In the early morning hours of September 12th, 2013, following several days of record rainfall totaling an astonishing 17 inches rain, the North and South St. Vrain Creeks flooded their banks. Stream flows within Town crested above 19,500 CFS (Cubic Feet per Second), easily surpassing the previous record set in 1941. Typical stream flows for the St. Vrain average 67 CFS (USGS Data) for the month of September.
Lyons parks system was absolutely decimated. Nearly all community parks and facilities were affected in some way. It is estimated that of the 80 acres of developed/in-development community parkland, 39 acres were severely impacted. Unfortunately, the 39 acres impacted housed most of Lyons major park facilities.
Today, momentum efforts have been put into rebuilding the Town's Parks. Check out the plans and progress made within the park system. Work is underway, so continuously check back for the latest updates.