March 2021 Newsletter

March Newsletter
Community Events

Saturday, March 13th 6-8pm.
Learn to Cook like a Chef with Chef Nancy Gass via Zoom. Chef Nancy will give you tips and tricks to make the best St. Patrick’s themed dinner you have ever made. Be sure to sign up HERE

Saturday, March 27th 9-11am for the 2021 Easter Extravaganza
Enjoy some breakfast at the Cruz and Eats food truck and a cup of coffee from Funky Brewsters. A special thank you to Jennifer Cronk from 1320 Homes Real Estate, for being our Funky Brewster sponsor.

Come to take a picture with the Easter Bunny, grab an Easter craft to go, and take a self-guided Easter Egg Hunt (10 eggs per child please).

Remember to sign up, bring an Easter basket, a mask and social distance.
Click HERE to sign up.
Community Information
No Dumping at the Clubhouse Dumpsters

Good news, the dumpster has been fixed. The board voted and approved to have a lock installed at the clubhouse dumpster this past month so it will be installed soon. This will help prevent additional illegal dumping.
We appreciate your cooperation in not dumping items by the clubhouse and taking your large items to the Aurora dump located nearby on Gun Club road. Another option is to contact Waste Management for their dumpster rentals or dumpster bags. We will not tolerate illegal dumping at the clubhouse and violators will be fined and prosecuted.

Pool Information

We are starting to think about summer and pool season! We are going to be consolidating the COVID19 Waiver with the standard pool waiver so you will not need to bring any additional waivers to the pool next year and will just need your key fob. Last pool season, we noticed some of the tile work coming off in the zero entry pool so we have budgeted this year to redo the tile work on the pool.  We will be scheduling that work to be completed prior to opening. The pool shades were a big success last year so we will be installing 2 more of the shade structures at the pool near the zero-depth entry pool along the same side of the pool as the existing structures. We are also working on having a square device at the snack shack to allow credit card purchases of snacks this summer.  Much more to come as we get closer to pool season but we are starting to prepare and can’t wait for you to enjoy the pool this summer.

Park Information

The design was submitted to the City of Aurora in December and we are still waiting on feedback and approval from the City of Aurora to begin the project.  The design is shown below and will include: a full size basketball court, multi use sport court (for pickleball or half basketball), yard games, ping pong tables, new perennial beds, picnic tables and hammock area. We have submitted the design to the City of Aurora for approval and construction will begin next year. We look forward to completing the park and having additional outdoor space for our community to enjoy.
District Landscaping Information –  The Wheatlands Board met with our landscape architect Architerra to discuss adding additional plant color palettes to our neighborhood. This would include plants that come back year over year and provide color throughout different growing seasons. The board chose the blue, purple, yellow planting scheme shown below that pairs well with our existing material in the neighborhood. Our first focus will be around the monuments in our neighborhood and then we hope to expand the plan throughout the Wheatlands Metro property adding pops of color throughout the neighborhood. We are anticipating being able to start work on this during the Spring.  
Next Board Meeting

Thursday, March 11th at 6:00 pm
this meeting will be a zoom meeting



Telephone #: 720-707-2699
Meeting ID: 927 9420 2546
Passcode: 780914
Southlands & YMCA Events and Programs


The Southlands Shopping center continues to offer events and programs virtually and in-person
Check it out HERE


FREE PHOTOS WITH THE EASTER BUNNY
FRI, MARCH 19—SAT, APRIL 3
MON–FRI: 2PM–6PM
SAT–SUN: 12PM–4PM
Located at Guest Services at the Clock Tower.

All visits must be scheduled in advance to adhere to social distancing and safety guidelines. Masks are required.

Click HERE to register


Kids Night Out at the YMCA at Southlands

When: Friday MARCH 5 AND MARCH 26
5:30 pm-8:30 pm

Where: 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. Games, crafts, and a movie. Due to Covid, no food will be served. You can pack a drink and snack for your child if you would like.

Cost: $15/child
limited to 10 kids.

Register HERE for 3/5
Register HERE 3/26


YMCA In person fitness classes
We are excited to announce that we will be starting in person fitness class at both the Wheatlands Clubhouse and YMCA Southlands office starting in February!

Please be aware that these classes are limited to 10 participants due to covid and you must sign up to participate. Masks must be worn during classes and you must bring your own equipment. See below for details and how to sign up.

Classes at the Wheatlands Clubhouse
6601 S Wheatlands Pkwy
Aurora, CO 80016

T & TH 9:00am BEGINNER PILATES
Instructor: Melinda Rinaldo
fundamental pilates exercises strengthening the core for a healthier spine, better abs and more functional movement. A thick pilates/exercise mat is required. *Pilates 7″-9″ ball and med resistance band are recommended, but you can wait to purchase until after first class. To sign up Click here to register!

T & TH 10:15am YOGA
Instructor: Melinda Rinaldo
a relaxing yoga class with a balance of static stretches for the whole body. Beginners welcomed 
A yoga mat is required. *Yoga block and strap are recommended.

Classes at the YMCA office at Southlands
6295 S Main St Unit 104
next to massage Envy
Aurora, CO 80016

Wednesday 5:30 pm CARDIO SCULPT
Instructor: Katie Pierson
training to sculpt and tone your body. In developing this program, we combined cardiovascular exercise with targeted body sculpting work. This combination will push your body to the limit and give you incredible results.

Wheatlands Recreation Center

Get Started Today! The Aurora YMCA at Wheatlands 
opens May 2021 


Interested in seeing a fly through of the new Wheatlands YMCA facility?
CLICK HERE
We are counting the days until we open the doors to the new Aurora YMCA at Wheatlands. The YMCA of Metro Denver’s newest wellness center will focus on your total health and well-being – spirit, mind and body. 

The YMCA is a vital and significant force in the lives of thousands of people. We help change lives through our nutrition, health and wellness programs; build character among our youth and improve academic readiness through our Out of School Time and Y Academy programs; and uplift communities through our Beyond Hunger food pantry and scholarship programs which keep the YMCA accessible to all.  
 
As of February 1, 2021, as a resident of the Wheatlands Metropolitan District, you receive a basic YMCA Household Membership. You can: 

·      Access any of our Welllness Center locations
·      Try on-demand and live virtual fitness classes at denverymca.org;  
·      Track your fitness journey on our free mobile app; and 
·      Browse our youth programs – winter sportsswim lessons, summer camp (coming Spring 2021) – and sign up at the member rate.
  
Get started today! First, you will need to update your information so we can issue you a member number and second, we’ll need to get your signature on a waiver to utilize any of our wellness centers. There are a couple of ways to do this:
In-person 
Office Hours at Southlands  
6295 S. Main St #104  
Aurora, CO 80016  
(next to Massage Envy) 

Monday- Friday – 9am-1pm
Tuesday and Thursday – 4pm-8pm
Saturday- 10am-2pm 
By phone 

Questions? Contact the YMCA Membership Sales Team at 303 869 3501 or membership@denverymca.org 
 
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Welcome to the YMCA of Metro Denver community!
COVENANT ENFORCEMENT
If you would like to sign up for email correspondence for any Covenant related notices or Design review updates, please email wheatlands@amihoa.com 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.
Design Review Reminder
-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.
Important Neighborhood Watch Info
We are seeing an increase in the number of motor vehicle thefts and motor vehicle trespasses in our community.  Please be sure to report all suspicious activity to the Aurora Police Department (303-627-3100/911). “If you see something, say something.”

Tips to Help Prevent Motor Vehicle Theft and Motor Vehicle Trespasses:

1.      NEVER leave your vehicle running unattended in your driveway, garage, or on the street – if you use a remote start you may do so however be sure doors are locked and key/key fobs are in a safe place away from the vehicle.

2.      ALWAYS keep your vehicle doors locked, when driving and parked.

3.      Park in your garage. If you must park outside, park in a well-lit location.

4.      Do not keep a spare set of keys in the vehicle.

5.      Do not store firearms or other weapons in the vehicle.

6.      Do not “advertise” what’s in your vehicle. Remove all items each time you depart the vehicle and do not leave anything visible.

7.      Avoid leaving documents with your address in the glove box.

8.      Purchase comprehensive insurance which covers stolen vehicles.

9.      Use a theft deterrent system such as “The Club” or an alarm system.

For more information on motor vehicle theft prevention please visit: www.lockdownyourcar.org.

Are you interested in volunteering as an Area Coordinator for Neighborhood Watch in the community of Wheatlands or setting up a Neighborhood Watch meeting (virtually)? If you would like to learn more about Neighborhood Watch please contact Jennifer Dubrow at jdubrow@auroragov.org. If you are a Facebook user you can join Neighborhood Watch Information – Aurora CO (this covers all of Aurora, not just the Wheatlands). More information on Neighborhood Watch can be found at: https://www.nnw.org/.

Learn to Cook like a Chef


Join us for a fun night of Cooking like a Chef via Zoom with Chef Nancy Gass.
Chef Nancy is going to help teach you how to make a meal fit for a King or Queen.
We are still working on a menu, but it will be a St. Patrick’s Day theme. 
We will send out the ingredients list you will need to pick up at the store as soon as Chef Nancy has determined the menu. And a zoom link will be sent out a few days before as well. 
Chef Nancy Gass: Learn to Cook like a Chef
Cost: FREE
When: Sat. March 13 at 6pm
Where: At your home via Zoom

Enroll Today! YMCA Registration is open for Wheatlands Residents

Get Started Today! The Aurora YMCA at Wheatlands opens May 2021 
 
We are counting the days until we open the doors to the new Aurora YMCA at Wheatlands. The YMCA of Metro Denver’s newest wellness center will focus on your total health and well-being – spirit, mind and body. 
 
The YMCA is a vital and significant force in the lives of thousands of people. We help change lives through our nutrition, health and wellness programs; build character among our youth and improve academic readiness through our Out of School Time and Y Academy programs; and uplift communities through our Beyond Hunger food pantry and scholarship programs which keep the YMCA accessible to all.  
 
As of February 1, 2021, as a resident of the Wheatlands Metropolitan District, you receive a basic YMCA Household Membership. You can: 
·      Access any of our Welllness Center locations
·      Try on-demand and live virtual fitness classes at denverymca.org;  
·      Track your fitness journey on our free mobile app; and 
·      Browse our youth programs – winter sportsswim lessons, summer camp (coming Spring 2021) – and sign up at the member rate.
  
Get started today! First, you will need to update your information so we can issue you a member number and second, we’ll need to get your signature on a waiver to utilize any of our wellness centers. There are a couple of ways to do this:
 
In-person 

Office Hours at Southlands  
6295 S. Main St #104  
Aurora, CO 80016  
(next to Massage Envy) 

Monday-Friday – 9am-1pm
Tuesday and Thursday – 4pm-8pm
Saturday – 10am-2pm

By Phone:
Questions? Contact the YMCA Membership Sales Team at 303 869 3501 or membership@denverymca.org 
 
 Welcome to the YMCA of Metro Denver community! 
 
P.S. SAVE THE DATE – Feb 24! Join us from 10 AM – 1 PM and 4:30 – 6:30 PM at the Wheatlands Clubhouse and get a sneak peek of the Y programs – including the state of the art equipment from EGYM – to be offered at the new Aurora Family YMCA at Wheatlands. More details to come at denverymca.org.

You must sign up to participate in this event. To sign up


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February 2021 Newsletter

February Newsletter

Community Events

We are working on some more fun socially distanced events to offer to the community.

If you are Wheatlands resident and have an idea that the entire community would enjoy please let us know. We want to support our Wheatlands neighbors and open to your ideas or suggestions.
Important Neighborhood Watch Info
We are seeing an increase in the number of motor vehicle thefts and motor vehicle trespasses in our community.  Please be sure to report all suspicious activity to the Aurora Police Department (303-627-3100/911). “If you see something, say something.”

Tips to Help Prevent Motor Vehicle Theft and Motor Vehicle Trespasses:

1.      NEVER leave your vehicle running unattended in your driveway, garage, or on the street – if you use a remote start you may do so however be sure doors are locked and key/key fobs are in a safe place away from the vehicle.

2.      ALWAYS keep your vehicle doors locked, when driving and parked.

3.      Park in your garage. If you must park outside, park in a well-lit location.

4.      Do not keep a spare set of keys in the vehicle.

5.      Do not store firearms or other weapons in the vehicle.

6.      Do not “advertise” what’s in your vehicle. Remove all items each time you depart the vehicle and do not leave anything visible.

7.      Avoid leaving documents with your address in the glove box.

8.      Purchase comprehensive insurance which covers stolen vehicles.

9.      Use a theft deterrent system such as “The Club” or an alarm system.

For more information on motor vehicle theft prevention please visit: www.lockdownyourcar.org.

Are you interested in volunteering as an Area Coordinator for Neighborhood Watch in the community of Wheatlands or setting up a Neighborhood Watch meeting (virtually)? If you would like to learn more about Neighborhood Watch please contact Jennifer Dubrow at jdubrow@auroragov.org. If you are a Facebook user you can join Neighborhood Watch Information – Aurora CO (this covers all of Aurora, not just the Wheatlands). More information on Neighborhood Watch can be found at: https://www.nnw.org/.
Community Information
No Dumping at the Clubhouse Dumpsters:

No Dumping is allowed at the Wheatlands Clubhouse. It costs our district money every time someone illegally dumps large items at the clubhouse. This year alone (2021) we have spent over $500 to haul away illegally dumped trash.  The clubhouse dumpsters are meant for clubhouse rental trash and pool trash during the summer. 

The dumpster container was replaced last year and needs to be replaced again this year due to large items being thrown over or leaned against it. 

We ask that you take your large trash items to the Aurora dump which is located really close to our district and is just down Gun Club Rd.  

Or you can contact Waste Management for their dumpster rentals or dumpster bags.  We will not tolerate illegal dumping at the clubhouse and violators will be fined and prosecuted.   


Clubhouse information – We continue to keep our clubhouse open for our residents knowing it is important to have a space for our residents to use when several other facilities are closed. Tri-County health has recently changed their guidelines on group gatherings which our clubhouse will adhere to as well. For more information or questions you can call the YMCA office at
720-274-5759 or email wheatlandsdistrict@denverymca.org.
Office Hours are Monday-Friday 9am-1pm Tuesday-Thursday evenings from 4-8pm and Saturdays 10am-2pm.
Office is located at the Southlands Mall:
6295 S. Main St Unit 104 (next to massage envy)
Aurora, CO 80016


Park Information – The design was submitted to the City of Aurora in December and we are still waiting on feedback and approval from the City of Aurora to begin the project.  The design is shown below and will include: a full size basketball court, multi use sport court (for pickleball or half basketball), yard games, ping pong tables, new perennial beds, picnic tables and hammock area. We have submitted the design to the City of Aurora for approval and construction will begin next year. We look forward to completing the park and having additional outdoor space for our community to enjoy.
District Landscaping Information –  The Wheatlands Board met with our landscape architect Architerra to discuss adding additional plant color palettes to our neighborhood. This would include plants that come back year over year and provide color throughout different growing seasons. The board chose the blue, purple, yellow planting scheme shown below that pairs well with our existing material in the neighborhood. Our first focus will be around the monuments in our neighborhood and then we hope to expand the plan throughout the Wheatlands Metro property adding pops of color throughout the neighborhood. We are anticipating being able to start work on this during the Spring.  
Next Board Meeting

Thursday, February 11th at 6:00 pm
this meeting will be a zoom meeting



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



COVENANT ENFORCEMENT
  • Please remember all Lights and Decorations need to be down 30 days from the end of the holiday. 
  • Please make sure to store Trash containers out of sight.
  • 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
Wheatlands Recreation Center

Get Started Today! The Aurora YMCA at Wheatlands 
opens May 2021 

We are counting the days until we open the doors to the new Aurora YMCA at Wheatlands. The YMCA of Metro Denver’s newest wellness center will focus on your total health and well-being – spirit, mind and body.  
 
The YMCA is a vital and significant force in the lives of thousands of people. We help change lives through our nutrition, health and wellness programs; build character among our youth and improve academic readiness through our Out of School Time and Y Academy programs; and uplift communities through our Beyond Hunger food pantry and scholarship programs which keep the YMCA accessible to all.  
 
As of February 1, 2021, as a resident of the Wheatlands Metropolitan District, you receive a basic YMCA Household Membership. You can: 

·      Access any of our Welllness Center locations
·      Try on-demand and live virtual fitness classes at denverymca.org;  
·      Track your fitness journey on our free mobile app; and 
·      Browse our youth programs – winter sportsswim lessons, summer camp (coming Spring 2021) – and sign up at the member rate.
  
Get started today! First, you will need to update your information so we can issue you a member number and second, we’ll need to get your signature on a waiver to utilize any of our wellness centers. There are a couple of ways to do this:
In-person 
Office Hours at Southlands  
6295 S. Main St #104  
Aurora, CO 80016  
(next to Massage Envy) 

Monday- Friday – 9am-1pm
Tuesday and Thursday – 4pm-8pm
Saturday- 10am-2pm 
By phone 

Questions? Contact the YMCA Membership Sales Team at 303 869 3501 or membership@denverymca.org 
 
.
Welcome to the YMCA of Metro Denver community! 
 
P.S. SAVE THE DATE – Feb 24! Join us from 10 AM – 1 PM and 4:30 – 6:30 PM at the Wheatlands Clubhouse and get a sneak peek of the Y programs – including the state of the art equipment from EGYM – to be offered at the new Aurora Family YMCA at Wheatlands. More details to come at denverymca.org.
Southlands & YMCA Events and Programs


The Southlands Shopping center continues to offer events and programs virtually and in-person
Check it out HERE







Kids Night Out at the YMCA at Southlands

When: Friday, February 5th and 19th
5:30 pm-8:30 pm

Where: 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. Games, crafts, and a movie. Due to Covid, no food will be served. You can pack a drink and snack for your child if you would like.

Cost: $15/child
limited to 10 kids.


Register Here for 2/5
Register Here for 2/19


YMCA In person fitness classes
We are excited to announce that we will be starting in person fitness class at both the Wheatlands Clubhouse and YMCA Southlands office starting in February!

Please be aware that these classes are limited to 10 participants due to covid and you must sign up to participate. Masks must be worn during classes and you must bring your own equipment. See below for details and how to sign up.

Classes at the Wheatlands Clubhouse
6601 S Wheatlands Pkwy
Aurora, CO 80016

T & TH 9:00am BEGINNER PILATES
Instructor: Melinda Rinaldo
fundamental pilates exercises strengthening the core for a healthier spine, better abs and more functional movement. A thick pilates/exercise mat is required. *Pilates 7″-9″ ball and med resistance band are recommended, but you can wait to purchase until after first class. To sign up click here

T & TH 10:15am YOGA STRETCH
Instructor: Melinda Rinaldo
a relaxing yoga class with a balance of static stretches for the whole body. Beginners welcomed 
A yoga mat is required. *Yoga block and strap are recommended.
To sign up click Here

Classes at the YMCA office at Southlands
6295 S Main St Unit 104
next to massage Envy
Aurora, CO 80016

Wednesday 5:30 pm CARDIO SCULPT
Instructor: Katie Pierson
training to sculpt and tone your body. In developing this program, we combined cardiovascular exercise with targeted body sculpting work. This combination will push your body to the limit and give you incredible results.
To sign up click here


Fitness Classes

We are excited to announce that we will be starting in-person fitness class at both the Wheatlands Clubhouse and YMCA Southlands office starting in February!

Please be aware that these classes are limited to 10 participants due to covid and you must sign up to participate. Masks must be worn during classes and you must bring your own equipment. See below for details and how to sign up.

Classes at the Wheatlands Clubhouse
6601 S Wheatlands Pkwy
Aurora, CO 80016

T & TH 9:00am BEGINNER PILATES
Instructor: Melinda Rinaldo
fundamental pilates exercises strengthening the core for a healthier spine, better abs and more functional movement. A thick pilates/exercise mat is required. *Pilates 7″-9″ ball and med resistance band are recommended, but you can wait to purchase until after first class. To sign up click here

T & TH 10:15am YOGA STRETCH
Instructor: Melinda Rinaldo
a relaxing yoga class with a balance of static stretches for the whole body. Beginners welcomed 
A yoga mat is required. *Yoga block and strap are recommended.
To sign up click here

Classes at the YMCA office at Southlands
6295 S Main St Unit 104
next to massage Envy
Aurora, CO 80016

Wednesday 5:30 pm CARDIO SCULPT
Instructor: Katie Pierson
training to sculpt and tone your body. In developing this program, we combined cardiovascular exercise with targeted body sculpting work. This combination will push your body to the limit and give you incredible results.
To sign up click here

January 2021 Newsletter

January Newsletter
Community Events

The Santa Parade through the neighborhood was a success! Santa collected more than 150 letters from the kids. Thanks to all of those who participated and came out to say hello to Santa!

We are working on some more fun socially distanced events to offer to the community coming up this month and next… stay tuned!
Community Information

2021 Trash Calendar and Information
Friendly reminder that waste management will only pick up the items inside of your trash and recycle bins. They will not pick up anything not inside of the bins. If you need an extra bin you can contact them at 1-800-482-6406 and they will deliver another one for an additional fee per month.

For a PDF of the 2021 calendar click here


2020 year-end wrap-up – If you missed the year-end review that went out in late December you can click here to read it.

Clubhouse information – We continue to keep our clubhouse open for our residents knowing it is important to have a space for our residents to use when several other facilities are closed. Tri-County health has recently changed their guidelines on group gatherings which our clubhouse will adhere to as well. For more information or questions you can call the YMCA office at
720-274-5759 or email wheatlandsdistrict@denverymca.org.
Office Hours are Monday-Friday 9am-1pm and Wednesday evenings from 4-8pm
Office is located at the Southlands Mall:
6295 S. Main St Unit 104 (next to massage envy)
Aurora, CO 80016


Park Information – The Wheatlands Metro District is pleased to announce we are beginning Phase 2 of the Wheatlands Park Project. The design is shown below and will include: a full size basketball court, multi use sport court (for pickleball or half basketball), yard games, ping pong tables, new perennial beds, picnic tables and hammock area. We have submitted the design to the City of Aurora for approval and construction will begin next year. We look forward to completing the park and having additional outdoor space for our community to enjoy.
District Landscaping Information –  The Wheatlands Board met with our landscape architect Architerra to discuss adding additional plant color palettes to our neighborhood. This would include plants that come back year over year and provide color throughout different growing seasons. The board chose the blue, purple, yellow planting scheme shown below that pairs well with our existing material in the neighborhood. Our first focus will be around the monuments in our neighborhood and then we hope to expand the plan throughout the Wheatlands Metro property adding pops of color throughout the neighborhood.
Next Board Meeting

Thursday, January14th at 6:00 pm
this meeting will be a zoom meeting



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



COVENANT ENFORCEMENT

  1. Holiday lights and decorations. Please remember you have 30 days after the holiday to take down your holiday lights and decorations.
  2. Plan snow removal. Plan the removal of snow on your driveway and sidewalks. Make sure your shovels are in good condition. Remember to have the snow removed from your sidewalks within 24 hours from the end of the storm. 
Wheatlands Recreation Center
The Wheatlands YMCA is coming to Wheatlands in May 2020. 

We wish you and your families happy holidays and a wonderful New Year! 

We have a new website for the Aurora Family YMCA at Wheatlands. 

This will be the site for enrolling in programs and membership as we get closer to opening. 

Southlands & YMCA Events and Programs


The Southlands Shopping center continues to offer events and programs virtually and in-person
Check it out HERE







Kids Night Out at the YMCA at Southlands

When: Friday, January 8th and 22nd
5:30 pm-8:30 pm

Where: 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. Games, crafts, and a movie. Due to Covid, no food will be served. You can pack a drink and snack for your child if you would like.

Cost: $15/child
limited to 10 kids.


Register Here for 1/8
Register Here for 1/22

December 2020 Newsletter

December Newsletter
Community Events

Santa’s Ride – December 12, 2020

The Grinch won’t be stealing Christmas this year and neither will COVID-19. Santa Claus is coming to town or rather to your neighborhood! In partnership with the North Pole, the Wheatlands Metro District has made arrangements for Santa to make an appearance in our neighborhood a few weeks before Christmas.

Due to his hectic schedule, Santa will not stop in the neighborhood but will drive by waving and wishing everyone a very Merry Christmas. He will be leaving his reindeer at home and instead will be pulled by a horse drawn carriage.  Santa will begin his journey at 10:00 am on Saturday, December 12th.  

Look on the map below to see where Santa’s ride will take him.  Please help us keep the community safe by maintaining social distancing and wearing masks while viewing Santa’s journey through Wheatlands. Merry Christmas and Happy Holidays!
Toy Drive:


Our partners at AMI have organized a community Toy Drive for our neighborhood on Friday, December 11, 2020.

“At AMI, we believe that living begins with giving and we know that this Holiday Season will be hard for many of us, due to the outbreak of Covid-19 and the hardships caused by the restrictions in place. So, we will be working with 2 local Community Support Centers to join them in their efforts to provide Toys for those in need within our communities and surrounding neighborhoods and bring some much-needed Joy this Holiday Season.”  Please see below for details: 
Community Information

Budget Meeting – The Wheatlands Board met and finalized our 2021 budget. The board is entirely composed of Wheatlands residents and we strive to enhance our community property while lowering our property taxes. We are pleased to announce that we will be reducing our mil levy by 5 mils from our general fund next year. The association fee is not changing and will remain at $65 a month.

It is wonderful that we are able to reduce our property taxes and are able to complete several additional projects for our community next year (including phase 2 of the park). We would like to highlight the reduction of our mil levy over the the last 2 years. We were able to reduce our property taxes and maintain our association fee, all while creating a new recreation center which will give everyone in Wheatlands a family membership and also build a brand new park for our community to enjoy.  We hope everyone has a wonderful New Year!


Clubhouse information – We continue to keep our clubhouse open for our residents knowing it is important to have a space for our residents to use when several other facilities are closed. Tri-County health has recently changed their guidelines on group gatherings which our clubhouse will adhere to as well. For more information or questions you can call the YMCA office at
720-274-5759 or email wheatlandsdistrict@denverymca.org.
Office Hours are Monday-Friday 9am-1pm and Wednesday evenings from 4-8pm
Office is located at the Southlands Mall:
6295 S. Main St Unit 104 (next to massage envy)
Aurora, CO 80016


Park Information – The Wheatlands Metro District is pleased to announce we are beginning Phase 2 of the Wheatlands Park Project. The design is shown below and will include: a full size basketball court, multi use sport court (for pickleball or half basketball), yard games, ping pong tables, new perennial beds, picnic tables and hammock area. We have submitted the design to the City of Aurora for approval and construction will begin next year. We look forward to completing the park and having additional outdoor space for our community to enjoy.
District Landscaping Information –  The Wheatlands Board met with our landscape architect Architerra to discuss adding additional plant color palettes to our neighborhood. This would include plants that come back year over year and provide color throughout different growing seasons. The board chose the blue, purple, yellow planting scheme shown below that pairs well with our existing material in the neighborhood. Our first focus will be around the monuments in our neighborhood and then we hope to expand the plan throughout the Wheatlands Metro property adding pops of color throughout the neighborhood.
Next Board Meeting

Thursday, December 10th at 6:00 pm
this meeting will be a zoom meeting



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



COVENANT ENFORCEMENT

  1. Please Clean up leaves. Clean up leaves in the yard and finish any needed landscape maintenance.
  2. Plan snow removal. Plan the removal of snow on your driveway and sidewalks. Make sure your shovels are in good condition. Remember to have the snow removed from your sidewalks within 24 hours from the end of the storm. 
Wheatlands Recreation Center
The Wheatlands YMCA is coming to Wheatlands in May 2020. 
 
The YMCA is excited to join your community as a place of strength, connection and health.

Through your metro district dues, Wheatlands’ residents will receive a free family membership to the new YMCA.

Membership includes fitness facility, fitness classes, swimming and access to Ys nationwide. Additional fees will be required for programs such as swim lessons, swim team, youth sports, summer day camp, specialty fitness classes and personal training — all at the member rate. 
 
To access the new Y, residents will be required to register with the YMCA and complete any necessary waivers. 
 
We are thrilled to bring our new YMCA to the Wheatlands community.

Look for more information in January 2021 with a grand opening expected in May 2021. 
To follow the construction of the new Wheatlands Recreation Center.

Southlands & YMCA Events and Programs


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







Kids Night Out at the YMCA at Southlands

When: Friday, December 4th
5:30 pm-8:30 pm

Where: 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. Games, crafts and a movie. Due to Covid no food will be served. You can pack a drink and snack for your child if you would like.

Cost: $15/child
limited to 10 kids.

Movie: The Search for Santa Paws
Register Here
Registration is Open

November Newsletter

November Newsletter
Community Events

Thank you to everyone who came out to the Pumpkin Fall Event! Despite the snow and frigid temperatures we had a great turnout. We are happy everyone was able to come out and enjoy the event! Thank you to our sponsor Jen Cronk with 1320 homes for having Funky Brewster Coffee Catering out there to serve the delicious warm drinks! Thank you to comforts of home for still coming out in the weather to serve some yummy breakfast. Lastly thank you to the Wheatlands Board for their continued support in helping plan and making these community events happen.

We look forward to hopefully being able to offer some type of Holiday event in December.
Community Information


Community Survey – Thank you to everyone who took the time last month to give us feedback on our annual community survey. We look forward to gathering the results and sharing them in our year end communication. It takes a village and without your feedback we couldn’t improve. We appreciate your helping making Wheatlands a wonderful place to live.

Clubhouse information – We continue to keep our clubhouse open for our residents knowing it is important to have a space for our residents to use when several other facilities are closed. Tri-County health has recently changed their guidelines on group gatherings which our clubhouse will adhere to as well. For more information or questions you can call the YMCA office at
720-274-5759 or email wheatlandsdistrict@denverymca.org.
Office Hours are Monday-Friday 9am-1pm and Wednesday evenings from 4-8pm
Office is located at the Southlands Mall:
6295 S. Main St Unit 104 (next to massage envy)
Aurora, CO 80016

District Landscape Information – We have increased our contract with Cox Landscaping to include additional trash can emptying throughout the Wheatlands District including the clubhouse, walking paths and the community park.  They will be emptying the bins twice a week through the winter months and it will increase to three times a week in the spring/summer/fall. If you have a rental or a gathering at the parks we ask that large items be taken and thrown away instead of just setting by the trash cans. We also ask if you have large amounts of trash you bring your own trash bags and remove the trash. Thank you for your cooperation on this.

Park Information – The Wheatlands Metro District is pleased to announce we are beginning Phase 2 of the Wheatlands Park Project. The design is shown below and will include: a full size basketball court, multi use sport court (for pickleball or half basketball), yard games, ping pong tables, new perennial beds, picnic tables and hammock area. We have submitted the design to the City of Aurora for approval and construction will begin next year. We look forward to completing the park and having additional outdoor space for our community to enjoy.

Next Board Meeting

Thursday, November12th at 6:00 pm
this meeting will be a zoom meeting



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



COVENANT ENFORCEMENT
With the fall season here and winter quickly approaching remember to still take care of your home and lawn. For a helpful article from Colorado State University on fall and winter watering tips go to the following link. Watering Tips. Also, please see below for some friendly tips and reminders as we head into the holiday season.
Wheatlands Recreation Center
The Wheatlands YMCA is coming to Wheatlands in May 2020. 
 
The YMCA is excited to join your community as a place of strength, connection and health.

Through your metro district dues, Wheatlands’ residents will receive a free family membership to the new YMCA.

Membership includes fitness facility, fitness classes, swimming and access to Ys nationwide. Additional fees will be required for programs such as swim lessons, swim team, youth sports, summer day camp, specialty fitness classes and personal training — all at the member rate. 
 
To access the new Y, residents will be required to register with the YMCA and complete any necessary waivers. 
 
We are thrilled to bring our new YMCA to the Wheatlands community.

Look for more information in January 2021 with a grand opening expected in May 2021. 
To follow the construction of the new Wheatlands Recreation Center.

Southlands & YMCA Events and Programs


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







Kids Night Out at the YMCA at Southlands

When: Friday, November 20th
5:30 pm-8:30 pm

Where: 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. Games, crafts and a movie. Due to Covid no food will be served. You can pack a drink and snack for your child if you would like.

Cost: $15/child
limited to 15 kids.

Movie: Parent Trap
Register Here
Registration Opens 11/1