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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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Clean-Up Green-Up

Clean-Up Green-Up

If you missed Saturday's, April 5th kick-off, there is still time to call and sign up for the City wide Clean-Up Green-Up event, it runs through April 30.  You can pick the area you want to clean up or we can give you an area that needs cleaning.  Additionally, flood recovery projects and clean-up opportunities will be available.  For more information call Lore Blattner at 303-651-8955 or email:

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Kanemoto Pool Replacement Survey

Please take our short preference survey to help guide design decisions related to this pool replacement project! If you have questions please email Paula Fitzgerald at

Take the Kanemoto Pool Survey now >

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Upcoming Prescribed Burns

The City of Longmont will soon be conducting controlled vegetation burns at Jim Hamm Nature Area and Union Reservoir. These burns are planned to take place during daylight hours sometime between April 17 – May 16. Specific days have yet to be set, as burning is contingent on favorable weather conditions and fuels moisture.

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Seasonal Weed Spraying

Week of April 21

Rogers Grove, North side of St. Vrain River. Contact Jim Krick: 303-651-8451

Parks & Forestry Shop - Turf herbicide will be applied.  Contact Rob Chapman: 303-651-8745

Forestry Services will be applying an insecticide (Criterion) to 100 public American Elm trees over the next few weeks.  This insecticide is used to help control European Elm Scale.  The insecticide is applied at the base of the tree where the roots aid in transferring it systemically throughout the tree.  Contact Ken Wicklund:  303-651-8449

Yellow flags will be posted after application is applied. Please wait until the yellow flags have been removed before allowing kids and pets onto those areas.  All applications are weather dependent.  Thank you for your patience during this process.

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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

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

Replacement of the playground at the south end of Kensington Park is underway! Plans include a new expanded playground with swings and new playground surfacing with increased safety and universal accessibility. Improvements at the site also include installation of a mini-shelter, picnic table, trash receptacles, a bike rack and 2 benches. The project is a wonderful example of community support and would not have been possible without a donation from the Guadalupe Charitable Trust to honor Paul David Rodriguez, one of the City's Latino sons who grew up in the Kensington neighborhood and was killed in the Vietnam War on April 5, 1966. In addition to the private donation, the Kensington neighborhood also received a Neighborhood Improvement Grant to aid the project and LiveWell Longmont is donating a bike rack for the site. The new playground and site improvement is scheduled for completion in mid to late April, 2014 (weather dependent of course). For questions regarding this project, please contact Kathy Kron at (303) 774-4528 or via e-mail at

Parks, Recreation & Trails Master Plan

A new Parks, Recreation & Trails Master Plan for the City of Longmont has been developed and is currently in the process of review and acceptance. Please visit the Project Website to view the final draft of The Plan. The goal of the planning effort was to solicit input and develop a community-driven master plan that will guide the development and renewal of the City's valued parks, recreation and trail system. The planning team would like to thank everyone who participated in the process and provided input. Please check out the Project Calendar for upcoming City Council meetings to show your support or provide additional input. We look forward to activating this plan and working with the community toward our shared vision of the future of Longmont's parks, recreation and trails system. For questions regarding this project, please contact Kathy Kron at (303) 774-4528 or via e-mail at

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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