City of Golden Weekly Digest May 22

In this week's edition...

  • Mondays with the Mayor

  • Code Enforcement Gets a New Name

  • Memorial Day Event at the Golden Cemetery

  • Rental Registry Feedback Form

  • The Splash at Fossil Trace Opens on May 25

  • Restorative Justice Healing Collaborative Listening Session

  • Peaks to Plains Public Meeting
Mayor Laura Weinberg

Mondays with the Mayor

On this week’s “Mondays with the Mayor” Mayor Laura Weinberg discussed the following topics:

  • City office closures for Memorial Day next Monday, May 27
  • A word of caution around the creek corridor, the creek flows are rising.
  • Foothills Art Center is opening its new location at the Astor House this weekend.
  • An upcoming groundbreaking for the Clayworks project.
  • The Coffee with a Cop event that was held on Tuesday.
  • The Splash Water Park is opening for the season this Saturday.
  • Maintenance work happening around the city.
  • The Downtown Development Authority meeting earlier this week.

Please note that there will not be a “Mondays with the Mayor” livestream next week due to the Memorial Day holiday.

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

Aerial view of West Downtown

Code Enforcement Gets a New Name

The title for our Golden Code Enforcement Officers is being changed to Community Service Officers. This new title better reflects the broader responsibilities our Community Service Unit will take on and emphasizes their commitment to serving the community. This change aligns with the department's organizational philosophy and dedication to the citizens of Golden.

Memorial Day at the Golden Cemetary

The Veterans of Foreign Wars (VFW) and American Legion will be hosting a service at 11:00 a.m. at the Golden Cemetery (755 Ulysses Street) in the Veteran's section of the cemetery, the public is invited to join in honoring the efforts and commitment of our military service men and women.

Aerial view of West Downtown

Rental Registry Feedback Form

Couldn't attend one of the Rental Registry Listening Sessions? We still want your input! Check out the Guiding Golden Healthy Housing page to review the FAQ and submit a Rental Registry Feedback Form. This form will be open until Friday, May 24. 

The Splash at Fossil Trace Opens for the Season May 25!

The Splash at Fossil Trace opens for another great summer season on Saturday, May 25 at 10 a.m.

Day passes are available, as well as 10-visit passes and season passes. When the mercury shoots up, cool down at the Splash!

Visit for more information and to purchase your passes.


Restorative Justice Healing Collaborative Listening Session

Thursday, May 30, 5:30-7:30 p.m. at the Marquez Atrium on the CSM Campus (1600 Arapaho St.)

Restorative Justice Healing Collaborative is a nonprofit that partners with the Golden Police Department to bring restorative justice services to the community. They are working to recruit community members to hear the needs that they can fulfill to address prevention, address harm/crime, and support in building community.

Peaks to Plains Trail Public Meeting

The Clear Creek Trail through Downtown Golden has become increasingly popular in recent years. The regional P2P Trail connecting Idaho Springs to Denver will be a major part of this popularity, especially with Jefferson County Open Space securing funding for the remaining unbuilt trail. This popularity also brings challenges to the existing Clear Creek Trail which is struggling to accommodate tubers, cyclists, pedestrians, residents, and visitors at peak times. This project will conduct an alternatives analysis and engage with the Golden community to determine the best route for a 'secondary route' of the P2P Trail through Downtown Golden.

The City is hosting the first public meeting on this project on June 3 from 5:30 - 7 p.m. at City Hall (911 10th Street) to listen to the community to help develop the alternatives. Learn more about the project and upcoming public engagement opportunities on the Guiding Golden page.

Bike Safety Tip of the Week

Presented by Bike Walk Golden

Graphic accent with white mountains
Graphic illustration of pedestrians and cyclists with a text overlay reading mind your speed

Mental Wellness Tip of the Week

Graphic accent with white mountains
Mental wellness tip of the week it's ok to set boundaries for your mental health

Public Meetings

Graphic accent with white mountains

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.

Community Sustainability Advisory Board Meeting

Wednesday, May 22, 6:00 p.m. | Council Chambers at 911 10th St.

Mobility and Transportation Advisory Board Meeting

Thursday, May 23, 6:00 p.m. | Council Chambers at 911 10th St.

City Council Regular Business Meeting

Tuesday, May 28, 6:30 p.m. | Council Chambers at 911 10th St.

Community Events

Graphic accent with white mountains
People attending the Summer Jam

7th Annual Golden Summer Jam

Thursday, June 20, 5:30 - 9:30 p.m.

Join the Golden Civic Foundation (GCF) for a community celebration of local talent and flavor held at the Colorado Railroad Museum on Thursday, June 20, from 5:00 PM to 9:30 PM. All proceeds benefit GCF's Community Programming. 

This 100% Golden-sourced event features live bands with Golden connections, family fun and activities for all ages, and local bites and beer.  

This year’s performers include Heavy Diamond Ring, The Dollhouse Thieves, and Gilded Legion (Golden High School’s Rock Band). Guests will have the opportunity to explore CRRM’s iconic 15-acre railyard with more than 100 locomotives, catch a ride on a vintage passenger train, and enjoy the miniature garden railway and a variety of activities provided by our local nonprofit and business partners.  

Purchase your tickets today.

Road and Construction Updates

Graphic accent with white mountains

Right of Way Closures

  • Ford Street - Ford Street will be closed from 7th Street to 10th Street until May 24. This will include a sidewalk closure.

  • East Street - East Street will be closed 16th to 19th Street: Xcel Energy's electric work on East Street, 16th to 19th Street, continues until May 31. Work will occur weekdays, 7 a.m. - 7 p.m., expect traffic, parking, and sidewalk closures.

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

Rimrock & Cressman Gulch Vegetation Management

Beginning this Monday, May 20, and lasting through the week of May 27, the City will have a specialty contractor conducting vegetation management in and along some of our channels, specifically in the Rimrock and Cressman Gulch areas. 

The goal is to maintain conveyance capacity in our channels and remove debris and vegetation that could be fuel in the event of a wildfire using a specialty excavator called a Menzi Muck! Its unique design allows it to operate in difficult steep terrains where traditional machinery cannot work, making it ideal for maintaining our city’s natural waterways without causing significant disruption. 

For any questions or concerns, please contact Joseph Lammers with the Public Works Department at

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

Contact Us
Facebook  X  Youtube  Instagram