SOUTH SUBURBAN PARKS AND RECREATION                                                                                                  

October 2019 Events

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Young Artists Mini Art Camp - This imaginative class will create multimedia art projects related to various children's book themes and characters.  Ages 3 – 6. Mon, Oct 7 and Oct 21, 9:30 – 11 am at Goodson Recreation Center.  Price: $19 Youth Resident


Free Interactive Art Show: Iron Sharpens Iron and Open House - See a display of works by a South Suburban art instructor, Lori Duryea.  Observe and watch our Lone Tree Hub adult art students participate in live painting and drawing using a variety of mediums and methods. All ages.  Sat, Oct 12, 10 am – 2 pm at Lone Tree Hub.


Free Tesoro Cultural Center’s Art and History Lectures - This month’s 19th Century American Western History lecture is titled Lakota America: A New History of Indigenous Power.  Ages 10 and up.  Sat, Oct 12, 4 – 5 pm at Lone Tree Hub.  Price: Free. Registration required


Fall Break Adventure Camp - During school fall break, kids can experience Eurobungy, ice skating, sports, climbing wall, laser tag and more. Morning and afternoon snacks and lunch included in the fee.  Ages 6 – 13. Mon – Fri, Oct 14 – 18, 7 am – 6 pm at Family Sports Center.  Price: $50 Youth Resident


New Body Pump - A new format and new music are added this month to this original barbell class that strengthens your entire body.  The workout challenges all your major muscle groups by using weight-room exercises like squats, presses, lifts, and curls.  Ages 18 and up.  Mon, Oct 14, 9:30 – 10:30 am at Goodson Recreation Center.  Fri, Oct 18, 9 – 10 am at Lone Tree Recreation Center.  Reservations recommended.  Price: $4.50 – $5.75 Resident


Blood Screening - University Hospital professional staff screens your cholesterol and over thirty other blood components. Drop-in basis, no appointments needed, 12-hour fast required. Ages 18 and up unless accompanied by parent/guardian. Price: $40. 7 – 9:30 am:
Tue, Oct 15, Goodson Recreation Center
Wed, Oct 16, Lone Tree Recreation Center
Fri, Oct 18, Family Sports Center

Lifeguard Training – Shallow Water - This American Red Cross (ARC) Lifeguard Training course teaches candidates the skills and knowledge needed to prevent and respond to aquatic emergencies. Upon successful completion, candidates receive certification in ARC Shallow Lifeguard Training.  Ages 15 and up.  Thur, Fri, Sat, Oct 17 – 19, 9 am – 5 pm at Lone Tree Recreation Center.  Price: $150 Resident


Music Language and Theory - Students learn how to read and write music in addition to learning how chords are structured and how to create their own chords.  Ages 13 – 18.  Fri, Oct 18 – Dec 13, 4:15 – 5:15 pm at Goodson Recreation Center.  Price: $58 Youth Resident


Hoofin’ it Through the Hollows 5k - At our 5K Halloween celebration dress in your Halloween best for the race and a chance to win various costume contests. Stay after the race for roasting s'mores by the campfire and a beer garden for the adults.  All ages and abilities including canines.  Sat, Oct 19, 5:45 pm at deKoevend Park along the High Line Canal.  Price: $20 Adults, $10 Youth


Haunted Hay Rides - Storytellers narrate an amusing tale while you travel in a vehicle drawn wagon down a haunted trail for scary family Halloween fun.  All ages.  Fri – Sat, Oct 25 - 26, 6 – 8:30 pm, every 30 minutes at Plum Creek Stockon Stables.  Price: $12

Halloween Party at the Lone Tree Grill
- Wear your Halloween costume. There will be a specialty dinner menu, drink specials, and a costume contest with great prizes. Throughout the evening, listen to the live music of Josh Blackburn. Adults only. Thu, Oct 31, 5 – 9 pm at Lone Tree Grill at the Lone Tree Golf Course & Hotel.  Price: Available at party

  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.