Nederland Mining Museum
Open May 27-October 29
Friday: 11 a.m. – 5 p.m.
Saturday: 11 a.m. – 5 p.m.
Sunday: 11 a.m. – 5 p.m.

Admission is free!  Visit the Nederland Mining Museum and get a glimpse into the world of hard rock mining days in Boulder County during the late 19th and early 20th centuries. Learn about the lives of the miners of yesteryear! Pleasevisit their website for more information.  https://www.bouldercounty.org/open-space/education/museums/nederland-mining-museum/

Gillaspie House Museum
Location: 2 North Bridge Street
Hours:  Saturdays and Sundays from 12-4
Built in 1907 this house displays clothing, accessories, and furnishings found in typical early Nederland homes.
Please visit their Facebook page for more information:

Nederland Community Library
Come and visit this state of the art building with many programs for adults and children.  Please see their website for more information

Eldora Mountain Resort
Eldora is the closest ski area to the Denver and Boulder area.  The Ski-n-Ride bus (Route N) , operated by RTD, runs between Boulder and the ski area several times daily during the ski season.  Please visit their website for more information: https://www.eldora.com/

The Carousel of Happiness
The Carousel of Happiness is Nederland Colorado’s magical menagerie featuring 56 whimsical, hand-carved animals on a restored 1910 Looff carousel, turning to the music of a 1913 Wurlitzer band organ.
Please visit their website for more information: http://www.carouselofhappiness.org/

Nederland Ice and Racquet Park
The rink is home to three tennis courts in the warm seasons before it is transformed into an Olympic-sized ice rink in the winter. This rink is the largest outdoor ice rink in Colorado.  Please visit their website for more information:

Nathan Lazarus Skate Park
The $500,000 facility was funded in large part through donations and grants from organizations such as Great Outdoors Colorado, The Denver Foundation, Family Foundation, and the Tony Hawk Foundation.  Please see their
website for more information: http://www.nathanlazarusskatepark.com/



Peak to Peak Businesses & Organizations
The Nederland Downtown Development Authority was asked to help administer a grant from Boulder County to look at Economic Development in the Peak to Peak and mountain region.  One of the objectives is to bring networking and business-focused workshops and training for the businesses in the Peak to Peak region.  Our activities are open to all businesses, including home-based, non-profit, and services.

Upcoming Workshops:

Women Entrepreneurs + Business Owners of Greater Nederland
We connect and cultivate a community of female entrepreneurs and business owners of greater Nederland to promote economic development and professional growth through support and continuing education while creating new opportunities for the female leaders of our community.
Dates:      Fourth Tuesdays of the month at 7:00pm
Location:  Hub Ned, 80 Big Springs Dr., Nederland
For more info email eileen@eileenpurdy.com

 Download the Colorado Tourism Office presentation here.


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Ongoing – Music and Events

Pioneer Inn
Please click on the link to see their Facebook page for information on upcoming music

The Very Nice Brewing Company
Please click on the link to see see their Facebook page for upcoming music

Salto Coffee Works
Please click on the link to see their website for upcoming music and events

The Caribou Room
Please click on the link to see their website for upcoming music

Blue Owl Books
Please click on the link to see their website for upcoming music and events

Rocky Mountain Oyster Bar
Please click on the link to see their Facebook page for upcoming music


NDDA Downtown Assessment

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE CONTACT: Katrina Harms Nederland, CO 303-258-3266 x28 katrina@katrinaharms.com Nederland, CO – 5/11/15 – The Nederland Downtown Development Authority (NDDA) and the Town of Nederland are pleased to announce the upcoming Downtown Assessment conducted by Downtown Colorado, Inc. (DCI) on May 18th and 19th. Local organization representatives, business owners, property owners, and residents are encouraged to participate in focus groups on May 18th. The NDDA and Town of Nederland are hosting the upcoming Downtown Assessment visit through DCI’s technical assistance program. This program is designed to provide downtown revitalization and economic development technical assistance to Colorado communities hoping to support small business, create partnerships, and develop and sustain a viable and vibrant commercial corridor. The technical assistance is managed by Downtown Colorado, Inc. through a unique collaboration between the organization and its private and public sector member volunteers who provide expertise and practical application from downtown districts throughout Colorado and the United States. Since 2005, DCI has teamed with state and local agencies to identify how best to provide guidance and support to small businesses and other service providers that work in local business districts. Focusing on current conditions in the downtown, a team of professionals will spend two days evaluating the community and facilitating focus groups to provide valuable information about the strengths and opportunities of the downtown, as well as creating the foundation from which a work plan can be developed. A majority of the professional team volunteers their services, allowing DCI to offer technical assistance to the community at a highly discounted cost. The schedule for technical assistance visits vary, but usually include a detailed tour of the community and a full day of focus groups with local government representatives, local organization representatives, business owners, property owners, and residents. The two-day visit to Nederland will conclude with a presentation to the public and the Board of Trustees on May 19th at 6pm at the Nederland Community Center and will provide recommendations for the community as well as action steps. Following the Downtown Assessment, a detailed hard-copy report and action plan will be provided to assist the community in building local partnerships and generating some quick wins to build momentum. This sustainable partnership continues following the Downtown Assessment visit and includes follow-up meetings and visits with the assessment organizers and community members. All local organization representatives, business owners, property owners, and residents interested in participating are asked to contact the NDDA at 303-258-3266 x28 or katrina@katrinaharms.com by 5/15/15 to learn more details about the focus group times. For further details on the DCI Technical Assistance program, please visit their website at www.downtowncoloradoinc.org. # # #

NedPeds goes to Bid

Happy to announce that the NedPeds Project (other-wise known as the Pedestrian & Stormwater Management Improvement Project) has been released for bid. The DDA is planning an event to review the project with the public and remind everyone what it is, since it has been a while since we started it. NedPeds connects the library to the Post Office down Second Street and all the plans and documents around the project are available on the Website.

April Update

NDDA April Update

With NedPeds finally going to bid the NDDA Board is reviewing the Owner Project Requirements (OPR) that the Design Advisory Team (DAT) (property owners and residents in the NedPeds area) came up with. As one of the first major construction projects being done in Nederland in a while I wanted to share some of the goals and requirements and remind the community and ourselves of the commitments we are making. The NDDA spent many hours with the DAT, the community, and the designers to come up with the design that best fit the requirements of the grant, the infrastructure needs of the town and the desires of the community.

  • Energy goals: To actively limit the embodied energy use of the project
  • Water goals: To comply with the EPA’s Life Principles of Water
  • Material goals: To use pervious materials as well as recycled materials to the extent possible
  • Other: To preserve and restore ecological functionality while increasing the quality of water flowing into North Beaver Creek
  • Community requirements: Must provide safe infrastructure that enhances connectivity in the community
  • Aesthetic requirements: Should include planting of native vegetation to enhance natural beauty
  • Accessibility requirements: Should incorporate ADA compliant pathways
  • Health requirements: Should ensure infrastructure that promotes and supports non-motorized traffic

I’ve been part of the NedPeds project now for it seems like forever. The board is excited to see this project get going. All of the NedPeds documents are online if you would like to see more.  If you have any questions on the NedPeds project please let me know. Happy to answer or direct you to those who know the answers…

Katrina Harms
NDDA Board President

Happy New Year!

It’s 2015!
This is the year that the DDA will update its Master Plan, among a few other projects. The start to the update actually began in November, when the DDA hosted a get together and workshop.  About 20 business and property owners from the DDA District came to The Very Nice Brewery and were able to spend time talking with DDA Board members about the Plan of Development (POD) and the 5 sections that make up the POD.  To see the 5 sections, issues and vision statements around each section take a look at the working Vision Statement.

For many of the folks attending this was also an important introduction to the DDA, why it exists, how it is funded and what are its plans.  And this is just the first of many events like this that the DDA plans to host this year as we update the Master Plan and get ready for our next debt authorization in 2016.

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0113afterhoursadDDA After Hours – January
The January DDA After Hours will be January 13, 5:30pm at Salto Coffee Works.  Cash Bar, light appetizers and this is purely for fun.  No program just DDA District Businesses and Property Owners getting together, meeting new people and socializing.  How often do we really get together to just hang out.  Of course, DDA board members will be there to answer questions about what we are doing, so if you’ve had something on your mind please let us know.  Questions about the event, email Katrina Harms.

First Friday and Holiday Lights

December First Friday

This Friday is December First Friday and this weekend is the Holiday Mountain Market.  It is the kick-off to the Nederland Holiday Season and for the second year in a row MagicMountainAd-14there will be a tree lighting ceremony at Town Hall on Friday (at 5:30).  There will be singing, lead by a couple of local Girl Scout troops.  Santa will make an appearance between 6 and 6:30 in the downtown area.  Boy Scouts will be collecting cans of food at the Carousel (donate a non-perishable, not-expired food item and get a free ride).

Currently the following businesses have something going on for that night; The Alpaca Store & More, Carousel of Happiness, Mountain Man Outdoor Store, Mountain People’s Co-Op, Salto Coffee Works, The Train Cars Coffee and Yogurt Company, Nederland Visitor Center, Wild Mountain Smokehouse and Brewery, Wild Bear Mountain Ecology Center.  For a complete list of businesses participating with discounts on merchandise, and the art, food, or music specials go to the Nederland First Friday page. UPDATE: Peak Wine and Spirits, and Kathmandu Restaurant have added an event/specials.

Holiday Season Lights!!

The DDA has purchased (THANKS ACE HARDWARE!) strings of LED lights that are made available to businesses to help bring the holiday spirit to downtown. We’ve tried to get around to all the businesses but if you would like a roll or 2 please email Cindy. We would like them to be used in windows or outside first. If we have any left we can loan them for inside decorating.


And please don’t forget those who need a little extra help this season.  There are food and toy collections going on all throughout town.  Most, if not all donations, go to the Nederland Food Pantry who will be distributing to families here in the Nederland area later in December.