March 2023 Newsletter

March Newsletter
Community Events
Enter Wheatlands in the search bar on the left-hand side of the page
and then click on Wheatlands Bunco to register
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 or 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]
Upcoming Community Events
Enter Wheatlands in the search bar on the left-hand side of the page
and then click on Wheatlands Poker Night to register
Community Event Recap
Due to the kitchen and bathroom renovation in the month of February, we did not have any community social events or rentals. We apologize for any inconvenience, but we are excited to share the renovations that were completed! The project is almost complete and will be done later this week. We will share before and after pictures later this week, but wanted to give you a sneak peak.
Kitchen before…
Kitchen in process…
Men’s restroom before…
Men’s restroom in process…
Women’s restroom before…
Women’s restroom in process…
Community Information
Landscape Maintenance
Cox Landscaping continues to complete snow removal on district property throughout our winter season. You may also notice they are beginning spring maintenance, as weather allows, by trimming the tall grasses down Wheatlands Parkway.

Urban Soccer Fields
We are on the second review stage with the City of Aurora for the Urban Soccer Fields. We hope we can get them installed soon so we can enjoy them for the spring and summer months. The soccer fields are already built and waiting for the land to be prepared before being laid down. By having them pre-built this will shorten the time frame and allow us to quickly place the fields once the land is sloped correctly. We are looking for sponsors (see above) if you or your company is interested in having your name on the wall panels around the fields, let us know. We appreciate the community’s patience with this project and will keep everyone informed as the progress continues.

Oil and Gas Leasing
We were informed at our February board meeting that they have met the 45% threshold. The board opted to again not sign a lease agreement at this time and will revisit the topic late spring/early summer. We want to direct residents to consult with their own attorneys on their individual mineral rights and leases. The City of Aurora is also holding meetings regarding Oil and Gas Leasing and has information at their website located here:
Arapahoe County has information on their website located here:

Swimming Pool Information & Forms

The Wheatlands Metro District has selected the YMCA as your pool and lifeguard service provider for the 2023 pool season.

2023 Pool Information

You will need to bring your activated key fob to enter the pool.

Go to Pool | Wheatlands Metropolitan District to activate your key fob and sign your waivers

In order to have your key fobs activated to access to the pool, all current Wheatlands residents will need to fill out 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

Pool Waiver Form

Replacement key fobs are $25. Renters can get a key fob from their landlord or purchase one for $25 (credit card only)

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.


Swim Meets 2023

The swim meets are scheduled for June 3rd and 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



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.

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 lap swim during these safety breaks. Children must remain out of the pool until the safety break is over. During the safety break, the baby pool will be closed as well.

Pool Safety

The lifeguards are responsible for the aquatic safety of our residents and to prevent drowning. Please help them and follow the rules so we can have an enjoyable and safe summer at the pool.

Your Pool Team

Zeke Evens, our Aquatic Manager and Isabell Rodau, our Senior HOA manager from the YMCA will help us maintain and manage the pool this summer. Thank you, Zeke and Isabell! If you have any questions or comments regarding the lifeguard staff or the pool management, please reach out to Zeke at [email protected] or Isabell at [email protected]

The lifeguards are here for you! They want to ensure we have a safe and fun swimming environment.


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.

Storms do not have to be severe to contain large numbers of cloud to ground flashes to be considered dangerous. The pool can be considered safe to re-occupy 30 minutes after the last lightning is seen.


Notes from our Lifeguards about the weather policy:

  • We use the Weather Bug app for all weather information. We specifically use Legacy stadium at Cherokee Trail as our closest station.
  • We will stay open if it is just raining if we can see the bottom of the pool.
  • We close when lightning is 10 miles away from us.
  • If the weather looks bad to the point we will not reopen within an hour, we put all staff on call. This means when it is safe to open, we can call the staff back to reopen and let everyone in. This also means at least two guards must be on site to open due to CPR protocol.


Wheatland Swim Team
2023 Wheatlands Sharks Swim Team Registration

Calling all Wheatlands residents! Registration for the Summer 2023 season for the Wheatlands Sharks Swim Team will begin at 8AM on Sunday, March 19, 2023 and run through 8AM on March 24, 2023. This priority registration is for all new and returning WHEATLANDS RESIDENTS ONLY. All families and addresses will be verified as Wheatlands Residents! Swim team ages are 5-18. In addition there is a developmental program called “PUPS” for our newest swimmers ages 4-6 years. Open registration, space permitting, will start on March 27, 2023 at 5 pm.
2023 Suit Fitting at the Sharks Frenzy between the hours of 6:30PM and 7:30PM to double check your swimsuit size. You will need the size to register. Go SHARKS!!!
For more information, contact [email protected] or visit our website at
-Wheatlands Sharks Swim Team Board

The City Council has approved water restrictions for the City of Aurora. You will only be able to water 2 days per week and not between 10am and 6pm. Prior years it has been a 3 day a week watering restriction. If you are looking for ways to reduce your water use and remove the grass areas in your yard, the City of Aurora does have programs to help.
The City of Aurora currently has Grass Replacement Incentive Program (GRIP)
Aurora Water incentivizes the conversion of water-guzzling turf lawns to water-wise landscapes through our Grass Replacement Incentive Program (GRIP,) formally known as the Water-Wise Landscape Rebate. Water-wise landscapes are attractive, lower maintenance yards that save water, provide wildlife habitat, and withstand drought.
Whether you choose a colorful plant-based landscape or water-wise or native grass, you’ll conserve water and save money on your water bill by switching to a water-wise landscape through GRIP.
GRIP Basic Rules:
  • Aurora Water must approve all projects before installation. Rebates are not retroactive.
  • Areas to be converted must have existing grass. Yards that contain barren soil or significant bare patches of soil and weeds do not qualify.
  • Residential projects must be front yards that are readily visible to the public.
  • A 500-square-foot minimum size applies to all projects unless it is for the entire front yard or curbside area (the grass between the sidewalk and the street).
  • A phasing option is available.
  • The rebate is up to $4,000 max paid out over two years. Please see the GRIP manual for rebate coverage details.
  • Artificial grass does not qualify for a rebate.
  • Before completing the application, read the Grass Replacement Incentive Program (GRIP) Manual.

They also have a Landscape Design Program, and they will help design a water wise plan for the you.

Please remember you will still need to submit your plans to the Metro District for approval, City approval does not mean District approval.
For the guidelines and application, please visit

Next Board Meeting

Thursday, March 9th 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 to see the agenda and past meeting minutes.

Thank you!
YMCA Programs
Kids Night Out!

When: Friday, March 10th and 31st
(due to Spring Break, KNO has been pushed back one week)
5:30 pm-8:30 pm

Where: Aurora YMCA at Wheatlands
6100 S Kewaunee Way
Aurora, CO 80016

What: Kids Night Out
Drop the kids off for 3 hours of fun. Dinner, games, crafts, and a movie. Our staff will start the evening with dinner and then lead the kids through a craft and some fun games and activities, followed by a movie.

Ages: Potty-trained to 12 years old.

Please register by the previous Wednesday.

Cost: $25/child
Limited to 20 kids.

In order for us to have Kids Night Out
will need at least 6 children to sign up.
We are offering all sorts of swim lessons starting in March for kids of all ages!
Click on the link below to register! Classes beginning March! Sign up soon!
We are starting to hire lifeguards for the outdoor pools for this summer! We are looking for lifeguards for Wheatlands and Tallyn’s Reach Pools. We will get you lifeguard certified if you are interested in becoming a lifeguard or recertified if your certification has expired.
Being a lifeguard is a very fun and rewarding job with great pay.
Must 16 years or older to apply.
Come join the YMCA team! It will be a lot of fun!
Southlands Events
The Southlands Shopping center continues to offer events and programs

Check on the link below for information