People planning to watch the Greeley Stampede’s July 4th Parade are warned that the tradition of using tarps to save spots along the parade route will not be allowed on the University of Northern Colorado campus.
Tarps and other damaging items will be removed by UNC crews and left along the curb for the owners to pick up.
UNC will be posting temporary signs to keep people from saving spots with items in order to preserve the grass. However, officials say that if parade watchers wish to reserve spaces with ribbons, tape, rope or string, that is acceptable.
Large items will kill the grass within days because they restrict the water and oxygen the grass gets, UNC manager of landscaping and grounds Pat McDonald said in a news release.
Parade-goers are welcome to bring tarps or plastic sheets with them the day of the parade to sit on. However, they must take them when they leave.
Items that are prohibited to use to reserve spots are tarps, plastic sheeting, sleeping bags, heavy blankets, and other similar items.