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  SOUTH SUBURBAN PARKS AND RECREATION                                                                                                  
                 
 

October 2022 Events

             
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  Share Your Input: Mary Carter Greenway Study
Cyclists, walkers, runners and neighbors are invited to share input to help improve the Mary Carter Greenway. The Mary Carter Greenway offers access to parks and playgrounds, a nature center, shopping, dining and much more. This study will help ensure the trail is safe, comfortable and has the capacity to provide the amenities users desire.

Notice: Upcoming Public Hearings for South Suburban's 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 first hearing was held on Aug. 10. The next two public hearings will be held in the Board Room at the Sports Complex on the following dates starting at 7 pm:
• Second Public Hearing: Wednesday, Sept. 28
• Third and Final Public Hearing: Wednesday, Oct. 12

Upcoming Events
Movie Nights at Goodson Recreation Center
Oct. 14 & Nov. 18
Parents can take the night off while kids ages 3-12 enjoy a movie night at Goodson Recreation Center, complete with pizza and popcorn.

Enchanted Forest
Saturday, Oct. 15
Our forests have been enchanted once again! Experience South Platte Park like never before at the annual Enchanted Forest event. Enjoy nature and wildlife along with the charm of fairies, Celtic music, performers and live birds of prey.

Coffee and Chat: Fall Prevention with Nymbl
Tuesday, Oct. 18
Improve your balance and get moving with Nymbl. Nymbl and the Denver Regional Council of Governments (DRCOG) are offering a free at-home balance improvement program, and community members are invited to attend a free Coffee and Chat at Buck Recreation Center to learn more.

Pumpkin Plunge
Friday, Oct. 21
Take a plunge to find your perfect pumpkin at Buck Recreation Center. Swimmers of all ages are invited to dive for pumpkins in the Buck Recreation Center pool, and turn them into spooky masterpieces at our decoration station.

Hoofin’ It Through the Hollows 5K Run
Saturday, Oct. 22
Runners beware, this race is scary fun! Join us at deKoevend Park for a Halloween celebration at the Hoofin' It Through the Hollows 5K. Dress to impress and participate in the pre-race costume contest, then stick around for the post-race beer garden and s’mores.

Trick-or-Treat Trail
Saturday, Oct. 22
Dress up and bring a bag to collect goodies at the Trick-or-Treat Trail! Children ages 10 and under can enjoy activities at this fun and festive event, formerly called the Fall Festival. The event takes place at deKoevend Park before the Hoofin' It Through the Hollows 5K Run and is sponsored by the City of Centennial.

Drop-In Spooky Skate Events
Saturday, Oct. 29
Dress up and drop by the Family Sports Center from 1 - 3 pm or the Sports Complex from 12 - 2 pm for ice skating to kid-friendly tunes, a costume contest for fun prizes, and sweet treats. Registration not required.

             
                 
                 
  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.