July Newsletter

July Newsletter

Ice Cream Truck at the Park

Who: High Point Creamery
What: Ice Cream Truck
When: Saturday, July 4th 1 pm-3 pm
Where Wheatlands New Park

High Point Creamery Food Truck will be at the
new Wheatlands Park serving delicious
ice cream on the 4th of July from 1-3pm
Prices are:
Kiddie (single) scoop (cup or cone) $4.25
Small (double) scoop (cup or cone) $5.25
Medium (triple) scoop (cup or cone) $6.25
Root Beer Float $6.75
Pints $7.99

For a list of Flavors Click Here

4th of July Activities

Community Competition | Fri – Sun

We’re judging patriotic porches, backyard BBQs, dressed-up dogs, decorated bikes, delectable drinks, and more! Post your patriotic pictures on the Wheatlands Residents Facebook page and tag with #FrontPorch4th. Winner gets bragging rights for the most patriotic family in the neighborhood and will be featured in our next newsletter.

*Please note due to COVID-19 our traditional Bike Parade and community BBQ has been cancelled this year*

Pool Information – The pool season is going swimmingly! We are glad every family in Wheatlands can sign up to use the pool this summer! As we are allowed to have more capacity at the pool we are encouraging more walk ups instead of increasing more reservations per family.

We are finding residents are signing up for slots and not showing up so we don’t want to add more slots per family and have the pool not being used. By leaving available slots, residents can take a look at the reservation system and walk up for times the pool isn’t at max capacity.  

If you are not able to make it to your reservation please go on sign up genius and cancel your reservation so our guards know how many walk ups to allow and others can sign up.

Snack Shack is Back! – Good news, snack shack will be opening back up at the pool this Wednesday, July 1st. We ask that you bring exact change to minimize the handling of cash back and forth. We are working on setting up a credit card option. All items will be $1 with the exception of otter pops, those will be $.25.

Clubhouse Information -The clubhouse is still closed for rentals however as we get more direction from the state on number of people allowed to gather and cleaning requirements we hope to allow rentals soon.

Park Information – The community playgrounds are open and it is nice to see the kids enjoying the space once again. The board has contacted ID Sculpture to repair the damage from the vandalism at the park while the park was closed.  We are also working on adding security cameras at the park to prevent future vandalism.  The pet waste stations have been ordered and will be placed once we get them.  We appreciate your help keeping our trails and parks clean by picking up after your pet and disposing of trash in the provided receptacles.

Who do I call?There have been a lot of questions about landscaping, covenant enforcement, pool info, trash and recycling etc… Below is a directory to help you figure out who to call for what.

City of Aurora Property/landscape Concerns – Access Aurora Link:

District Landscaping and Maintenance is done by COX Landscaping. If you have questions, or concerns they can be reached directly at: [email protected].
(303) 693-6878
District Maintenance map can be found HERE

Par Officer Information:

Metro District Board

Covenant Enforcement and Design Review Requests (Violation Letters)

Billing Services
PO Box 57280
Colorado Springs, CO 80949
Toll Free – 877-410-0167 x2
Status Letters – Contact [email protected]

Trash and Recycle Waste Management – need a trash can or recycling bin? or maybe they missed your trash on pick up day. Call 1 (866) 909-4458

For Clubhouse, Pool (key fobs) and Park Rentals
YMCA office is located at the Southlands Shopping Center next to Massage Envy
6295 S Main St. #104
Aurora CO 80016
Office Hours: Monday-Friday 9am-1pm

Community Manager
Lori Walker – [email protected]
(Oversees Common Area Maintenance Contracts, Trash/Recycling Contract, Clubhouse and Pool Operations)

Aquatic Coordinator
Hannah Krafels – [email protected]
oversees day to day operations of the pool

Next Board Meeting

Thursday, July 9th at 6:00 pm
this meeting will be a zoom meeting

Call-in Number: 720-707-2699
Meeting ID: 916 4029 7248
Password: 376674


Trees, Trees, Trees

Many trees in our Wheatlands neighborhood are struggling. They experienced an early freeze last fall, and then a late frost this spring. After doing an initial inspection, it was decided by the board to hold off on continuing with the inspection of trees until after July 1. If the trees are not showing life by then, the homeowner would have until September 30 to replace.

Please note that the Wheatlands Metro District trees will also be evaluated at this time and replaced if deemed necessary. If a household receives a violation regarding dead trees, please feel free to reach out to AMI at [email protected] with any questions. Keeping the lines of communication open with them is important.

How to respond to District rule violation notices

  • Address it: Ignoring a violation notice won’t make it go away and can make the situation much worse, if not responded to. Once you’ve received a violation notice, take steps to understand and correct the violation, and either pay or appeal the fine if issued.

  • Don’t take it personally: Remember that the rules were created to keep the community safe and comfortable for residents, including you. You agreed to abide by the rules when you bought your home.

  • Communicate: While friendly phone or email communication can address minor infractions or warnings, written communication and documentation helps create clarity for everyone involved. When you’ve been accused of a rule’s violation, it’s best to address it in writing. If there are extenuating circumstances—like a family emergency that causes you to fall behind on lawn care—communicate that to your Covenant enforcement manager at [email protected] . You don’t know if an exception might be made until you ask.

  • Get involved: There is usually a correlation between the level of homeowner involvement and the success of a community. So, if you want to improve your community, volunteer for a board or committee position or attend meetings to see how you can contribute.
Wheatlands Recreation Center
To follow the construction of the new Wheatlands Recreation Center.

Southlands Events

The Southlands Shopping center continues to offer events and programs Check it out HERE

More Pool Time & Snack Shack Opening

Dear Wheatlands Residents,
With a little more than a week under our belt we continue to adjust and make changes to our day to day operations to make this pool season run as smoothly and efficiently as possible during these unusual times.

With the new announcement from Governor Polis we will now be able to have 75 people on the pool deck at a time. We will still need to practice social distancing and follow the guidelines set forth by Tri-County Health. There will still be regulations on the amount of people allowed in each pool to allow for proper social distancing.

Starting July 1 there will be 15 slots available to sign up for to accommodate the 75 people. Along with these additions of slots each family will now be able to sign up for an additional 3 times to visit the pool. For a total of 7.
Please remember, to enter the pool you need to have your 2020 pool registration completed, the COVID waiver completed and your confirmation of sign up from sign up genius. All this can be found HERE.

Also, please note that if there are open spots on the sign up we are allowing walk ups at the gate.

We will also be adding snack shack back to the pool starting next week.

Look for further communication on this subject later this week.
We appreciate our neighbors keeping each other safe by adhering to Tri-County Healths regulations this summer.  Our lifeguards are working hard to keep you safe at the pool, please help them by not taking advantage of a difficult situation. – Wheatlands Board 

Concrete Pour – Tuesday 6/23

Dear Wheatlands Residents

Please be aware that there will be a concrete pour occurring onsite at the new rec center location on Tuesday, 6/23.

Due to the size of the pour, 250 yards, the full day will be required for pour activities, and therefore slight preparation will be required starting at 6AM.

Pouring activities and work will not begin until 7AM, Thank you for your understanding on this matter.

Tree Update

Wheatlands information regarding dead trees:

Many trees in our Wheatlands neighborhood are struggling. They experienced an early freeze last fall, and then a late frost this spring. After doing an initial inspection, it was decided by the board to hold off on continuing with the inspection of trees until after July 1. 

If the trees are not showing life by then, the homeowner would have until September 30 to replace. Please note that the Wheatlands Metro District trees will also be evaluated at this time and replaced if deemed necessary.

If a household receives a violation regarding dead trees, please feel free to reach out to AMI at [email protected] with any questions. Keeping the lines of communication open with them is important.  

We have put together several helpful resources in case there are questions concerning these trees.

This is a link to the Residential Improvement Guidelines found on
https://www.wheatlandsmetro.org/ Please refer to Schedule 5 (p. 54) for the requirements (Deciduous trees – 2.5” caliper, 6’ height minimum and Ornamental trees – 2″ caliper, 6’ height minimum) and then Schedule 6 (p. 60) for the plant palette. https://secureservercdn.net/

The following is a list of local certified arborists (please note some of these vendors may be extremely booked and may not be able to perform services any time soon, but a good place to start.)

The CSU extension office website https://extension.colostate.edu/ can be very helpful. Specific topics are noted below:

Everything trees from planting, care, insects, diseases and plant selection- https://cmg.extension.colostate.edu/gardening-resources/online-garden-publications/trees-and-shrubs/  

We appreciate you doing your part to keep Wheatlands a wonderful place to live.

Pool Information – No guest Policy

Dear Wheatlands Residents,
Thank you to the YMCA for all their hard work getting the pool ready this season! We have noticed that several residents are taking advantage of the honor system for the pool sign up. As stated in previous communications, unfortunately we can’t allow guests at the pool this year as we have to limit our capacity due to COVID-19.  

We will limit each time slot to have 5 people and if your immediate family has more then 5 please reach out to [email protected] for an exception. For those who already signed up for more then 5 people we will be changing your sign up and only 5 family members will be allowed unless you contact us.  

We appreciate our neighbors keeping each other safe by adhering to Tri-County Healths regulations this summer.  Our lifeguards are working hard to keep you safe at the pool, please help them by not taking advantage of a difficult situation. – Wheatlands Board 

Additional Pool Reservations

Additional Pool Reservations

We look forward to the pool opening tomorrow!  We appreciate your support and understanding as we have to limit capacity on the pool this summer due to COVID-19.   

After letting residents sign up for a few days on the sign up genius located here, we have determined that we have more slots available and we are opening up 2 more slots for families to reserve this summer.  

In addition, for time slots that remain vacant we will allow walk ups on a first come first served basis.  For example, if 8 out of 10 slots are reserved – those 8 families are guaranteed a place at the pool and we would allow the first 2 walk up families on a first come first served basis to fill the remaining spots.  If you reserved a spot and are unable to make your reservation, please go into the sign up genius and delete/cancel your reservation to allow for additional walk-ups.   

We still have time available in the mornings for lap swimming. To reserve a lap swimming time click here.  We can accept walk ups for lap swimming too if it isn’t fully reserved.

Don’t forget, before you go to the pool to fill out the COVID-19 waiver online and to bring your activated Pool Fob. To make the entry to the pool process quicker please have your sign up and waiver confirmation ready to show the lifeguards. Bring your own chairs and food as furniture will not be available and the snack shack is closed.  

We appreciate our neighborhood looking out for each other.  We are doing our best to allow everyone a time to sign up for a reservation at the pool this summer. Please note these reservations are per household and our pool manager will be cross checking the sign up to ensure households are only signing up for their allotted spots. We want to leave spots open still for new residents or residents who haven’t had a chance to sign up yet.  

Thank you for showing kindness as we all adjust to the new pool requirements.  We hope everyone will enjoy a safe and fun summer at the pool!  

Community Garage Sale – June 26th-27th

WHAT: Wheatlands Community Garage Sale

When: Friday and Saturday, June 26th and 27th

We are happy to announce that this years community garage sale is a go! Thank you for your patience as we rescheduled this years event. This year our sale will be the last weekend in June starting at 8 am both days.

Pool Information and Sign Up

Information and Sign Up
Please read all information below
Dear Wheatlands Residents, our pool is scheduled to open on June 15th and we’re excited to be back together again. As you plan your trip to the pool, please take note of our new processes and policies. The health and safety of our residents and staff are our top priority. All of the changes to your pool experience have been designed with your safety in mind and in compliance of Tri-County Health requirements.

Pool Reservations

● FAMILY SWIM RESERVATION – the link to the sign-up genius is HERE and also located under the pool section of our website at www.wheatlandsmetro.org

● LAP SWIM RESERVATION – to sign up for Lap swim click HERE – Lap swim is for those who are going to be swimming laps, adults, swim team members etc. 13 and under must be accompanied by an adult. 2 per lane at opposite ends unless you are family members. You can sign up for two spots per week.

● You must make a reservation in order to visit the pool.

● We are opening the reservations from June 15- August 9.

● We are allowing each family to sign up for two time slots for now. We ask that you try
and reserve your spot sooner rather than later so we can have the slots filled each
day. With 1100 homes in Wheatlands we are trying to anticipate how many families
will sign up and give everyone an opportunity to visit the pool this summer.

● In July, we will evaluate the time slots and if we have available slots we will open the
sign-up genius to allow families to sign up for more than two slots.

● We ask if you are unable to attend that you cancel your reservation so other residents
may attend. You should not tell a neighbor or friend to take your spot. You need to
remove your spot in the system as we need to keep track of attendance for tracing

Pool Hours

● The pool hours look different this year and we are pleased to announce we have
extended the hours to allow for adult lap swim in the morning.

○ 8:00-9:30 Adult Lap Swim
■ 9:30-10:00 Clean
○ 10:00-11:30 Open Swim
■ 11:30-12:00 Clean
○ 12:00-1:30 Open Swim
■ 1:30-2:00 Clean
○ 2:00-3:30 Open Swim
■ 3:30-4:00 Clean
○ 4:00-5:30 Open Swim
■ 5:30-6:00 Clean
○ 6:00-7:30 Open Swim
■ 7:30-8:00 Clean / Close Down

Pool Capacity

● Pool capacity is limited to 50 people at the pool at one time. The pool deck will be
divided into 10 sections each located 6 feet apart from each other. Although 50 people
are allowed on the pool deck; only 25 people are allowed in the deeper pool at a time
and 16 people in the zero depth entry pool. We acknowledge this will be a challenge to
share the pool and appreciate your neighborly attitude and looking out for each other as
we comply with the health department’s guidelines.

● Due to the limits on attendance we will have a no guest policy so you must be a resident of Wheatlands to enjoy the pool. In addition, we will not have summer camps or swimteam at the pool this year.

Entering The Pool

● To speed up the entry into the pool, please have your sign up confirmation ready to show the guard at the gate. Complete the COVID-19 Pool Waiver located on our website or click here keep your email that shows it was completed as you will be asked to present the email to the lifeguards at check in.

● All residents who enter the pool will need to bring their activated pool fob and a copy
of the completed COVID19 waiver.

● To activate your Pool Fob complete the 2020 pool waiver and follow the instructions
provided here.

● Please follow the lifeguards instruction and maintain social distance as you wait to
enter the pool.

● Come in at the gate by the playground

What to Bring

● Please bring your own chairs and towels to the pool. Due to the time to clean furniture,
no pool furniture will be provided however each section will have an umbrella or shade

● Pool toys and floats are allowed, however it is recommended by the health department
that they are not shared.

● Food and drink are welcome and please dispose of your trash in the provided trash
cans. The snack shack will be closed.

Pool Safety

● We will have marked each section of the pool deck and ask that your family maintain
physical distance from others at the pool. It is your responsibility to ensure you stay 6
feet away both in the pool and outside the pool. The lifeguards are responsible for the
aquatic safety of our residents and to prevent drowning. Please help them and follow
the rules so we can have an enjoyable and safe summer at the pool.

● We will have set traffic patterns for entering and exiting the pool deck.

● The restrooms will be open however the lockers will remain closed.

Exiting the Pool

● We ask when your time is up at the pool you gather your belongings and leave quickly
to allow cleaning to take place and the lifeguards to begin to check in for the next
group of residents.

● Exit through the side by wheatlands parkway

Your Team

● Please join us in welcoming Hannah Krafels who is our Aquatic Coordinator from the
YMCA who will help us maintain and manage the pool this summer. Thank you
Hannah! If you have any questions or comments regarding the lifeguard staff or the
pool management please reach out to Hannah. She is here to help and you can email

● The lifeguards are here for you! They want to ensure we have a safe and fun swim
environment. Please have patience as these procedures are new to the lifeguards
and they are doing their best to serve our community.

Thank you for being great neighbors and helping us make the pool a fun and safe place this summer!

Playgrounds Can Open

Updated on June 11 – With new guidance playgrounds can now have 25 people at a time.

We are pleased to announce our community playgrounds can open!

Under the Safer at Home and in the Vast, Great Outdoors our community playgrounds can open with restrictions. This includes the playground at the clubhouse and the new community park playground and restroom.  

The order limits the capacity to 10 people at a time at the playground. Individuals should stay at least 6 feet away from members of other households.  

It is up to individuals to play at their own risk and to bring their own cleaning and sanitizer products if desired.  

We also want to remind the community of our playground rules to ensure a fun and safe environment for everyone:

Be Bold

  • Have Fun! Park Hours are from 6 a.m. to 11 p.m.
  • Restroom is open from 6 a.m. to 9 p.m.
  • Be kind
  • Park areas are on a “first come, first serve” basis.
  • Amplified sound is not allowed
  • Use of artificial lighting, other than those permanently installed in the park, is prohibited.

Be Responsible

  • Supervise children at all times.
  • Pick up and dispose of litter.
  • Pets must be leashed and under physical control at all times. Pet waste must be picked up and disposed of.
  • Sales and commercial activities are prohibited
  • No posting of any notices, letters, or signs (permanent or temporary).
  • Do not attach anything to trees or structures.
  • Bicycles, skateboards, and rollerblades are only allowed on sidewalks and designated trails.
  • Motorized vehicles are not allowed within the park.
  • Removal or damage to any District property is prohibited.

Be Safe

  • No explosivesfireworks, or model rockets.
  • Golfing, archery or discharge of any firearm is prohibited.
  • Fires and charcoal are allowed in grills and designated areas only. Extinguish all charcoals and dispose of them properly before leaving.
  • No glass bottles or glass containers.

We are thankful we can open the playground(s) again and appreciate your help in making our playground a safe and fun place to play.