Official Communications from the Town of Lyons

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

Spring Clean

Spring Clean RecycleMAYnia

Saturday, May 18 | 9 a.m. to 1 p.m.

This year, the Sustainable Futures Commission is sponsoring the Lyons RecycleMAYnia Spring Clean.The RecycleMAYnia Spring Clean annual cleanup day is at the Wastewater Treatment Plant, Saturday, May 18, from 9 a.m. - 1 p.m.

Lyons utility bills are not necessary to participate - area residents are welcome to bring items for recycling, donation, and disposal. The goal of this event is reduce landfill items by providing responsible disposal of items that otherwise could not be recycled locally.For information on what will be accepted, including a price list, visit:

Tree Limbs

As part of Spring Clean Up Day, residents may bring tree limbs (which will be chipped to mulch, by the County Forester) and/or yard waste (grass clippings, leaves, etc).

But, if you can’t get your tree limbs to Spring Clean Up Day on Saturday, May 18, there will be another opportunity in June (date TBD) for a tree limb pickup. 

The following criteria must be met, to be eligible for the curbside limb pickup in June: 

  1. Chippable limbs only -- limbs and brush. No grass, loose yard waste, compost.
  2. Limbs must be less than 6" diameter, ideally, closer to 3" (baseball width). 
  3. No construction debris or treated lumber. 
  4. Limbs cut as straight as possible, laid cut end toward the curb.
  5. Neighbors are requested to consolidate piles where possible.
Please join us in these reducing, reusing, and recycling efforts, as we strive toward a more sustainable Lyons!

Street Sweeping Postponed

Rescheduled to begin Monday, May 13

Due to the wet weather, town-wide street sweeping has been rescheduled to begin on Monday, May 13, 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!

Visitors Center Restroom Construction

Temporary Closure

Beginning the week of May 13, construction will take place to convert the Visitors Center restrooms into two ADA, family-style facilities. During this time, the restrooms will be closed to the public for an estimated 3 days, or until the project's completion. Visitors Center guests will be directed to the facilities in LaVern M. Johnson Park.


30 Reasons to Get Your EcoPass Today

Part 1

30) The EcoPass only costs $30 and has a value of over $2,000;
29) It allows you to ride any RTD routes at no additional cost;
28) You can use the Lyons to Boulder “Y” route to get to and from work;
27) The 8:00 a.m. “Y” bus leaves when the elementary school bell rings—don’t be part of the line of cars all going to the same place;
26) You can park your car in Boulder and jump on the airport shuttle saving money on tolls, gas, and parking;
25) Get your culture fix in Denver by taking the Flatirons Flyer from Boulder and visit a museum or two;
24) Use the bus to get to a Rockies game and have that extra beer;
23) The EcoPass works on the FLEX service from Boulder and Longmont to Fort Collins;
22) The maximum out of pocket cost for family is $90;
21) The process is easy and you can do it online here;
To be continued…
For more information, visit:

Boulder County's Discounted Trees Program

Last two days to order!

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

Faded History

May History Month

The Lyons Redstone Museum is open for the 2019 season! All visitors are invited to start out their visit to this Heritage Tourism Town by stopping at the history museum to enjoy the History of the Lyons area in displays, photographs, and genealogy. 

For information about upcoming events, visit the newly revamped website,, or follow the museum on Facebook, at Lyons Redstone Museum

Faded History Photography Workshop

Sunday, May 19 | 2:00 to 3:30 p.m.

Faded History is a free photography workshop on the care and preservation of photographs, and how computer technology can be used to restore photographs faded by time. For a $10 donation, participants can have one photograph (up to 8"x10") scanned and cleaned up, and receive a jpeg image of the photograph.

All proceeds from the event go towards the purchase of archival materials for the museum. >>

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.

Learn more and get your tickets today!

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!

New Boards and Commissions Opportunities

Calling all high school students!

The Student Advisory Commission is seeking membership applications from students, between 14 and 19 years old. More information on the Student Advisory Commission, including how to apply, can be found here.

In addition, the Town is seeking membership applications for several other boards and commissions, including the Economic Vitality Commission, Ecology Advisory Board, and Human Services & Aging Commission.  Below is a list of current vacancies on Lyons boards and commissions. We hope to hear from you soon!  

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