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  SOUTH SUBURBAN PARKS AND RECREATION                                                                                                  
                 
 

February 2023 Events

             
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Art on Loan 2023: Call for Artists

The South Suburban Public Art Committee is seeking submissions from local artists for the 2023 Art on Loan program. Artists are invited to apply by March 20, 2023. Selected sculptures will be displayed at Goodson Recreation Center or Hudson Gardens for a year, and artists will receive a $500 honorarium for their display.

2023 South Suburban Board Election 

The next regular election for the South Suburban Parks and Recreation Board of Directors will be held on May 2, 2023. Two Board positions will be filled, each to serve a four-year term. Self-nominations will be accepted until 5 p.m. on Feb. 24. More information, including instructions for receiving an absentee ballot, is available at ssprd.org/election.

Sign Up for South Suburban Summer Camps

Registration for 2023 summer camps opens on Thursday, Feb. 9. Golf and nature camps for the entire year are open now. View all camps and register at register.ssprd.org.


Upcoming Events

Super Sunday Fun Run 5K 
Sunday, Feb. 12
Mary Carter Greenway along the Platte River Trail
 Are you ready for some...running? Bring the entire family to run or walk before the big game and enjoy a post-race party at Breckenridge Brewery Farmhouse. Show your team spirit and wear your favorite jersey. 

Someone Special Dance
Friday, Feb. 17
Goodson Recreation Center
Dress to impress and get ready to groove at the annual Someone Special Dance. Enjoy dancing, arts and crafts, light refreshments and a photo booth.

Parents Night Out
Various Dates
Hey parents! Take the night off and bring your kids (ages 3-12) to a movie night, complete with pizza and popcorn. Movie nights are supervised by trained childcare staff. Spring dates and movies include:

  • March 10: Soul
  • April 14: Ratatouille
  • May 12: Finding Nemo 
             
                 
                 
  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.