June 2021 Newsletter

June Newsletter
Community Events

Wheatlands Neighborhood Garage Sale

Friday, June 11 and Saturday, June 12
8:00am – 4:00pm

Click the link below to sign up.
We are going to put together a list of homes participating,
so that no one gets missed or forgotten.

Tallyn’s Reach and Southshore neighborhoods will be hosting
their event that weekend as well, so their should be a lot of activity
Food Truck Night!

Food, Friends, Fun, Music,
Entertainment, Games and more .

Wednesday, June 16th 5-7pm
Wheatlands Clubhouse

The food trucks featured this month will be:
Burger Bus
Chile con Quesadilla
Kona Ice
Shred and Dumpster Day

Saturday, June 19th 2pm-5pm
Wheatlands Clubhouse Parking Lot

Get organized and shred those documents you have been meaning to get rid of. And bring your unwanted items to the extra dumpsters.

But please only come during the event times! We will send out a list of items that can and can not be put in the dumpster.

FOOD TRUCKS WILL BE THERE from 2pm-7pm. So don’t worry about cooking after a long day of getting organized.

A very special thank you to Jen Cronk with 1320 Homes and Melissa Engle with Home Mortgage Alliance for sponsoring and organizing this event!
Jen Cronk
Cell: 303-957-7177
Melissa M Engel
Cell: 303-870-7801
Save the dates
We are ready to celebrate America’s birthday outside and in a big way this year! The 2021 4th of July Celebrations are scheduled for July 3rd and 4th this year.

Pizza Party at the Pool

Saturday, July 3rd
5:00 – 7:00 pm

(1 slice per person please)

Wheatlands Clubhouse

Extended pool hours on July 3rd until 9:30pm!

4th of July Celebration

Sunday, July 4th

Wheatlands Clubhouse

Bike Parade at 11:30am starting at the Wheatlands Bug Park and ending at the Wheatlands Clubhouse

The event will include:
Bike Parade (11:30am starting at the Wheatlands Bug Park)
Exotic Animals
Face Painting
Barrel Train
Outdoor Lawn Games
Bounce House
Food Trucks
Adult beverages and Drinks for Kids
Friends and Fun

Please answer the questions at sign up,
so we know how many adults and children will be attending.
We appreciate your help.

Picnic and Concert in the Park

Saturday, July 17th
5:00 – 8:00 pm
Wheatlands Park (aka Bug Park)
Join us for a fun night of music, dancing and lots of fun at the park. Grab your picnic blankets, baskets and chairs and come enjoy some great music. The band will begin at 6pm, but arrive early to get your seats and enjoy the food trucks and festivities.

Everyone will receive a free raffle ticket for a chance to win a guitar!!! The raffle is sponsored by Guitar Center and Local Sounds Online.

The evening will include:
  • Music
  • Food trucks
  • Outdoor games

Summer Food Truck Nights
Food, Friends, Fun, Music,
Entertainment, Games and more .
July 21st
August 25th
September 8th

From 5-7pm at the Wheatlands Clubhouse
Community Event Recap
Aurora YMCA Grand Opening Event

What an exciting grand opening event! Thank you to all that attended.
We had a wonderful turn out and a great time at the Grand Opening event.
Here are some pictures that captures the event if you weren’t able to attend.
Our first food truck night was a success…

We had beautiful weather, lots of sunshine, a ton of neighbors and friends came out to enjoy the good food, friends, music, bounce house and yard games.
And no masks because we were outside. It finally felt like we were starting to get back to “normal.” Hope to see you at the next one!
Community Information

2021 Pool Season Information

We can’t wait for you to enjoy the pool this summer! With Tri-County Health in level Clear, we will not have a reservation system and plan on operating the pool without restrictions. We will keep you informed if anything changes with Tri-County during the summer but we are hopeful we can operate at full capacity all summer! We will have pool furniture back at the pool this year as well.  

Entering the Pool
You will need to bring your activated key-fob to open the gate and have access to the pool.  Visit our webpage here to register your key-fob or get details on a getting a new fob.  You do not need to sign any additional waivers as our COVID waiver was included in your registration this year. Your activated key-fob will be your ticket in!  We ask residents to continue to enter the pool on the west side by the playground so the lifeguards can easily get a quick count of capacity at the pool.  

Your Team
  •  Please join us in welcoming Taylor Lee who is our Aquatic Coordinator from the YMCA who will help us maintain and manage the pool this summer. Thank you Taylor! If you have any questions or comments regarding the lifeguard staff or the pool management please reach out to Taylor at [email protected]
  • The lifeguards are here for you! They want to ensure we have a safe and fun swim environment.  

Pool Hours
May 29th – August 8: 10AM – 8PM Every Day: The pool opens for the season Memorial Day weekend and is open every day from 10AM-8PM for residents to enjoy except for 3 Saturday mornings in which the Wheatlands Sharks swim team will be having their home meets. The meets are June 5th, June 12th and June 26th and run from 10-2pm.

Extended Pool Hours First 3 Saturdays in July – 8pm-Dusk: The board recognizes how important the pool is to all our residents. With this in mind, we will be offering extended family swim nights the first three Saturdays in July to offset some of the swim team time. We choose these nights in July since the weather will be warmer and daylight will be longer. The pool can stay open until dusk which is around 9:30ish, this is so the lifeguards can still see to the bottom of the pool. Save the dates and mark your calendars for July 3rd, 10th and 17th the pool will stay open until dusk.

August 9th to September 5th: The pool transitions to school hours as follows:
Monday – Friday Swim at Your Own Risk* from Noon until 4pm
Monday – Friday Lifeguards on Duty from 4-8pm
Saturdays & Sundays Lifeguards on Duty 10am-8pm
*During swim at your own risk, we will have a YMCA staff member at the gate to ensure our pool stays within Tri-County Health capacity limit but 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.  

Safety Breaks
For the safety of our swimmers, we have regular safety breaks scheduled at the pool. The breaks occur 15 minutes before the hour beginning at 11:45. Adults are allowed to swim in the lap pool during these safety breaks. Children must remain out of the pool until the safety break is over.
Snack Shack
  • Located at the lifeguard hut, the snack shack will be available to purchase ice cream treats, snacks and drinks.
  • We will be doing cash for the snack shack again this year, so bring your dollar bills for those special treats.
  • Feel free to bring in your own food and drink as well and please dispose of your trash in the provided trash cans. 

Guest Policy
We are allowing guests back at the pool this year, with the same policy we have had previously which is 5 guests per household.

Weather Policy
 The feels like temperature outside must be 60 degrees or higher for our pool to open. If lightning or inclement weather is spotted the pool will close for safety and reopen when the weather has passed. The pool and pool deck will be cleared when either of the following is occurring:
  1. Cloud to ground lightning is observed and less than 30 seconds pass from seeing the lightning and hearing the thunder from the flash.
  2. In cloud lightning is occurring directly overhead.

Swim Test
In order for children to swim in the lap pool without an adult they are required to pass a swim safety test. The test consists of 2 parts:
  1. Tread water for one minute
  2. Swim the length of the pool
Once the child passes the swim test their name will be added to a list at the lifeguard stand and they will be given a wrist band to swim in the pool. They only need to pass the test once per summer; the next time you go to the pool just check in at the lifeguard stand to get your wristband.

Snack Shack
  • Located at the lifeguard hut, the snack shack will be available to purchase ice cream treats, snacks and drinks.
  • Snacks are $1 a piece and include a variety of sweet and salty treats. Please bring the exact dollar amount to put in the lock box as change can not be given.
  • We did look into accepting credit cards this year however with the high transaction fees and processing fees, we have decided not to pursue this option at this time.
  • Feel free to bring in your own food and drink as well and please dispose of your trash in the provided trash cans.

We hope you enjoy swimming this summer!  
Everything is $1 at the Snack Shack
Drinks                   Snacks                          Candy
Coke                     Assorted Chips            Hershey Bars
Diet Coke             Goldfish                       M&M (regular & peanut)
Sprite                   Uncrustables              Snickers
Dr. Pepper            Fat Boys                       Reece’s
Root Beer             Drumsticks                   Reece’s pieces Water                  Italian Ice                      Starburst
                                      Otter Pops $0.50         Skittles
Yard Game Rentals
New this year, Wheatlands residents can borrow yard games free of charge for their next gathering at the park or clubhouse. We will have: Giant Connect Four, Giant Jenga, Yard Pong, Slam Ball, Ring Toss, Ladder Golf and Corn Click here for details

Summer Camp
The YMCA summer camp that used to be held at our Wheatlands Clubhouse is moving up the road to our new Recreation center facility..  Summer camp registration has begun, to get additional information and to enroll CLICK HERE
District Landscaping Information
The board has chosen a landscaper to complete the work around our entrances. We anticipate the plantings going in over the next few months. The landscapers will be completing the plantings at all our monument signs. These perennial plantings will save our district money on annual planting. We look forward to enjoying the new colors and seeing the design completed.

In addition, to the new landscaping design, the board has approved for the trees to be sprayed this spring to keep them healthy and bug free.

Park Trash Removal 
As we approach warmer weather, the trash in the trash cans at the park will be removed twice a week by Cox Landscaping. They will be out on Fridays and Mondays to remove the trash from trash receptacles. We are encouraging pavilion rentals to bring their own trash bags as well. We want to keep it clean for everyone and appreciate your help carrying out large picnic/trash items if you have them at the park.
Park Phase II Update
The City of Aurora is running behind on their review process. With COVID-19 they have furloughed employees and are running short staffed. Once the City has approved our phase two design, we will be able to go out to bid and start our construction. With the delay in the approval process, we anticipate the park construction not beginning until Fall. We hope to start sooner but want to be realistic with the timeframe.  We will keep the community informed as the project progresses.
Fence Staining and Painting
Spring is here and it is time to refresh your fences. The inspector will be going through the District over the next month and sending notices for fences that need to be stained or painted. The compliance date will be set for May 31st, 2021 to allow time for warmer weather and planning. Non- perimeter fences need to be stained with one of the approved stain colors in the guidelines. Perimeter split rail fences need to be painted the Sherwin Williams Nightingale color listed in the guidelines. For more details and information on determining if you fence is a perimeter or non- perimeter fence, please visit the Wheatlands website with the below HERE

If you have any questions or concerns, please email Sharon at [email protected]

Thank you for helping us keep the community beautiful!

Design Review
If you would like to sign up for email correspondence for any Covenant related notices or Design review updates, please email [email protected]
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.

-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.
Next Board Meeting

Thursday, June 10th at 6:00 pm
this meeting will be a held in person at the Wheatlands Clubhouse
located at 6601 S Wheatlands Parkway,
but you can also attend via zoom

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

The YMCA will be continuing to host their monthly blood drive, the 3rd Thursday of every month (June 17th) from 2-6pm at the YMCA Southlands classroom.

Located at 6295 S Main Street Unit 104 (next to Message Envy), Aurora Colorado 80016


In the month of May alone, the Southlands location had
92 donors and saved over 268 lives!!!
That’s amazing!! Keep up the good work!
Kids Night Out at the YMCA at Southlands

When: Friday JUNE 18th AND JUNE 25th
5:30 pm-8:30 pm

Where: Southlands 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.

The Southlands Shopping center continues to offer events and programs virtually and in-person

Check it out HERE
Wheatlands Recreation Center
Wheatlands Residents can register for classes and see the programing at the Aurora Family YMCA at Wheatlands website https://www.denverymca.org/locations/aurora-ymca-wheatlands   

Welcome to the YMCA of Metro Denver community!
As Residents, you are encouraged to register at the new facility if you haven’t signed up already. Registering at the new facility will be the fastest and easiest way to register. You can set up your account, get your picture taken and sign your waiver, all at one time and then you are ready to go!!

Your family membership is included with your monthly district fee, but an account still needs to created in order to use the facility.
We would love for you take advantage of your soft open privileges!!

Wheatlands residents receive a free basic family membership which includes two adults and dependents, 23 years of age and younger that live in the house. Anyone living in your home that is over 23 years of age is considered another adult and must pay $25 a month.

The easiest way to get your membership started is to go in person to the facility located at
6100 S Kewaunee Way, Aurora 80016
Contact the YMCA membership sales team at 303-869-3501 or email at [email protected]

Important Neighborhood Watch Info

The Wheatlands community participates in the Neighborhood Watch program, however we no longer have an Area Coordinator. We did at one time, but unfortunately the contact has relocated out of Colorado.
So, we are in need a of Neighborhood Watch Area Coordinator. Please see the description and information below…

Description for Area Coordinator – Neighborhood Watch (Volunteer)
Neighborhood Watch is a crime-based prevention program that stresses education and situational awareness. Everyone who lives in a participating community is part of Neighborhood Watch, homeowners and renters. A community’s success with this program is only as good as the participation. This is a volunteer program who relies on volunteers in the community.

Some of the Area Coordinators responsibilities are but not limited to:
1. Meeting attendance (4 meetings per year)
2. Communicating meeting and event information with Next Door, community Facebook Pages, and HOA/Metro District where applicable
3. Assisting community on how to report crime, sharing crime tips

Please remember this is a volunteer program, not a guarantee that crime will not occur. We are not a citizen vigilante group.
Neighborhood Watch helps reduce the risk of being a victim through education and prepares citizens to respond accordingly to suspicious activity.
If you are interested in becoming an Area Coordinator in your community or have additional questions please contact me at [email protected].

Jennifer Dubrow
Neighborhood Watch
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 [email protected]. 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/.