August 2021 Newsletter

August Newsletter
Community Events

“The Last Nights of Summer” Family Movie Night in the Park
Saturday, August 14th 6:30pm

Free Pizza, Ice-cream and Popcorn
and a movie at dusk

First come-first serve until the pizza and ice-cream are gone


Wheatlands Park

Please click on the link below, so we know how many people will be attending, and we can order enough pizza and ice-cream for everyone.
Thank you for your cooperation.
In the event that it rains, we will move the movie night to the clubhouse, but we can only hold a capacity of 143 people in the clubhouse.
Food Truck Night!

Food, Friends, Fun, Music,
Bounce house, Games and a MAGICIAN!!

Wednesday, August 25th 5-7pm
Wheatlands Clubhouse

The food trucks featured this month will be:

Miss B’s Vietnamese
Bits & Pieces con Cerveza
Chaotic Kitchen
Dessert Stand

Save the dates

Last Summer Food Truck Night
Food, Friends, Fun, Music,
Entertainment, Games and more .
Wednesday, September 8th

From 5-7pm at the Wheatlands Clubhouse
Wheatlands Fall Neighborhood Garage Sale

Friday, September 10th
Saturday, September 11th
8:00am – 4:00pm

Click the link below to sign up.
We are going to put together a list of homes participating,
so that no one gets missed or forgotten.
Neighborhood Chili
Cook-off Contest

Saturday, September 18th

See the link below for more details….

Wheatlands Clubhouse
Community Event Recap
The lightning came about 45 minutes before the Pizza Party was supposed to start and many residents left the pool area. But, the clouds parted and the sun came back out and residents returned to the pool and got to enjoy lots of pizza, ice-cream and drinks for free!! Staff purchased 45 pizzas, over 300 cold drinks and ice-cream. Many families got to take home a whole pizza at the end of the night. Even though the weather didn’t fully cooperate, those who attended had a great time and left with a full belly. Unfortunately, I forgot to take pictures while everyone was there! But, we had a line out the door!.
So much fun was had at the July 4th celebration! We had over 500 rsvp for this event and probably more that attended!
It was so great to see so many neighbors and friends come out for this wonderful celebration! We had a bike parade with an amazing yellow firetruck, thanks to Jen Cronk and 1320 Homes. We also had exotic animals, a barrel train, two face painters, a bounce house, 2 kegs, a margarita machine, drinks for the kids, and food trucks. There were also pool games played on safety breaks and the event finished off with a water balloon fight!

Thank you to all that participated and to the YMCA staff who worked so hard to make this such a fun event. And thank you to those who helped clean up all the balloon scraps after the water balloon fight. From all the smiling faces of all age groups, it looked like everyone really had a great time.
Thank you to all those that came out for the concert night. We appreciate your flexibility in the change of venue. We had some logistically challenges trying to get the large stage that the band brought in the grassy area of the park safely, so we had to change the location.
We had a huge turn out. Everyone brought their chairs and blankets. Some even brought their own picnics and many enjoyed the delicious food trucks. Their was lots of talking, laughing, listening to the music.

About 30 minutes into the concert, the weather decided not to cooperate and to rain on us. After a 20 minutes rain break, the clouds parted, the sun returned and even a rainbow presented itself. Many people endured the rain and stayed for the fabulous music. Thank you to all that attended. Cisco Kid did an amazing job!

And congratulations to ZACK, he won the guitar at the Guitar raffle!
July Food Truck Event – The weather was a little iffy again! It was cloudy and we got sprinkled on and the thunder was close by, so we had to take the bounce house down a little early. But we still had a great turnout for July’s food truck night. The kids had a blast on the bounce house, playing yard games, and playing hide and seek games on the playground. The adults got to relax and enjoy each others company at the tables and chairs in the grass while watching the kids play.

Thank you to everyone who came out and enjoyed the great food from WeChef, Comforts of Home, and HipPop! Hope to see you in August 25th! We will have a magician at the next one!
Community Information

Congratulations to the
Wheatlands Sharks who are the MHSL Division A 2021 Champions! CONGRATULATIONS ALL! 

Back to school Pool Hours:

August 9th to September 5th: 

The pool transitions to school hours as follows:
Monday – Friday Swim at Your Own Risk* from Noon until 4pm
Monday – Friday Lifeguards on Duty from 4-8pm
Saturdays & Sundays Lifeguards on Duty 10am-8pm

*During swim at your own risk, we will have a YMCA staff member at the gate but we will not have any lifeguards in the stands during this time. All children under the age of 18, need to be accompanied by their parents or guardians to participate in the Swim at Your Own Risk hours.  
District Landscaping Information

The landscaping at each of our 6 monuments has been completed! Thank you to our landscape architect, Architerra Group, and our landscaper, Cox Landscaping, for enhancing these spaces! The perennials will grow bigger year over year and will save our neighborhood money on planting annual flowers. Next up, our landscape committee is looking at enhancing our district owned property along Powhatan road. You may begin to see Cox working in these areas in August and into the fall months.

Lokal Home Landscaping

It has also come to the board’s attention that there have been concerns about the landscaping around Lokal Homes (the townhomes in Wheatlands). Lokal homes is responsible for maintaining the landscaping and tree lawn around their property. We recommend concerned townhome owners reach out to your property management company at Lokal homes directly regarding any landscaping concerns.
Park Phase II Update

Our architect met with the City of Aurora planning department on July 8th, the meeting went well and we are moving on to the next step with the City. The project is now in the public works planning review process and neighbors close to the park will receive a letter from the City of Aurora notifying them of the project. We will continue to share the project progress with the community and hope we will be able to go out to bid soon.  More to come and we can’t wait to begin Phase 2!

Recycling Options
We received feedback during our board meeting that a neighbor would like to have recycling weekly instead of bi-weekly. After the meeting, we checked with Waste Management and unfortunately they do not offer weekly recycling services. Trying to provide a solution, we found out that the Denver Arapahoe Disposal Site (DADS) Landfill (on Gunclub Rd) accepts single stream recycling at no charge. 
Visit : to get the address and find out more information on dropping off your recycling for free. Another solution is to add an additional recycling cart from WM at $5.15 each per month, billed directly to the residents on a quarterly basis and can be started and stopped at any time.
Design Review
If you would like to sign up for email correspondence for any Covenant related notices or Design review updates, please email [email protected]
Make sure your email includes the following
•            Your name(s)
•            Home address and mailing address if different
•            Main email address you would like to receive all communication
•            Any additional information you would like added to your account

-Please make sure to store Trash containers out of sight.
-Please do not put Trash containers out before 5pm the night before trash pick up and return within 24 hours after pickup.
-Please make sure any items are stored out of sight.
-Please Shovel your walks and driveways for your safety and the safety of your neighbors.

-Please remember to submit signed Notice of Completion, as well as color pictures of completed projects, once your approved project has been completed.
-If you have Home improvements that you are planning to do in the Spring, now is the perfect time to start the approval process. That way when the warm weather hits you can go ahead and start those pre-approved projects in your yard and home.
Next Board Meeting

Thursday, August 12th at 6:00 pm
this meeting will be a held in person at the Wheatlands Clubhouse located at

We welcome all community members to attend and participate in our board meetings.
Get involved and volunteer for a committee and share your talents!
You can attend from the comfort of your homes by joining the zoom meeting

Telephone #: 720-707-2699
Meeting ID: 927 9420 2546
Passcode: 780914

Save the Date

Wheatlands Meeting with Mayor Pro Tem Francoise Bergan & Neighborhood Watch

Wednesday September 15th 6-7pm at our Wheatlands Clubhouse! 

Meet Mayor Pro Tem Francoise Bergan our Ward 6 Council Member and enjoy a brief presentation from Jennifer Dubrow with the City of Aurora’s Neighborhood Watch Program.

YMCA Programs and Southlands Events
Kids Night Out at the YMCA at Southlands

Dinner at KNO is back!!

When: Friday AUGUST 6th AND AUGUST 13th
(due to staff going back to school)
5:30 pm-8:30 pm

Where: Southlands YMCA
6295 S Main St. (next to massage envy)
Aurora, CO 80016

What: Kids Night Out
Drop the kids off for 3 hours of fun. Dinner, games, crafts, and a movie. Our staff will start the evening with dinner and then lead the kids through a craft and some fun games and activities, followed by a movie. In order to have Kids Night Out we will need at least 6 children to sign up.  

Cost: $15/child
Limited to 15 kids.

Starting in September, KNO will be back on its regular schedule of the 2nd and 4th Friday of the month.

Southlands Wine Walk
Thursday, August 19th from 5-8pm

Tickets are $15 in advance and $25 at the door. Click on the link below for more information.

Proceeds go to the YMCA of Metropolitan Denver
The Southlands Shopping center continues to offer events and programs virtually and in-person

Summer Concerts and Movie Nights are back.
Please sure to check it out.

Check it out HERE
YMCA Blood Drive at Southlands Mall

The YMCA will be continuing to host their monthly blood drive, the 3rd Thursday of every month (Aug 19th) from 2-6pm at the YMCA Southlands teen center classroom.

Located at:
6295 S Main Street Unit 104
Aurora, Colorado 80016
(next to Message Envy)


So far this year just at the Southlands location alone,
we have had 129 Donors and have saved 377 Lives!
That’s amazing!! Keep up the good work!
Important Neighborhood Watch Info

The Wheatlands community participates in the Neighborhood Watch program, however we no longer have an Area Coordinator. We did at one time, but unfortunately the contact has relocated out of Colorado.
So, we are in need a of Neighborhood Watch Area Coordinator. Please see the description and information below…

Description for Area Coordinator – Neighborhood Watch (Volunteer)
Neighborhood Watch is a crime-based prevention program that stresses education and situational awareness. Everyone who lives in a participating community is part of Neighborhood Watch, homeowners and renters. A community’s success with this program is only as good as the participation. This is a volunteer program who relies on volunteers in the community.

Some of the Area Coordinators responsibilities are but not limited to:
1. Meeting attendance (4 meetings per year)
2. Communicating meeting and event information with Next Door, community Facebook Pages, and HOA/Metro District where applicable
3. Assisting community on how to report crime, sharing crime tips

Please remember this is a volunteer program, not a guarantee that crime will not occur. We are not a citizen vigilante group.
Neighborhood Watch helps reduce the risk of being a victim through education and prepares citizens to respond accordingly to suspicious activity.
If you are interested in becoming an Area Coordinator in your community or have additional questions please contact me at [email protected].

Jennifer Dubrow
Neighborhood Watch