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  SOUTH SUBURBAN PARKS AND RECREATION                                                                                                  
                 
 

August 2018 Events

             
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Personal Equipment Orientations - Individual 60-minute session which includes orientation and set-up on a variety of cardiovascular and weight machines.  Youth and adults.  Call for appointment. Call 303.483.7089 at Goodson and 303.708.3514 at Lone Tree.  Price: $25 District

FREE Family Night Concert in the Park and Fireworks - Bring your picnic dinner, chairs and blankets, then sit back and listen to the Denver Municipal Band, the drum lines from Arapahoe and Heritage high schools and more. Watch the fireworks around 9:30 pm.  All ages.  Fri, Aug 10, 6 – 10 pm at Sterne Park.

Stampede for Open Space and Gold-Panning - The South Metro Land Conservancy hosts an event every year during Littleton's Western Welcome Week to raise funds to protect open lands. Join us to hear tales spun by a mountain man and tales told in a tipi, free gold-panning, farm games, and much more!  All ages.  Sat, Aug 11, 9 – 11 am at South Platte Park.  Free, donations welcome to protect open spaces

50th Anniversary Celebration - Join us in celebrating the 50th anniversary of the South Suburban Ice Arena with ice skating exhibitions, free hot dogs and birthday cake, Avalanche mini mites skate, throwback to the 60s events, and free public skate and rentals.  All ages.  Sat, Aug 11, 11 am – 2:30 pm at South Suburban Ice Arena.  Price: Free

Race Series in August:

The Pancake Stampede 5K - Work up an appetite for a deluxe breakfast at this annual race.  Registration includes entry to Littleton's Western Welcome Week's all-you-can-eat pancake breakfast at Arapahoe Community College.  Runners of all ages and abilities.  Sun, Aug. 12, 2018, 8 am at Mary Carter Greenway, along the Platte River TrailPrice: Early Registration $15 for adults, $5 for 14 & younger

Bluffs Trail Run 8K - Challenge yourself with this trail run around the Bluffs Regional Park in Lone Tree.  Breathtaking views are complementary.  Runners of all ages and abilities.  Sun, Aug 26, 2018, 7:30 am at Bluffs Regional ParkPrice: Early Registration $30 for adults, $20 for 14 & younger

 

Child Discovery Time Pre-School Programs - This state licensed age-group specialized preschool program emphasizes on building self- esteem, socialization, physical development, verbal and listening skills, math and reading readiness. Daily snack included.

Ready, Set, Go
Who: Ages 4 - 5
When:  Mon, Wed, Fri, August 13 – 31, 9 am – 12 pm
Where: Lone Tree Recreation Center
Price: $
153.75 District

Fabulous 3 & 4-year olds
Who: Ages 3 - 4
When:  Tue and Thu, Aug 14 – 30, 9 am – 12 pm
Where: Lone Tree Recreation Center
Price: $112.50 District, 10% off additional child

FREE Yoga(s) in the Park - Achieve unity and explore the interconnection between your mind, body and the world around you in the great outdoors.  No yoga experience necessary, bring a mat or towel and a water bottle.  Ages 18 and up Tue, Aug 14, 5:30 - 6:30 pm at deKoevend Park, Shelter C (if heavy rain or lightning, class moves to Goodson Recreation Center).  Tue, Aug 28, 6:30 - 7:30 pm at Belvedere Park Moonlight Yoga (Sponsored by RidgeGate).  Price: Free

Hawaiian Ink Day Camp - Learn Polynesian tattoo designs, such as hibiscus flower or shark teeth, practice on paper, create a wall hanging to take home, and finally, use an FDA approved temporary ink on arm or hand to paint your own tattoo (easily removable with baby oil) in traditional black.  Come try out your tattooing skills in this fun day camp!  Ages 8 – 14 on Wed, Aug 15, 1 – 3 pm at Goodson Recreation Center.  Price: $12 District

Parents' Night Out - Drop your child off for a supervised evening of swimming and a movie.  Kids go swimming at the indoor pool for the first half of the evening then watch a movie in the classroom the second half.  Pizza and a juice box provided for dinner.  Ages 5 – 12 on Fri, Aug 17, 6 – 9 pm at Lone Tree Recreation Center.  Price: $15 District 
             
                 
                 
  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.