaces, while remembering loved ones. Learn more.

Mosquito Management

The City of Westminster partners with Vector Disease Control International (VDCI) for mosquito management. VDCI employs established Integrated Mosquito Management (IMM) principles and practices to dramatically reduce the numbers of mosquitoes in the city. The program includes practices that are environmentally sensitive and utilize a combination of cultural, biological and chemical measures that emphasize the least-toxic approach to target and control all mosquitoes, both nuisance species and disease-vector species. The primary diseases of concern are West Nile Virus, Western Equine Encephalitis, and St. Louis encephalitis.

VDCI's Mosquito Hotline (303-428-5908) accepts calls from the public concerning but not limited to the following:

  • Reports of mosquito annoyance areas, and/or standing, stagnant water that may indicate the presence of larval sites or harborage of adult mosquitoes.
  • No spray or opt-out process for a resident to request that no spraying be performed in front of their home. This may be used as a shut-off list that would require the operator to tum off the spray when driving past the residents identified on the list and prior notification to the resident of when spraying will take place.
  • Request for notification when spraying will be done. A resident can request to be notified when their neighborhood will be treated with adulticide spray.
  • Request for information on how to control and/or prevent mosquitoes on private property as well as educational information on mosquito-borne diseases.
  • Request health and safety information about mosquito control operations and pesticide products used in the mosquito control program.
  • Request for information on what surveillance or treatment programs are taking place within the City of Westminster.

Metal Detecting Special Use permit

Apply for a permit by filling out the Special Use Permit Form (Metal Detector) Once completed, please send it to prl@westminsterco.gov.