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  SOUTH SUBURBAN PARKS AND RECREATION                                                                                                  
                 
 

April 2020 Events

             
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  Due to COVID-19, please visit ssprd.org for updates regarding postponed or canceled events.  

South Suburban is proud to offer a variety of programs, classes (in arts, sports, nature, fitness and more), and events for everyone in your community from infants to active seniors. As stewards of your community trails, parks, and open space, we value these assets and take pride in the care we provide for your enjoyment.

Egg Scramble - South Suburban will host the annual Egg Scramble at South Suburban’s Sports Dome. Kids ages 12 and younger hunt for eggs. Participants need to bring a basket or something to carry their eggs. No artificial grass or straw is allowed. Event will take place rain or shine. Free admission. Toddlers through 12 years old. Saturday, April 11; 9 am ages 3 and younger; 9:30 am ages 4-6; 10 am ages 7-9; and 10:30 ages 9-12. South Suburban Sports Dome. Free

Summer Youth T-ball/Baseball/Softball - Play in various parks throughout the District. No weekends!! One practice per week; one game per week. Volunteer coaches needed. Learn more at southsuburbansports.com. Boys and girls pre-k through 8th grade. Season starts week of June 1. Various Locations. Price: $39-$87 residents

South Suburban to hold Regular District Election - South Suburban Park and Recreation District Board of Directors has called for a regular district election to fill two board director positions. Read more at ssprd.org/Board-ElectionElection, Tues., May 5 at polling places and absentee ballots.                                                             

Spring Fling at South Suburban Golf Course - Check out our golf mini demo day featuring Tour Edge, Wilson, Callaway and TaylorMade. Try out new clubs and get professionally fitted. Teaching pros will be available for information on groups and private lessons, as well as junior lessons, leagues, camps and playing series. Merchandise discounts. Restaurant special is Prime Rib dinner $12.99; $3 draft beer. All ages. Friday, April 10, 4-7 pm at South Suburban Golf Course. Free

Free Tesoro Cultural Center's Art and History Lecture - Join us for art and history lectures. This month’s presentation is Much Ado About Custer: Rethinking the Indian Wars. Ages 10 and up. Saturday, April 18 from 4-5 pm at Lone Tree Hub. Free, Registration is required.

Lunch and Learn - This month’s presentation is “The Easter Story Told Through the Arts.” Enjoy it along with a light lunch. Tues., April 14 11:30 am – 12:30 pm at Goodson Recreation Center. Price: $10

Coffee and Chats - Come hear various speakers and presentations, enjoy light refreshments and socialize with others. This month's presentation is "Your Joint Health." All ages. Tuesday, April 28, 11:30 am at Lone Tree Recreation Center. Free

Rockin’ on the River 5K - Walk or run along the flat and scenic Mary Carter Greenway Trail. Race starts and ends at The Hudson Gardens and Event Center. All Ages. Sunday, April 19, 9 am at The Hudson Gardens and Event Center. Price: $15 early adult registration; $5 for those age 14 and younger. Register at ssprd.org/race-series.

Free Rose Pruning Workshop - Stumped about how to prune roses? Learn how to safely and properly care for roses at our free annual rose pruning workshop led by South Suburban's professional horticulturalist and rosarians, along with area master gardeners and members of the Denver Rose Society. To register, email Larry Hurd at LarryH@ssprd.orgAll ages. Saturday, April 25, 8 am–12 pm; In case of inclement weather, alternate date is Saturday, May 2. South Suburban’s War Memorial Rose Garden (adjacent to Sterne Park). Free

             
                 
                 
  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.