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The Planning and Public Works building will be closing at noon on Tuesday, December 12.
A construction project at the water plant will cause the building to lose all network connections so staff will have no computers/wifi/Internet.
Since staff cannot accept or issue permits, offices will be closed during this outage. They will open for business as usual on Wednesday morning.
The Golden Community Center swimming pools, hot tub and sauna are currently closed for a major renovation of the mechanical room. The closure is expected to last through mid-December.
"What will happen during this major mechanical renovation?"
- NEW pool filtration units
- NEW pool sanitation units
- NEW pool plumbing
- NEW pool chemical controllers & feeders
"What do I do if I ONLY use the aquatics area?"
You can choose to keep your fitness up by using our indoor track area, cardiovascular machines, or free weight area.
If you feel that you won't use these areas, your membership can either be put on hold during that time (for full-pay members, also extending your expiration date by the number of weeks the aquatics area ends up being closed) or for monthly-pay members, you may select to have your payments suspended for that period of time.
Please continue to check with the Community Center guest services staff for updates.
Golden, Colorado is rich with culture, outdoor activities, scenic beauty, thriving businesses, and friendly people, but the City’s origins are largely thanks to another valuable resource – gold. A small amount of gold discovered in Clear Creek attracted the area’s earliest settlers in the mid-19th century and Golden City quickly became an important supply stop for gold miners seeking their fortunes in the adjacent mountains. Farmers soon discovered the rich soil in the valley that is now home to the Coors complex, and Golden City further swelled as coal mining and clay extraction industries settled in the area, utilizing the region’s ample natural resources. Golden City became the capital of the federally recognized Colorado Territory in 1862, and the territorial legislature met from 1862 to 1867 in the building that is now home to the Old Capitol Grill restaurant. By the end of the 1860s, Golden City had been elected the seat of Jefferson County and the capital of the provisional Jefferson Territory. Locals were outraged when neighboring Denver snagged the honor of becoming capital of the newly formed state in 1876, but the loss of name distinction did nothing to dampen Golden’s vital growth – business was booming. Today, with the official name of City of Golden, the town continues to thrive. It offers residents and visitors an abundance of recreational, cultural and culinary opportunities. Come live, work and play with us in our modern town with an old west flair!