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In September 2013, Longmont experienced the most devastating flash flood event in its history. The flooding caused extensive damage throughout Longmont. Many of our parks and greenways were impacted. The most up-to-date park and trail closure information due to flood damage and repair activities can be found on the City's flood information website:

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Golden Ponds

The ponds were lowered this summer so that hydraulic studies could be conducted in the area.  With the exception of the east pond, they have been partially filled for now.  They may fill a bit more as the summer progresses depending on system hydraulics and other factors.  The spillway on the east pond is damaged, and that pond will remain low until it is repaired late next year.


Trail Status Map

Planning a stroll or bike ride along one of Longmont's trails? View an interactive map to see what sections are open. Many trails are damaged or under repair due to the 2013 flood.

  • CLOSED - starting 7/24 thru 7/31 between Sunset St. & Pike Rd.  adjacent to Left Hand Creek Park.
  • CLOSED - starting 7/25 thru 8/1 from Pike Rd. to Chapman Avenue.
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Public-Private Partnership at Rider Open Space

The City of Longmont recently entered into a Memorandum of Understanding with Eastgate Development (Eastgate), allowing the private company to remove soil from Rider Open Space. Working together, City staff and Eastgate developed a plan that honors existing soil rights held by Eastgate without adversely impacting Spring Gulch #2, the planned Spring Gulch #2 greenway trail (anticipated to begin construction in 2015), and the existing sanitary sewer utility that runs through the property. Get the full story in the news release

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Seasonal Weed Spraying

Contact Jim Krick: 303-651-8451

Week of July 21st:

  • Rogers Grove - North of the St. Vrain Creek
  • Pavlakis Open Space - North of the St. Vrain Creek between Main & Martin St.
  • Lykins Gulch
  • Izaak Walton
  • St. Vrain Creek Riparain Corridor from 119th St. to Rogers Grove


Contact Rob Chapman: 303-651-8745

Week of July 21st:

  • Roosevelt Park
  • Clark Park - Spot spraying

Week of July 28th:

  • 375 Airport Road - Bed area treatment only


Contact Ken Wicklund: 303-651-8449


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Bee Swarms - What to do?

If you see bee swarms on City property, please call 303-651-8446.

For bee swarms on private property, please work with the Boulder County Beekeepers Association:

  • Boulder County Swarm Hotline: 303-678-6238
  • Denver Metro Swarm Hotline: 303-791-1777
  • Northern Colorado Swarm Hotline: 970-213-3099 (Berthoud, Ft. Collins, Greeley, Loveland)

For bee removal from a building or structure, please call any of these private contractors:

  • Tim Brod: 303-514-9257
  • Miles McGaughey: 720-771-4304
  • Marcia Skaro: 303-437-8932
  • Bob Thayer: 303-717-1010
  • JoAnn Vigil: 303-775-5639
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Park Restrooms and Facilities

Please call 303-651-8416 to report damages in any City of Longmont Parks restroom or facility.

Park Development Updates

Give Your Input on Designs for Dickens Farm Park and Kanemoto Park's Pool

The City's Park Development division will soon host two different open houses, one tied to the Master Plan design of Dickens Farm Park and the other to the redesign of Kanemoto Park's wading pool. Both of these events reflect progress as Longmont continues to move forward from the September 2013 flood. Residents are encouraged to attend and be involved.

Dickens Farm Park Design Open House

A Master Plan for this proposed park was approved by City Council in July 2013. The 2013 flood altered the site, so the plan now requires revisions. The public is invited to review two concept plans for the changed site and provide feedback. The project goal remains to develop a new District Park and trailhead to the St Vrain Greenway trail system. Join staff from 6 – 8 p.m. on Thursday, July 10 at 7 S Sunset Street in Longmont (because of the flood, this building must now be accessed from 3rd Avenue).

Kanemoto Park Pool Replacement Open House

Design for the Kanemoto Wading Pool Replacement Project is underway. Two concept plans have been prepared and will be made available for review and comment on Tuesday, July 15 at Kanemoto Park from 5-7 p.m. City staff and consultants will be available for questions and discussion.

For more information on either of these projects, contact City of Longmont Project Manager, Paula Fitzgerald, at (303) 651-8448 or

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Spangler & Lanyon Park Renewal Plans

Spangler Park and Lanyon Park are two of Longmont's many older neighborhood parks in need of renewal. Both parks are high priorities for playground replacement and the restroom at Spangler Park is also due for replacement. In order to appropriately plan for replacement of these amenities the City is working with a consulting team to develop park renewal plans which will guide locations, access, circulation, ADA compliance, safety and usability of the amenities in these parks. The purpose of a park renewal plan is to review the existing uses at a park, identify strategies for bringing the park up-to-date, and ensure park elements are relevant and restored to their intended purpose. Please visit the Project Website for more information and upcoming meetings. For questions regarding this project, please contact Kathy Kron at (303) 774-4528 or via e-mail at

Kensington Park - South Playground Replacement Project

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Replacement of the playground at the south end of Kensington Park is complete! The new playground features swings, climbers, slides and new playground surfacing with increased safety and accessibility. Improvements at the site also include installation of a mini-shelter, picnic table, trash receptacles, a bike rack and 2 benches. For more information about the Kensington Park Master Plan and upcoming projects please visit the Project Website.

Parks, Recreation & Trails Master Plan

On April 8, 2014, City Council accepted the final Parks, Recreation and Trails Master Plan. The Final Plan and an Interactive Map are available on the Park Master Plan website.

Dry Creek Community Park - Phase 1 Under Construction

American Civil Constructors is completing warranty obligations for their construction of Phase 1 park improvements. For your own safety, Please stay out of the park! The park is tentatively slated for opening in 2014. Look here for specific opening dates! Link to more details for Dry Creek Community Park

Mission Statement and Goals

To provide safe, clean, well maintained and attractive public environments for the use of all visitors of the park system. Our service shall demonstrate good land stewardship, quality park facility planning, our staff's knowledge of the green industry, and the highest standards of technical proficiency. We strive to provide this service with a good attitude and communication skills.

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(This page updated on 5/14/14)