SOUTH SUBURBAN PARKS AND RECREATION                                                                                                  

October 2021 Events

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Notice: Final Public Hearing for South Suburban's 2022 Budget

District residents are invited to learn more about South Suburban’s major goals for next year and provide input on projects and budget priorities at the final public hearing for the 2022 budget. The first two hearings were held on Aug. 11 and Sept. 8. The third and final public hearing will be held in the Board Room at the Sports Complex on Wednesday, October 13 at 7 p.m.

Enchanted Forest Returns to South Platte Park: Fall is here, and our forests have been enchanted once again! Join us for the annual Enchanted Forest event on October 16 to experience South Platte Park like never before. Enjoy nature and wildlife along with the charm of fairies, Celtic music, performers, and live birds of prey.

South Suburban Fall Festival: Celebrate with us at our annual Fall Festival, featuring family-friendly games, prizes, giveaways and more! The event is free, but registration is required.

When: Friday, Oct. 29 from 5 - 8 p.m.

Where: Goodson Recreation Center

Cost: Free

Other Upcoming Events & Programs:

Movie Night on Friday, Oct. 15 at Goodson Recreation Center - Hey Parents! Take the night off and bring your kiddos (ages 3-12) to a movie night, complete with pizza and popcorn.

Hoofin’ It through the Hollows 5K Run & 1-Mile Trick-or-Treat Trail on Saturday, Oct. 23 at deKoevend Park - Runners beware, this race is scary fun! Join us for a Halloween celebration at the Hoofin' It through the Hollows 5K, or enjoy the one-mile Trick-or-Treat Trail for children ages 12 and under. Costumes are highly encouraged, so dress to impress and participate in the pre-race costume contest! Stick around for the post-race beer garden and s’mores.  Registration is required.

Drop-In Spooky Skate Events on Saturday, Oct. 30 at the Family Sports Center & South Suburban Sports Complex - Dress up and drop by the Family Sports Center from 1 - 3 p.m. or the Sports Complex from 12 - 2 p.m. on Saturday, Oct. 30 for ice skating to kid-friendly tunes, a costume contest for fun prizes, and sweet treats. Registration not required.

  South Suburban Parks and Recreation Alerts Public to Graffiti’s Financial Impact                
  June 2015               

Graffiti is writing or drawings scribbled, scratched or sprayed illicitly on a wall or other surface in a public place. South Suburban Park and Recreation District is experiencing an uptick in graffiti throughout the District and wants to alert residents about the problem and the financial impact of graffiti removal.

In 2007, the District began tracking graffiti within its boundaries. Since then, the District has incurred 1,269 incidents for a cleanup cost of $301,145. Since Jan. 1, there have been 43 incidents District-wide. Time and money spent removing graffiti could have been spent on upkeep and enhancements to parks, trails, open space and facilities. Graffiti cleanup not only costs the District, but ultimately impacts those the District serves. South Suburban has installed security cameras in frequently-hit locations to help curb the problem; however, no area in the District is immune to this activity.

South Suburban wants the public’s help in reducing graffiti throughout the District. Remind your teenagers that graffiti is illegal, and those who are caught will be issued a citation and a bill for the cleanup costs. Subsequent offenses could lead to higher fines, community service or possibly more severe consequences, such as felony convictions. To report graffiti, please call Senior Park Ranger Dan Scheuerman at 303.435.8225, or 303.435.8227 afterhours; or South Suburban at 303.798.5131.