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Posted on: August 20, 2021

ACRD receives History Colorado award

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The Lafayette Arts & Cultural Resources Department (ACRD) has been bestowed with the Caroline Bancroft Award from History Colorado for its Racism and Discrimination at the Lafayette Swimming Pool – 1934 exhibit which chronicles the story of Rose Luera...

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Posted on: October 26, 2020

Report a Problem

Report a problem

Request Tracker allows residents to report a problem or concern to the appropriate department. Once the information is submitted, users have the ability to track the work in process and resolution of the issue.

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Posted on: October 26, 2020

Notify Me

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Sign up to receive email and/or text notifications about the news that's important to you. Register for Emergency Alerts, News Flashes, Calendar Items, Newsletters and more.

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Posted on: October 26, 2020

Connection Newsletter

Connection Newsletter

Included every month in water bills, the Lafayette Connection newsletter encourages residents to Be a Part of It. Regular features will inform readers about important and exciting things happening in your community.

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Posted on: October 26, 2020

Lafayette-Listens

Lafayette-Listens

A new online community engagement platform that provide residents with an innovative and convenient way for to share ideas, ask questions, provide input, and learn about ongoing projects.

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Posted on: December 15, 2020

Year in Review Video

2020 Year in Review

Residents are invited to take a look back at the City’s 2020 successes by viewing our annual video production.

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Posted on: November 2, 2021

What is City Council working on? Nov. 17 meeting recap

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Stay engaged and keep informed of the issues your Lafayette elected officials are working on by following the City Council Meeting Recap.

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Posted on: November 2, 2021

What is City Council working on? Nov. 1 meeting recap

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Posted on: October 20, 2021

What is City Council working on? Oct. 19 meeting recap

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Stay engaged and keep informed of the issues your Lafayette elected officials are working on by following the City Council Meeting Recap.

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Posted on: October 6, 2021

What is City Council working on? Oct. 5 meeting recap

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Posted on: September 24, 2021

What is City Council working on? Sept. 23 meeting recap

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Posted on: September 15, 2021

What is City Council working on? Sept. 9 meeting recap

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Posted on: August 18, 2021

What is City Council working on? Aug. 17 meeting recap

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Posted on: August 4, 2021

What is City Council working on? Aug. 3 meeting recap

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Posted on: July 21, 2021

What is City Council working on? July 20 meeting recap

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Posted on: July 7, 2021

What is City Council working on? July 6 meeting recap

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Posted on: June 16, 2021

What is City Council working on? June 15 meeting recap

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Posted on: June 2, 2021

What is City Council working on? June 1 meeting recap

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Posted on: May 19, 2021

What is City Council working on? May 18 meeting recap

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Posted on: May 5, 2021

What is City Council working on? May 4 meeting recap

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Posted on: April 20, 2021

What is City Council working on? April 20 meeting recap

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Posted on: April 7, 2021

What is City Council working on? April 6 meeting recap

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Posted on: March 17, 2021

What is City Council working on? March 16 meeting recap

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Posted on: March 3, 2021

What is City Council working on? March 2 meeting recap

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Posted on: February 17, 2021

What is City Council working on? Feb. 16 meeting recap

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Posted on: February 3, 2021

What is City Council working on? Feb. 2 meeting recap

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Posted on: June 5, 2020

A statement from the Lafayette City Council

 No toleramos y no toleraremos actos de racismo, opresión, intimidación, acoso, prejuicio o discrimi

As your elected City Council members, we have the honor, responsibility, and privilege of being seated in positions of power. This status allows, and requires us, to effect and influence positive change for the good of our community and all Lafayette resi...

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Posted on: January 20, 2021

What is City Council working on? Jan. 19 meeting recap

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Posted on: January 5, 2021

What is City Council working on? Jan. 5 meeting recap

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Posted on: December 16, 2020

What is City Council working on? Dec. 15 meeting recap

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Posted on: December 2, 2020

What is City Council working on? Dec. 1 meeting recap

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Posted on: November 19, 2020

What is City Council working on? Nov. 17 meeting recap

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Posted on: December 3, 2021

Plan to attend the annual Lafayette Oatmeal Festival on Jan. 8

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The Lafayette Chamber of Commerce is excited to announce the Oatmeal Festival is back in 2022! Join them on Saturday, Jan. 8 for the annual breakfast (at a new location) and a virtual 5K.

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Posted on: November 20, 2021

Donate food and essential items at the Lafayette Library

Sister Carmen truck picks up donations at the Lafayette Public Library curbside dropoff

Lafayette Public Library has partnered with Sister Carmen Community Center as a food drive location. We are making it easy for you to donate food and other essential items this holiday season and beyond!

Sister Carmen provides services for those struggling...

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Posted on: November 30, 2021

Spot the Elf in Old Town

Spot the elf in Old Town

Stop by participating Old Town merchants to pick up a passport book and start spotting elves! Turn in your completed booklet by Dec. 19 to be eligible for prizes.

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Posted on: November 20, 2021

Brighten a Lafayette child's holiday with a new toy or cash donation

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The Lafayette Police Department is once again hosting the Santa Cop program. This program coordinates gift donations for families in need in our community. Lafayette is a unique community that includes a wide range of incomes.  Many people do not...

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Posted on: November 22, 2021

Holiday season crime prevention tips

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During the holiday season, crime can have a slight increase.  This is due, in part, to shoppers carrying more cash and credit cards with them while shopping, shopping later than usual, or leaving valuables in vehicles. It’s also common to be preo...

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Posted on: February 19, 2021

S. Boulder Road Multimodal Improvement Project

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S. Boulder Road Multimodal Improvement Project

Roadway improvements for drivers, pedestrians, and bikers along S. Boulder Road began in March. 

On Sept. 8, traffic on 120th Street, south of the intersection at S. Boulder Road, has been reduced to a...

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Posted on: November 17, 2021

What is City Council working on? Nov. 17 meeting recap

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Stay engaged and keep informed of the issues your Lafayette elected officials are working on by following the City Council Meeting Recap.

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Posted on: November 16, 2021

Sign up for utility eBilling

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Electronic billing, or eBilling, allows customers to receive utility bills from the City quickly and more securely, and avoids hassles and delays associated with paper bills and mail delivery. The City's online system also provides customers the ...

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Posted on: November 8, 2021

An election follow-up message from City Administrator Sprague

Community Message News Flash

The November 2 election yielded very positive and inspiring results for the City of Lafayette – thank you to all Lafayette residents who took time to vote.

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Posted on: April 6, 2021

Xcel Energy natural gas project on Public Road - Nov. 2 update

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Beginning on Nov. 3, Xcel Energy will be finalizing work along S. Public Road with a mill and overlay process between S. Boulder Road and E. Chester Street. This step involves removing the top 2-3 inches of pavement and repaving the surface with new aspha...

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Posted on: February 3, 2021

Have a positive impact on your Lafayette community!

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Help guide the future of your community by serving on a City Board or Commission. The following positions are currently available.  These committees typically meet once per month and act as resident advisors to City Council.

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Posted on: September 10, 2021

Free COVID test kits available at the Lafayette Library

COVID test locker newsflash

Please check the Bumblebasket website for availability as supplies have been limited.

Picking up test kits from the locker is a very easy process. Anyone can stop by the Library during open hours, sign up on the tablet located on the locker, and a locker d...

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Posted on: October 15, 2021

Snow removal volunteers needed

Snow Removal Volunteers

Looking to make a difference in your community?

Lafayette Senior Services is looking for volunteers to assist with snow removal for disabled or older adults in need of help. 

Lafayette Senior Center staff will pair volunteers with a resident for th...

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Posted on: October 27, 2021

Fall street sweeping to begin the week of Nov. 1

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When anything but rain and snow melt goes down the storm drain, it can impact drainage. Improper disposal of yard waste, including leaves, has the potential to impact the water quality in Coal Creek, Rock Creek, and Waneka Lake, and cause drainage problem...

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Posted on: August 19, 2021

City Hall has reopened for public access

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City Hall reopened for public access on August 23 with limited operational hours. While staff is available via phone and email during regular business hours, the building will be open to in-person visitors Monday through Thursday from 9am to 2pm.

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Posted on: August 19, 2021

Proposed oil and gas regulations

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New Oil and Gas regulations have been drafted to replace the City’s current regulations. While state law precludes the City from an outright ban on future oil and gas development, if passed by City Council, the updated regulations utilize new au...

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Posted on: September 8, 2021

Help for residents following the end of eviction protections

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Boulder County residents are encouraged to reach out for assistance as COVID-19 emergency help expires

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Posted on: January 21, 2021

Local and regional vaccination resources | Recursos locales y regionales de vacunación

Vaccine newsflash

Vaccination locations

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Posted on: September 3, 2021

Masks required in all indoor public spaces

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Masks Required in all Indoor Public Spaces for Age 2+ regardless of vaccination status in Boulder County starting on Sept. 3https://content.govdelivery.com/accounts/COBOULDER/bulletins/2efa4b0

Se requieren máscaras en todos los espacios p&ua...

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Posted on: January 11, 2021

Designated curbside pickup zones

Designated Curbside Pickup Zones

Support Lafayette local businesses by ordering curbside pickup. We now offer designated curbside pickup parking spots in Old Town Lafayette with 10-minute public parking spots.

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Posted on: April 7, 2021

North Metro water suppliers urge residents to implement water reduction actions

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[Leer en Español]

North Metro, Boulder County and the City and County of Broomfield water suppliers, including City of Arvada, City of Boulder, City of Lafayette, City of Longmont, City of Louisville, Northglenn, Town of Superior, Town of Erie, Left Hand W...

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Posted on: April 7, 2021

Shop local Lafayette

Shop local

Support Lafayette businesses and City services by shopping locally! 

Lafayette businesses are vibrant pillars in our community. They provide us with goods and services and allow the community to flourish. Many local businesses have been hit hard b...

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Posted on: February 24, 2017

Equal protection under the law

Resolution 2016-96

In December 2016 the Lafayette City Council adopted Resolution 2016-96 affirming the City’s commitment to ensure equal protection and services for all residents and to build a diverse, inclusive, and just community. Read a Spanish version of Resolution 20...

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Posted on: June 5, 2020

A statement from the Lafayette City Council

 No toleramos y no toleraremos actos de racismo, opresión, intimidación, acoso, prejuicio o discrimi

As your elected City Council members, we have the honor, responsibility, and privilege of being seated in positions of power. This status allows, and requires us, to effect and influence positive change for the good of our community and all Lafayette resi...

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Posted on: July 8, 2020

Lafayette City Council reaffirms Resolution No. 2016-96 & signs My Brother’s Keeper Alliance pledge

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On Tuesday, July 7, the Lafayette City Council issued a proclamation reaffirming Resolution No. 2016-96 and Lafayette‘s commitment to build a diverse, inclusive, and just community ensuring equal protection and services for all residents. In addition, Cit...

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Posted on: July 22, 2020

Ride Free Lafayette

Ride Free Lafayette

There’s a new way to get around the City of Lafayette, and it’s free to use!

Boulder County Transit is now offering Ride Free Lafayette, a free, on-demand, door-to-door bus service that connects people to places within the City of Lafay...

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Posted on: January 29, 2021

Lafayette named....

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The City of Lafayette was recently named the 8th best City in Colorado, the 47th best place to live in America, and the 19th safest City in Colorado.

The City of Lafayette named the 8th best City in Colorado by HomeSnacks.com.

HomeSnacks used data from the US Census and the FBI to rank the best places to live in Colorado based on Home value, low crime, and a high quality of life. Noting that Lafayette &...

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Posted on: December 22, 2020

Lafayette 2020 year in review video

2020 Year in Review

Take a look at the City's 2020 successes by viewing our annual video production. Acompáñenme a repasar los éxitos que obtuvimos en 2020 viendo nuestra producción de vídeo anual.

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Posted on: October 16, 2020

Receive the City of Lafayette's News Flash

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Signing up to receive the City of Lafayette's City News Flash is a great way to stay up-to-date with the City of Lafayette. Sign up today.

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Posted on: October 14, 2021

Snow removal volunteers needed

Snow Removal Volunteers

Looking to make a difference in your community?

Lafayette Senior Services is looking for volunteers to assist with snow removal for disabled or older adults in need of help. 

Lafayette Senior Center staff will pair volunteers with a resident for th...

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City Volunteers
Posted on: July 12, 2021

Arts commissions openings

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Arts leaders needed!

Lafayette Cultural Arts Commission You don't have to be an artists to join Lafayette’s team of arts leaders, developing goals and objectives for the Arts and Cultural Resources Department. Use your voice in the distribution of...

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Posted on: November 3, 2020

Want to make a difference? Join the Senior Advisory Board!

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The City of Lafayette is seeking residents interested in serving on the Senior Advisory Board.  The Lafayette Senior Advisory Board advises City Council and Senior Services staff in matters pertaining to the 55 and older population of Lafayette. ...

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Posted on: January 9, 2018

Apply to join the Historic Preservation Board

The Historic Preservation Board currently has open positions available for Lafayette residents.  The Board reviews and refers nominations for historic landmark designation to the City Council and promotes historic preservation through a variety o...

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Posted on: February 25, 2021

Apply to join the Waste Reduction Advisory Committee (WRAC)

The City of Lafayette is looking for residents to serve on the Waste Reduction Advisory Committee (WRAC). These Council appointed positions with four-year terms will promote the committee’s values to the community and advise the City Council on related ma...

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City Volunteers
Posted on: July 6, 2017

Apply to join the Zoning Board of Adjustment

The City of Lafayette is seeking residents to join the Zoning Board of Adjustment! Learn more about the position, deadlines,  and how to apply at: https:cityoflafayette.com/joinzoningboard.

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Posted on: February 1, 2021

Apply to join the Energy Sustainability Advisory Committee (LESAC)

The City of Lafayette is looking for residents to serve on the Lafayette Energy Sustainability Advisory Committee (LESAC). These Council appointed positions, with three-year terms, will advise City Council on matters related to energy sustainability.&...

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Posted on: January 11, 2019

Lafayette one of 20 Colorado communities now “Open for Solar Business”

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Twenty cities, towns, and counties in Colorado, including Lafayette, have now received designation from the national SolSmart program for making it faster, easier, and more affordable for homes and businesses to go solar. Colorado now ties California for ...

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Posted on: November 27, 2021

Library status: open to the public daily

Welcome! We are now open Monday-Thursday 10am-7pm, Friday and Saturday 10am-5pm, and Sunday 1-5pm. Mask wearing is required indoors for everyone age 2 and older per Boulder County.

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Posted on: November 1, 2021

COVID-19 test kit options

Need a COVID-19 test? Try one of these options:

1. Bumblebasket, the organization established by Centaurus High School student Kenner Galdamez Sosa, stocks self-serve lockers at the Library with kits when they become available. For all questions about this...

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Posted on: November 30, 2021

Donate blood on Thursday, Dec. 9 at the Library

Blood Drive, July 22 at the Library

The City of Lafayette's mobile blood drive by Vitalant will take place in the Library parking lot from 10am-2:30pm. Walk-ins are welcome; appointments are encouraged!

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Posted on: November 28, 2021

"The Shack and Aldo Leopold's Land Ethic," Sunday, Dec. 5, 3pm

Join Martin Ogle for a discussion of Aldo Leopold's "The Land Ethic"

Adults and teens - join naturalist Martin Ogle for an in-person discussion of Aldo Leopold's book, "The Land Ethic" and how it relates "The Shack," Lafayette Open Space’s new education station located adjacent to Greenlee Wildlife Preserve at Waneka Lake.

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Posted on: December 3, 2021

LafayetteREADS discussion - Monday, Dec. 13, 6pm

Join us in person for a discussion of our December community read, "On Immunity: An Inoculation," by Eula Biss.

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Posted on: November 26, 2021

Holiday Book Giveaway for Library partners

December Book Giveaway

Just in time for our Winter Reading Challenge, the Lafayette Public Library will be hosting a Holiday Book Giveaway for our community partners and schools.

One representative from each organization is invited to fill a Lafayette Library tote bag with free books for their community and/or students. This is a free event. 

If you would like to participate, please contact the Library to receive the link ...

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Posted on: December 1, 2021

Kids Makerspace Workshop, Dec. 19, 2-4pm

Sign up for the Makerspace Workshop, Sunday, Dec. 19, 2-4pm

Kids in grades 3-5 - sign up to learn how to design and print a 3D project, and take your creation home with you!

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Posted on: November 16, 2021

November Library Newsletter

November Library Newsletter

See what's happening this month at the Lafayette Public Library.

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Posted on: November 27, 2021

The Boulder Opera Storytime, Saturday, Dec. 11 at 2pm

Boulder Opera Storytime, Saturday, Dec. 11, 2pm

All ages - join us at the Library for a special musical storytime featuring The Boulder Opera House performing excerpts of Ravel's "L'enfant et les sortileges."

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Posted on: November 13, 2021

Sensory Storytime, Saturday, Dec. 11, 10:30am - Register

Register for the Sensory Storytime, Saturday, Dec. 11, 10:30am

Kids ages 2-8 and your caregivers - sign up in advance to join us for a special storytime designed for individuals that are neurodiverse and/or have sensory needs.

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Posted on: November 24, 2021

Pop-up Storytime at the Outdoor Classroom, Saturday, Dec. 4 at 11am

Pop-up Storytime at the Outdoor Classroom, Saturday, Dec. 4, 11am

Join the Library for a special storytime with activities at the Outdoor Classroom at Rothman Open Space, 105 W. Baseline Road

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Posted on: September 24, 2021

Free COVID-19 test kits

Bumblebasket COVID-19 Test Lockers

Pick up a free COVID-19 test kits for home from a secure locker at the Library, designed and stocked by Bumblebasket.

Centaurus High School student Kenner Galdamez Sosas, founder of Bumblebasket, a free COVID-19 test delivery service, has partnered with the Lafayette Public Library to provide residents with easy access to COVID-19 kits through a locker distribution cente...

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Library - Events & News
Posted on: September 4, 2021

Teen Tabletop Games, Saturdays 1-5pm

Teen Games

Teens in grades 6-12 - drop in with friends (or make new ones) at our weekly Saturday board game and RPG meetup.

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Posted on: August 17, 2021

Engaging Death Café conversations for adults are back...over Zoom!

Join us virtually for Death Cafés, in Zoom every third Thursday at 6pm! Registration required.

Death Cafés bring adults together for authentic, engaging conversations. Sign up for one or more virtual conversations on Zoom, held on the third Thursday of each month at 6pm (registration required).

 

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Posted on: July 29, 2021

Book a Study Room or Event Space

Library spaces

Free study rooms and fee-based event spaces are open for use!

To book a free space, or hold a paid space for an event (subject to approval), use the Reserve a Room button from our homepage, or go to lafayetteco.gov/LibrarySpaces and select Study Rooms or Event Spaces.

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Posted on: September 7, 2020

Grab bags for adults, kids, or teens!

Request a grab bag of librarian-selected books!

Need help finding your next read? Request a mystery bag of librarian-selected books!

Need help finding what to read next? Love mystery and surprise bags? 

Use the form to request a grab bag of pre-selected items be checked out and picked up at curbside by appointment.

Gra...

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Library - Events & News
Posted on: December 21, 2020

Donate food and essential items

Sister Carmen truck picks up donations at the Lafayette Public Library curbside dropoff

The Library is a Sister Carmen donation site during open hours.

Lafayette Public Library has partnered with Sister Carmen Community Center as a food drive location. We are making it easy for you to donate food and other essential items this holiday season and beyond!

Sister Carmen provides services for those struggling...

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Library - Events & News
Posted on: September 24, 2021

How to pick up your holds

Pick up your holds and browse during Grab and Go hours--thanks for remembering your face covering!

View hours and details for picking up your books and other items at the Lafayette Public Library.

Please visit our reopening details page for information on current COVID-19 protocols and available services.

Holds pickup processPlace up to 100 items on hold using the Library catalog, or by calling 303-665-5200. Once you have received notice by email, p...

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Posted on: July 28, 2021

Library status and user guide

News and information about the Lafayette Public Library in Colorado

View Library status, get a card, learn about current services, and more!

Haga clic en el botón de Google en la parte inferior de la página para estar al día con las noticias y con los recursos de la Biblioteca que puedan usar mientras estamos cerrados.

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Posted on: February 21, 2021

Library events and news updates

Subscribe to the Library's email updates and newsletter

Receive emails for new Library events, services, and resources, or other City programs. Tap "Subscribe," enter your email, and scroll down to "News Flashes" to select the Library's categories.

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Posted on: August 6, 2021

Washington Post online

Washington Post

Enjoy unlimited free access to The Washington Post online, remotely or any device. Set up a Washington Post account, then use our special access code for seven free days, renewable every time it runs out.

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Posted on: June 21, 2021

Adventure Backpacks

Check out an Adventure Backpack!

Lafayette Library and Lafayette Open Space are pleased to offer a special resource, Adventure Backpacks, packed with nature-focused books, maps, field guides, activities, binoculars, and more. Reserve one today!

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Posted on: January 12, 2021

Denver Post and Daily Camera online

Enjoy free access to the Denver Post and Daily Camera via Newsbank!

With Newsbank and your Library card, enjoy image and text editions of the Denver Post, text versions of the Daily Camera, plus additional Colorado newspapers and America's News.

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Posted on: March 30, 2021

COVID-19 vaccination information

COVID-19 Vaccine

Call your pharmacy or Walmart, as many locations are now accepting walk-ins for shots. Find additional vaccination providers, transportation resources, and other COVID-19-related resources.

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Posted on: August 5, 2021

New York Times online

Enjoy the New York Times for free!

Enjoy unlimited free access to the New York Times online, remotely or any device. Set up a NYT account, then use our special access code for three free days, renewable every time it runs out.

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Posted on: August 21, 2020

Try Libby for eBooks & eAudio

Use Libby for free Library eBooks and eAudiobooks

Did you know the Library has thousands of eBooks and eAudiobooks? You can borrow them instantly - for free, using just the device in your hand, with Libby.Use Libby right from the website app, or get the app for your phone or tablet - it takes just a few ...

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Library - Featured Resources
Posted on: March 16, 2020

Consumer Reports Website - Free Access!

Consumer Reports Online Logo

The Lafayette Public Library now provides free access to the member content of the Consumer Reports website! Consumer Reports is an independent nonprofit that provides trustworthy information and robust product testing in an age where online product revie...

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Posted on: March 5, 2021

Seed Library

Help yourself to seeds from the Lafayette Public Library seed library!

Go Green...Library to Garden!

The Lafayette Public Library free Seed Program accepts donations of sealed, commercial seed packets for free distribution to your fellow Library patrons and local gardeners!

How it works:

  • To donate - Starting in February, bring ...
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Library - Featured Resources
Posted on: March 16, 2020

1000 Books Before Kindergarten

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1000 Books Before Kindergarten is a simple, fun approach to helping young kids gain early literacy skills, and the confidence necessary to become strong readers.

How does it work?

  • Read a book, any book, to your child - newborn, infant, or toddler. ...
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Posted on: August 21, 2020

Research Your Family History with MyHeritage

Access MyHeritage to research your family history

Enjoy MyHeritage from home to research your family history! MyHeritage has comprehensive genealogy resources, with billions of historical documents, millions of historical photos and other resources in thousands of databases that span the past five centur...

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Library - Featured Resources
Posted on: February 27, 2020

Explore history: Colorado and Wyoming historic newspapers

Colorado Historic Newspaper Collection

Have you had a chance to check out the online archive of early editions of Lafayette newspapers? The earliest local newspapers that we have on microfilm are  available online through the Colorado Historic Newspapers Collection, with more dates ad...

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Library - Featured Resources
Posted on: April 6, 2019

ReferenceUSA - business leads and more!

ReferenceUSA - Access for free for info on businesses, residences, job opportunities and more!

You now have free access to ReferenceUSA with your Lafayette Library card! ReferenceUSA is a powerful research tool which provides access to several useful databases, including:

  • U.S. Businesses
  • U.S. Standard White Pages
  • U.S. Jobs / Internships
  • U.S. Healthcare...
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Posted on: November 20, 2018

Auto Repair Source - free access to premium car repair info

Use your Library card to access the premium Auto Repair Source database - Learn more

Your Lafayette Library card gives you free access to the premium auto repair website Auto Repair Source (formerly AutoMate). Powered by the automotive experts at MOTOR, Auto Repair Source has manufacturer and repair information on more than 38,000 vehicle...

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Posted on: September 7, 2020

Library status and user guide

News and information about the Lafayette Public Library in Colorado

View Library status, get a card, learn about current services, and more!

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Posted on: October 18, 2021

Current teen volunteer opportunities at the Library

The Library has lots of opportunities for teens to earn volunteer hours by helping with Library programs.

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Posted on: December 1, 2021

Christmas tree recycling begins Dec. 28

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Trees will be mulched by the City and used as ground cover in parks and flower beds. Please remove all wire, lights, rope, ornaments, and tinsel.

Recycling program details... Parks and Open Space
Posted on: August 1, 2021

Mayhoffer Farm management plan development

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The 165-acre open space property was jointly purchased by Boulder County, Lafayette, and Louisville in 2017, and has the potential to serve a variety of community needs as an extension of the adjacent Harney-Lastoka property including:

  • Preserving a greensp...
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VIEW the management plan... Parks and Open Space
Posted on: March 26, 2020

View a list of available park amenities...

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Using parks, playgrounds, and trails during the Stay at Home Order

On March 25, Gov. Polis issued a state-wide Stay at Home Order directing all Coloradans to stay at home and avoid contact with people outside their household in an effort to limit the sprea...

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City Response to Covid-19 Parks and Open Space

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Posted on: September 9, 2021

Water Dedication Requirement Updates

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Revocation of Cash-In-Lieu Preference

On August 17, 2021, City Council passed Resolution 2021-57 which terminates the cash-in-lieu of water dedication preference. What this means is that any project that requires water dedication would be required to dedic...

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Planning and Building
Posted on: August 13, 2021

Electrical Vehicle (EV) Provisions

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This past March, the City of Lafayette approved it's first-ever Sustainability Plan highlighting the City's goal of reducing reliance on fossil fuels and increasing its use in renewable energy. To closely align with City-wide goals, Lafayette will adopt n...

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Planning and Building
Posted on: August 13, 2021

Solar Ready Provisions

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This past March, the City of Lafayette approved it's first-ever Sustainability Plan highlighting the City's goal of reducing reliance on fossil fuels and increasing its use in renewable energy. To closely align with City-wide goals, Lafa...

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Planning and Building
Posted on: July 24, 2017

What's developing in Lafayette?

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Curious what new development is in process within the City of Lafayette? View a list of projects at www.cityoflafayette.com/Development.Understanding the process for new development projects can be confusing. Follow the link above to learn more about the ...

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Posted on: November 29, 2021

Weekly Police Department Incident Report Summary Nov. 22, 2021.

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This is a summary of incident reports taken by the Lafayette Police Department from Nov. 22-28, 2021. Accident reports are not included in this summary. Please note, some information is not subject to public view at the posting of this summary.

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Posted on: November 22, 2021

Weekly Police Department Incident Report Summary Nov. 15, 2021

Police Report Summary

This is a summary of incident reports taken by the Lafayette Police Department from Nov. 15-21, 2021. Accident reports are not included in this summary. Please note, some information is not subject to public view at the posting of this summary.

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Posted on: November 17, 2021

Holiday season crime prevention tips

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During the holiday season, crime can have a slight increase.  This is due, in part, to shoppers carrying more cash and credit cards with them while shopping, shopping later than usual, or leaving valuables in vehicles. It’s also common to be preo...

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Posted on: November 1, 2021

Support the Lafayette Police Department's Santa Cop Program

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The Lafayette Police Department is once again hosting the Santa Cop program. This program coordinates gift donations for families in need in our community. Lafayette is a unique community that includes a wide range of incomes.  Many people do not...

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Posted on: April 6, 2021

Xcel Energy natural gas project on Public Road - Nov. 2 update

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Beginning on Nov. 3, Xcel Energy will be finalizing work along S. Public Road with a mill and overlay process between S. Boulder Road and E. Chester Street. This step involves removing the top 2-3 inches of pavement and repaving the surface with new aspha...

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Public Works
Posted on: April 7, 2021

North Metro water suppliers urge residents to implement water reduction actions

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North Metro, Boulder County and the City and County of Broomfield water suppliers, including City of Arvada, City of Boulder, City of Lafayette, City of Longmont, City of Louisville, Northglenn, Town of Superior, Town of Erie, Left Hand Water District, Ci...

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Public Works
Posted on: October 27, 2021

Fall street sweeping to begin the week of Nov. 1

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When anything but rain and snow melt goes down the storm drain, it can impact drainage. Improper disposal of yard waste, including leaves, has the potential to impact the water quality in Coal Creek, Rock Creek, and Waneka Lake, and cause drainage problem...

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Posted on: February 27, 2019

Public Works achieves APWA accreditation status

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In November 2018, the City of Lafayette Public Works Department was awarded the prestigious American Public Works Association (APWA) Accreditation designation. The APWA Accreditation program recognizes public works agencies that go beyond the requirements...

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Posted on: November 12, 2021

Winter/Spring 2022 Recreation Activity Guide

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Winter / Spring 2022 Activity Guide

Look for the new recreation Activity Guide online starting Monday, November 22!

  • Resident registration begins December 2
  • Non-resident registration begins December 9

Look for new events, fitness offerings, and important summe...

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Posted on: October 27, 2021

Lifeguards wanted

Lifeguards needed

Lifeguards Wanted

Join the Lafayette Recreation Aquatics team as a lifeguard! We offer free training, and support for passing the prerequisites required to become a lifeguard. 

Benefits

  • Free American Red Cross Lifeguard, First Aid, CPR, and AED trai...
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Recreation
Posted on: October 15, 2021

School's Out Day Camps

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School's Out Day Camps at the Bob Burger Recreation Center

On the days that school is out - Thanksgiving, Winter Break, Professional development days -  enroll in our School's Out Day Camp to fill your child's day with f...

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Posted on: August 10, 2021

New Boulder County Public Health Order 2021-08

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The new Boulder County Public Health Order 2021-08, effective September 3, 2021, at 5pm, requires universal masking for all indoor spaces.

This order requires all individuals two years of age and over to wear masks in all indoor public spaces rega...

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Recreation
Posted on: September 25, 2019

Want to make a difference? Join the Senior Advisory Board!

Join the Senior Advisory Board

The City of Lafayette is seeking residents interested in serving on the Senior Advisory Board. The Senior Advisory Board of Lafayette Senior Services advises City Council and Senior Services staff in matters pertaining to the 55 and older population of La...

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Posted on: February 17, 2021

Leprechaun Gold Hunt

2022 LAFAYETTE LEPRECHAUN EVENT

Leprechaun Gold Hunt

March 12  | 10-11:30am  |  BBRC Complex

Help the Lafayette Leprechauns find and fill their pot of gold. We have hidden gold throughout the BBRC complexes - city fields, inline skate rink, walking trails, etc. ...

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Recreation - Special Events
Posted on: January 1, 2018

Easter Eggstravaganza

Easter 2022

Easter Eggstravaganza

April 9  |  Waneka Lake Park  |  Ages 8 and under

Join us at Waneka Lake for some family Eggstravaganza fun. Children will have lots of fun hunting for treat-filled eggs "hidden" throughout...

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Recreation - Special Events
Posted on: November 19, 2018

Shop-N-Drop 2021

Bob Burger Rec Center, Shop-n-drop

Shop Small Business Saturday in Lafayette while your children have a blast! Kids ages 4-12 will enjoy supervised playtime while parents shop in downtown Lafayette.

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Posted on: August 26, 2021

BBRC Turkey Bowl Challenge 2021

Bob Burger Rec Center Turkey Bowl Challenge; punt, pass, run

Test your football skills for a chance to win a frozen butterball turkey. Join us for a fun football challenge where we test your pass, punt, and running skills.

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Posted on: January 1, 2018

2021 Fall Festival!

Lafayette Recreation Fall Festival

The 2021 Fall Festival is sure to have something for everyone! Celebrate the season with fun and engaging activities at the Bob Burger Recreation Center.

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Posted on: November 19, 2018

Lafayette Summer Movie Series

LAFAYETTE SUMMER MOVE SERIES

2021 Lafayette Summer Movie Series

Enjoy fun, family-friendly movies for free. The Summer Movie series will be held three times this summer. Register for our first summer movie series today! 

Registration is Free. Click here to register.

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Recreation - Special Events
Posted on: January 1, 2018

Screen Free Week - May 3-9, 2021

SCREEN FREE WEEK - May 3- 9, 2021

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Screen Free Week 2021 - May 3-9

The average American devotes more than 10 hours a day to screen time between recreational. educational and professional use. Get these hours back and reap the benefits by participating in Screen Fr...

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Recreation - Special Events
Posted on: November 19, 2018

Kids Fishing Derby

Lafayette Recreation's, Kids Fishing Derby 2021

Join us at the FREE Fishing Derby where kids can fish to their hearts content - enjoy a fishing lesson from Colorado Parks and Wildlife, and have a great time enjoying Waneka Lake park. Please bring a fishing rod.

Date: May 15Time: 8 - 11amLocation: Waneka...

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Recreation - Special Events
Posted on: February 17, 2021

Leprechaun Gold Hunt

Leprechaun Gold Hunt, Mar. 13, 10am-noon, BBRC complex

Leprechaun Gold Hunt

March 13  |  10am-noon  |  BBRC Complex

Help the Lafayette Leprechauns find and fill their pot of gold. We have hidden gold throughout the BBRC complex- city fields, inline skate rink, walking trails,...

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Recreation - Special Events
Posted on: January 1, 2018

Easter Eggstravaganza

Easter Eggstravaganza, Mar. 27, Waneka Park, ages 8 and under.

Easter Eggstravaganza

March 27  |  Waneka Lake Park  |  Ages 8 and under

Join us at Waneka Lake for some family eggstravaganza fun. Children 8 and under can hunt for treat-filled eggs, smile their cheesiest, or sweetest s...

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Recreation - Special Events
Posted on: November 19, 2018

Martin Luther King Peace March

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Planned by the Lafayette Youth Advisory Committee, 

Lafayette's 15th annual Martin Luther King, Jr. March for Peace and Celebration will be held on:

  • Monday, January 20, 2020.
  • The event will commence at 11:30 a.m. at Angevine Middle School (1150 W So...
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Recreation - Special Events
Posted on: November 19, 2018

Kids Fishing Derby

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Join us at this FREE Fishing Derby where kids can fish to their hearts content on fully stocked Waneka Lake - enjoy a fishing lesson from Colorado Parks and Wildlife, get a FREE pole from Jax, and have a great time enjoying picturesque Waneka Lake park.&a...

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Recreation - Special Events
Posted on: November 19, 2018

July is Parks and Recreation Month

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Celebrate Parks and Recreation with the entire nation during Parks and Recreation Month!

Recreation - Special Events
Posted on: November 19, 2018

Santa's Calling!

Santa's Calling

Sign up to get a call from Santa! For children ages 8 and younger. 

Click here to register:  https://bit.ly/2HYwQl1 

Registration cut offs change each year - please use the link above to view the cut off for this year, and the dat...

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Posted on: October 1, 2021

Bob Burger Recreation Center Information

BOB L. BURGER RECREATION CENTER

Find operating hours, fees, schedules and more!

The Bob L. Burger Recreation Center (BBRC) opened in 1990 and provides recreational opportunities for the Lafayette community. Whether participating in fitness, sports, swimming, youth activities, or community events, there is something for everyone.&...

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Posted on: December 2, 2020

Bob Burger Virtual Recreation Center

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We are committed to serving Lafayette in person and virtually. Support your health by staying active, fit, motivated, and safe with the Bob Burger Virtual Recreation Center.

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Posted on: October 16, 2020

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Sign up to receive our monthly eNewsletter, The Buzz at Bobs and stay connected to your City of Lafayette Recreation.

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Posted on: October 14, 2021

Snow removal volunteers needed

Snow Removal Volunteers

Looking to make a difference in your community?

We are looking for volunteers to assist with snow removal for disabled or older adults in need of help. Lafayette Senior Center staff will pair volunteers with a resident for the duration of the season. Volun...

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Senior Services
Posted on: March 18, 2021

Water Fitness Wednesdays

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Water Fitness Wednesdays

Don't let the weather keep you from the pool. Wednesday's are water fitness day at the Bob Burger Recreation Center. 

  • Water Yoga: 9-10am
  • Shallow Water Aerobics: 10-11am

Each class can only accommodate 10 peo...

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Senior Services
Posted on: September 25, 2019

Want to make a difference? Join the Senior Advisory Board!

Join the Senior Advisory Board

The City of Lafayette is seeking residents interested in serving on the Senior Advisory Board.  The Lafayette Senior Services Senior Advisory Board advises City Council and Senior Services staff in matters pertaining to the 55 and older populatio...

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Senior Services
Posted on: July 26, 2020

Ride Free Lafayette bus service

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Boulder County is pleased to announce the new Ride Free Lafayette program, a free, on-demand, door-to-door bus service that connects people to places within the City of Lafayette, CO. Service began on Monday, July 20, 2020.

Residents and visitors can use t...

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