Happy spring Hayden! Or at least that's what we all wish we were saying to each other It seems like mother nature keeps throwing the “S” word at us just when things start to get sunny Speaking with a long-time resident while at the COOP gas pump I said, “Think it will stop snowing?” and he replied, “It snowed like this every winter when I was a kid.” With all the snow this winter, the Town has been focusing on the Hayden Center and improving our indoor programs while planning for our upcoming outdoor season.
We started the second - and final - phase of construction at the Hayden Center which should be completed by the end of 2023 The Town has secured the funding for the construction of a 6ft-wide pedestrian sidewalk along Hwy-40 on the east end of Town between Shelton Ln and Pine St , as well as between Mountain Valley Bank and Pine Estates on the North side of Hwy-40 The business park is moving along with construction starting in September
We also welcome our new Recreation Director, Rhonda Sweetser Ms Rhonda was the former principal of Hayden Elementary as well as an educator for 30 years. We are thrilled to have Rhonda join our team in this position.
As always, a sincere thank you to our entire community for being amazing people.
March 15 | 5:00pm | Town Hall
The Town of Hayden Planning Commission is currently reviewing the Main Street Apartments Site Plan Application for the construction of 109 apartment dwelling units and approximately 5,800 square feet of commercial space located along HWY40 in downtown Hayden
The conversation was tabled after the Feb 23 Planning Commission Meeting to review a proposed alternative traffic access plan for the project and allow for public questions during a Community Open House at Town Hall.
Please join us Wednesday, March 15 from 5:00 - 6:30 p m at Town Hall for an opportunity to ask questions about an alternative traffic access plan for this proposed development
The Town of Hayden is in the process of reviewing our outdoor recreation amenities and economy alongside a student group from the University of Colorado, Masters of the Environment program as part of the modified Recreation Economies for Rural Communities program. As the Town explores ways to diversify and strengthen our economy, we recognize that the outdoor recreation sector is a possible area of focus that can also result in improved, increased and better accessible outdoor recreation opportunities for the community
We invite you to participate and share your ideas as we explore:
What type of outdoor recreation best suits the Hayden area and how can it be improved?
How do we make outdoor recreation more accessible to all our community members?
How can we leverage outdoor recreation to increase economic opportunities?
March 22 | 5:30 - 8:00 p m | Town Hall
Full Day Session
March 24 | 9:00 a m - 4:00 p m | The Haven
Please direct any questions to Community Development Director, Tegan Ebbert: tegan ebbert@haydencolorado org
We want to hear your voice.
March 15 | 6:00am - 8:00pm
We couldn't be more excited by the growth we ' ve seen from the Hayden Center and the outpouring of community support since its inception in 2021 We invite every member of our town to come tour the facility and join us for a day of fun, fitness and community as we celebrate the 2nd anniversary of the Hayden Center
Free Gym Access & Fitness Classes:
Open Gym & Weight Room | 6:00am-8:00pm
Functional Fitness | 7:00am
Flex & Stretch | 1:00pm
Spin30 | 6:00pm (call to register)
Pickleball | 6:00-7:45pm
April 13 | 5:30 - 7:00pm
You are invited to our inaugural Community Arts Mixer! Open to all artist, musicians, dancers, performers, crafters and arts supporters looking for an opportunity to meet and share ideas with your local arts community.
Join us in the Hayden Center Lobby from 5:307:00 p.m. on April 13 for your opportunity to mingle with Hayden's thriving arts community.
Stay up to date on all of the incredible Hayden Center fitness classes offered to our community
We love any opportunity to celebrate tress and our thriving natural ecosystem here in Hayden Mark the occasion of Arbor Day by planting a tree, taking a walk in a local park and appreciating everything trees do for us, or making a donation towards having more trees planted in areas where they're needed most
If you are interested in planting a tree this year, here is a list of recommended trees for our region/climate
LARGE TREES | HEIGHT 40+ FEET
Catalpa, Western – Catalpa speciosa
Elm, American cultivars – Ulmus americana
Hackberry – Celtis occidentalis
Honeylocust – Gleditsia triacanthos var inermis
Linden, American – Tilia americana
Oak – Quercus species
Tulip tree – Liriodendron tulipifera
MEDIUM HEIGHT | 20-40 FEET
Aspen – Populus tremuloides
Birch, River – Betula nigra
Boxelder, Sensation – Acer negundo 'Sensation' Chokecherry or Amur chokecherry – Prunus
virginiana or maackii
Elm, Frontier – Ulmus ‘Frontier’
Japanese Tree Lilac – Syringa reticulata
During the month of April (weather permitting), the Town’ s Public Works staff will be sweeping up scoria that remains on roadways throughout town Residents are encouraged to remove scoria from their property and from public right-ofways within their general vicinity Scoria can be swept onto the asphalt shoulder of the roadway for pick up via street sweeper Long thin lines of scoria are easier and more efficient for the sweeper to pick up instead of large round piles. Residents are asked to cooperate by not using this service for other spring-cleaning debris.
May 6 | 9:00am - 3:00pm
Dry Creek Park
Join us for our annual "Hayden Clean Up Day" and take advantage of this opportunity to get your yard, garage, basement, or any other clutter cleaned up and cleared out! Items can be dropped off at Dry Creek Park between 9:00 a m and 3:00 p m Let's all do our part to keep Hayden looking beautiful!
For a full list of upcoming Town of Hayden events, be sure to check out our Calendar of Events on the Hayden website!
Easter Egg Hunt
April 8 | 1:00 - 2:00 p m | 3rd Street Park
Pee Wee Westling Tournament
April 15 | 9:00 a m | Hayden Center
Hayden Cog Run
May 13 | 10:00 a m | 3rd Street Park
Huck Finn Day
June 3 | 9:30 a m | Dry Creek Park
Walnut Street Dance
June 8 | 6:00 - 9:00 p m | Farmer's Market
BOARD OF EDUCATION
March 13 | 7:00 p m
Hayden High School
March 14 | 5:00 p m
PARKS & REC BOARD OF DIRECTORS
March 15 | 6:00 p m
March 23 | 7:00 p m
July 14 & 15 | 8:00 a m | Dry Creek Park
Bluegrass & Brews
August 8 | 5:00 - 8:00 p.m. | Dry Creek Park
* Further details will be shared before each event
Pee Wee Wrestling (K-5th Grade)
March & April
T-Ball & Coach Pitch
May & June
Youth Baseball & Softball
May & June
July & August
Youth Tackle Football
August & September
Youth Flag Football
August & September
Fall & Spring Sessions
* Further details will be shared before each program.
With so many different options on the 2023 Town of Hayden events schedule, what better way is there to get your business noticed than by becoming a Community Sponsor?
We offer four different tiers of sponsorship opportunities for our Town of Hayden events, each designed to support the community while bringing valuable expose to your local business
Arts & Events: Rachel Wattles | 970.276.0504
rachel wattles@haydencolorado org
Sports & Recreation: Rhonda Sweetser | 970 276 0500
rhonda sweetser@haydencolorado org
178 W Jefferson Ave. PO Box 190 Hayden, CO 81839