Official Communications from the Town of Lyons

State and Federal Officials Visiting Lyons

Monday, Sept. 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

Flood Reflection & Community Picnic

On September 13,  the Lyons community is invited 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.  

Hot dogs, baked beans, corn salad, and ice tea will be provided by local businesses and the Town. Folks are encouraged to bring picnic blankets or lawn chairs. Local musicians or those who would like to share a story, read a poem, or share their experience are invited to the open mic.

Flood Memories at Lyons Redstone Museum

Wednesday, Sept. 12, from 6:30 to 8:00 p.m.

On September 12, beginning at 6:30 p.m., a collection of Flood Stories and Recovery will be held at the Redstone Museum, with the updated Flood Display, and viewing the video “Understanding the Fundamentals of Colorado’s Epic flood of 2013, Lyons, Colorado”, by Spike Productions and Computer Terrain Mapping (CTM), Inc. - an in-depth scientific analysis of the event.

Available for purchase: a dozen different books on the flood, the featured videos, and newspaper archival material. Contact or, (303) 823-5271, for more information.

Recovery to Resilience: Flood Tour

Tuesday, Sept. 18, beginning at 7:45 a.m.

Water Education Colorado is offering a full-day tour of the flood-impacts areas along the northern Front Range, which includes a route through Lyons. The tour includes first-hand information from lawmakers, water managers, attorneys, engineers, and local leaders. Participants will learn about the initial actions that were taken to protect lives and property, as well as subsequent projects to move communities toward recovery and, ultimately, improved resilience.

Registration and more information at

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 to 8 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

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 contractor has begun clearing, grubbing, and excavation. Project construction 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

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