City of Golden Weekly Digest June 12

In this week's edition...

  • Mondays with the Mayor

  • Clear Creek Flag Status at Red

  • Biennial Budget Online Feedback

  • Triangle Park Pop-up Event
  • Public Historic District Walking Tour

  • The Scandinavian Midsummer Festival is Coming to Golden

  • Bicycle & Pedestrian Safety Open House

  • Fire Station 24 Meet & Greet
Mayor Laura Weinberg

Mondays with the Mayor

On this week’s 'Mondays with the Mayor,' Mayor Laura Weinberg discussed the following topics:

  • A reminder about the potential safety hazards of Clear Creek when it is at red flag status: please keep in mind that Clear Creek is at red the creek is closed to swimming and tubing.
  • Agenda items for the City Council meeting this week. You can always read the council agenda or watch live streams and recordings of meetings at
  • The Triangle Park public meeting.
  • The Front Porch Friends guided wildflower tour.
  • The Scandinavian Festival coming to Golden this weekend.

You can always watch a recording of the live stream on the City's Facebook page.


Clear Creek Flag Status at Red

​Red flag status means that Clear Creek is closed for swimming and tubing. Only experienced kayakers and other vessels should be on the creek. Users should wear protective gear and be able to rescue themselves in the water. High caution should be used in the water.

You can always check the creek status on the Visit Golden page.

Castle rock overlooking the city of Golden

Biennial Budget Online Feedback

Did you miss the Biennial Budget Open House? Don't worry, you can still provide your feedback online! Your input is essential in helping us determine priorities.

Learn more and provide your feedback on the Guiding Golden page.

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Public Historic District Walking Tour

Wednesday, June 12, 1-4:30 p.m. at the corner of 10th Street & Illinois Street

Join City staff as we kick off the City’s Historic Preservation Policy and Engagement Study with a tour of three historic districts with the Historic Preservation Board and the City’s consultant, Logan Simpson. Later that evening, the Board will receive a formal introduction to the Historic Preservation Policy and Engagement Study and the consultant at their scheduled meeting at 6:30 p.m. 

Walking Tour Schedule

  • 8th and 9th Street District (meet at the corner of 9th Street and Arapahoe Street at 1-2 p.m.)

  • 12th Street District (meet at 12th St and Arapahoe Street at 2:15-3:15 p.m.)

  • East Street District (meet at the corner of East St and 17th Street at 3:30-4:30 p.m.)

Triangle Park Pop-up Event

Wednesday, June 12, 4-6 p.m. at the intersection of South Golden Road & East Street

The City of Golden would like your feedback on a new design for Triangle Park located at the intersection of South Golden Rd and East Street on June 12, from 4 p.m. to 6 p.m.

Funds from a Colorado Water Conservation Board’s Turf Replacement program grant will be used to redesign the park to reduce water waste and beautify the park!

Students, families, neighbors: stop by to learn more and give your insight! Please come join us at the event to participate in a design survey or check out Guiding Golden on event day to participate online.

People in traditional Scandinavian attire holding hands and dancing

Scandinavian Midsummer Festival Comes to Golden!

June 14-16, at Parfet Park

Golden is the new home of the Scandinavian Midsummer Festival! Be inspired by the rich cultural heritage of Scandinavia. There will be over 80 artisans, organizations, and performers sharing their cultural heritage through food, crafts, demonstrations, and entertainment.

Learn more on their official web page


Are you planning to attend the festival? For the best experience, consider walking, cycling, or using public transit. You can also take advantage of the new FREE shuttle service by parking at the Jefferson County Human Services Building. If you need to drive, you can park at the Clear Creek lot, downtown garages, surface lots, or on-street parking areas following signage. For your convenience, use our map of public and paid parking options available throughout the city.

Woman riding their bicycle in a bike lane on Ford Street

Bicycle & Pedestrian Safety Open House

Tuesday, June 18, 5:30-7 p.m. at 1950 Ford Street

The Planning Department, in collaboration with Public Works, is proposing several bicycle and pedestrian safety improvements along the Ford Street and Jackson Street corridors between 14th Street and 24th Street.

This open house is for community members to provide feedback on the proposed preliminary design. Public feedback will be incorporated as the project moves through the design process. The City is currently working on developing the design plans for this project and is in the process of pursuing construction funding.

If you cannot attend the open house in person, please reach out to the project manager, Steph Piperno (, or share your feedback online.

Fire truck at station 24

Golden Fire Department Meet & Greet

Thursday, June 20, 5:30-7 p.m. at 151 Heritage Road

We're excited to invite you to our Fire Station Meet & Greet event! This is a fantastic opportunity to meet your local firefighters, learn about the incredible work they do, and get an up-close look at our firefighting equipment.

Bike Safety Tip of the Week

Presented by Bike Walk Golden

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Safety for Children and Pets if you have a dog sit heel stay on your side of the path

Mental Wellness Tip of the Week

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Mental wellness tip of the week value yourself and be happy with who you are

Public Meetings

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All public meetings in Council Chambers are available to watch on the Agendas and Meetings page; most are both recorded and livestreamed. Meetings in Council Chambers that are not available via livestream will be denoted by an asterisk (*). Off-site meetings are audio recorded and uploaded as soon as possible.

Last Night in City Council

City Council met last night for a study session and a regular business meeting. You can view the meeting agenda and watch a recording of the meeting on the Agendas and Meetings page.

Historic Preservation Board Regular Meeting

Wednesday, June 12, 6:30 p.m. | Council Chambers at 911 10th St.

Community Marketing Stakeholder Committee

Thursday, June 13, 9:00 a.m. | Council Chambers at 911 10th St.

Economic Development Commission Meeting

Thursday, June 13, 6:30 p.m. | Council Chambers at 911 10th St.

Downtown Development Authority Meeting

Monday, June 17, 5:30 p.m. | Council Chambers at 911 10th St.

Local Licensing Authority Meeting

Tuesday, June 18, 2:30 p.m. | Council Chambers at 911 10th St.

Road and Construction Updates

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Right of Way Closures

  • Ford Street - Ford Street will be down to one lane with flaggers until June 21 for an Xcel gas installation project.

  • Colorado School of Mines: CSM campus has various closures. Check ROW permitting map below for details.

Concrete Replacement Program

The City’s Annual Concrete Replacement Program began last week. They are replacing damaged or deficient concrete and making ADA upgrades. Notice will be provided to residents no less than 24 hours in advance of work. Please contact John Hardy at if you have any questions.  

Work will begin on the following streets:

  • Meadow Run Drive
  • Creekside Court
  • Parkview Court

Public Road Closures

Wondering about road closures that might impact your drive? Check out the Public Road Closures map for an update on all current permitted street closures in Golden.
Public Road Closures Map

City of Golden / 911 10th Street / Golden, CO

(303) 384-8000

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