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2017 Spring Recreation Brochure

2017 Spring Recreation Brochure

Stay informed on the latest events, activities, and resources, with the 2017 Spring Recreation Brochure

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Spring Clean Weekend!

Saturday, May 6 & Sunday, May 7

Each spring, the Town of Lyons, led by the Sustainable Futures Commission, provides residents the opportunity to meet all their spring cleaning needs, without leaving town.


Community-Wide Garage Sale 

Saturday, May 6 | 9 a.m. to 1 p.m.

The Spring Clean Weekend is a two day event with the Lyons’ Community Garage Sale kicking things off on Saturday, May 6, from 9 a.m - 1 p.m.  The main hub of the third annual Community Garage Sale will take place at Sandstone Park where multiple residents will be hosting sales. Maps will be created pinning locations of all the other sales happening across town. Make sure to take advantage of this community reuse opportunity before your next trip to Target (better stuff in Lyons and cheaper prices).  If you are interested in hosting a sale, either at Sandstone (please register for a space) or at your home, please contact Sustainability Coordinator, Toby Russell at (trussell@townoflyons.com | 303-823-6622 ext. 46.

Cleanup Day

Sunday, May 7 | 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. | Wastewater Treatment Plant

The following day, Sunday, May 7, the annual Town Cleanup Day will take place in from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m., at the Wastewater Treatment Plant on 2nd Avenue. This year, Lyons utility bills are not necessary to participate; area residents are welcome to bring items for recycling, donation, and disposal. The goal of this event is reduce landfill items by providing responsible disposal of items that otherwise could not be recycled locally. As in the past, most types of materials will be accepted (electronics, yard-waste, branches, mattresses, tires, donations, etc.) EXCEPT hazardous materials (paint, chemicals, etc.).  Some items will incur a cost others we will accept for free. See www.lyonscolorado.com/events/community-wide-garage-sale for the most updated list of acceptable items and the pricelist.
 
If you have questions, please contact Lyons Sustainability Toby Russell at trussell@townoflyons.com.

Lyons Wilderness Fair & Earth Day Celebration

Sunday, April 23 | 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. | Sandstone Park

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Boulder County Offering Free Bike Racks to Businesses

Boulder County is launching a program to provide free bike racks and installation assistance to businesses throughout the county. Just in time to encourage spring riding, the program helps encourage bicycling for transportation and also as a part of active living.

Businesses can now get free bike racks and assistance with choosing a site on their property for the racks so employees and customers have a safe place to park their bikes.

All businesses are eligible to receive up to five bike racks, and Partners for a Clean Environment (PACE) advisors will help businesses site the racks and have a design layout approved by their local government permitting office. Businesses will be responsible for the cost of installation, but the county will provide a list of pre-qualified installers.


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Highway 66 Planning & Environmental Linkages Study

Tuesday, April 25 & Wednesday, April 26

Slalom* Gates in LaVern Johnson Park (third time's a charm!)

The Town and its associated contractors involved with the design and engineering of the North St. Vrain restoration are excited to showcase the new state-of-the-art whitewater park in LaVern M. Johnson Park, for the 2017 Lyons Outdoor Games Slalom Competition. The design of the stream through LaVern Park is more suited for slalom racing, whereas the event's previous location, Black Bear Hole, is more accommodating to freestyle play-boating kayaking.

The Town of Lyons has engaged in and promoted kayaking programs through its Parks and Recreation Department for over a decade, through various programming opportunities and facility development. This has assisted in the development of several local kayaking champions on the local and national scale.

To continue its support for the kayaking community, slalom gates have been installed along portions of the creek, within LaVern Park.. Kayakers are welcome to utilize the gates as a practice course, through the weekend of the Outdoor Games. The gates will be removed following the event, during the weekend of June 3-4.


The gates will only be up during high water, when tubing and fishing opportunities are limited or less likely to occur, or can be pushed to the side when not in use. 

Meet the Library Architect

Thursday, April 20 | 3:30 p.m. & 6:30 p.m. | Oskar Blues

Meet the Library Architect

Wildfire Partners Now Accepting Applications for 2017 

via Wildfire Partners
Wildfire Partners is a mitigation program to help homeowners prepare for wildfire. This program is funded by Boulder County, a $1.5 million grant from the Colorado Department of Natural Resources, and a $1.125 million grant from the Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA).

Wildfire Partners assists all Boulder County mountain and foothills homeowners—whether you own a new home or an older home, whether or not you have performed mitigation in the past, and whether or not you have had difficulty obtaining insurance or selling your home. Since 2014, more than 1,100 participating homeowners and 35 partner organizations have helped make this program a success. Wildfire Partners is a nationally recognized model for wildfire mitigation that is incorporated into the county’s building code.

Become a Wildfire Partner! Be a positive role model for others. Help create a more resilient community. Receive targeted technical advice and significant financial support. Obtain a Wildfire Partners Certificate that is automatically recognized as proof of proper mitigation by select insurance companies. Visit www.WildfirePartners.org to learn more and apply today!


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Resident Parking Passes Now Available

The Town of Lyons Department of Parks, Recreation & Cultural Events will be reinstating a parking fee for LaVern Johnson Park in 2017. A parking fee of $5 for every 4 hours for those who wish to park in LaVern Johnson on weekends and holidays, from April 1 through October 15. One free resident parking pass will be issued to one vehicle per household that signs up. A second pass may be obtained for $35, and third pass is $55. Non-residents may purchase a season parking pass for a flat rate of $75.00 per vehicle. 

Vehicles must have the parking pass displayed at all times when parked in LaVern Park to avoid a violation fee. 

During the summer season, vehicles without a parking pass will be charged $5 for every 4 hours, which can be processed at the kiosks located throughout the park.

Golf carts are required to pay parking fees, as well; residents may use the one free parking pass on golf carts.

Resident parking stickers will be mailed once proof of residency and vehicle information is provided at Lyons Town Hall or on the Town of Lyons website. Residency is proven by showing a Town of Lyons utility bill. To sign up for a parking pass, visit Lyons Town Hall or apply online at the following link: www.townoflyons.com/157


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Burning Can Festival at Lyons Outdoor Games

Get Stoked.

Burning Can Festival at Lyons Outdoor Games

The collaboration between the Town of Lyons and Oskar Blues to produce Burning Can Fest 2017 at the Lyons Outdoor Games is the perfect culmination of both. With 50+ craft breweries, trail running, biking, kayaking, yoga, kids zone and on-site camping, attendees can make a whole weekend out of it. Rocky Mountain revelry will ensue with music from The Humble and headlining act Rubblebucket, plus Colorado craft cuisine from a half dozen food vendors.  

Different ticket options are available:

  • Live Music and Lyons Outdoor Games Entry: $10 for adults, $5 for kids (12 and under) online and $15 for adults, $5 for kids at the event
  • Beer Festival (3PM - 6PM), Live Music, Lyons Outdoor Games Entry: $39
  • VIP Beer Festival (2PM - 6PM), Live Music, Lyons Outdoor Games Entry: $59
Check out the schedule of events, and get your tickets today!
Be on the lookout for more Burning Can Festival at Lyons Outdoor Games announcements. 

Town of Lyons

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