Official Communications from the Town of Lyons

2nd Ave. Construction

Bohn Park Vehicle Entrance 

Crews have begun concrete work for new sidewalks  along 2nd Ave., adjacent to the Bohn Park vehicle entrance. During this phase, the Bohn Park vehicle entrance will be closed  through Saturday, Sept. 1 (weather dependent), while paving and curing takes place. Park guests are welcome to park in the wastewater treatment plant parking lot, located on the east side of 2nd Ave., across from Bohn Park and utilize the pedestrian walkways.

This project consists of paving a new driveway to the wastewater treatment plant, adding curb, gutter, and sidewalks along 2nd Ave, and paving the road, replacing the gravel section.

State and Federal Officials Visiting Lyons

Monday, September 10 | 10 to 11:30 a.m. | Bohn Park

On Monday, September 10, from 10 to 11:30 a.m., Governor Hickenlooper will join state and local officials to commemorate the 5-year anniversary of the 2013 flood event, with a visit to Lyons. All are invited to Bohn Park to reflect on the past five years of recovery, rebuilding and resiliency.

Hickenlooper to Commemorate 5-Year Flood Anniversary in Lyons

5-Year Flood Reflection & Community Picnic

September 13 | 5:30 to 7:30 p.m. | Bohn Park

On September 13,  the Lyons community is encouraged to come together in Bohn Park for a 5-year Flood Reflection and Community Picnic. Town officials will give updates on recovery progress, and all are invited to commemorate, and share stories of the 5-year journey.  Please save the date and more details will be coming in the next several days.

Lyons Valley Park Housing Meeting

Tuesday, Sept. 11, 6:00 to 8:00 p.m. 

Lyons Middle/Senior High School Cafetorium On Tuesday, Sept. 11, from 6:00 - 8:00 p.m., Summit Housing Group invites the community to learn more about the affordable housing plans from Summit Housing Group. All are welcome to the meeting to learn more. Please use the door at the northeast entrance near the auxiliary gym, which is best accessed by the large school parking lot.

Lyons Valley River Park Pond Project

Mobilization to begin after Labor Day

The Lyons Valley River Park Pond Project, which surrounds McConnell Bridge, consists of reshaping the pond, installing an internal trail system, restoring habitat and vegetation, and repairing the sewer outfall line.

The Town has procured Roberts Excavation as the general contractor for the Lyons Valley River Park recovery project. Mobilization is anticipated to begin the week following the Labor Day holiday, with full construction activities commencing in mid-September. Work will continue through July 2019.

Throughout the duration of the project, McConnell Dr., US-66, and 2nd Ave. will experience heavy truck traffic. Road diversions will be implemented, to alleviate lane and road closures. Equipment will be staged at the wastewater treatment plant site. 

Public access to adjacent river features will be determined in coordination with the contractor, as work begins. 

Library Construction: Recycling Center & RTD Lot

Recycling Center Moving - Mid September
RTD Parking Lot Closure - Late September

As the new library approaches construction, the Town and associated partners have prepared the south side of the Wastewater Treatment Plant center (198 2nd Ave.), as the recycling center's new site, as the library will be located at the current RTD lot site. The town, together with Boulder County plans to have the recycling center relocated by Mid- September. The library's construction is anticipated to begin in October.

In late September (approximately Sept 21), the RTD lot will permanently close as a parking lot. Please plan accordingly; vehicles parked in the lot after September 21 are subject to towing. Additionally, there is parking along US-36 (eastbound) between Railroad Ave and Park Ave. The Kurt Carlson Skatepark will also be removed around this time, as the building contractors mobilize for library construction.  A new skatepark is currently scheduled to be built in Bohn Park, as part of Phase II of the Recovery Project.

LCF Grant Opportunities

Lyons Community Foundation Grant Applications Available Now

The Lyons Community Foundation (LCF) is pleased to announce our 11th Annual Community Support Granting season. Applications for Community Support Grants are available online now and are due September 10, 2018. These grants are available only once per year and must be applied for at this time. Electronic submissions are required; granting information and applications are available at
The LCF’s Community Support granting program focuses on their mission to improve the quality of life, build a culture of giving, and encourage positive change for the greater Lyons area. Eligible for grants are non-profit organizations in the greater Lyons area who have 501(c)3 status or a sponsoring organization with 501(c)3 status, government agencies, and schools.
In 2017, Community Support Grants totaled over $30,000 and were awarded to 14 individual projects. Some of programming that was funded in 2017 included support for LEAF (Lyons Emergency Assistance Fund) and the Lyons food pantry, the Town of Lyons/Parks and Recreation: Sandstone Concert Series and Parade of Lights, Lyons Elementary School, Lyons High School, Lyons Volunteers, and the Lyons Historical Society. None of this work would continue without the dedication, inspiration, hard work, and financial support of Lyons area citizens. LCF is grateful for the abundance of area citizens dedicated to performing inspired work.

Grants Review Committee Applications being accepted

Are you new to Lyons? Are you looking for opportunities to learn about the community enriching project ideas led by LCF grantees? Are you in search of a small way to give back to the community? If so, we welcome community members to apply to be on the Grants Review Committee. Commitment is two evenings in September. Applications are available at and must be submitted by September 4, 2018.

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