Construction continues on our Community Park located off Wheatlands Parkway and South Jamestown Way. Below are the highlights since our last update and some of the next steps coming up in our schedule:
* Goodland has backfilled the front face of the large playground wall.
* They have begun backfilling the backside of the wall as far as possible before installing the French drain.
* Ground crews will be coming out to x-ray the wall for rebar locations before the drain is installed through the wall.
* The boulders are showing up on-site on Tuesday June 18th.
* The upper playground curb walls will be formed and poured within two weeks.
* Goodland will have all the footings for the ID Sculpture wall elements completed before ID Sculpture arrives on-site in mid July to install the hand holds and features of the wall.
* Waterlines are being connected to the restroom.
* Concrete that connects the new area to the old area is being installed and replaced.
* The permit for the shelter has been issued by the City of Aurora.
* The City came out and inspected the sewer connections and electrical conduit for the restroom.
* Goodlands has submitted the permits for the curbed ramps and will begin that work once they are approved.
Thank you to the community for all your support of the Community Park project.
For more images and details of the park please Click Here
YMCA Project Update
After the City of Aurora announced their recreation center plans less than a mile from Wheatlands we are working to secure financing for the YMCA project. We are hoping to have both recreation centers compliment each other.
Summer is here and the pool is open! Please remember residents of Wheatlands must fill out the pool waiver each year. Your key fob will not be activated until the waiver is filled out. To fill out the 2019 pool waiver, please click here.
If you are a new resident you must come into either the Wheatlands Clubhouse or Lakehouse to fill out paper work to get your fobs.
Wheatlands Office Hours:
Lakehouse Office Hours:
The Pool is open!
Summer Pool Hours:
May 25th-August 11th
July 4th – 10am-5pm
August 12th-September 2nd
Monday – Friday Swim at your Own Risk from 10am – 4pm; Lifeguards on Duty from 4 – 8pm and on duty Saturday and Sunday 10am – 8pm
*please note the lap pool will open at 2:00 pm on the following dates due to swim meets (the kiddie pool will operate as usual on these dates 10am-8pm):
Saturday, June 29
Weather Policy If lightning or inclement weather is spotted the pool will close for safety and reopen when the weather has passed. The pool closes for lighting when the strike is 10 miles or less away on weather bug. It will reopen 30 minutes after the last strike. The temperature outside must be 60 degrees or higher for our pools to open. Happy Swimming!
*Homeowners are responsible for sidewalks and driveways
Waste Management Company
Kids Night Out at The Lakehouse
Kids will have games and crafts with dinner provided, and will get to watch a movie in our movie theater. Parents can relax with the night off. $15 for 1st child $10 for additional children. 6:00 pm-10:00 pm. Please register by Wednesday prior to event. Register on the YMCA website. Call 720-870-2221 with any questions.
New Programs at the YMCA Youth Center at Southlands Shopping Center
Come check out some of our new programs offered at the YMCA Youth Center!
(For more information on any of these programs please call the youth center at 720.274.5759
Our Teen Center comes with a pool table, foosball, Nintendo Wii and X Box and many different craft opportu-nities and games, there is never a dull moment. Cost Free; any themed nights will cost $4
DROP ‘N SHOP:
Southlands Shopping Center and the Aurora YMCA is here to help you! Drop the kids off at the YMCA Teen Center where Kids can participate in activities and crafts as you indulge yourself with everything Southlands has to offer! Please provide a small snack for your child. 11-1pm Ages: Potty trained – 10 years. Fee: $10 per child.
Develop Leadership Skills Youth-led community service projects Bi-monthly meetings – Wednesdays 6:00 – 7:00pm at Southlands Teen Center FREE
YOUTH IN GOVERNMENT:
Three-day, intensive, state wide, mock-government program
Grades 7-12 Hands on Experience Teachers curriculum support Full Access to Colorado State
In addition to family activities at Southshore, the YMCA runs programs that benefit the entire Aurora Community.
Spring sports registration is now open! For more info:
A new program for the Aurora Family YMCA. Youth 11-18 can join at no cost to plan and take part in Saturday service opportunities. Please attend our Wednesday meetings or contact Tim Droke for more information. firstname.lastname@example.org
Join youth from throughout the state at our premier model government program. High school aged students will write and debate bills, argue state supreme court cases or take part in our press and lobbyist programs. The only group with access to the state Capitol building in this capacity. Click here to find out more!
Reach & Rise Mentoring
What is Reach and Rise?
Reach and Rise is a free group mentoring program of the YMCA, established to provide young people in our community with positive and peer relationships.
2 adult mentors are matched with a group of 6 youth
The group will meet once a week for 2 hours.
The program cycle runs for 8 weeks during the summer and 16 weeks during the fall and spring.
Mentors are meant to serve as role models, friends, and confidants. They’re another source of support for your child. They are not meant to take the role of a parent, babysitter, or financier.
Do you want to improve your health and boost your energy?
YMCA Diabetes Prevention Program (YDPP)
Join a small group, led by a certified lifestyle coach who directs and encourages class participants as they make behavior modifications to lose weight and reduce the risk of chronic disease.
During the year long program of 25, 1-hour sessions participants learn about healthy habits including mindful eating and physical activity. Classes are coming soon to the Lakehouse in your neighborhood, Wednesdays, 6-7pm.
Pre-qualification is required. For more information please contact Tammy Dickerson, Certified Lifestyle Coach. Tdickerson@denverymca.org, 720-460-6383.
Southlands Shopping Center Events
Southlands Cub Club is for children ages 3 to 10. Members get special discounts at Southlands retailers and YMCA programs, monthly events, a club newsletter and during your child’s birth month, they receive a special birthday surprise. Joining is easy. Click here to enroll, then come to the Southlands Management Office during business hours to pick up your child’s membership card and welcome goodie bag. Cub Club Registration is also available at every Southlands Event throughout the year.
Next Cub Club Event:
When: Thursday, July 18th
Join us for a pre-concert dance party to learn some of the coolest dance moves ever seen at Sounds of Southlands Summer Concert Series! Your dance moves will be perfected just in time for Soul X, who will perform later that night!
The Community Park is really starting to come together. Once ID Sculpture is onsite later this month you will really start to see it transform with the additional playground features. Feel free to swing by and take a look next time you are over there.
The Wheatlands Metropolitan Board invites our community to come to our next board meeting, July 11th at 6pm, to learn about the plans for the new Aurora Recreation Center and the YMCA Recreation Center at Wheatlands.