August 2023 Newsletter

August Newsletter

This Month’s Community Events

Want to advertise your business and help your community have amazing social events or have a panel to advertise your business on the new Urban Soccer Fields that will be installed at the Aurora YMCA at Wheatlands?

We are getting closer to having the fields be completed!

Become a sponsor at our social events


have a panel on the Urban Soccer Fields.

We are in the planning process for this year’s social events, and we are always looking for sponsors to help with the events.

We are also looking to have the Urban Soccer Fields open and ready for use this Fall and we would love to help promote your business!

If you are interested in being a sponsor, please click on the link below to download the form. Fill it out and email it and any questions to [email protected]

Click here to get the sponsor form for social events!
Click here to be a sponsor for the Urban Soccer Fields!

Upcoming Community Events

Sign ups coming soon!

Sign ups coming soon!

Community Event Recap

Thank you to all those that attended the 4th of July celebration! The party got cut a little short with thunderstorms but we sure had a lot of fun while it lasted! Food trucks, face painters, obstacle course, pool games, bounce house, barrel train and beverages for all. And a special thank you to 1320 Homes Real Estate for providing their fabulous yellow firetruck for the bike parade!

Unfortunately, the rains came in and poured on the food truck night, but then the skies cleared, and the sun came out. The weather kept a lot of people from attending, but those that attended had a great time and enjoyed the wonderful food truck food and amazing face-painter!.

The June event was cancelled due to the huge thunderstorm and tornado warning that came through. But we rescheduled for Thursday, July 27th and had a great time! The rains stayed away and the community was able to rock out to Amanda Vs Material Girl/Princess and the Evolution Band while enjoying some amazing, tasty treats from the food trucks. Thank you to all that came out out to enjoy this fun event.

Community Information

2023 Pool Season

You can now activate your pool fobs for the outdoor pool on our website by clicking here.  In order to have your key fobs activated, all current Wheatland’s residents will need to fill out a new Disclaimer of Liability/User Release forms for the 2023 pool season. This is a yearly waiver and must be completed for you to have access to the pool.  Once you fill out the form, you will receive a confirmation email and your fob will be activated. Please note if you are behind with your monthly metro district payments or have fines with the district your pool fob will not be activated until you have corrected your account.  

New to the neighborhood? Lost your pool fob or need a replacement? Visit the Aurora YMCA at Wheatlands to get a new fob during regular business hours.

If you have any questions or concerns about the pool, please contact Ezekiel Evens (Aquatics Manager) at [email protected]

2023 Pool Hours

May 28th – August 13: Summer Hours

The pool is open every day from 10AM-8PM for residents to enjoy except for 3 Saturdays in which the Wheatlands Sharks swim team hosts their swim meets. The swim meets are scheduled for June 3rd, June 10th and July 8th are from 7am-2pm. Residents may enjoy the pool from 2pm-8pm on days of the meets.

August 14th to September 4th – Back to School Hours: 

Monday – Friday 

12pm- 4pm *Swim at Your Own Risk* 

4pm-8pm Lifeguards on Duty

During *Swim at Your Own Risk* 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.  

Saturdays & Sundays Lifeguards on Duty 10am-8pm.

Click here to sign your 2023 pool waiver!
Click here to reactivate your key fob for the 2023 season!

Landscape Maintenance:

Weather has played a major role in operations this year. It has been hard to keep a regular mowing schedule with all the rain however the rain has been very good for the community landscape. Our arborist has supplied a list of work for Cox to complete with the trees. They will also be doing traffic pruning which essentially makes sure branches are not hanging low on sidewalks or into the street.  The park bathroom has received so much vandalism we have shut down the bathroom until we can find a solution. The retention ponds are being maintained, however with the rain more standing water has been in there then we want. Cox has been treating the ponds with mosquito larvicide trying to minimize the mosquitos with the standing water. Warranty replacements on the monuments have taken place, daisies are blooming and colors are starting to show all around the neighborhood.


Dogs Must Be on a Leash:

Per the City of Aurora – If a dog leaves its owner’s property it is required to be on a leash. The leash cannot exceed more than 10 feet in length and must be held by a person that is physically able to control the dog. To view all the leash laws click here. The board was notified in July of dogs at the Wheatlands Park that were not on a leash attacking another dog that was on a leash. Please respect the law and if you encounter a problem with an off leash dog in the neighborhood please contact the City of Aurora Police Department.


Parties at the Pool:

The Y is seeing an increase in unauthorized parties at the Wheatlands Pool. Our guest policy allows each household to invite 5 additional guests. If you plan on inviting more guests, you need to complete an additional waiver called the Pool Rental agreement which is located at the bottom of our pool page on the website hereYou must pay for the additional lifeguard staff which is $25 an hour for a minimum of 2 hours and notify them of the party 14 days in advance. We all want to enjoy the pool so please respect the policy and plan ahead for your next gathering at the pool.  


Urban Soccer Field:

During July, we are seeing some major progress on this project. The Pickle Ball court has been installed and we are hoping to have the soccer field completed soon, we are just waiting on the turf. As soon as we get the certificate of occupancy from the City of Aurora, the Y will open the courts for use, add the court schedule to their app and create a reservation system.  You will also be able to check out equipment at the front desk. In the meantime, we hope you can stop by and check out the progress.


Here at Wheatlands, we know that with the high temperatures we are having it can be very difficult to keep our lawns looking nice and maintained.  We have spoken to a landscaper and compiled some helpful tips below:


  1. Water in cooler parts of the day, early morning or late at night.
  2. Don’t water to the point of runoff, it is better to cycle areas for small amounts of time, for better absorption.
  3. One of the best things you could do to help keep your lawn green in hot dry weather, is to get a product called Revive (which can be found at Home Depot, Lowes, Walmart, and other gardening stores), it attaches to your hose, and you spray it over the whole lawn. It helps break up the soil and provide nutrients, so the water has better absorption. You can do it up to once a week to start and then just monthly.


4.      If you don’t like using chemical treatments for weeds, try using this natural recipe for weed killer:

5.      If it is over 85 degrees do not spray your weeds with either chemical or natural solutions as the weed’s plant cells close and do not absorb anything. Spraying early in the morning to avoid the heat is the best time. 

Design Review Process

Are you planning on making some home improvements or updates to your landscaping? Or are you someone who needs to repaint or replace your roof?


As some of us have experienced, if we wait too long it can be hard to find a painter,

landscaper or construction firm that isn’t already booked out for months. Now is the perfect time to plan the work you want to do on your home or yard and meet with contractors. Once your plans are finalized and you have a time frame for the work, submitting your application and supporting documents to the Design Review Committee is the next step.

Follow these few simple steps.

1.    Go to

2.    Fill out the Design Application

3.    Submit your application via email to [email protected] or by mailing it to:

Wheatlands Metro District


P.O. Box 370750

Denver, CO 80237

4.    Remember to include with your application submittal:

1.    Site Plan showing lot dimensions; outline of home and garage with setbacks; names and positions of adjacent streets; dimensions of improvement (height, width, depth), with setbacks to all boundaries; and an indication of North.

2.    Visual(s) of improvement such as drawing, photo, brochure/ad, paint swatch (es), material samples, etc.

3.    Building Plans, if the improvement is a new or modified building/structure.

4.    A copy of your Plot Plan

To get a Plot plan for Aurora

1.        Click on link:

2.        Type in Address top left corner of map (It will auto generate, HIT ENTER

3.        Property will show satellite image, SCROLL DOWN TO “MY PROPERTY” IN PURPLE

4.        Click on MY PROPERTY

5.        Scroll down to Public Document Search at bottom

6.        Click on Documents with this address

7.        Scroll down until you find the most recent PLOT PLAN – Permit from Residential Master: Single-Family Detached Plot Plan Approved

8.        Click on VIEW

9.        Save to File


 Please feel free to email any Design Review questions to [email protected] or by calling 303-351-5411



PLEASE NOTE: It is the Owners obligation to check with the Town/County/City and obtain a building permit if it is required for the improvement. Any damage resulting from owner installed improvements to common areas or Association maintained landscaping or structures is the responsibility of the Owner. Any cost associated with repairing damage, discoloration or water leaks resulting from owner installed improvements or penetrations to Association maintained structures, shall be the responsibility of the Owner.

Next Board Meeting

Thursday, August 10th at 6:00pm

We welcome all community members to attend and participate in our board meetings.

Get involved and volunteer for a committee and share your talents!

Going forward the board has decided to allow for flexibility with our meetings

and will post on the agenda prior to each meeting if they will be at the clubhouse or online. 

View our website at to see the agenda and past meeting minutes. 

Thank you! 

YMCA Programs

Click here to register for KNO
We are offering all sorts of swim lessons for kids of all ages!
Click on the link below to register! Sign up soon!
Click here to register for swim classes/lessons

Southlands Events

Mark your calendars…



5:00PM – 8:00PM

Grab your friends for a memorable, fun-filled evening with various wine tasting stations on Main Street and at participating Southlands restaurants.


$20 in advance | $30 day of


10 – 1 oz samples of wine

Souvenir wine glass


Must be 21 years or older. Valid ID required upon arrival.

The Southlands Shopping center continues to offer events and programs.

Check on the link below for information

Visit our website for more details