Parking Passes Now Available
The Town of Lyons Parks & Recreation Department will once again implement a five-dollar per vehicle parking fee for those who wish to park in the Meadow or Bohn Park parking lots on weekends and holidays. The parking fee will be enforced for the 2013 summer season (April 15 through October 1). Residents of Lyons will not be charged the five-dollar parking fee as long as they utilize a “resident” parking pass, which can be obtained at no charge for all
Lyons residents (parking pass must be visibly displayed on the windshield). Parking stickers will be mailed once proof of residency and vehicle information has been provided to the staff at Town Hall. One free parking pass per household. A second parking pass may be obtained for twenty-five dollars, and a third pass may be obtained for forty-five dollars. Non-residents and area locals who do not pay utilities to the Town may purchase a parking pass for forty-five dollars per vehicle.
Discount Dog Days
The dog days of summer will come to Lyons early this year. The Town of Lyons is offering discounts on dog licenses every Friday through the month of April at Town Hall during normal business hours. By ordinance, all dogs within the Town of Lyons must obtain an annual license by May 1. The usual fee is $30, but the discount is $20! For families with more than one dog, the fee is $20 for each additional dog, less the $10 discount! When you go to Town Hall to license your dog, be aware you will need proof of your dog’s current rabies vaccination, so be sure to bring an extra copy for the Town to keep. For those dog owners who are unable to come to Town Hall during regular business hours, they may go to the Town of Lyons website (www.townoflyons.com) to download the application. Then drop it in the green utility box in front of Town Hall with the appropriate fees, and the proof of rabies document, by Thursday evening for Friday morning processing. The license will be mailed to you.
Spring is just around the corner and so is youth baseball and softball in Lyons. Playing baseball or softball is a great way for kids to stay active, learn sportsmanship, meet other kids, and have fun! Girls ages 5 to 19, and boys ages 5 to 14 are eligible. Please go to www.lybsa4kids.org for online registration, then select either “baseball” or “softball.” Skills clinics will be held before the season begins; watch for details. LYBSA is still looking for volunteers to help coach and be league and team sponsors. Please call Jim Busby at (303) 775-4014 for more details. Please join us for another great season and “let’s play ball!”
Adult Co-Ed Softball
Anyone interested in putting together (or joining) a team, packets are be available for pick up at Town Hall. Games will be played on Monday nights beginning April 29 (depending on weather and field repair progress) and continuing through the summer. A minimum of six teams are needed to make the league go. Start putting your team together today.
Get outdoors and garden with your friends and neighbors. The Community Garden in Bohn Park offers 10’ X 10’ garden plots for just $25. Each plot can be rented for the season and is yours to maintain according to the established rules. Gardeners are asked to set aside four hours of their time during each growing season toward maintenance of the public areas of the garden such as the paths, etc. The Town of Lyons will provide water during irrigation schedules for the Town parks. Individual gardeners will be responsible for additional watering of garden plots (with Town supplied water). To register for a garden plot, please visit www.townoflyons.com.