Official Communications from the Town of Lyons

Street Sweeping Route

Street Sweeping

Please avoid parking vehicles along the street

Street sweeping is scheduled to begin on Monday, May 6, and is anticipated to continue through the week. The route will follow the Town's snow priority schedule. The sweeping may kick up dust, so we recommend closing street-facing windows during the day.

Please do not park vehicles along these roads during sweeping.

We appreciate your help!

Dogs, Lyons, and Leashes

Dogs, Lyons, and Leashes

Reminder to owners of furry friends

With spring snowstorms in the books and summer drawing close, we want to remind residents about dogs and leash rules. All dogs in Lyons must be on a leash in public areas. This includes: LaVern Johnson Park, Bohn Park, Sandstone Park, Lyons Valley River Park ponds and Black Bear Hole, as well as sidewalks, streets, and rights-of-way.

“We need everyone’s help to ensure that both two- and four-legged park users get the most out of these areas,” noted Boulder County Sheriff Sergeant, Bill Crist. “Please be respectful of each other and follow the rules for on- and off-leash areas.”

Currently, the dog park at Bohn Park is the only off-leash area in the Town of Lyons. This means dogs should be on a leash until they’ve entered the gated area of the off-leash park. Please remember that dog waste removal and disposal is required by law. Individuals can report animal complaints to Boulder County Non-Emergency Dispatch at 303.441.4444.

Lyons Outdoor Games

Due to current Bohn Park Construction, the Lyons Outdoor Games event will be held in the Bohn Bark Off-Leash Dog Park. The dog park is scheduled to be closed intermittently on May 30 for vendor access and setup, and then remain closed from May 31 at 9 a.m. through 11 a.m. on Sunday, June 2.

While the dog park is closed for normal use during that weekend, dogs on a leash are welcome at this year’s Lyons Outdoor Games! Perhaps you have a future Dock Dog champion in your midst...?

New Boards and Commissions Opportunities

Calling all high school students!

In April, the Board of Trustees approved the creation of a new commission, the Student Advisory Commission, aimed to engage high school students in local government. Members' responsibilities include advise the Board of Trustees on matters important to young adults; recommend programs and resources; and actively engage young adults in efforts toward community enhancement.

The Student Advisory Commission is seeking members who are in an academic program (e.g. high school), between 14 and 19 years old. More information on the Student Advisory Commission, including how to apply, can be found here.

All Boards and Commissions Opportunities

Joining a board or commission is a great way to become involved and help shape the decisions made in your community. Below is a list of current vacancies on Lyons boards and commissions. We hope to hear from you soon!  

Ecology Advisory Board - 1 vacancy
Economic Vitality Commission - 7 vacancies
Historic Preservation Commission - 2 vacancies
Human Services & Aging - 1 vacancy
Lyons Arts and Humanities Commission - 1 vacancy
Student Advisory Commission - 7 vacancies

Reels on the River: Jurassic Park

Sunday, May 12 | 7:30 p.m. | LaVern Johnson Park

Bring your chairs and blankets and join us for this year's kick-off Reels on the River outdoor movie, presented by River Cliff Realty and Lyons VIBE! The showing will be the popular film, Jurassic Park. The movie will begin at 7:30 p.m. on May 12, at the grass plaza in LaVern Johnson Park. This is a free event! So join us in welcoming the warm season, with a family night out!

Reels on the River: Jurassic Park

Lyons Regional Library District Call for Trustees 

Deadline for expression of interest is May 31, 2019

The Lyons Regional Library District has upcoming vacancies on their Board of Trustees, with terms to begin in September 2019. The Board will be ushering in a new era of collaborative work within the library community and the new Director.

The library district is seeking people who:
  • Live within the Lyons Regional Library District (Boulder County or Larimer County)
  • Can commit time and positive energy (4-8 hours monthly)
  • Are passionate in the belief that libraries transform lives
  • Care about the future of our community
  • Are comfortable working with digital documents
Deadline for receipt of expressions of interest is May 31, 2019.

For an initial inquiry and exploratory conversation, please email Sarah Catchpole, with your contact info and the best times to reach you, at In the subject bar, kindly put: Sarah – Trustee Inquiry.

For more information on Lyons Regional Library District Board Of Trustees, visit

Emergency Warning Sirens to be Tested

Monday, May 6 | 10 a.m. and 7 p.m.

Boulder County will continue audible testing of the countywide emergency sirens at 10 a.m. on Monday, May 6. The test is the first of the monthly emergency audible siren tests, which take place on the first Monday of each month, from April through August.

The audible siren tests will occur twice on each testing day, at 10 a.m. and 7 p.m., on May 6, June 3, July 1 and August 5.

Siren tests ensure that all systems and procedures are working properly during the season of peak flood danger. The tests also promote public awareness of the warning sirens located throughout Boulder County. The annual siren testing is a good reminder for residents to sign up for emergency alerts at

Should Boulder County experience severe weather during one of the planned audible tests, the siren tests for that day may be cancelled.

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Volunteer for the Lyons Outdoor Games

Burning Can at Lyons Outdoor Games

The unofficial kick-off to summer is back!

On June 1, 2019, Burning Can Fest at the Lyons Outdoor Games returns to Bohn Park. This year’s event features participant and spectator sport competitions that include adventure sports, Outlaw Yoga, Kayaking, a Trail Run / Beer Relay, Dock Dogs, Bike Obstacle Race, BMX Dirt Jump Comp, 70+ craft breweries at Burning Can, and so much more.

Ticket holders can watch world-class athletes competing in both open and professional competitions. The day's line-up includes BMX Dirt Jump competitions and Slalom Kayak Competition. The festival’s quirky side shines through with features like “Dock Dogs” dog jumping contests, yoga sessions, and a cornhole tournament. The music and dance vibes will be in full effect with three musical performances: The Red Petals, Wildermiss, and Moon Taxi.

Calling all Volunteers!

Burning Can and Outdoor Games Volunteer slots just opened!

The Lyons Outdoor Games is a volunteer-driven event, with deep tradition in community involvement. This event couldn't happen without the team of volunteers! All volunteers will receive free general admission, a meal ticket, and a Lyons Outdoor Games T-shirt! Most are three hours, allowing flexibility and ample time for volunteers to enjoy the day!

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!

Slalom Gates at LaVern Johnson Park

Local kayak practice runs for Lyons Outdoor Games

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

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