Published on March 30, 2022
CHEYENNE – The City of Cheyenne will close the southern portion of the East Cheyenne Community Open Space that contains a large pond on Friday, April 1st. The area will remain closed until Friday, July 15th.
This area contains a large pond which provides valuable habitat for many species of wildlife and is especially important to many species of waterfowl. April 1st to July 15th is a critical time of year for these species as they are nesting and raising their young. Disturbances at this time can cause them to abandon their nests or cause stress to young birds that cannot fly.
The northern portion of the site will remain open to the public and users may park in the parking lot along E. Pershing Blvd. and enjoy the natural area. The area is open from sunrise to sunset. Pets must be kept on a leash and pet waste picked up and disposed of. Visitors are also asked to pick up all trash and make sure they and their pets do not harass the wildlife or nearby livestock.
East Cheyenne Community Open Space is a 105-plus acre site purchased in early 2020 with voter approved Sixth Penny funds.