The City is situated along U.S. Highway 287 just over 22 miles north of Denver and 11 miles east of Boulder, Colorado. Lafayette encompasses 9.54 square miles and is home to a population of approximately 29,000.
Lafayette is a thriving and diverse community located near the foothills of the Rocky Mountains. Our residents enjoy robust services and amenities including the Great Outdoors Water Park, an award-winning skate park, the Indian Peaks Golf Course designed by Hale Irwin, a senior center, The Collective Community Arts Center, Art on the Street public art program, Waneka Lake Park and Boathouse, 20 community parks, 1,640 acres of open space, 20 miles of trails, Lafayette Public Library, and the NRPA Gold Medal Award-winning Bob L. Burger Recreation Center. The City hosts multiple community events, and touts a vibrant downtown experience.