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Lyons Playpark
Our 34th Year!

Used Stand Up Paddleboard Sale!
Stand Up Paddle Boards
When: Saturday, September 20th 10:00am to 4pm. One day only!
Where: Alpine Base and Edge, 2709 Spruce St., Boulder: click for map.
For more details, see our annoucements page.
New and Used SUPs and gear all on sale at clearance prices!
You can see some of our board prices on our website at: Stand Up Paddleboards on Sale.


Park and Play Boating, fate is unknown

Lyons Playpark, (due to the flooding in the fall of 2013, this park was washed out)
Saint Vrain River, Lyons Colorado

Location: The whitewater park is located in Meadow Park.
From Boulder take Hwy. 36 north to Lyons. Turn left on Hwy. 66, go through Lyons. Take a left on Hwy. 7 on the West side of Lyons, then a right into Meadow Park. The Sandstone rock pictured to the left is the park entrance. Please see our map. Our map is downloadable in pdf format and we have a map that can be loaded onto a Garmin GPS.

Lyons River Park
Description: The whitewater park in Lyons is new as of 2003. There are bathrooms, a ballfield, horseshoes and boating. The Saint Vrain River is a small front range river. The drop structures are spread out more than other local playparks leaving nice big pools and eddies. This playpark is easier than Boulder Creek and the Golden Playpark making it a better choice for the novice boater. The drops are at different angles/slopes lending to a variety of water features and waves. Currently there are not any gates set up. With all the trees around this course, temporary gates will not be a problem. The best rodeo hole is 1/2 mile below the actual playpark. It is just downstream of a foot bridge and is pictured to the left.

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Please mouse over this picture. This dropstructure is just east of town and can be a take-out for the Playpark. It is about 1/2 mile below the park.