Official Communications from the Town of Lyons

Slalom Gates at LaVern Johnson Park

Local kayak practice runs for Lyons Outdoor Games

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 will be installed through LaVern Park, within the next few weeks. Kayakers are welcome to utilize the gates as a practice course. The gates will be removed following the event, which will be held on June 1.

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

Shelter Reservations

Reserve a Shelter in LaVern Park

Perfect for graduations or birthday parties! 

The shelters in LaVern Johnson Park offer a beautiful venue for birthday parties, graduations, family celebrations, and summer picnics. During the summer months, prices start at just $50 for five hours! 

Learn more about LaVern Johnson Park shelter rentals, and book yours today!

Lyons Valley River Park Ponds

The Lyons Valley River Park Pond project is on schedule to be completed by the end of June 2019. Seeding and revegetation will occur during the first week of May. While active construction will slow down considerably, the area will remain closed to the public through at least June, while the seedlings and plants take root. The east side of the October and November hole area remains open to the public.

Lyons Valley River Park >>

Lyons Valley River Park Ponds

Bohn Park Phase II

Grading, clearing, and grubbing of the project site is nearly complete. Skatepark construction is anticipated to begin the week of April 29, 2019, following the completion the preparatory groundwork.

Phase II will remain closed to the public throughout the entire construction phase.

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We're Hiring!

Looking for a meaningful job, or know someone who is? Look no further - the Town of Lyons is hiring! The Town is currently seeking candidates for a Director of Utilities and seasonal and permanent Parks and Public Works Maintenance Workers.

View all job opportunities and apply at

Water Talk at the Lyons Farmette

Friday, April 26 | 7 p.m.

Chances are good that without the imported water from the Colorado Big Thompson Project, most of us wouldn’t be living here on the Front Range. The intricate engineering marvel that brings Colorado Western Slope water to our faucets here in Lyons will be the subject of a talk April 26 at 7 p.m. at the Farmette.

Greg Silkensen from the Northern Water Conservancy will describe how his organization manages water resources for residential and agricultural needs along the Front Range. The talk is the latest in a series of public outreach events sponsored by the Town of Lyons Ecology Advisory Board.

There will be an opportunity for questions and discussion. Light refreshments will be served.

National Prescription Drug Take-Back Day

Prescription Drug Take-Back Day

April 27 | 10 a.m. to 2 p.m.
Lyons Sheriff's Substation, 430 Park Ave.

The National Prescription Drug Take-Back Day aims to provide a safe, convenient, and responsible means of disposing of prescription drugs, while also educating the general public about the potential for abuse of medications. On Saturday, April 27, from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m., unused or expired medication can be safely disposed of at the Boulder County Sheriff's Substation in Lyons, 430 Park Ave. (next to Town Hall).

Compost Workshop

Monday, April 29 | 6 to 8 p.m. | Lyons Town Hall

Boulder County's Resource Conservation Division will be holding a compost workshop at Lyons Town Hall on Monday, April 29, from 6 to 8 p.m. All are welcome to learn how to start and maintain  highly efficient backyard compost system.

More information can be found at 

Compost Workshop

Boulder County's Discounted Trees Program

Boulder County’s Sustainability Office is providing more than 600 discounted trees to its residents through EnergySmartThis tree planting program is designed to help residents better understand where to plant a tree on their property to achieve maximum shading effect for maximum energy savings. 

Boulder County residents can reserve their trees at An online tool helps residents estimate the annual energy savings that will result from plating trees in the most strategic location near their homes. The five types of trees offered in 5-gallon sizes are:

  • Austrian Pine
  • Bur Oak
  • Kentucky Coffee Tree
  • Ponderosa Pine
  • Spring Snow Crabapple

The program will be offered on a first-come, first-served basis and there will be two pickup locations in Boulder and Longmont for a pickup time in May. Residents will be able to choose their pickup location during checkout.

Learn more at

2019 Goodwill Fund Grant

Applications accepted through April 30, 2019

The 2019 Goodwill Fund Grant is available to nonprofit organizations, to support human services in Lyons and the surrounding area. Applications for grants from the Goodwill Fund are being accepted now through April 30, 2019.

More information on the 2019 Goodwill Fund Grant >>

Discount Dog Days

Discount Dog Days

April 1 - April 30

Throughout the month of April, the Town of Lyons will be offering discounts on dog licenses - just in time for the 2019-2020 season, as dog licenses are valid from May 1 to April 30 annually.

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