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INSIDE u B e A Part Of...Healthy Lifestyles  Waneka Lake Disc Golf Course/ Trail Updates

It’s a great time to be part of the positive momentum in Lafayette! The Lafayette Connection encourages residents to BE A PART OF IT—engaged and informed about COMMUNITY LIFE, HEALTHY LIFESTYLES, and SUSTAINABLE LIVING in Lafayette. The Lafayette Connection is published three times a year, connecting you with your community.

u B e A Part Of...Shopping and 

Walk and Wheel Lafayette

u B e A Part Of...Sustainable living 

Healthy lifestyles and an active community are driving forces behind a current project to improve biking and walking in Lafayette–and we need your input!

dining in Lafayette in Lafayette

u B e A Part Of...Community Life, 

Meet the Mayor, Lafayette Quest

u  Emerald Ash Borer and West Nile Virus info

u N EW Library Hours  u  City Events Summer Calendar u B e A Part Of...Fireworks and  the 4th of July celebration at Waneka Lake; the 15th Annual Lafayette Peach Festival

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The City of Lafayette has received a Kaiser Permanente Walk and Wheel grant to examine active transportation habits and needs in our community. Our first step in the process is to have residents collect detailed data within their neighborhoods using a specialized mobile app or paper version. Groups of neighbors will conduct walk audits and share perceptions which will be used to map optimal routes, existing gaps, and future needs.

Gather your neighbors and plan to join one or more walk audits. Staffled walk audit dates are July 8, 14, 15, 22, 23, 28 and 29 from 6:00-7:30pm. Specific locations will be announced soon. Sign up to receive updates at cityoflafayette.com/WalkAndWheel. A community-wide charrette will be held on October 2 at the library from 6:30-8pm.

Art Night Out Expands in 2014 The seventh season of Lafayette’s Art Night Out promises to be bigger and better than ever! This year organizers are closing down Public Road from Cannon to Emma Street the third Friday night of every month to accommodate more artist booths, bigger bands, additional food trucks, and an expanded wine and beer garden. Only local Lafayette brewed beer from Odd 13 Brewing, Front Range Brewing, and The Post Brewing will be served at the ARTS! Lafayette Beer Garden. Art Night Out is a free, family friendly community event that takes place from 5 to 9:15pm on the third Friday of every month May through September in Old Town Lafayette. Event dates are June 20, July 18, August 15 and September 19. Learn more at: cityoflafayette.com/ANO

The September 19 event will be A Very Special Art Night Out: Celebrating Lafayette’s Quasquicentennial (125th Anniversary). cityoflafayette.com/Historic


| SUSTAINABLE LIVING

Be a Part of...Sustainable Living Help keep our streams and rivers clean by taking actions that will prevent water pollution;

u  Scoop the Poop:

Be a Part of...Healthy Lifestyles New Waneka Lake Disc Golf Course: The Lafayette Recreation and Parks Departments are developing a new 18 hole disc golf course at Waneka Lake Park to enhance the community’s outdoor amenities and provide an additional recreational opportunity in Lafayette. The first nine holes, located on the east side of the lake, will be ready for public play in July 2014. The remaining nine holes are planned for a 2015 installation along the west side. Visit cityoflafayette.com/ DiscGolf to view a course map. Trail Updates: All Lafayette trails damaged by the flood are now open or have established detour routes. Underpasses at So. Public Road and 120th Street are closed for reconstruction, but have button-activated pedestrian crosswalks installed at the street level to allow users to safely navigate road crossings. For your safety, and to help speed the repair process, please obey trail closures and detour signage. For additional details and a map go to cityoflafayette.com/Trails

Emerald Ash Borer The emerald ash borer (EAB) is an exotic insect responsible for the death or decline of tens of millions of ash trees and was detected last year in the City of Boulder. A quarantine is currently in place prohibiting the movement of ash tree products and wood out of Boulder County. EAB has no native predators and poses a serious threat to Colorado’s ash trees. Infestation is difficult to detect so if you suspect a problem or are unsure, have your tree examined by a professional. Visit www.eabcolorado.com for more information, or contact the Colorado Department of Agriculture at 888-248-5535.

Dog poop is a major contributor to stormwater pollution because it contains harmful bacteria and parasites which can spread diseases and negatively affect our waters. Be a responsible pet owner and pick up after your pet.

u  Lawn and Garden: Lawn care, landscaping,

and pest control practices are major contributors to stormwater pollution. Water flowing across yards, rooftops, and paved areas picks up grass clippings and chemicals which pollute the storm drain system and causes excessive algae, not to mention killing fish along the way. Leave grass blades on the lawn or compost, don’t over water, and direct downspouts to drain into the yard to alleviate water pollution.

u  Household Waste: When you need to get rid

of used motor oil, paint, solvents, or fertilizer, be sure to recycle or properly dispose of these products at the free Boulder Hazardous Materials Facility. Take advantage of Public Works’ Electronic Recycling Events and the Police Department’s Prescription Drug Take Back Service to keep other unwanted materials out of landfills and water systems.

For more tips and resources visit cityoflafayette. com/PublicWorks and keepitcleanpartnership.org. The 2014 Lafayette Water Quality Report is available online at cityoflafayette.com/WaterQuality

West Nile Virus The only treatment for West Nile Virus is PREVENTION! Remember the four D’s this summer:

u  Use DEET–enhanced insect repellant

(a 2% soy-based product is also available)

u DRESS–dress in long sleeves and pants u  Dusk to Dawn–avoid the outdoors from dusk until dawn

Look for D-shaped exit holes

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Emerald Ash Borer

u  Drain–drain standing water outside your home fightthebitecolorado.com


COMMUNITY LIFE |

Be a Part of...Community Life As a resident of Lafayette, you have access to many communication outlets to keep you connected.. Visit www.cityoflafayette.com/Connect to sign up for text/email notices, Emergency Alerts, view online publications, and follow us on Twitter and Facebook! Scan to Connect

Be a Part of...Shopping and Dining in Lafayette As you enjoy shopping and dining in Old Town, 73 new public parking spaces are now at your disposal through a partnership of property owners and the Lafayette Urban Renewal Authority (LURA). The new public parking spaces are located at;

SCAVENGER HUNT

Coming Sept 27 with a special tribute to Lafayette’s Quasquicentennial! Teams of 2-4 strategize to find clues and win prizes. Family-friendly! Register at cityoflafayette. com/Quest

• 600 S. Public Road – North of Lafayette Florist • 103 N. Public Road – Behind the businesses at the northwest corner of Simpson and Public • 101 S. Public Road – Behind Anspach’s Jewelry (Simpson/Public) • 309 S. Public Road – Behind the Starkey Building and Festival Plaza If you prefer to leave your car at home when heading to Old Town, LURA has also funded the installation of eight new bicycle racks downtown.

New Library Hours Allow for New Programs

Confab with Christine Ask questions, share ideas, air concerns, or just stop by and say hi to Lafayette Mayor Christine Berg and other City Council Members. WHEN:  Every 1st Saturday from 10:00-11:00am WHERE: The Lafayette Marketplace indoor atrium; located at 400 W. South Boulder Rd next to Jax Ranch and Home

Don’t be surprised if you see librarians biking around town hauling a trailer full of books! New programs, like storytime at LaMont Does Park and kids’ activities at Art Night Out, are launching this summer and moving staff outside the library building. Low patron usage during weeknights led staff to close the building one hour early freeing up funding to offer new and dynamic programs. The library will now close at 8:00pm Monday through Thursday. For more information about library programs go to cityoflafayette.com/Library

Register today! cityoflafayette.com/SummerReading c i t yo f l a fay e t t e . c o m


Lafayette Calendar of Summer Events u JUNE

June 20; 5-9pm Art Night Out Festival Plaza / 311 S. Public Rd. Enjoy music, beer/wine garden, artist booths and kids art. Every 3rd Friday May through September. www.cityoflafayette.com/ANO

June 25; 6:30-9am Bike to Work Day Breakfast Station 775 W. Baseline Rd www.cityoflafayette.com/ WalkAndWheel

June 27; 9am Sizzler Fun Run; Ages 3-14 Peak to Peak Charter School www.cityoflafayette.com/Recreation

July 11; 11am

August 15, 5-9pm

TRYathlon; Ages 6-14 LaMont Does Pool and Park Complex www.cityoflafayette.com/Recreation

Art Night Out Public Rd between Cannon and Emma/ Old Town Lafayette www.cityoflafayette.com/ANO

July 11 (register by 7/1) Classic Rock n Roll Dance Party Indian Peaks Golf Course www.cityoflafayette.com/GO 303-665-9052

Saturdays, July 12 & July 26, 3-4:45 pm Family Fun Orchestra Concerts Lafayette Library www.cityoflafayette.com/ SummerReading

July 18; 4-7pm

u JULY

FREE! Family Fun Night Indian Peaks Golf Course www.indianpeaksgolf.com 303-666-4706

Entire month of July

July 18, 5-9pm

July is Parks & Recreation Month www.cityoflafayette.com/July

July 9, 16, 23, 30; 7pm Recreation Concert Series Waneka Lake Park and Festival Plaza www.cityoflafayette.com/ SummerConcerts

Every Wednesday, June 25-July 23; 6pm STEM Wednesdays; kids/teen tech workshops Lafayette Library www.cityoflafayette.com/ ProgramLafayette

June 25, July 2, 9, 16, 23 at Noon Picnic on the Plaza Music Series www.cityoflafayette.com/FestivalPlaza

July 4; 4-10:00pm 4TH of July Celebration and Fireworks Waneka Lake Park www.lafayettecolorado.com 303-666-9555

July 9; 10am-2pm

Art Night Out Public Rd between Cannon and Emma/ Old Town Lafayette www.cityoflafayette.com/ANO

July 19 (register by 6/27) Paws on the Path Dog Walk Great Bark Dog Park www.cityoflafayette.com/GO 303-665-9052

July 19, 9:30am-12:30pm Fire Dept Open House and Spray House for Kids Firehouse #1; 411 N. 111th St www.cityoflafayette.com/Fire

u AUGUST

August 5; 7pm

August 16; 9am-4pm 15th Annual Lafayette Peach Festival Public Road/ Old Town Lafayette www.lafayettecolorado.com 303-666-9555

Aug 20-Oct 29 (register by 8/15) Citizens’ Police Academy Lafayette Police Department www.cityoflafayette.com/Police

August 23-24 (register by 8/18) Great Outdoor Adventure Family Camp-Out Waneka Lake Park www.cityoflafayette.com/GO 303-665-9052

u SEPTEMBER

September 5, 6-9 pm See & Respond and Art on the Street Reception Lafayette Public Library www.cityoflafayette.com/seeandrespond

September 13; 1-6pm 1ST Annual Lafayette Brew Fest Lafayette Marketplace/400 W South Boulder Rd. www.lafayettecolorado.com 303-666-9555

September 19, 5-9pm Art Night Out – Celebrating Lafayette’s Quasquicentennial! Public Rd between Cannon and Emma/ Old Town Lafayette www.cityoflafayette.com/ANO

National Night Out Your Neighborhood www.cityoflafayette.com/Police 303-661-1383

September 21; 4-6pm

August 9-17

September 24, 6:30-8pm

Maintenance Closure at the Bob L. Burger Recreation Center www.cityoflafayette.com/Recreation

Dog Days of Summer LaMont Does Pool www.cityoflafayette.com/Recreation Book Discussion, Pandora’s Lunchbox, Lafayette Library www.onthesamepage.us

September 27; 9-11am

Kids Public Safety Day LaMont Does Park www.cityoflafayette.com/Police

www.cityoflafayette.com/connect

Lafayette Quest Scavenger Hunt Begins at the Bob L. Burger Recreation Center. www.cityoflafayette.com/Quest


Lafayette Connection Newsletter - Summer 2014