November 2023 Newsletter

November Newsletter

Thanksgiving Community event!

Is that time of the year again! For the past 8 years, my family started celebrating Thanksgiving by giving back to the community, especially to those who need it the most.

Since we moved to Colorado back in 2017, we continued that tradition and have successfully helped more than 5000 people in the Denver metro area during the holiday season!

This would have never happen without your help!

This year we are doing things a bit different. Throughout the years, we’ve witnessed an increased of duplicated efforts. Therefore, in order to make this effort, among all others successful, I’m handing out goodie bags with winter essentials and perishable items! I’m asking for donations

Each bag will be filled with:



*Hand warmers

*Snacks (crackers, cereal bars, etc)

*Instant coffee packets/tea

*Gatorade powder packets





If you would like to donate additional items, such as blankets, please contact me!

We will start setting up around 9am and we are normally done with everything around 11:30.

Once again, thank you so much in advance to all new volunteers and reoccurring ones!

Your help is so appreciated


Hÿ Ł Ęt (a Wheatland’s Resident)

Click here to sign up to donate!

Upcoming Community Events

Click here to sign up for the Wheatlands Winetasting event!
Click here to sign up to see Santa!

Community Event Recap

Thank you to everyone that came out to enjoy the Wheatlands Halloween Pumpkin Patch. We truly enjoyed seeing everyone in their costumes, enjoying the amazing face painters, pumpkin patch, bounce house, Halloween craft and take-home Halloween Scavenger Hunt, as well as the Cruz and Eats breakfast food truck and hot beverages. A very special thank you to 1320 Homes Real Estate for sponsoring the hot beverage tent! That is always such a special treat for the community. Thank you for all that you do! Below are some pictures of all the fun that was had.

Due to the snowy weather this past weekend, we will delay announcing the winners for a few more days, so the judges have more time to go see the displays not covered in snow.

Hope to announce the winners by November 2nd at the latest.

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 have been installed at the Aurora YMCA at Wheatlands?

Become a sponsor at our social events.


have a panel on the Urban Soccer Fields.

We are in the planning process for the 2024 social events, and we are always looking for sponsors to help with the events.

We also have the Urban Soccer Fields open and ready for use 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!

Community Information

Landscape Maintenance

As we begin budgeting for next year, the board discussed looking at xeriscaping the medians in the district. We are looking at making a master plan to utilize the City of Aurora rebate program by completing a little bit of the project each year. 

Waste Management

The board got several quotes for trash service as our contract with Waste Management is about to expire. After reviewing the additional contractors quotes, waste management came in the least expensive and the board opted to keep our existing service by signing a new contract with them. This will allow the community to keep our relationship with our current vendor and not have the hassle of changing trash companies.

Pool Maintenance

The board budgeted and approved re-plastering the zero-entry outdoor pool next year. This pool needs to be replastered as it hasn’t been completed in awhile. This will help prevent future cracking and issues with ground water coming into the pool. We are continuing to partner with the pool doctor and review their additional recommendations so the pool can be fixed during the off season and ready to open on time next year.

Urban Soccer Fields

We are happy that the soccer field is open and residents can enjoy it! We saw the end of the Fall soccer program using them and got positive feedback. Parents enjoyed the stands with shade to watch the games. It also allowed the younger players to touch the ball more and enjoy the softer turf. We have also received positive feedback on the pickle ball courts and are glad the community is enjoying these new amenities. We are pleased to announce that residents can utilize the field and court as well, just check with the front desk at the Y and reserve your time slot.

Park Vandalism

We noticed over fall break that our park had additional vandalism. Someone pulled up signs at the park and unscrewed them from their posts. We have reported this to the Aurora Police Department and they are aware of the previous vandalism as well. The board is looking into adding additional cameras and finding a way to monitor the park better so we can stop the vandalism. If you see something, please notify the Aurora Police if vandalism is currently in progress or email the board if you see it afterwards ([email protected]). The quicker we report it the better a chance we have of catching the individuals that are vandalizing our park.

Covenant Document Review:

We annually review our covenant documents and have started the process of reviewing them for any changes that need to be made for 2024. Changes that we are including reflect the changes the City of Aurora has made regarding landscaping this year. It also is a great time to enhance our covenant documents to ensure they are easy to understand and helpful to our residents. Once we have finished the revisions, we will approve the updated guidelines and then they will be posted on our website.

Covenant Information

10 Tips to Prepare Your Property for Winter

Taking care of a few simple things around your home and yard in the fall can save hundreds, if not thousands, of dollars in preventable repairs.


1.     Clean up leaves. Clean up leaves in the yard and finish any needed landscape maintenance.

2.     Clean out gutters. Keep gutters clear of leaves, twigs and debris. The debris buildup can keep the melting snow and ice from flowing freely, which can cause gutters to freeze.

3.     Turn off outside water faucets and drain irrigation systems. Properly drain and blow out irrigation systems to avoid damage from freezing and thawing—drain and coil hoses for winter storage. Remove hose nozzles, sprayers, and wands. Store these items in a non-freezing spot, like a garage or basement. Drain outside faucets, turning off water from inside your home. Consider covering exterior faucets with an insulating cover, especially if you don’t have a turn-off valve inside.

4.     Cover outdoor furniture. Clean and cover outdoor furniture, take down umbrellas, and ensure it’s all snug and secure for winter.

5.     Check outdoor lighting. Inspect outdoor lighting, replacing bulbs as needed.

6.     Power wash outside surfaces. Take time to scrub down patios, decks, and walkways to remove accumulated dirt from summer.

7.     Wash windows. Wash both inside and outside surfaces and inspect seals. Caulk if necessary. Remove screens and stow them for winter.

8.     Have the heating system inspected. It is also important to clean your chimney and fireplace

9.     Plan snow removal. Plan the removal of snow on your driveway and sidewalks. Make sure your shovels are in good condition. Remember to remove the snow from your sidewalks within 24 hours from the storm’s end.

10. Buy ice melt. Pick up a few bags of ice melt for decks, stairs, and walkways. For a pet-friendly ice melt, you can use magnesium chloride. Magnesium calcium chloride blends are said to be pet-friendly, but they aren’t always. Using salt blends on concrete is also not recommended, especially not new concrete. Using sand for traction is the safest choice on concrete.


Holiday Lighting and Decorations

While it may be hard to believe, the holiday season is, in fact, fast approaching. Cue the holiday parties, lights, and decorations.

Here is an opportunity to review your District’s rules.

Per the Wheatlands Residential Improvement Guidelines section 3.44 Lights and Lighting

“Holiday lighting and decorations do not require approval. It is required that they not be installed more than forty-five (45) days prior to the holiday. They shall be removed within thirty (30) days following the holiday.”

If you have any questions or concerns regarding holiday lighting and decorations, please email [email protected]

Design Review Process

Are you planning on making some home improvements or updates to your landscaping? Or are you someone who needs to repaint or replace your roof?


As some of us have experienced, if we wait too long it can be hard to find a painter,

landscaper or construction firm that isn’t already booked out for months. Now is the perfect time to plan the work you want to do on your home or yard and meet with contractors. Once your plans are finalized and you have a time frame for the work, submitting your application and supporting documents to the Design Review Committee is the next step.

Follow these few simple steps.

1.    Go to

2.    Fill out the Design Application

3.    Submit your application via email to [email protected] or by mailing it to:

Wheatlands Metro District


P.O. Box 370750

Denver, CO 80237

4.    Remember to include with your application submittal:

1.    Site Plan showing lot dimensions; outline of home and garage with setbacks; names and positions of adjacent streets; dimensions of improvement (height, width, depth), with setbacks to all boundaries; and an indication of North.

2.    Visual(s) of improvement such as drawing, photo, brochure/ad, paint swatch (es), material samples, etc.

3.    Building Plans, if the improvement is a new or modified building/structure.

4.    A copy of your Plot Plan

To get a Plot plan for Aurora

1.        Click on link:

2.        Type in Address top left corner of map (It will auto generate, HIT ENTER

3.        Property will show satellite image, SCROLL DOWN TO “MY PROPERTY” IN PURPLE

4.        Click on MY PROPERTY

5.        Scroll down to Public Document Search at bottom

6.        Click on Documents with this address

7.        Scroll down until you find the most recent PLOT PLAN – Permit from Residential Master: Single-Family Detached Plot Plan Approved

8.        Click on VIEW

9.        Save to File


 Please feel free to email any Design Review questions to [email protected] or by calling 303-351-5411



PLEASE NOTE: It is the Owners obligation to check with the Town/County/City and obtain a building permit if it is required for the improvement. Any damage resulting from owner installed improvements to common areas or Association maintained landscaping or structures is the responsibility of the Owner. Any cost associated with repairing damage, discoloration or water leaks resulting from owner installed improvements or penetrations to Association maintained structures, shall be the responsibility of the Owner.

Next Board Meeting

Thursday, November 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

Grab your cleats and soccer balls and come out and practice on the Urbans Soccer fields! 

The Urban Soccer Field at the Aurora YMCA at Wheatland will open for open play starting Wednesday, October 25th! From 8am-5:30pm M-F, (No open play will be available on Friday from 9:45-12:15pm due to programming.) Saturday open from 8:00am-4:30pm and Sunday from 8am-3:30pm. Closed on Holidays.

Reserve your spot today! Only ONE (1) HOUR AN A HALF SLOT PER GROUP PER DAY! 

At least one member of the group playing/supervising, must be 18 years of age or older. Up to 10 people allowed on the field per time slot.  All members of the group must check in at the front desk 10 minutes before your scheduled playing time to sign a liability waiver.  Non-members will be charged a $10 drop-in rate. For members, open play on the Urban Soccer Field is included with your membership. 

When you check in at the front desk, one of our staff will unlock the gate for you. You will be asked to leave your ID at the front desk when you check in and it will be given back to you when you leave. 

Remember only ONE (1) HOUR AND A HALF SLOT PER GROUP PER DAY! Thank you for your cooperation.

                       Click here to sign up to reserve the soccer field                         (weather permitting)
Click here to register for November Kids and Canvas
Click here to register for November KNO
Click here to sign up for November Sip and Paint

Grab your paddle and wiffle balls and come out and play some pickleball! 

The pickleball court at the Aurora YMCA at Wheatland will open on Friday, September 1st!

Reserve your spot today! 8am-7pm


At least one member of the group playing must be 18 years of age or older. 

If you are sign up for more than one slot per day, we will cancel your reservation. 

Stop in at the front desk 10 minutes before your scheduled playing time to check in and have one of our staff unlock the gate for you. You will be asked to leave your ID at the front desk when you check in and it will be given back to you when you leave. 

Don’t have a paddle or ball? The front desk can supply you with the equipment. 


Thank you and Happy Pickle balling!

Click here to sign up for pickleball in November (weather permitting)
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
Click here to apply to become a lifeguard or swim instructor!

Southlands Events



It’s our biggest “must-not-miss” event of the year and the best way to kick off the holiday season.

Mark your calendars!!

We’ll add more details soon!

Click here for more information

The Southlands Shopping center continues to offer events and programs.

Check on the link below for information

Visit our website for more details