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  SOUTH SUBURBAN PARKS AND RECREATION                                                                                                  
                 
 

August 2022 Events

             
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Annual Maintenance Closures at Recreation Centers

Each year, South Suburban closes its recreation centers to deep clean and make improvements. While your local center is closed, passes and punches may be used at any other South Suburban recreation center. 

Maintenance Week Closures:

Buck Recreation Center: 

Closed August 15 - 19

Goodson Recreation Center: 

Closed August 29 - September 2 (pool closed August 22 - September 5)

Registration Opens July 19 for Fall 2022 Classes, Events and Leagues

Sign up for fall favorites! Online registration for the 2022 fall catalog opens at 9 am on July 19, and physical catalogs will start arriving in homes at the end of July and early August. Visit register.ssprd.org to learn more and register, or call the Registration Office at 303.347.5999. 

Public Hearings for 2023 Budget

District residents are invited to learn more about South Suburban’s major goals for next year and provide input on projects and priorities at public hearings for the 2023 budget. The public meetings will be held in the Board Room at the Sports Complex (4810 E. County Line Rd., Littleton, CO 80126) on the following dates starting at 7 p.m. 

 August 10

 September 28

 October 12

Call for Artists: Arts and Craft Fair at Goodson Recreation Center

Local artists and creators are invited to apply for a booth at South Suburban's 35th Annual Arts and Craft Fair. Crafts of all shapes, sizes and styles are welcome for the family-friendly event, which will be held on Saturday, Dec. 3 from 9:30 a.m. - 3 p.m. at Goodson Recreation Center. 

Reminder: Take the Master Plan Update Survey

Help shape the future of parks, trails and recreation programs! South Suburban’s Master Plan is getting an update, and community members are invited to share input through an online survey. South Suburban staff will also be collecting feedback at community events throughout the summer. Visit ssprd.org/Master-Plan to view a schedule of events and the latest news on the 2022 Master Plan Update process. 
             
                 
                 
  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.