Official Communications from the Town of Lyons

Limited LaVern M. Johnson Park Access

Thursday, August 16 through Monday, August 20

From 11 a.m. on Thursday, August 16 through Monday, August 20 at noon, LaVern M. Johnson Park will be open only to residents of Lyons and Folks Fest campers. Lyons residents may access LaVern M. Johnson Park with proof of residency, and will be limited to foot traffic only.

Library Construction: Recycling Center and Skatepark

Due to construction for the new library, the Town and associated partners have begun preparation for relocating the recycling center to the south side of the Waste Water Treatment Plant center (198 2nd Ave.). Construction for the new ADA-accessible facility is well underway; however, due to minor engineering setbacks, the Town now estimates the move to be complete by September 1. The new library will be located at the current RTD lot site, on the southwest corner of 4th Ave. and Broadway. The library's construction is anticipated to begin in September. 

Shortly after the recycling center is relocated, the skatepark and the RTD parking space will be removed and unavailable to the public, as the library prepares for construction. Railroad Ave., parallel to East Main St., is available as replacement parking and an RTD bus stop. A new skatepark is currently scheduled to be built in Bohn Park, as part of Phase II of the Recovery Project.  

The Town does not anticipate any lapse in availability in single-stream recycling* between locations - recycling will remain available at its current location, and a new dumpster will be replaced at the new site, upon its completion. 

*The availability and schedule of the cardboard-specific bin may vary during the relocation period. Updates will be sent as information is received. 

2nd Ave. Bridge and Upcoming Construction

Work to begin the week of Aug. 27

Beginning the week of August 27, crews will begin work on 2nd Ave., near the wastewater treatment plant and Bohn Park entrances. The work will consist of paving a driveway to the wastewater treatment plant, along with paving and adding curb, gutter, and sidewalks to 2nd Ave., replacing the current gravel road. The work on 2nd Ave. will cover up to the area where work for the 2nd Ave. bridge replacement will take place, which is north of the Bohn Park vehicle entrance.

Construction for 
the 2nd Ave. Bridge replacement project is scheduled to begin in Winter 2018. 

Lyons Valley River Park

The Town has procured Roberts Excavation as the general contractor for the Lyons Valley River Park recovery project. Construction is anticipated to begin by early September, and continue through July 2019. 

See the Lyons Valley River Park final plan sets >>

Sandstone Summer Concert Series

Sandstone Summer Concert Series

Summer Thursdays through August 23
6:30 p.m. | Free!

Summer in Lyons: the air is warm, the creek's flowing, and music is playin' at Sandstone!

The 2018 Sandstone Summer Concert Series continues Thursdays through August 23, at the Raul Vasquez Community Stage in Sandstone Park. Thanks to the generous financial support of the Town and the Lyons Community Foundation, concerts are free of cost! So pack up the family and blankets, and plan to spend your Summer Thursdays at Sandstone Park! 

Don't miss the August 16 show, Woodbelly Band

Sandstone Concerts Public Market

If you'd like to register as a vendor at a Sandstone Concert, complete the registration form here >>

Art at River Bend

Art at River Bend

August 26 | 12 to 6 p.m.

Art at River Bend is a collaboration between the Boulder County Arts Alliance and the Lyons Arts and Humanities Commission.

This annual event is held along the North Saint Vrain Creek at River Bend, on Sunday, August 26 from 12 to 6 p.m. Dozens of artists of all mediums will have work for sale: paintings, photography, pottery, jewelry, fiber and more! The emphasis of this year's event is the sale of quality fine art. Previously, art selection was obtained through by open call-for-entries; this year, art featured at the event was hand-selected by invitation only.

Gourmet cheese selections and charcuterie will be provided by CURED, and libations from Spirit Hound Distillers will be available for purchase.


Volunteers are needed for this fun event! Contact Crystal Polis if you are available to help.

2018 Art at River Bend >>

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