June 2019 Newsletter

June 2019 Newsletter
YMCA Recreation Center Project
  • The YMCA project continues to make progress. The YMCA executive team is still completing due diligence on the site. 
Upcoming Events
Friday, June 7th
6-10 pm at the Lakehouse
Movie: Bedtime Stories
to register click here


 Wednesday, June 12th
@ the Clubhouse 

Sign up for the Inaugural Wheatlands Cornhole tournament. June 12th starting at 6:00pm (Same time and location as the food truck event. For more details and to Register go to click here


Friday and Saturday, June 7th and 8th
to get your house on the map click here
(sponsored by Wade Christianson) 


Sunday, June 9th
@the Wheatlands Pool
(sponsored by Wade Christianson)

Thursday, June 13th 
6 pm @ the Clubhouse

Park Update
* Climbing Wall
o The rebar inspection for the large playground wall passed and the concrete was poured.

* Restroom
o Restroom permit was acquired.
GoodLand over-excavated the site and has been working on the restroom foundation.
o The restroom was built offsite and installed on Wednesday, May 22nd.
o The restroom will have running water and a flush toilet.

* Playground Signs
o Architerra is working with Artcraft on the fabrication of the signs.
o The signs will tie into the theme and will also include park rules and a community board.

* Sculptures
o The sculptures for the park were scheduled to be here in June however the company providing them is now quoting closer to August.
o There is a 4-6 week lead time on the customized sculptures.

* Site Furnishings
o All site furnishings have been ordered and will be stored at Goodland’s site until ready to be installed.

* Shelter
o We have received the engineering drawings for the shelter.

* Playground Equipment
o The equipment has been ordered and shipped in May.

For more images and details of the park please Click Here

 Pool Season 
Summer is here and the pool is open! Please remember residents of Wheatlands must fill out the pool waiver each year. Your key fob will not be activated until the waiver is filled out. To fill out the 2019 pool waiver, please click here. 

If you are a new resident you must come into either the Wheatlands Clubhouse or Lakehouse to fill out paper work to get your fobs. 
Wheatlands Office Hours:
Monday-Thursday 9am-1pm

Lakehouse Office Hours:
Monday-Saturday 9am-1pm
Monday-Thursday 4pm-8pm

The Pool is open!

Summer Pool Hours:

May 25th-August 11th
Monday-Sunday 10am-8pm
July 4th – 10am-5pm

 August 12th-September 2nd
Monday – Friday Swim at your Own Risk from 10am – 4pm; Lifeguards on Duty from 4 – 8pm and on duty Saturday and Sunday 10am – 8pm

*please note the lap pool will open at 2:00 pm
on the following dates due to swim meets (the kiddie pool will operate as usual on these dates 10am-8pm):

Saturday, June 8
Saturday, June 15
Saturday, June 29

Weather Policy
If lightning or inclement weather is spotted the pool will close for safety and reopen when the weather has passed. The temperature outside must be 60 degrees or higher for our pools to open. Happy Swimming!

Wheatlands Community Directory

Non-Emergency – Police
Irrigation 24 hour service

720-870-9297, 720-870-2221 (Operated by the YMCA)

Water & Sewer Service

Police Representative – Officer Cassell 303-627-3172
Public Works Department 303-739-7300

City of Aurora 303-326-8200

SNOW REMOVAL (District Property)
YMCA and Coxlandscaping
*Homeowners are responsible for sidewalks and driveways

Waste Management Company

Kids Night Out at The Lakehouse
Kids will have games and crafts with dinner provided, and will get to watch a movie in our movie theater. Parents can relax with the night off. $15 for 1st child $10 for additional children. 6:00 pm-10:00 pm. Please register by Wednesday prior to event. Register on the YMCA website. Call 720-870-2221 with any questions.

June 7th
Big Dreams
  Movie: Bedtime Stories

New Programs at the YMCA Youth Center at Southlands Shopping Center

Come check out some of our new programs offered at the YMCA Youth Center!
(For more information on any of these programs please call the youth center at 720.274.5759

Our Teen Center comes with a pool table, foosball, Nintendo Wii and X Box and many different craft opportu-nities and games, there is never a dull moment. Cost Free; any themed nights will cost $4


Southlands Shopping Center and the Aurora YMCA is here to help you! Drop the kids off at the YMCA Teen Center where Kids can participate in activities and crafts as you indulge yourself with everything Southlands has to offer! Please provide a small snack for your child. 11-1pm Ages: Potty trained – 10 years. Fee: $10 per child.


 Ages 11-18
Develop Leadership Skills
Youth-led community service projects
 Bi-monthly meetings – Wednesdays 6:00 – 7:00pm at Southlands Teen Center


 Three-day, intensive, state wide, mock-government program
 Grades 7-12
 Hands on Experience
 Teachers curriculum support
Full Access to Colorado State
YMCA Programs

In addition to family activities at Southshore, the YMCA runs programs that benefit the entire Aurora Community.

Y Sports
Spring sports registration is now open! For more info:
Billy Merryman – Sports Coordinator
[email protected]

Y Leaders
A new program for the Aurora Family YMCA. Youth 11-18 can join at no cost to plan and take part in Saturday service opportunities. Please attend our Wednesday meetings or contact Tim Droke  for more information. [email protected] 
Youth in Government
Join youth from throughout the state at our premier model government program. High school aged students will write and debate bills, argue state supreme court cases or take part in our press and lobbyist programs. The only group with access to the state Capitol building in this capacity.  Click here to find out more!

Reach & Rise Mentoring
What is Reach and Rise?
  • Reach and Rise is a free group mentoring program of the YMCA, established to provide young people in our community with positive and peer relationships.
  • 2 adult mentors are matched with a group of 6 youth
  • The group will meet once a week for 2 hours.
  • The program cycle runs for 8 weeks during the summer and 16 weeks during the fall and spring.
  • Mentors are meant to serve as role models, friends, and confidants. They’re another source of support for your child. They are not meant to take the role of a parent, babysitter, or financier.
For more information contact:
Tim Droke

Do you want to improve your health and boost your energy?

YMCA Diabetes Prevention Program (YDPP)
Join a small group, led by a certified lifestyle coach who directs and encourages class participants as they make behavior modifications to lose weight and reduce the risk of chronic disease.

During the year long program of 25, 1-hour sessions participants learn about healthy habits including mindful eating and physical activity. Classes are coming soon to the Lakehouse in your neighborhood, Wednesdays, 6-7pm. 

Pre-qualification is required. For more information please contact Tammy Dickerson, Certified Lifestyle Coach. [email protected], 720-460-6383.

Southlands Shopping Center Events

Southlands Cub Club is for children ages 3 to 10. Members get special discounts at Southlands retailers and YMCA programs, monthly events, a club newsletter and during your child’s birth month, they receive a special birthday surprise. Joining is easy. Click here to enroll, then come to the Southlands Management Office during business hours to pick up your child’s membership card and welcome goodie bag. Cub Club Registration is also available at every Southlands Event throughout the year.

Next Cub Club Event:

When: Thursday, June 20th

Where: Join us at Ted’s Montana Grill and experience the restaurant behind-the-scenes with a tour and more fun activities! 

Sign Up Here


JUNE 5, 12, 19, & 26  |  5:30PM – 7:30PM 

Kidtopia is back! Join us every Wednesday this June for fun, interactive events for all the coolest kids in Aurora!
June 5: Science
June 12: Sports
June 19: Technology
June 26: Animals

But wait! There’s more!

+ Take a jump in our Bouncy Castle
+ Stop by some of our Southlands retailers’ booths for special treats
+ Join our favorite community partners for surprise activities
Wheatlands Metropolitan District

visit us online at www.wheatlandsmetro.org

Next Board Meeting: Thursday, June 13th at 6:00 pm

Community Park

Community Park Update October 2018

The community park at Wheatlands Parkway and South Jamestown Way is continuing to move forward.  We submitted the plans to the city of Aurora planning committee last month and the city gave us feedback on the park design.
We have submitted for second review this week and are waiting to hear back from them.  The next step is to go through public works review.  The city asked that we complete the planning step before submitting to public works which did set our timeframe back.  Once we submit it to public works it is a 6-8 week process.
After we have received approval from public works we can start the bidding process for building the park.  Since we had these delays, we are realistically looking at the park starting construction towards the beginning of the year.
We can’t wait for the community to enjoy the park and appreciate your patience as we continue to move forward with the project.
For more images and details of the park please Click Here