June 2023 Newsletter

June Newsletter

Community Events
Click here to sign up, so we know how much pizza and icecream we need!
Click here to sign up for the 2023 Garage Sale!
Click here to view the Garage Sale Map!
Community Volunteer Opportunities
Beyond Hunger Raised Garden Beds at the Aurora YMCA
My name is Peter Duda, I work at the Southwest YMCA as the Beyond Hunger Manager. This year we are adding some raised beds as part of the program.
We will have beds at 4 locations:
  • Aurora
  • Arvada
  • University Hills
  • Southwest

We are looking for volunteers who might be interested in helping with the gardens. Below is an interest form. If interested, please click on the link below.
Click here to sign up for the interest page!
Want to advertise your business and help your community have amazing social events or have a panel to advertise your business on the new Urban Soccer Fields that will be installed at the Aurora YMCA at Wheatlands this spring?

Become a sponsor at our social events
have a panel on the Urban Soccer Fields.

We are in the planning process for this year's social events, and we are always looking for sponsors to help with the events.

We are also looking to have the Urban Soccer Fields open and ready for use this Spring and we would love to help promote your business!

If you are interested in being a sponsor, please click on the link below to download the form. Fill it out and email it and any questions to [email protected]
Click here to get the sponsor form for social events!
Click here to be a sponsor for the Urban Soccer Fields!

Upcoming Community Events

Click here to sign up, so we have a head count! Thank you!

Community Event Recap

Thank you to all the residents who braved the weather to join us for our first food truck event of the summer with the magician! We made an adjustment with the rain and moved the tables inside. And everyone that attended really enjoyed Magic Matt's magic tricks and balloons and the amazing food!

Community Information

Get Ready for the 2023 Pool Season

You can now activate your pool fobs for the outdoor pool on our website by clicking here. In order to have your key fobs activated, all current Wheatland’s residents will need to fill out a new Disclaimer of Liability/User Release forms for the 2023 pool season. This is a yearly waiver and must be completed for you to have access to the pool. Once you fill out the form, you will receive a confirmation email and your fob will be activated. Please note if you are behind with your monthly metro district payments or have fines with the district your pool fob will not be activated until you have corrected your account.

New to the neighborhood? Lost your pool fob or need a replacement? Visit the Aurora YMCA at Wheatlands to get a new fob during regular business hours.

Get to know your Wheatlands lifeguards!

Please welcome…

o Head Guard – Robert Baker

o Shift leads – Alara Bobus and Hailey Hanson

o Floating Shift lead Ashley Christensen

If you have any questions or concerns about the pool, please contact Ezekiel Evens (Aquatics Manager) at [email protected]

2023 Pool Hours

May 28th – August 13: Summer Hours

The pool is open every day from 10AM-8PM for residents to enjoy except for 3 Saturdays in which the Wheatlands Sharks swim team hosts their swim meets. The swim meets are scheduled for June 3rd, June 10th and July 8th are from 7am-2pm. Residents may enjoy the pool from 2pm-8pm on days of the meets.

August 14th to September 4th – Back to School Hours:

Monday – Friday

12pm- 4pm *Swim at Your Own Risk*

4pm-8pm Lifeguards on Duty

During *Swim at Your Own Risk* 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.

Saturdays & Sundays Lifeguards on Duty 10am-8pm.

Click here to sign your 2023 pool waiver!
Click here to reactivate your key fob for the 2023 season!

New Pool Furniture:

We have ordered new pool furniture for this summer and are eager to replace our older chairs and lounges. We ordered 96 of the lounges and 20 matching chairs for the tables at the pool. The furniture is high quality commercial pool furniture and are the same ones they use at Water World. We ordered them in a skyblue color and hope it will enhance your pool experience this summer. We can't wait to enjoy these new chairs with you! Pictures of the new pool furniture are below:

Landscape Maintenance:

The Park bathroom is up and running and the drinking fountains are turned on for the summer. Cox does trash removal twice a week at the park during the summer months however we are continuing to monitor the amount we are getting so feel free to email [email protected] if you see it overflowing. Cox has completed the repairs to landscape due to snow removal damages. Regular maintenance of the plantings and landscape are happening throughout district property. Annual flowers were planted around the clubhouse. Replacement of the perennial plantings at the monuments that are still under warranty will be occurring as needed. Cox is continuing their shrub audit and will be presenting options to the board to replace dead shrubs throughout this summer. They are also hiring a subcontractor to help with the retention pond maintenance and drainage inspections.

Pool Maintenance:

At the May board meeting it was discussed that the Pool Doctor found several leaks in the pool system while they were fixing the drains. The leaks were located close to the clubhouse and were causing the activity pool to not be able to maintain its water level. They had to dig up the pipes and fit new ones. They believe there is a third leak as well but the water level will be fine to operate this summer and we will be able to fix it during the off season next year. The pool doctors believe the damage was simply from the pipes being very old and the glue separated at the joints and had worn down over time. We also needed to replace the guard room refrigerator this year as the previous refrigerator was on it's last legs. We can't wait for everyone to enjoy the pool and appreciate the community's patience as we made all the repairs.

District Financials:

The district audit went well this year and the financials have been approved. You can view the district yearly budgets at our website: www.wheatlandsmetro.org. In addition, the budget is discussed at each board meeting and updated monthly in our board meeting packets.

Urban Soccer Field:

Richdell worked hard during May and was able to prepare the area for the fields. The grading and concrete has been poured. The Urban Soccer Field installment team will be out to install the field towards the end of May and then it will be open for use. We look forward to being able to use the new fields this summer! The YMCA is offering youth soccer beginning in July and will be adding additional programming for the new fields soon.

Kona Ice:

Kona Ice will be coming to our pool once a month this summer! We will be having them on the 1st Monday of each month starting at 2:30pm, so bring your money to the pool if you want to enjoy an Icee during those hot summer months.

Wheatlands Park Phase II:

Phase II of the park is officially complete! In May, the basketball courts were painted and finalized. The board discussed having a grand opening celebration however with the park already having a phased opening, and all the other summer events we have planned for the community, we decided to not have a grand opening event. Instead, we will plan on having events at the new park this fall and into next year. We hope you enjoy the new amenities with your friends and family this summer!


Covenant Enforcement and Design Review Email Sign Up

If you would like to receive communication for covenant enforcement matters or design review applications quickly, please sign up for email communication, by emailing [email protected] and please provide your property address along with the email address you would like on file. If we do not have an email for you on file the notices and communication will be sent via us mail, which at times causes delays in responses.

Guidelines for Recreation Vehicles, Inoperable Vehicles and Street Parking

As a courtesy, residents and guests should not park on a city street in front of another resident’s home except on a temporary basis and are encouraged to only park in a resident’s garage or driveway.

Section 3.6. Vehicular Parking, Storage and Repairs.

A. Driveways. Recreation vehicles, campers, trailers, and boats may be parked in residential driveways for no more than seventy (72) hours for loading, unloading, and preparing for storage at any one time.

B. Inoperable or stored vehicles. Stored vehicles and vehicles which are inoperable or do not have current operating licenses shall not be permitted in the Property except within enclosed garages. For purposes of this Section, a vehicle shall be considered "stored" if, for example, it is up on blocks or covered with a tarpaulin and remains on blocks or so covered for seventy-two (72) consecutive hours without the prior written approval of the governing board of the Metropolitan District. Please see the full rules online https://www.wheatlandsmetro.org/wp-content/uploads/2012/05/WM2_-NewCCR-AmendmentToTheMasterDeclarationAfterDissolutionOfHOA_201112.pdf

C. Streets and Sidewalks. Parking enforcement on city streets is performed by the City of Aurora and governed by City of Aurora Municipal Code. City of Aurora Municipal Code specifies rules for the parking of farm tractor, trailer, semi-trailer, truck, or commercial vehicles with an empty weight of 7,000 pounds on city streets. Parking of commercial vehicles in Inspiration, except on a temporary basis to provide services, is not permitted. Further, City of Aurora Municipal Code also requires that vehicles must not: (1) be parked closer than five (5) feet from a residential driveway, (2) extend into and block any part of a sidewalk, and (3) be parked closer than thirty (30) feet from a stop sign. Park Aurora provides specific information related to how one should contact the City of Aurora regarding violations of parking ordinances on city streets and sidewalks. The Access Aurora mobile application is the best way to report parking violations. Visit your app store and search for Access Aurora

Next Board Meeting

Thursday, JULY 13th at 6:00pm

We welcome all community members to attend and participate in our board meetings.

Get involved and volunteer for a committee and share your talents!

Going forward the board has decided to allow for flexibility with our meetings

and will post on the agenda prior to each meeting if they will be at the clubhouse or online.

View our website at www.wheatlandsmetro.org to see the agenda and past meeting minutes.

Thank you!

YMCA Programs

Click here to register for KNO
We are offering all sorts of swim lessons for kids of all ages!
Click on the link below to register! Sign up soon!
Click here to register for swim classes/lessons

Sip and Paint? Kids and Canvas?

Southlands Events



5:00PM – 8:00PM

Grab your friends for a memorable, fun-filled evening with various wine tasting stations on Main Street and at participating Southlands restaurants.


$20 in advance | $30 day of


10 – 1 oz samples of wine

Souvenir wine glass


Purchase advance tickets here.

Must be 21 years or older. Valid ID required upon arrival.

The Southlands Shopping center continues to offer events and programs.

Check on the link below for information

Visit our website for more details