This website has been created to provide you with convenient access to local and regional information and services for the Town of Larkspur, Colorado. If you are unable to find the information you are seeking please feel free to call the Town Hall or stop by and see us.
The Town of Larkspur is a Home Rule Municipality with a Council / Mayor form of Government. The Council and the Mayor are elected for 4 year terms.
Larkspur is located off of Interstate I-25 (exit 172 northbound and exit 173 southbound) between Castle Rock and the Tri-Lakes area of Colorado. Close to the Denver Tech Center and Inverness business park, Larkspur is a short drive from Highlands Ranch, Lone Tree, Littleton, Englewood, or Centennial Colorado and only about 40 minutes to downtown Denver Colorado to the North; and Palmer Lake, Monument, the Air Force Academy, and Colorado Springs Colorado to the South.
DOUGLAS COUNTY YOUTH INITIATIVE
DCYi Youth Initiative 2015 Outstanding Youth Awards – The Youth Award is an award that recognizes teenagers between the ages of 13 and 19 who have overcome personal adversity and created positive change in their lives. This award program provides business, community and civic leaders an opportunity to actively demonstrate their belief in and support for the young people in our community. If you would like to Nominate a Teenager for this award – please visit the Douglas County website for further information. Nominations are due March 27, 2015.
LARKSPUR WELL PROJECT STATUS
The new well for water has been drilled into the Arapahoe Aquifer. The initial water quality testing has been completed. The results indicate that the levels for radium 226/228, iron and manganese were marginally above the EPA and Colorado Department of Health and Environment’s standards for safe drinking water. To address this issue the Town has proactively sought the advice & guideance from CDPHE, Wright Water Engineers, JVA Inc. & Tonka Water.
JVA & Tonka Water were chosen from a group of expert water treatment firms to address treatment and disposal of the radium, iron and manganese. Throughout the process the Town has been awarded an additional Small Communities Grant in the amount $769,500.00. The design and removal of biosolids and ultimate acceptable form of treatment for radium, iron & manganese will be setting a precedent throughout the State of Colorado. Other small communities have experienced these issues with water quality as well. The Town of Larkspur; however, will be leading the way for other small communities to design their small systems based on the results from the pilot study that Tonka Water will be starting Friday, February 20th.
While the Town proceeds with the pilot study, the design plan for the new 465,000 gallon water tank should be completed by the mid March. The waterline design should be completed in April. Once these two projects are completely designed the Request for Proposals will then go out to prospective vendors to bid each project.
Larkspur Vision Statement
Larkspur, a small friendly town in Colorado. A town that works together by: Fostering a Government of Integrity that Responds to its People, Directing Future Growth within Larkspur´s Small Town Values, Providing Community Facilities and Activities for All Ages, and Preserving the Natural Environment that is Unique to the Larkspur Area.