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Hold Off Saving Parade Spots at UNC After July 2

Parade watchers on the roadside

June 5, 2019

Parade tarps flierUntil July 2, the University of Northern Colorado will remove materials used to save spots on campus for watching the Greeley Stampede Fourth of July parade. This action will allow crews to conduct necessary mowing and watering of campus greenspace along 10th Avenue between 16th and 20th streets.

The use of tarps and materials that damage turf isn't permitted. Stakes, fence posts and other items that can puncture irrigation lines also aren't allowed. Crews will continue to remove these, and people who use them to reserve parade spots may be held liable for damage.

Instead, water-soluble spray paint is advised. Please verify that the type is approved for temporarily marking grass and that it's the type that can be easily removed from hard surfaces.

Be advised that the community tradition of saving spots on campus is on the honor system. The university can't guarantee the availability of saved spots on the day of the parade. For those viewing the parade, remember that alcohol in open containers is prohibited on campus.

College Day: Wear your favorite UNC gear on July 3 to gain free admission into the park grounds.

View a larger version of the flyer image (PDF).

Options for Watching the Greeley Stampede July 4 Parade

UNC employees, retirees and their immediate household family members can view the Greeley Stampede Independence Day Parade on July 4 from reserved bleacher seating in front of the building at 1862 10th Ave. in Greeley.

Seating will be available on a first-come, first-served basis. Be prepared to show your UNC ID card upon request. Please, no early placeholders (e.g. blankets, signs) to reserve seats. Free parking will be available in UNC parking lots.

Employees, family members and friends can watch the parade from elsewhere on campus property in accordance with a restriction on how far in advance viewing spots can be reserved. 

The parade is scheduled to begin at 9 a.m. Thursday, July 4. The parade route runs north on 10th Avenue beginning at 19th Street and ending at 5th Street. 

For more information, visit the Greeley Stampede website

 

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