Residents of Wheatlands are invited to come out and enjoy this fun fall event with your family.
Kids can pick out a pumpkin from our pumpkin patch at the Wheatlands Community Park. Pumpkins are free while supply lasts.
While your kiddos are picking the perfect pumpkin enjoy some delicious food and drinks! Free hot drinks sponsored by Jennifer Cronk w/ 1320 Homes. Also bring your $$ for a breakfast food truck – Comforts of Home – that will be there to feed you some warm breakfast muffins and burritos while you enjoy the event.
**We appreciate your help spacing out during the event and keeping our community safe. Please note masks should be worn if social distancing is not possible. **
Take a walk, run or bike ride up to the park to enjoy a sweet treat this 4th of July! We have 2 dessert trucks coming to the Wheatlands Park on July 4th. Please note the staggered times, KONA ICE will be there from 11-12:30 and High Point Creamery will be there from 1-3.
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 $6.75Pints $7.99 For a list of Flavors Click Here
*Please adhere to Tri-County Health’s recommendations and physical distance while picking up your treats*
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:
Have Fun! Park Hours are from 6 a.m. to 11 p.m.
Restroom is open from 6 a.m. to 9 p.m.
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.
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.
No explosives, fireworks, 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.
Pool Information – We hope you are staying safe and healthy during this time. Under Safer at Home, public HOA and gym pools are not allowed to open. When further guidance on pools becomes available we will post it and communicate it to the neighborhood. Thank you for your patience and understanding.
Clubhouse Information – Clubhouse rentals have been postponed under the Safer at Home guidelines since no more than 10 people are able to gather in one place. If these restrictions lift we will allow clubhouse rentals to resume and will work with residents on rescheduling their events.
Park Information – Our park fields and walking trails are open for use. We do ask you to pick up after your pets. To help with this, the board has ordered pet waste bag stations to be placed at the neighborhood park and along the trail behind Harvest. Although discussed with the city, unfortunately we can not put stations on the trail across from Pine Ridge Elementary School between S Kewaunee Way and S Langdale Way as that is not Wheatlands Metro District property and belongs to the City of Aurora. At this time our community playgrounds, pavilions and bathroom remain closed under the Safer at Home guidelines.
Neighborhood Events – Although in-person events might be cancelled, activities have moved online with the YMCA offering virtual workouts and kids activities. We also are continuing our Food Truck nights with pick up only service in place. The neighborhood garage sale that typically takes place the first weekend of June has been postponed this year. As guidelines evolve and change, we will keep the community informed on if/when we can have additional neighborhood events.
Summer Camp – Summer camps are allowed to open with restrictions and limits on attendance. To enroll in the YMCA summer camp offered at Wheatlands click here.
As a District, our goal in upholding the Covenants is preserving the nature and character of the
community and protecting property values. It is important to make sure each homeowner is following all of District Guidelines and Covenants. As you read through the list below, you can see how to avoid potential problems.
Here are some of the most common District violations we typically see, and what you should know about each of them.
Landscaping: There are rules about overgrown lawns, weeds and dead plants. When you replace dead plants, be sure to check guidelines to see what types of trees/plants/shrubs are allowed. If you are using different plants than what you had, you will need architectural approval.
Vehicles: RVs, boats, trailers and commercial vehicles, for example can be kept on a property for up to 72 hours for loading and unloading only. Otherwise they must be kept within the enclosed garage or an off‐site storage facility out of the community.
Trash: There are rules on putting trash cans out too early or not bring them in by a certain time, since they can attract pests and make a neighborhood look shabby. “All garbage or trash cans or receptacles shall be stored out of site (except that a container for such materials may be placed outside at such times as may be necessary to permit garbage or trash pickup.) Trash containers may be placed on the street for pickup after 5:00 p.m. on the evening prior to the day that such trash is to be picked up. Trash containers must be removed from the street properly stored by 9:00 p.m. of the day of pickup.”
Exterior storage: The District limits what types of equipment may be stored outside. For instance, you should keep items such as bicycles, lawnmowers, kayaks or other items out of view, behind a fence or within your enclosed garage or shed.
Pets: To keep all residents safe and comfortable and being respectful of your neighbors, it is important to keep dogs on leashes and to pick up after your pet, while walking them in the neighborhood. The District also limits how many pets you can own, specific breeds and sizes, for example no chickens or livestock are allowed.
Noise: The District, as well as the City of Aurora have rules that restrict loud noises or bright lights between certain hours. Noise ordinances must be followed.
Holiday decorations: Because you live in the District, there are rules on how long before (45 days) and after (30 days) a holiday that you can decorate the home’s exterior.
Design changes: The District set up the Guidelines, so that if you have questions changing the appearance or structure of your home or simple things like painting your house, making changes to any landscaping or adding a patio or deck, do require written approval from the District’s design review committee. To review the Guidelines or to get a design review application go to https://www.wheatlandsmetro.org/covenants/
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 firstname.lastname@example.org . 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.
We hope all of our residents are staying safe and healthy during this time. Tri-County Health issued a public health order this morning which will close our neighborhood playgrounds (both at the clubhouse and the new park). The order is as follows:
All public and private gatherings of any number of people occurring outside a single household or living unit are prohibited, except for the limited purposes as expressly permitted in Paragraph 5. Nothing in this Order prohibits the gathering of members of a household or living unit.
For purposes of this Order, individuals may leave their residence only to perform any of the following “Essential Activities.” However, persons at high risk of severe illness from COVID-19 and people who are sick are urged to stay in their residence to the extent possible except as necessary to seek medical care. Essential Activities means:
To engage in outdoor activity individually or in groups of no more than 4 persons, provided each individual complies with Social Distancing Requirements as defined in this Paragraph 5, such as, by way of example and without limitation, walking, hiking, biking or running. Social distancing requirements for outdoor activity apply to those people from different households. For purposes of outdoor activity, public parks within TCHD’s jurisdiction should remain open to the public to engage in walking, hiking, biking, running, and similar outdoor activities but all playgrounds, golf courses, tennis courts, basketball courts, picnic areas, and other similar areas conducive to public gathering shall be closed.
This order is issued through April 17th. Please take care during this time and stay safe.
Join us on Saturday, October 26th from 2-4 pm to celebrate the grand opening of Wheatlands Community Park. We can’t wait for our community to enjoy the new playground and park amenities.
The Aurora Chamber of Commerce will be in attendance for a ribbon cutting ceremony. We will also have a face painter, bounce house, Kona Ice, Madly Sugared and Freddy’s Cuisine will all be at the event. We hope to see you there!
When: Saturday, October 26th 2-4pm
Where: Wheatlands Community Park located at 6171 S Wheatlands Parkway, Aurora CO 80016 at the intersection of S Wheatlands Parkway and E Pinewood Drive