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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: July 29, 2022

Public Art Committee openings

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Current Vacancies

Join the Public Art Committee. 

You may apply  for open positions on the Public Art Committee (PAC)! Read through the detailed position information on this page before submitting an application. The application period is ...

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Posted on: March 7, 2022

Circle of Life by Sandy Friedman

Large sculpture over nine feet tall with bright red hoops and circular flat disks, large and small

Artist Statement

The environment of Colorado and the Southwest significantly influences my work. I draw from the energy of the mountains, sky, weather, plains, grasslands, rivers, wetlands, and our urban environments. My sculptures represent the energy fou...

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Arts and Cultural Resources - Art on the Street
Posted on: March 7, 2022

Trail 413 by Kyle Ocean

Two four sided columns with angled tops, every surface has raised texture of topographical lines

Artist Statement

Kyle Ocean is a sculpture artist from Fort Collins, CO whose work is concept-driven and centered around geographical exploration and public involvement. Earning his BFA from Oregon State University with a focus in Sculpture and Printmaking...

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Arts and Cultural Resources - Art on the Street
Posted on: March 7, 2022

Miss Poppins' Favorite by Justin Deister

Larger than life whimsical red closed umbrella standing upright small cloud on top

Artist Statement

I enjoy tapping into our cultural and human experience for inspiration. I love the subjective and ambiguous and a bit of mystery, trusting the viewer's personal interpretation from their own life experience. My creations tug at he...

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Arts and Cultural Resources - Art on the Street
Posted on: March 7, 2022

Space Moon by Reven Marie Swanson

Bright green with yellow hand drawn marks and symbols, made of intersected circular sheets of metal

Artist Statement

Space Moon is an exploration of implied kinetics.  The steel shapes intertwine as though it may roll off down the street. The colors are finished in a highly durable powder coat and dance with striking energy. It appears to be an ...

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Arts and Cultural Resources - Art on the Street
Posted on: March 7, 2022

Spiritsafe #14 by John Zylstra

Tall table made using hefty beams of rusted steel with a stainless steel house on top

Artist Statement

Spiritsafe #14 is part of an ongoing series of work inspired by "Spirit Houses" of the peoples of the far north and secondarily refers to funerary pyres/platforms of the Plains peoples.The base form is made of mild steel treated ...

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Arts and Cultural Resources - Art on the Street
Posted on: March 7, 2022

Bell Tree by Joe Allred

Twelve foot tall post, three arms extend out at the top hanging differently sized bells.

Artist Statement

I am fascinated with the exploration of shapes within shapes, order coming from disorder, and the unexpected magnitude of small, ordinary objects representing the profound importance of tiny things. Those little things can analogize the co...

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Arts and Cultural Resources - Art on the Street
Posted on: March 7, 2022

Abundance Tree by Charlotte and Ben Zink

Flat angular tree trunk shape with large bright red balls on the tip of each pointed branch

Artist Statement

Charlotte ZinkIn my life, I’ve enjoyed working with many mediums. Since 1998 my focus has been sculpting metals with my partner, Ben; together we create Zink Metal Art. I offer a fluid sense of design and form, and Ben engineers ...

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Arts and Cultural Resources - Art on the Street
Posted on: May 17, 2022

Spiral Dance by Harold Linke

11 foot tall ribbon-like dancing figure in white bronze

Artist Statement

Wispy, joyful, heroic, gravity-defying white gesture sculptures created using methods and materials never-before available. 

Every sculptor starts with sculpting wax and clay, sometimes stone.  I spent a decade there, copy...

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Arts and Cultural Resources - Art on the Street
Posted on: May 17, 2022

Bronze Amazon by Anne Shutan

Vertical sculpture, straight and curved forms on all sides

Artist Statement

Anne Shutan creates one-of-a-kind sculptures and furniture, affirming the sensuous nature of wood. Shutan’s work is sought by collectors around the country who know they are buying treasures that will be around for generations.

Anne enliven...

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Arts and Cultural Resources - Art on the Street
Posted on: March 7, 2022

Space Cat “Cosmo” by Anthony Guntren

Life size bronze sculpture of a seated cat wearing a helmet with antenna on top

Artist Statement

I, like many artists, tend to take my sculpture too seriously.  With this in mind Space Cat "Cosmo" came to life; a playful artwork that will hopefully give the viewer a smile, perhaps even a chuckle. If you turn on your...

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Arts and Cultural Resources - Art on the Street
Posted on: March 7, 2022

Candy Mama Cupcake by Melissa Sclafani

Five foot wide, very large cupcake with light pink icing

Artist Statement

Candy Mama Cupcake was conceived in admiration and as a feminist response to the large-scale outdoor pop works of artists like Claes Oldenburg making it a great addition to Art on the Street 2022, it is not only its own piece of contempora...

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Arts and Cultural Resources - Art on the Street
Posted on: March 7, 2022

Snowy Owl by Stephen Landis

Five foot tall snowy owl with smooth forms and surface

Artist Statement

Clay is the material I prefer to work with.  To me, sculpting in clay is like drawing into three-dimensional space, which is why I prefer to realize my ideas in small clay maquettes rather than on a sketch pad.  Clay is f...

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Arts and Cultural Resources - Art on the Street
Posted on: March 7, 2022

Joie de Vivre by Jodie Bliss

Ornamental, abstract piece featuring gold spheres

Artist Statement

This sculpture considers the emotional, physical, and environmental qualities of thoughtful living, and conveys optimism, a state of equilibrium, and well-being.

My name is Jodie Bliss. I am the owner of Bliss Studio Custom Metalwork in Mon...

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Arts and Cultural Resources - Art on the Street
Posted on: March 7, 2022

Metamorphosis by Vanny Channal

Large butterfly, the wings are made of many different washers

Artist Statement

My medium is scrap metal sculpting. Scrap metal because the story of each of these individual pieces is also my story. My story of overcoming circumstances, my story of redemption, my story of taking something that outlived its purpose and...

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Arts and Cultural Resources - Art on the Street
Posted on: March 7, 2022

Muse of Art by Jodie Bliss

Large steel sculpture conveys female figure with paintbrush bristle tail

Artist Statement

An artist sees the world just a little bit differently, and their practice is to translate their vision to the world, unabashed and unashamed.

My name is Jodie Bliss. I am the owner of Bliss Studio Custom Metalwork in Monument, Colorado and...

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Arts and Cultural Resources - Art on the Street
Posted on: March 7, 2022

Inside Out 7 by MacRae Wylde

Large shard made of aluminum held up by darker metal posts

Artist Statement

The phrase “inside out” takes me to my childhood, making sure my sweater was on correctly and finding socks with the fuzzy side in. It is the idea that what is on the inside defines the outside. A negative space is an i...

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Arts and Cultural Resources - Art on the Street
Posted on: March 7, 2022

Trinity by Diego Harris

Very large tree made of metal with sinewy, curling, tapered branches

Artist Statement

Diego Harris is based in the small northern California town of Upper Lake. He has had a gallery there since 2007. His current focus is constructing larger than life, whimsical sculptures primarily made of welded steel, sheet metal, and rec...

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Arts and Cultural Resources - Art on the Street
Posted on: March 7, 2022

Farmer by Larry Starck

Realistic bronze sculpture of an older male farmer and his dog

Artist Statement

With the horizon of fields in sight, the farmer and dog at the water’s edge proudly anticipate the promise of tomorrow.

Artist: Larry Starck from Loveland, COLocation: 109 N. Public RoadMaterials: Bronze...

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Arts and Cultural Resources - Art on the Street
Posted on: March 7, 2022

Monarch Metamorphosis Garden Throne by Betsy Hicks

Chair covered with mosaic tiles depicting garden scenes and phases of Monarch butterfly lifecycle

Artist Statement

For Monarch Metamorphosis Garden Throne, I combined my love of gardening and mosaics. I sculpted dense polystyrene styrofoam into the shape of a throne.  This was then covered in wire mesh and concrete to create a solid substrate ...

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Arts and Cultural Resources - Art on the Street
Posted on: March 7, 2022

Forever in My Heart 2 by Ken Cable

Two abstract and angular figures, one a man leaning over with a heart, the other a prancing dog

Artist Statement

Forever in My Heart 2 evolved from a series of smaller sculptures I gave to people who were experiencing the pain of losing their pets. This sculpture reflects both the joy and pain of having a pet and serves as a reminder that, even thoug...

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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 City 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

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Residents are invited to take a look back at the City’s 2021 successes by viewing our annual video production.

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Posted on: January 18, 2023

What is City Council working on? Jan. 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: January 4, 2023

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

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Posted on: December 21, 2022

What is City Council working on? Dec. 20 meeting recap

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Posted on: December 7, 2022

What is City Council working on? Dec. 6 meeting recap

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Posted on: November 16, 2022

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

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Posted on: November 2, 2022

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

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Posted on: October 21, 2022

What is City Council working on? Oct. 20 meeting recap

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Posted on: October 6, 2022

What is City Council working on? Oct. 6 meeting recap

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Posted on: September 21, 2022

What is City Council working on? Sept. 20 meeting recap

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Posted on: September 7, 2022

What is City Council working on? Sept. 6 meeting recap

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Posted on: August 16, 2022

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

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Posted on: August 3, 2022

What is City Council working on? Aug. 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 affect and influence positive change for the good of our community and all Lafayette resi...

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Posted on: January 24, 2023

Northwest Rail Peak Service Study – FasTracks information update

Jan 2023 NW Rail meetings timeline

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Since voters approved FasTracks in 2004, RTD is continuing to work with local agency partners to provide a rail solution to northwest area communities. The Northwest Rail Peak Service Study...

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Posted on: January 19, 2023

City Council receives legal advice on the South Boulder Road construction project

South Boulder Road construction update

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City Council and staff share the community’s frustration with the South Boulder Road Multimodal Improvement Project's progress. On Jan. 17, City Council met in an executi...

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City News
Posted on: January 20, 2023

We would like your additional input to finalize a new City slogan

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Nos gustaría recibir una vez más su opinión para finalizar un nuevo eslogan de la ciudad

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Posted on: January 20, 2023

Read the February Lafayette Connection newsletter

October Connection Newsletter

El boletín La Conexión de Lafayette

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Posted on: November 17, 2022

Residential and commercial snow removal, branch disposal

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Sidewalks

Did you know residents and businesses are required to remove snow and ice from individual sidewalks within 24 hours of the last measurable snow? Details of this policy and additional information can be found at lafayetteco.gov/Snow.

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Posted on: January 9, 2023

DA’s report finds Lafayette police officer legally justified during officer-involved shooting

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The investigation and legal analysis by the Boulder County District Attorney’s Office into the death of Ethan Huiras and the discharge of a firearm by Officer Jared Fender of the Lafayette Police Department has been completed. The District Attorney conclu...

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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 29, 2022

5280 Magazine names 14 of the best restaurants and bars in Lafayette

14 Best Restaurants

The City of Lafayette has quickly become a foodie destination. View 14 of the best restaurants and bars selected by 5280 Magazine

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Posted on: October 6, 2022

Lafayette named a “Best Place to Live” by Money.com

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Lafayette ranked 31 in Money.com’s 50 “Best Places to Live” in the U.S. For 2022's Best Places to Live list, towns and cities nationwide with a population of at least 20,000 were considered and selections were made based on quality of life, diversity, cos...

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Posted on: April 28, 2022

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: June 14, 2022

Water for our future | Agua para nuestro futuro

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Message from Lafayette City Administrator Fritz Sprague | Mensaje del administrador de la ciudad de Lafayette Fritz Sprague

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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 24, 2022

Website accessibility tool

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We're working to ensure all community members, including people with disabilities, are able to access City information and have a positive user experience.

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Posted on: January 29, 2021

Lafayette named....

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The City of Lafayette was recently named one of the 50 best places to live in the US, the 8th best city in Colorado, the 47th best place to live in America, and the 19th safest City in Colorado.

Lafayette 14 Best Restaurants and Bars by 5280

5280 selected 14 restaurants and bars as the best to try in Lafayette. 

Lafayette named a “Best Place to Live” by Money.com

Lafayette ranked 31 out of 50 “Best Places to Li...

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Posted on: March 21, 2022

Lafayette thrives on being an inclusive and welcoming community

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The City of Lafayette recognizes that advancing inclusion and belonging for people of all races, nationalities, and ethnicities strengthens our community and purpose. We are all part of what makes our community welcoming.

It is insightful knowing that our ...

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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 Lafayette's City News Flash is a great way to stay up-to-date with the latest news, events, and activities. Sign up today.

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Posted on: May 28, 2022

City of Lafayette named the 4th safest small city in Colorado

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MoneyGeek analyzed crime statistics and the City of Lafayette was named 4th safest small city in Colorado with a population between 30,000-100,000

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Posted on: December 22, 2021

Lafayette 2021 year in review video

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Take a look at the City's 2021 successes by viewing our annual video production. Acompáñenme a repasar los éxitos que obtuvimos en 2021 viendo nuestra producción de vídeo anual.

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Posted on: November 17, 2022

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. 

Staff will pair volunteers with a resident for the duration of the season...

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City Volunteers
Posted on: July 12, 2021

Apply to join the Cultural Arts Commission and Public Art Committee

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Arts leaders needed!

Lafayette Cultural Arts Commission

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

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Posted on: November 3, 2020

Apply to join the Senior Advisory Board

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The application period is ongoing and will remain open until filled.

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Posted on: December 14, 2022

Single-use bag fee starts Jan. 1

Bring It! Bag Fee

Starting Jan. 1, 2023, a new Colorado law will require businesses with more than three locations in Colorado to charge a 10-cent fee on single-use plastic and paper bags

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Posted on: November 22, 2022

2021-2022 Green Business Award Winners

Green Business Program

Congratulations to the 23 businesses recognized as Green Businesses in Lafayette for 2021-2022.  Each business that applied was awarded points based on best practices, policies, and education implemented with employees and customers. Of the 23,&a...

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Posted on: November 15, 2022

City offers new recycling guide for residents

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In honor of America Recycles Day, the City of Lafayette is excited to announce a partnership with Recycle By City to offer residents a localized, interactive, and comprehensive recycling guide . This easy-to-use guide will help you become an excellent rec...

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Posted on: September 29, 2022

New Republic Services contract to begin Oct. 1

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As a result of the new contract with Republic Services, residents who are part of the City’s Three Cart Program will see enhanced benefits beginning Oct. 1.

New benefits

  • Weekly compost collection 
  • Multiple recycle cart size choices 
  • New embe...
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Posted on: June 9, 2022

Lafayette joins forces with Drive Clean Colorado

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Partnering with Drive Clean Colorado increases funding opportunities for alternative transportation and supports healthier air quality initiatives.

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Posted on: June 17, 2022

New three days per week irrigation limit enacted

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An amendment to the permanent water conservation ordinance has been enacted limiting outdoor irrigation to a maximum of three days a week per water customer. Residents may choose which three days to irrigate, and are allowed to continue hand-watering tree...

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Posted on: June 20, 2022

Water conservation tip of the week

Conservation Tips 3 days a week watering and allowable hours

We would like to ask for your increased efforts to limit outdoor water use to help conserve regional water supplies.

Concerning residential water use trends in Lafayette

The City is experiencing concerning trends with residential water demands. Elevated out...

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Posted on: May 24, 2022

Water conservation tip of the week

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We would like to ask for your increased efforts to limit outdoor water use to help conserve regional water supplies.

TIP OF THE WEEK: When it rains, water accordingly. 

Watch the weather and adjust watering days and times accordingly. Watering your...

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Posted on: June 13, 2022

Water conservation tip of the week

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We would like to ask for your increased efforts to limit outdoor water use to help conserve regional water supplies.

TIP OF THE WEEK: Don't water roads and sidewalks, fix broken sprinkler heads.  

Water lawns, plants and trees - not roads ...

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Posted on: June 3, 2022

Water conservation tip of the week

Conservation Tip of the Week water only two days

We would like to ask for your increased efforts to limit outdoor water use to help conserve regional water supplies.

TIP OF THE WEEK: Water twice a week

Watering twice a week will make grass roots grow deeper and allow the grass to last longer wi...

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Posted on: May 12, 2022

Water conservation tip of the week

Conservation Tip of the Week lawn mower

We would like to ask for your increased efforts to limit outdoor water use to help conserve regional water supplies.

TIP OF THE WEEK: Let grass grow longer before cutting it. 

Raise lawn mower blades and protect lawns from heat by letting grass gro...

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Posted on: March 18, 2022

Three Cart Program - proposals simplified | Programa de los tres carros: propuestas simplificadas

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In December 2021, Republic Services and Western Disposal submitted proposals to be considered for the City’s Three Cart waste hauling contract which exp...

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Posted on: December 6, 2022

COVID-19 test kits are in stock; N95 masks are still available

Covid Tests

Stop by the Library to pick up free COVID-19 test kits, as well as N95 and surgical masks, while supplies last.

Test KitsStatus as of Dec. 6: In stock

When available - stop by the Lafayette Public Library to pick up free Rapid At-Home tests provided by the State of Colorado's expanded free Rapid At-Home testing program. This news item will be kept updated with curre...

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Posted on: January 17, 2023

Maker Mondays - Knitting 101 - Register for Jan. 30-Feb. 27

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Adults 18 and older - sign up for a 4-session workshop to learn the basics of knitting! This class will meet Mondays from 1-3pm on Jan. 30, Feb. 6, Feb. 13, and Feb. 27.

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Posted on: January 4, 2023

Reading Buddies, Wednesdays, 4:45-5:30 pm, Feb. 1-March 8

Kids and teens play reading games at the Library

Kids in Grades K-3 - sign up to have fun reading and playing games with our teen volunteers. Registration is for the 6-week session.

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Posted on: September 27, 2022

Youth Wellness Tuesdays with Mental Health Partners

Wellness Tuesday Crafts

Kids and teens - stop by the table upstairs in the Youth Area on the first Tuesday from 4-6pm for mindfulness crafts and activities.

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Posted on: January 17, 2023

AARP tax help by appointment, February-April

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Learn more and book your tax hep appointment today - spaces fill quickly. Tax forms for self-preparation are available on the main level near the restroom.

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Posted on: July 31, 2022

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: December 9, 2021

PINs required to access Library accounts and resources

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PINs (personal identification numbers) are now required to access and use the features of your online library account (My Account).

PINs are being implemented by all of the Flatirons Library Consortium libraries to provide an extra layer of security for your account and personal information. This PIN will be used to access your account online, to use Overdrive/Libby/Sora for downloada...

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Library - Events & News
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: 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.

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Library - Events & News
Posted on: August 1, 2022

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.

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, phone, or text that your requested items are available for pickup:

  • Come into the Lobby during our open hours (c...
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Library - Events & News
Posted on: December 21, 2020

Donate food and essential items

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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: November 3, 2022

Library status and user guide

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

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Library Status

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Posted on: January 1, 2022

Find more with Prospector

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Lafayette Public Library, in conjunction with the Flatirons Library Consortium (FLC), has rejoined the Prospector union catalog for interlibrary loans. When we participated in Prospector in years past, more than 98% of item requests were still fulfilled b...

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Library - Featured Resources
Posted on: December 15, 2021

Computers and printing services

Image of a printer - now you can load your prints from home and retrieve them at the Library!

Print from home, or at the Library from your device or a computer!

Use public computers for up to three hours per day with your Library card or guest pass. 

Need to print?

  • Queue up prints and pay as you go with the self-service print kiosk.
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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; use the special access code each time you want a seven-day pass.

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Posted on: June 21, 2021

Adventure Backpacks

Check out an Adventure Backpack!

Check out a Lafayette Library/Lafayette Open Space Adventure Backpack, packed with seasonally updated, nature-focused, books, maps, field guides, activities, binoculars, and more.

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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: 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: 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!

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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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Library - Featured Resources
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: January 18, 2023

Lafayette History Museum Event, Saturday, Jan. 28

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Sign up for this fun event at the Library hosted by the Lafayette Historical Society.

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Posted on: December 19, 2022

Maker Monday - Knitting 101 - Register for Jan. 30-Feb. 27

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Adults 18 and older - sign up for a 4-session workshop to learn the basics of knitting! This class will meet on Jan. 30, Feb. 6, Feb. 13, and Feb. 27 (no class Feb. 20).

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Posted on: January 18, 2023

Volunteer with Teen Library Club, First Thursdays Feb-May, 5-6pm

Teen Library Club

Teens in grades 6-12 - sign up to earn four hours of volunteer credit by helping select items for the Library collection, giving your ideas, eating pizza, and having fun.

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Posted on: January 27, 2023

Teen 3D-Printer Workshop - Register for March

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Teens in grades 6-12 - Sign up to learn the basics of 3D printing to design and print a cookie cutter in three sessions (March 7, 14, and 21).

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Posted on: December 19, 2022

Maker Monday - Draw a Still Life - Register for March 6-27

Still life drawing and pencils

Adults 18 and older - sign up for a 4-session workshop to learn the basics of drawing a still life! This class will meet Mondays in March.

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Posted on: December 19, 2022

Paws to Read - Second and Fourth Sundays, 1:30-2:30pm

Library Paws to Read dog

Kids ages 5-10 - drop in to spend 15 minutes sharing a book with a special therapy dog!

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Posted on: January 18, 2023

Maker Drop In Hours

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Teen Maker Hangout and Makerspace Drop In hours are available each week. Check the calendar to be sure it is on (we do have to cancel sometimes), and visit our Makerspace page to learn how to get involved!

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Posted on: January 3, 2023

Winter/Spring Storytimes

Kids enjoy a storytime at the Lafayette Public Library.

Storytimes are back! Check out our regular schedule and find out about special events.

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News

Posted on: November 3, 2022

Library status and user guide

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

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News

Posted on: July 11, 2022

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: January 18, 2023

2022 Open Space Annual Report

Copy of 2021 ANNUAL COMPREHENSIVE FINANCIAL REPORT

Curious about the happenings of Lafayette Open Space? The 2022 Open Space Annual Report outlines major accomplishments, events, partnerships, and projects that were completed over the last year. For questions, contact Natural Resource Coordinator, Lexie S...

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Posted on: December 14, 2021

Design and construction team selected for Willoughby Corner

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Learn more about Boulder County Housing and Human Services' recent progress on the Willoughby Corner affordable neighborhood project located at Emma/120th St. The project features 400 affordable rental and for-sale homes.

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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

Electrical Vehicle Charging Station at Rec Center

This past March, the City of Lafayette approved its 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 ne...

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Planning and Building
Posted on: August 13, 2021

Solar Ready Provisions

Solar installation at Police Station

This past March, the City of Lafayette approved its 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 ne...

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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: January 26, 2023

Weekly Police Department Incident Report Summary Jan. 16, 2023

Police Report Summary

This is a summary of incident reports taken by the Lafayette Police Department from Jan. 16-22, 2023. 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: January 18, 2023

Weekly Police Department Incident Report Summary Jan. 9, 2023

Police Report Summary

This is a summary of incident reports taken by the Lafayette Police Department from Jan. 9-15, 2023. 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: January 9, 2023

DA’s report finds Lafayette police officer legally justified during officer-involved shooting

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The investigation and legal analysis by the Boulder County District Attorney’s Office into the death of Ethan Huiras and the discharge of a firearm by Officer Jared Fender of the Lafayette Police Department has been completed. The District Attor...

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Posted on: October 4, 2022

What is the Flock Safety Automatic License Plate Reader Program?

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The Lafayette Police Department is testing Flock Safety Automatic License Plate Readers (ALPRs) to help detect and reduce crime in our community.  

Join us for a community meeting on October 20 at 6pm to learn more about this program. Flock Safety...

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Posted on: November 9, 2022

Catalytic Converter Labeling Kits

Catetch Catalytic Converter Labeling Kit

Lafayette Police Department, in partnership with the Colorado Auto Theft Prevention Authority (CATPA), are making kits available to the public for catalytic converter labeling to deter, and aid in the prosecution of, catalytic converter thefts. Kits inclu...

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Posted on: April 12, 2022

Updated request - Delay and save

updated request to delay irrigation

April 28, 2022, update:

We would like to ask for your increased efforts to limit outdoor water use. 

As of April 20, the City is seeing our typical residential winter water usage (~two million gallons/day) double, and usage jumped to five million g...

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Water conservation tips and programs... Public Works
Posted on: May 10, 2022

South Boulder Road Multimodal Improvement Project

South Boulder Road Multimodal Improvement Project map showing a traffic shift westbound

This project will enhance safety and multimodal travel for all users along the corridor from the Saratoga/South Boulder Road intersection to 120th St.

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Posted on: April 15, 2022

Know your flood risk

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Mile High Flood District (MHFD) helps raise awareness of flood risks as well as helps residents understand their role. To prepare for the flood season, the Flood Hazard Brochure is mailed annually to all property owners whose properties are in or near a h...

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Posted on: January 6, 2023

Lafayette Happy Trails Summer Day Camp

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Register your kids for The City of Lafayette's Happy Trails Summer Day Camp where exploration is boundless! Whether they are learning a new activity, splashing around in the pool, making friends, or engaging in active play, The Happy Trails Summer Day Cam...

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Posted on: January 9, 2023

Spring Youth Soccer League

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Kids love playing soccer, and our Spring Soccer League promises to deliver fun and a great experience. Youth Soccer encourages participation and develops teamwork and skills. All boys and girls in grades K-8 can participate in our soccer classes. Games ar...

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Posted on: January 4, 2023

Parent's Night Out

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Parent's Night Out – your evening your way. Enjoy the evening at home in peace and quiet or out on the town on a date while your kids play games, make crafts, and build friendships at the Lafayette Recreation Center. Sign up today and make Parent's Night ...

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Posted on: December 30, 2022

Winter-Spring Swim Classes

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Our swim classes for Winter and Spring are now available! We have classes for all levels and ages with flexible dates and times. Our instructors will work with you or your kids to improve your skills and help you reach the next level. 

Note: Every...

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Posted on: December 23, 2022

Kids Winter/Spring Dance

Kids Dance Classes

Sign your kiddos up for Ballet, Hip Hop, or our interactive Creative Movement dance class, and make inside activities something to look forward to.

Our youth Winter/Spring dance classes are now open and available for kids ages 3-10. 

Instructors fr...

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Posted on: December 19, 2022

Adult Winter/Spring Dance

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Learn how to dance salsa and master ballroom moves with professionals from Kinesis Dance, a dance education company providing recreational and pre-professional dance opportunities.

This fun group class is designed for adults who want to be well-rounded soc...

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Posted on: January 2, 2023

Big Lifts for Big Results

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Did you know that lifting weights can improve your quality of life and your ability to do everyday activities? Building muscles can also improve your balance and significantly reduce the risk of falls. 

Join personal trainer Michael Baird for one ...

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Posted on: December 7, 2022

School's Out Day Camp

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Register your kiddo for a school's out day of fun at the Bob L. Burger Recreation Center. Your child will participate in engaging activities throughout the day, including swimming, crafts, active games, team building, and more.

Dates vary | 7:30am-6pm | Ag...

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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: August 22, 2022

2022 Fall Festival

Lafayette Recreation Fall Festival

The 2022 Fall Festival is sure to have something for everyone

Celebrate the season with fun and engaging activities inside the recreation center, including a pumpkin decorating contest with prizes, pumpkin races*, Spooky Storytimes, arts and crafts project...

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Posted on: August 13, 2022

2022 Shop-N-Drop

Shop and drop 2022

Fun for your child, a shopping opportunity for you!

Kids ages 3-12 will enjoy supervised playtime while parents shop in downtown Lafayette for Shop Small Saturday. Activities include arts and crafts, and active play.

View a list of Lafayette business specia...

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Posted on: March 30, 2022

2022 Kids Fishing Derby

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Located at Waneka Lake Park, the Fishing Derby is a great way to introduce your child to the joys of fishing. Join us for this free event where kids can fish to their hearts content.Please bring a fishing rod.

May 14  | 8-9:30am  | &n...

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Recreation - Special Events
Posted on: February 17, 2021

2022 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

2022 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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Posted on: November 23, 2022

Recreation and Senior Center Activity Guide

Winter Spring 2023 Recreation and Senior Center Activity Guide

The Lafayette Recreation & Senior Services seasonal Activity Guide provides information about upcoming classes, programs, and events

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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: 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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