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

  • 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:
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

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

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