May 2019 Newsletter

May 2019 Newsletter
Covenant and Community Reminders
May Lawn Care Tips 

Springtime is a critical time of year for developing a healthy, drought-tolerate lawn. Here are a few landscaping tips for May:
  1. Fire up your irrigation systems
  2. Aerate and fertilize lawns
  3. Mow lawns to remove all the dead layers from the winter.

Spring Painting and Staining

Spring is officially here and it is time to apply additional stain or paint to keep your home, deck and fence looking great. Regular physical and aesthetic maintenance of fencing is required to stay in compliance with the Metro District standards.

All fences must be stained using one of the approved stain colors shown on Schedule 2 of the Covenant Document and sealed with a clear waterproof sealant. Any fences that back to open space or district property must be painted the nightingale color which can be found in the guidelines.

Decks may be finished with a clear semi-transparent sealer, stained to match a cedar tone, an oil based wood finish or a similar product that matches. The deck may also be painted to match the body or trim color of the home.

Please visit for the full list of staining requirements. Our covenant specialists, AMI, are also available to assist you if you have any questions feel free to reach out to them at 303-351-5411 or [email protected].

For a copy of the 2019 trash and recycle calendar click here
Notes from the Wheatlands Board
  • The YMCA project continues to make progress. The YMCA executive team is still completing due diligence on the site. The plan is to break ground this summer.
  • Thank you to all of those who came out to the Easter Event!
  • The pool heater has been replaced at the pool
  • The arborist will be out in the community spraying the district trees.
Upcoming Events
Friday, May 3rd
6-10 pm at the Lakehouse
Movie: Princess and the Frog
to register click here

Thursday, June 13th 
6-10 pm @ the Clubhouse


Saturday, May 25th


Friday and Saturday, June 7th and 8th

Park Update

We want to thank the community for all your support of the Community Park and we are pleased to announce construction is underway.

Groundwork is being completed to install the climbing wall and the restroom is being completed offsite. 

The construction schedule has the park completed by late summer and we will continue to keep the community informed as the park progress continues.

For more images and details of the park please Click Here

 Pool Season 
Summer is almost here and the pool will be open before you know it! 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:
Monday-Thursday 9am-1pm

Lakehouse Office Hours:
Monday-Saturday 9am-1pm
Monday-Thursday 4pm-8pm

Swim lesson registration is open. To register please visit

The Pool will open for the season on
Saturday, May 25th 

Summer Pool Hours:

Monday-Sunday 10am-8pm
July 4th – 10am-5pm

*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 8
Saturday, June 15
Saturday, June 29

Wheatlands Community Directory

Non-Emergency – Police
Irrigation 24 hour service

720-870-9297, 720-870-2221 (Operated by the YMCA)

Water & Sewer Service

Police Representative – Officer Cassell 303-627-3172
Public Works Department 303-739-7300

City of Aurora 303-326-8200

SNOW REMOVAL (District Property)
YMCA and Coxlandscaping
*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.

May 3rd
Frog Prince
  Movie: Princess and the Frog

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


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. Open on select Friday’s 5-8pm Ages: Potty trained – 10 years. Fee: $10 per child.


 Ages 11-18
Develop Leadership Skills
Youth-led community service projects
 Bi-monthly meetings – Wednesdays 6:00 – 7:00pm at Southlands Teen Center


 Three-day, intensive, state wide, mock-government program
 Grades 7-12
 Hands on Experience
 Teachers curriculum support
Full Access to Colorado State
YMCA Programs

In addition to family activities at Southshore, the YMCA runs programs that benefit the entire Aurora Community.

Y Sports
Spring sports registration is now open! For more info:
Billy Merryman – Sports Coordinator
[email protected]

Y Leaders
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. [email protected] 
Youth in Government
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.
For more information contact:
Tim Droke

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. [email protected], 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, May 16th

Where: AMC Theaters

May Blood Drive

Wednesday, May 15, 2019
9:00 am-12:30 pm

The Vitalant Bloodmobile will be parked on the West side of Town Square
Wheatlands Metropolitan District

visit us online at

Next Board Meeting: Thursday, May 9th at 6:00 pm

Community Park Construction Progress

Construction continues on the Wheatlands Community Park

• Goodland’s surveyor has been out to verify the depths/locations of the over- excavation for the large playground wall

• The radius has been staked for the footings for the playground curb walls

• Footings for the playground curb walls should be ready for review by the end of the week

• Boulders were selected for the park

• By the end of next week all footing formwork for the large playground wall should be ready for review. The footer will be poured after that.

• It will be a couple weeks until the main wall is poured

• Goodland might over-excavate for the shelter/bathroom at the same time

Thank you for your support of the community park and we will continue to update you as progress continues. Happy Spring!

Thank you for an Eggcellent Event

Thank you to everyone who came to the egg hunt this morning!

We want to thank the YMCA for organizing the hunt and planning the event. We also want to thank Jennifer Cronk w/1320 HOMES powered by KW who provided the coffee and hot cocoa cart.

It was wonderful to see so many neighbors enjoying the visit with the Easter Bunny and face painting at the clubhouse. The snow didn’t stop our community from enjoying a wonderful egg hunt this year.

Easter Eggstravaganza is Tomorrow

Join us for our annual
Easter Eggstravaganza
Join us for an Easter Egg Hunt and pictures with the Easter Bunny

Thank you to our sponsor Jennifer Cronk w/ 1320 HOMES powered by KW who will be providing the pictures and a coffee and hot cocoa cart!

**This event will happen rain or shine!** Please note there will be two age groups for the Easter Egg Hunt (5 and under and 6-10yrs). The event takes place from 10-12. We will start with the 5 and under at 10:15 am, followed by the 6-10years old’s at 10:45am.

Snow Removal

Good Afternoon,
With another strong winter storm approaching, please note Cox Landscaping will begin snow removal once the roads are passable. Also, the district is not responsible for the clearing of the roads/streets.
The roads are the responsibility of the City of Aurora. For more detailed information please visit this LINK .

The link below will also take you to a map that shows our area and what roads are to be plowed and their priority level. Click Here for map.

Kids Night Out Survey

We have had some suggestions from residents to change the time of Kids Night Out.

We would like some feedback from the community who utilizes the kids night out program in regards to time of program, activities and movies offered. To take part in the survey please click the link below:

(if you have trouble accessing the link try to copy and paste into your browser)