SOUTH SUBURBAN PARKS AND RECREATION                                                                                                  

December 2019 Events

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A Hudson Christmas - Enjoy the wonderland decorated with thousands of outdoor lights. Explore the trails where bursts of light and color wrap around trees and shimmer on bodies of water. Sip a cup of hot chocolate along the way. All ages at The Hudson Gardens & Event Center. Price: $9 Hudson Gardens Members, $8 – $10.50 youth and adult Non-Members.
When:  Nov 29 - 30; Dec 1, Dec 6 - 8, Dec 13 - 24, Dec 26 - 31, 5 – 9 pm
Visit with Santa through Dec 23, 5 – 8:30 pm

Holiday Pass Sale -
The 2019 holiday season is almost here, which means our annual sale is back! We're offering deals on punch cards and passes to our recreation centers. Dec 2, 2019 – Jan 3, 2020 at all recreation Centers.  Price: $50 off Youth, Senior, Adult Passes, $100 off Household Annual Pass Resident, 10% of 10 Packs of Personal Training, Private Reformer and Massage.


FREE Pottery Guild Sale - Handcrafted pottery for sale by South Suburban Pottery Guild Members of the Goodson Clay Arts Studio. 15% of overall sales are donated to the Goodson Clay Arts Studio.  Mon - Thu, Dec 9 – 12, 8 am – 8 pm, Goodson Recreation Center.  Price: Free admission


Goodson Movie Night - Children are invited to have pizza dinner and popcorn while watching movies. Bring a pillow or blanket.  Ages 3 – 12 (must be potty-trained).  Fri, Dec 13, at Goodson Recreation Center.
Price: $15 Youth Resident


FREE Holiday Ice Shows and Skate with Santa - Skaters from the community, from tots to seniors, will participate in the annual Holiday Ice Show performances. Everyone can skate with Santa with their paid public skate admission and skate rental. Fri – Sun, Dec 13 – 15, various times at South Suburban and Family Sports ice arenas.  Price: Free, with a donation of a non-perishable food item


Polar Party - Join us anytime for the obstacle course, craft activities, pictures with Santa, and meet the Polar Bear! Soccer Buddies will provide soccer activities. Beverages and snacks provided by Monk and Mongoose.  All ages.  Sat, Dec 14, 9 am – 12 pm, (dance performance 9 - 11 am) at Lone Tree Recreation Center.  Price: $5 Resident


Handprint Cookie Plate Workshop - Design a one of a kind handprint cookie plate for the holidays.  All pieces will be fired and glazed to have as a keepsake memory of your child.  Pick up finished pieces at a later time.  Ages 5 – 12.  Thu, Dec 19, 4:30 – 5:30 at Goodson Recreation Center.  Price: $16 Youth Resident


Winter Break Camps - Youth camps during school winter break provide activities for kids ages 6 – 10.
Goodson and Lone Tree recreation centers -
Dec 20, 2019 – Jan 3, 2020 (excluding Dec 25, Dec 31, and Jan 1), 7 am – 6 pm,  $31 Resident (bring lunch, water and snacks)

Family Sports Center -
Dec 23, 26, 27, 30 2019 – Jan 2 - 3, 2020, 7 am– 6 pm, $50 Resident (
morning and afternoon snacks and lunch included in fee)


Ninja Nation Day - Come train with American Ninja Warriors. Participants learn the techniques and skills necessary to become a true Ninja Warrior and compete against other new Ninjas on a challenging 150 ft. obstacle course.  Sat, Dec 21: 10 – 11:30 am ages 6 – 8, 11:30 am – 1 pm ages 8 – 10, 1 – 2:30 pm ages 10 – 12, 2:30 – 4 pm ages 6 – 12.  Sports Dome.  Price: $25 Resident


A Great Gatsby New Year’s Eve Party - Grab your old sports garb, doll your face and come ready to have a roaring good time.  Features prohibition-style cocktails, live jazz band (Gatsby Gang Jazz Band) with swing dancers. It also includes an old fashioned photo booth with a complimentary photo, a midnight champagne toast, followed by a breakfast buffet. Hotel accommodations available. Ages 21 and up. Tue, Dec 31, 2019 – Wed, Jan 1, 2020, 7 pm – 1 am at Lone Tree Golf Club and Hotel.  Price: $150 per person, includes tax and gratuity.
  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.