After nearly a month of being closed due to increased coyote activity and young pups in the den, the Parks and Forestry Division has reopened the trail for public use.
The pups are out of the den seeking food on their own and it is important to get the public back in the area so the coyotes don't become too accustomed to having the area all to themselves. There is still a risk of conflict between trail users and the coyotes. Trail users should exercise caution when walking the trail, especially if they have a dog with them.
The Parks and Forestry Division is encouraging trail users to leave their pets, especially small ones, at home. If trail users want to walk their pets at a park with a loop trail we suggest that they use Hunter's Glen Lake Park about a mile to the west on 128th Avenue.
Questions regarding the coyotes at Eastlake 3 Nature Preserve please call Parks & Forestry at 303-255-7833.