Official Communications from the Town of Lyons

Bohn Park Skate Plaza Public Input Meetings

Thursdays, February 7 and 28 | 6 to 7:30 p.m. | Lyons Town Hall

Bohn Park Skate Plaza Public Input Meetings
On Thursdays, February 7 and 28, join the Bohn Park Phase II Skate Plaza team, Team Pain, DHM, and Town officials, to learn about the proposed skatepark and offer input into its design. Each meeting will take place from 6:00 to 7:30 p.m., in the Lyons Town Hall Board Room.

On February 7, the design team will recap the 2016 Parks Flood Recovery Planning Process, which included initial public input and a separate planning process for skatepark enhancement in Bohn Park. They’ll review background information on how the plan was refined, various constraints, review of current concept, etc., and solicit input from public based on Team Pain concepts to date.

On February 28, the team will present refined concept(s), inclusive of public input. Attendees will have the opportunity to further comment on the designs.

Team Pain, the contractor awarded the Bohn Park Phase II Skate Plaza project, is a Florida-based skate park specialist, who has over 30 years of experience creating custom skate parks and skate structures around the world. Team Pain has worked for municipal and government agencies, private sector, production companies for motion picture and televised events, and professional skateboarders and bmx riders. They have built more than 20 skateparks in Colorado.

Automated Gate at the Recycling Center

Recycling Center Hours: 7 a.m. to 7 p.m.

Within the next few weeks, an automated gate will be installed at the entrance of the recycling center, located at 198 2nd Avenue. The gate will be set to a timer to reflect the hours of the recycling center: closing at 7 p.m. and reopening at 7 a.m. daily. But don't panic! Sensors will also be installed to allow the gate to reopen, for anyone caught inside the recycling center area after the gate has closed (7 p.m.).

Single-stream recyclables are the only items permitted in the recycling center, and dumping of any kind is prohibited (such as mattresses, strollers, electronics, etc.).

We ask for the community's continued help in eliminating contamination of the recycling center. Common contributors of contamination include plastic bags (e.g. grocery bags and trash bags), food and liquids, and non-recyclable materials. When placed in recycling bins, these products cause machinery to jam and require additional resources, which ultimately result in increased costs for end users. 

More on Recycling Center Contamination and Guidelines >>

Weekend Work at Lyons Valley River Park

Roberts Excavation, the Lyons Valley River Park contractors, has notified the Town that they anticipate working a few upcoming Saturdays, to make up for time lost due to inclement weather. The Lyons Municipal Code permits construction activities from 7 a.m. to 7 p.m., all days of the week (L.M.C. § 7-2-130).  

The Lyons Valley River Park project is scheduled to be completed in July 2019.

Wilderness First Responder Class

Through February 10

Lyons Fire is hosting a NOLS wilderness first responder class in Lyons, through Sunday, February 10. While the class will be held primarily at the fire house, they have scheduled a few scenarios in Sandstone Park, and around town:

Friday (2/8), 10 - 11 a.m.: Airlink helicopter demo/landing in Bohn Park
Friday (2/8), 6:30 - 10:30 p.m.: Night rescue along the first mile of Antelope Trail

Vulnerable Persons List Signup

The Boulder County Sheriff's Office, Lyons Fire Protection District, and the Town of Lyons have partnered in a vulnerable persons program. This program allows first responders to check on certain individuals, should a community-wide local emergency event occur, such as a power outage or natural disaster.

If you or someone you know lives in the 80540 zip code and would like to be placed on this list, sign up online, email Utility Billing Clerk, Audrey Dicus, or visit Lyons Town Hall.

All information will be kept confidential and will only be shared with local emergency first responders.

Vulnerable Persons Online Signup >>

2019 Goodwill Fund Grant

Applications accepted through May 31, 2019

The Town of Lyons is pleased to announce the 2019 Goodwill Fund cycle, to support human services in the Lyons and the surrounding area. Applications for grants from the Goodwill Fund are accepted now through May 31, 2019.

The purpose of the Goodwill Fund is to assist nonprofit organizations that help low-income individuals and families in the Lyons area meet their basic needs. Examples of human service programs might include Meals on Wheels, health-related services, at-risk youth support, senior services, childcare assistance, nutritional support, transportation, and programs that assist with other necessary expenses to help households maintain housing, medical care, and utilities.

Funds will only be distributed to nonprofit organizations. The Lyons Human Services and Aging Commission will coordinate the Goodwill Fund and determine the amounts distributed to applicants on a case by case basis.

Find more information, including the 2019 application, visit the Goodwill Fund Grant page.

Upcoming Events

Old Man Winter Bike Rally & Run

Sunday, February 10

Old Man Winter

Bundle up and get ready to RUN and/or RIDE Colorado’s best mixed terrain. Riders – choose 50km or 100km of dirt, snow, sweat, and beer rolling through the world-famous cycling mecca of Boulder County.

Runners can crush the 5.9-mile run course, a fast, flat “Best of Lyons” tour, that integrates singletrack trails, red rock canyon, and gravel paths. Everybody gets luxury aid stations with real food and hydration, a hot meal and a cold beer at the finish line at LaVern Johnson Park, along with a killer post-ride party with great music, a fire pit, and a massive raffle.

Local Discount
Lyons residents can use promotional code: LYONSLOCAL25 for a 25% discount off registration!

Running or biking long distances not your thing? You can still be a part of this event (and get free shwag) by volunteering! Several spots are still available! Sign up to volunteer today.

LaVern M. Johnson Park

New this year, the Old Man Winter starting line and post-race festivities will be held in LaVern Johnson Park. Event and participant parking will also be in LaVern Johnson Park, so parking availability will be very limited on February 10. Park visitors are advised to plan accordingly.

Traffic Impacts

Each bike course includes routes along US-66, N. 75th St., and county roads southeast of Lyons. The run course routes along Railroad Ave., down 2nd Ave. to Red Gulch Rd, and eventually Old S. St. Vrain Rd. Traffic may be delayed around these areas. 

Lyons Night Out

Friday, February 8

Lyons Night Out

Do you wish you could spend an evening shopping in Lyons before enjoying a delicious dinner and great live music? Now you can!

Our businesses are extending their hours for a special night out on Friday, February 8. Show them some love for keeping the lights on to welcome you! Treat yourself, and/or your valentine, to unique gifts, classes, and tasty treats available right here in Lyons.

Each participating business will stay open until at least 8:00 pm and offer their own special discounts! 

Make your February shopping plans around this fun opportunity to connect in our community and share the love with our local businesses. This town has something for everyone!

Free Mountain Lion Presentation by David Neils

Saturday, February 9 | 7 to 8 p.m. | Western Stars Gallery & Studio

Free Mountain Lion Presentation by David Neils

People in LYONS are surrounded by incredible country where LIONS often roam...

Neils began monitoring wildlife at age five by tying dental floss across animal trails. Fourteen years ago he was face-bumped by a large mountain lion. Since then he’s been devoted to capturing wild footage of these majestic & mysterious predators.

He's bringing this Wild Mountain Lion Footage to Lyons in a FREE hour presentation (w/ Q&A) at Western Stars - cosponsored by Western Stars & Town of Lyons.

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