Enhancing property values and creating quality of life through recreation, community events and leadership
OUtdoor Pools are opening The HRCA Outdoor Pools open May 23 - 26, 10:00 a.m. - 6:00 p.m. The regular summer hours begin Tuesday, May 27. Visit the web site for complete outdoor pool schedules, www.HRCAonline.org/Schedules
Summer Pool Hours
Monday - Friday
9:00 a.m. - 8:00 p.m.
Saturday & Sunday
6:00 a.m. - 5:45 p.m.
10:00 a.m. - 8:00 p.m.
Monday - Thursday
10:30 a.m. - 8:00 p.m.
Friday - Sunday
9:00 a.m. - 8:00 p.m.
the taste of highlands ranch Donâ€™t miss the most delicious event of the year! The Taste of Highlands Ranch is celebrating its 19th year of excellence in food, wine, beer, and spirits. This annual event showcases the best of what Highlands Ranch has to offer. Davidsons Liquor will provide samples of alcoholic beverages and over 35 area restaurants will show off their best cuisine. Participating restaurants include Anthony's Pizza and Pasta, BTO Self-Serve Frozen Yogurt, C.B. & Potts, Casa Caliente, Cater Gourmet LLC, Costa Vida, Country Buffet, Cranelli's Italian Restaurant, Eileen's Colossal Cookies, EVOO Marketplace, LLC, Hansen and Brittle, LLC, Jimmy John's, Lamar's Donuts and Coffee, Lansdowne Arms Bistro and Pub, Las Brisas, LYFE Kitchen, Native Grill and Wings, Nicolo's Pizza, Nothing Bundt Cakes, On the Border, Picky Bean Coffee Roasters, Rocky Mountain Catering Company, Rubio's, Salsa Brava Fresh Mexican Grill, Smallcakes, Town & Country Foods, Village Inn, and much more! Each year a silent auction benefitting a nonprofit organization rounds out "The Taste." This year Developmental Pathways Organization will receive the entire proceeds of the auction. Developmental Pathways strives to serve persons with developmental disabilities and their families with a variety of services. Friday, May 2, 6:00 - 9:00 p.m. at Eastridge. Advanced tickets are $25 and are available online at www.HRCAonline.org/Tickets, by visiting any HRCA recreation center, or by calling 303-471-8859. Tickets are $30 the day of the event, if not sold out. You must be 21+ to attend, IDs will be checked. Ticket prices include a commemorative 2014 Taste of Highlands Ranch wine glass; while supplies last.
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HRCA|event weather line 303-471-8888 BOARD OF DIRECTORS 303-471-8958 Christina Caputo Scott Lemmon Brock Norris Jeff Suntken Dennis Seymour ADMINISTRATIVE OFFICES AT EASTRIDGE 303-791-8958 9568 University Blvd. M-F: 8:00 a.m. - 5:00 p.m. RECREATION CENTERS 303-791-2500 Recreation Center at Northridge
The Highlands Ranch Community Association is in full swing with our programs and activities! The temperatures have warmed up and we are finally seeing more of our neighbors after a winter hibernation! The trees and other vegetation are now fully bloomed and summer is in the air. I hope you are able to attend one or more of our numerous events this month. Events – May starts off with a signature event for HRCA. The Taste of Highlands Ranch is one of my personal favorite get together events of the year! It is at the Recreation Center at Eastridge the evening of Friday, May 2. That same weekend, on Sunday, May 4, we are starting our weekly Farmers' and Street Markets and hosting our Electronics Recycling & Paper Shredding event. After you run in the Mother’s Day 5K, bring the kids to our Hooked on Fishing series on May 10. Please check out our web site for other great events at www.HRCAonline.org/Events. Energy Savings Program - It has been a while since I updated you on this important project. As many of you know, we spent 2013 looking at and garnering approval of an effort to improve our energy savings at HRCA. The project implemented numerous upgrades to equipment and controls within most of our recreation centers. I am happy to report that the project has been completed and we will begin to monitor the savings and report back to you periodically on our progress. Feel free to check out more detail on our web site.
M-Th: 5:00 a.m. - 10:00 p.m.
F: 5:00 a.m. - 9:00 p.m.
Sa. & Su: 6:00 a.m. - 6:00 p.m. Recreation Center at Eastridge 9568 University Blvd.
M-F: 5:00 a.m. - 10:00 p.m.
Sa: 6:00 a.m. - 8:00 p.m.
Strategic Planning and Performance Measurement - As I mentioned last month, the Board held a retreat on March 28 to continue their work on a Strategic Plan. Not only did they give direction on producing an annual report, but we also received a project list that senior staff is implementing and reporting back on each month. This project list contains major elements such as marketing strategy, communication, and marketing improvements, reserve study, and budgeting improvements. There has been much progress on all of these and I will provide updates in the future.
Su: 7:00 a.m. - 8:00 p.m.
Su: 7:00 a.m. - 8:00 p.m.
HRCA Volunteers Make our Community a Great Place to Live - On behalf of the staff, board of directors, and myself, I want to thank HRCA’s hundreds of volunteers for their thousands of hours worked. These hard working members volunteer on committees, at events, in the Backcountry, as coaches, or in support of the sports and therapeutic recreation programs. We wouldn’t be such a strong organization without our volunteers.
Recreation Center at Southridge
If you are interested in volunteering, visit www.HRCAonline.org/Volunteer.
Recreation Center at Westridge 9650 Foothills Canyon Blvd.
M-F: 5:00 a.m. - 10:00 p.m.
Sa: 6:00 a.m. - 8:00 p.m.
4800 McArthur Ranch Rd.
M-F: 5:00 a.m. - 10:00 p.m.
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Thank you to all homeowners for your second quarter assessment payment! The third quarter assessment of $135 is due July 1. Should you have any questions regarding your account or need to make an address change, please call 303-471-8958.
cOMMUNITY news C o m m u n i t y I m p r ov e m e n t s e rv i c e s Have you ever wondered what the benefits of living in a covenant controlled community are? How does my property value compare to adjacent communities? Sometimes HOA’s get a bad rap for simply following and enforcing the rules set forth in their respective community declarations; however, the mainstay of any HOA should be to maintain and enhance the property values of a community. The rules and covenants of your HRCA are an asset to everyone involved and are overseen by a Board of Directors, elected by community delegates that have resident's best interest in mind. Both commercial and residential property owners are subject to the covenants outlined in our community declaration. Citizen advisory committees are appointed annually by the Board of Directors to be actively involved in the HRCA's Architectural Review and Compliance process. The Architectural Residential Committee (ARC) meets bi-monthly to review applications for residential home improvements and exterior modifications. The Development Review Committee (DRC) meets monthly to review commercial new builds and renovations. The Commercial Review Committee (CRC), meets weekly and reviews signage and Site Improvement Plans. Additionally, each committee perpetually reviews their respective guidelines and updates and revises annually if warranted. Prior to adoption of any rule or guideline, the Board of Directors “vet” the proposal to the community at large for comment. By and large, our community takes a great interest and pride in the establishment of our covenants. As a property owner, you can always find a current copy of the Residential Improvement Guidelines or the Commercial Improvement Guidelines on our web site www.HRCAonline.org/Covenants. It is always a good idea to scour the rules and covenants if you’re planning an exterior project.
T e n n i s c o u r t s i m p r ov e m e n t s By mid-May, the tennis courts at Southridge and Westridge will have new features; just in time for the new, expanded tennis programs. Come out and play. • Cabana benches with canopies • Resurfaced courts and lighting upgrades at Westridge • Egress gates at Southridge • A large shade structure and improved drainage at Southridge For more information visit www.HRCAonline.org/Tennis.
B AC K COU N TRY W IL D ER N ESS AREA Get Outdoors…Connect to Nature
The Backcountry Wilderness Area is offering more opportunities than ever this summer to enjoy the great outdoors, right here in Highlands Ranch. Our week-long Outdoor Adventure Camps are filling fast and they will sell out again this summer. Camps include horseback riding, archery, team building games, hikes, wildlife lessons, science, and much more. We aim to create a love for the outdoors through recreation, education, and fun! New this summer are Horse Adventure Camps and Basic Horse Classes. Participants will learn to groom, saddle, care for a horse, and how to ride. By the end of the class students will be comfortable and confident on and around horses. Family activities in the Backcountry this summer include archery lessons, Community Campout, camping opportunities at our hike in campground or at our wall tent, bird hikes, and much more. For a full listing and details go to www.HRCAonline. org/Register and click on Backcountry.
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L ov e i n ac t i o n - C o m m u n i t y S e rv i c e Da y On Sunday, May 4, over 3,000 volunteers will be doing dozens of spring cleanup projects throughout the Highlands Ranch community. The HRCA, in partnership with Cherry Hills Community Church, will lead the fifth annual Love In Action - Community Service Day. This event, taking place from 1:00 - 3:00 p.m., is a great opportunity to make a difference in our community. To volunteer or for more information, visit www.CHCC.org.
The batting cages offer five baseball and four softball stalls ranging in
C o mp u t e r / E l e c t r o n i c s R e c y c l i ng & P a p e r Sh r e dd i ng
speeds from 30-80 m.p.h. Home-run
As part of the Love In Action - Community Service Day,
target banners provide the hitter with
you have the opportunity to be a good steward to the
a realistic result of each hit. Teams
environment. Recycle your computer and electronic
and batters may utilize a 90-foot
equipment. (TVs cost extra: $20 small, $40 large.) NEW!
multi-use pitching and hitting net
Businesses welcome to recycle electronics. Call
structure. Future little league batters can now play on their own Tiny Tees
303-471-8854 for special pricing.
Ball Park; complete with home-run
You can also shred your sensitive papers at this event. Suggested donation of $20 will
fence, foul poles, and bases. The
benefit the Highlands Ranch Cultural Affairs Association and the Highlands Ranch
batting cages offer great weekly and
Community Scholarship Fund. Sunday, May 4, 11:00 a.m. - 3:00 p.m. For more
daily promotions, especially the new
information visit www.HRCAonline.org/Events.
“GRAND SLAM SEASON PASS.” Action packed summer birthday party time slots are filling fast, so book today. Users can enjoy listening to all the Rockies games. May 1 - 25, Monday - Friday: 4:00 - 8:00 p.m., Saturday & Sunday: 10:00 a.m. - 8:00 p.m. For more details call 720-348-8210.
Pro Disposal Price Increase Pro Disposal, the HRCA’s preferred trash service provider, initiated a price increase. Due to the Transportation Index rising 4%, monthly rates increased from $12.60 to $12.65 and the yearly rate increased from $151.20 to $151.80 effective May 1.
calling all classic cars! Do you have the coolest hot rod in town? The 14th annual HRCA Classic Car Show exhibits antique, classic, hot rods, muscle cars, and motorcycles on June 14 from 10:00 a.m. – 2:00 p.m. at
Board updates The April Board Meeting Motions are available online at www.HRCAonline.org/Leadership.
Cherry Hills Community Church. See how your car stacks up against the rest. There will be prizes for 1st, 2nd, and 3rd place in each class and Best of Show. Entry forms are at www.HRCAonline.org/Vendors.
upcoming events h o o k e d o n f i s h i ng
farmers' & street Markets
This fun and educational class teaches your child the art of angling and ecology. We’ll go over the basics and then it’s on to the pond to fish! All supplies are included and each child will take home their very own fishing pole for future catches! This class sells out fast, so don’t hesitate! Call
Aside from what we teach our children,
303-791-2500 or go online for tickets today. Three
do we really think about where our
sessions to choose from! Class will run rain, snow, or shine!
food is farmed or how far it travels
Saturday, May 10 • 9:00 - 10:00 a.m.; 10:30 - 11:30 a.m.; or noon - 1:00 p.m.
before it reaches our plate? Many in
•Redstone Park Pond • $9 in advance, $15 day of, if not sold out • Ages: 6-11
Highlands Ranch do and this explains
• Parent must stay with child.
the popularity of the HRCA Farmers’ Market. Partnering with the Denver Farmers’ Market, the HRCA Farmers’
culture on the green The Highlands Ranch Community Association proudly
and Street Markets have become the area’s finest.
presents Culture on the Green 2014. This free series,
The Farmers’ Market offers the freshest,
at Civic Green Park, is sure to delight all ages.
locally grown and produced foods.
May 23 – International Youth Ballet – Peter Pan
Early in the season before produce has
June 27 – Denver & District Pipe Band
begun to ripen, the market offers freshly
July 25 – Denver Taiko
baked breads, pastas, sauces, flowers,
August 22 – Quantum Jazz
and more. As summer progresses, the
Fridays, May 23, June 27, July 25, August 22 • 6:30 - 8:00 p.m. • Free
market explodes with all the colors,
• Civic Green Park • Sorry, no dogs allowed
smells, and varieties of Colorado’s bounty. You may pick up a Colorado
• Carnival – June 6 - 15, Mountain Vista High School, west lot. Check the web site for carnival hours and ticket prices. For the 6th year, the Highlands Ranch Community Association hosts Carnival Americana for our Highlands Ranch Carnival.
Farm Fresh Directory at any recreational
• Highlands Ranch Beer Festival – Saturday, June 7, 2:00 – 6:00 p.m. Advance purchase tickets $25 General Admission, $40 VIP. Day of event $30, $50 VIP. Sip local and national beers, ciders, and mead from over 35 breweries. Ticket includes keepsake glass and unlimited tastings. VIP ticket includes admission to festival one hour early at 1:00 p.m. and a limited edition t-shirt. Must be 21+ to consume alcohol. IDs will be checked.
The HRCA Street Market has numerous
• BBQ 101 – Saturday, June 21, 7:00 - 9:00 p.m. at the Recreation Center at Southridge. Learn from Whole Foods Market professionals how to select, marinate, barbecue, and grill your favorite meats. Then enjoy the delicious results along with a sampling of beers from the Lone Tree Brewing Company. Must be 21+ to attend. IDs will be checked.
other, so it will be truly a one-stop shop!
You may now purchase tickets online using the Online Registration button!
• 10:00 a.m. - 2:00 p.m.
Please check the web site for the most current event information.
facility to learn what vegetables are offered each month. vendors and offers treasures galore! Browse handbags, accessories, cooking utensils, garden adornments, and much more! The markets are adjacent to each Visit www.HRCAonline.org/Events for a list of farmers and vendors. • Sundays, May 4 - October 26 • Town Center South
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recreation aquatics/sports/fitness Junior Team Tennis Whether your junior player (age 8 – 18) enjoys tennis for fun, friendships, or the competition, the HRCA’s Junior Team Tennis program has it all! Teams are formed according to specific skill levels and age to ensure that all players are facing opponents of comparable ability. This keeps the competition lively and the atmosphere social. Practices are twice a week at Northridge
Calling all marathon runners
and Southridge with matches on Mondays. Specific registration, practice, and match information is available by calling 303-471-8940. All players must be registered by May 21.
Start training now for this fall's 6th annual Backcountry Wilderness Half Marathon in Highlands Ranch. This run
Basketball for Special needs The Therapeutic Recreation Program is excited to offer Basketball
is on the Douglas County East/West
for Special Needs on Wednesdays, from 5:15 - 6:00 p.m. in
and the Backcountry Wilderness Area
May & June. Come join the fun and build confidence, pride, and
trails. The race course is a single loop on
physical skills. Program is for ages eight - adult at the Recreation
95% dirt trails. The Race Series summer
Center at Southridge. For more information about participating or
5Ks are a great way to prepare for this
volunteering through the HRCA Therapeutic Recreation Program
longer run. For more information or to register for any of the Highlands Ranch Race Series events visit www.HRCAraceseries.com
INtro to personal training
please call 303-471-7043 or email email@example.com. Visit www.HRCAonline. org/TR for the most current program information.
INFANT SWIM RESOURCE (ISR) Infant Swimming Resource experience is a comprehensive four-six week program where each lesson is customized for the six-month to three year old child as they are safely guided through water
It’s never too late to lose weight or tone
survival skills. For more information go to www.infantswim.com.
your body to reach your fitness goals!
To enroll call Jennifer Potter at 303-330-8602 or email
The HRCA Personal Trainers are here
to help at an introductory rate of only $99. If you are new to the HRCA
WOMEN’S BASKETBALL Are you looking to feed your competitive spirit and make new
Personal Training Program, you can
friends? Come join us for the HRCA Women’s Drop-in Basketball
take advantage of this great deal
on Sundays, 5:00 - 8:00 p.m. at the Recreation Center at Eastridge.
which includes one fitness assessment
Get your friends together and enjoy a ladies night out – all abilities
and two personal training sessions
are welcome! Women’s Drop-in Basketball had a fabulous turnout
which can be used for up to two
at the March 16 tournament. There was great camaraderie and
people. For more information
door prizes. Come join us for these fun drop-in nights of basketball! Guest rates apply for
or to request a trainer visit
Art & education youth & adult c h e c k ou t t h e s e s umm e r c a mp s a n d c l a s s e s HRCA offers a variety of programs for your child's summer vacation. We have art camps to get your child excited about creating! KidzArt has camps like Sparkly Stuff 2, Creature, or Magic, in which children create, draw and paint. Young Rembrandts has a Master Artist class and a Pastel Pattern camp. The new Combo Art Camps incorporate chalkboard paint, duct tape, and magnetic paint projects. In the very popular Film Making Camp children create funny commercials and mini movies. Taste Buds and Copy Cats cooking camps are sure to fill quickly. Especially if your child gets to make their own Twinkies, Oreos, and Klondike Bars! Children interested in our STEM camps should sign up now for LEGO® Robotics; Catapults and Backyard Ballista; Fizz, Boom, Bang
T h i s mo n t h ! 3-5 Year Olds: Amazing Animals KidzArt class, Down on the Farm Young Rembrandts, Pizza Party 6-9 Year Olds: Undersea Adventure KidzArt class, Nite Bites, Chess Workshop, Kiddie Corral I 9-12 Year Olds: Household Pets Young Rembrandts Class, Kids Art Du Coco, Art Club, Intro to Wheel, Creative Cooks, So You Think You Can Dance? 12-16 Year Olds: Cartooning and Comics, New Horse Barn Camp Adults: Beginning Wheel Pottery, Cocktails and Mocktails, East Coast Swing. For more information, call 303-471-8928.
Science; Ameribotics Robot Olympics; Star Wars Robots; and Robo Cop. The Mermaid Sisters, Knights of the Rad Table, Cinderella’s Glass Slipper (a musical), and The Nightingale are all wonderful productions that will engage your more dramatic child. For the Itty Bitty’s, ages 3 - 6 years, we have Flip and Dip Tumbling Camp, Monday Madness, Wet and Wonderful (waves and beaches), Wednesday’s with Home Depot, Indoor Campout, and Friday Fun. These are great programs for your little one to make friends, learn some independence, and have fun! Sign up now, before these summer camps fill up. For more information, please call 303-471-8928.
Fu l l d ay p r o g r a m s Enrichment: The Enrichment Program is May 19 - August 22, Monday - Friday, 7:00 a.m. - 6:00 p.m. This is a great full-day option for your 3-5 year old. With fun specials, swimming, and themed activities, your child will really enjoy their summer. Day Camp: We offer three full-time Day Camps that run June 2 - August 8, Monday - Friday, 7:00 a.m. - 6:00 p.m. Eastridge: Ages 6-8 Westridge: Ages 6-12 Southridge: Ages 9-12 For more information, call 303-471-8928.
a d u lt c l a s s e s : W i l l s , E s tat e & Nu r s i n g Hom e s This spring consider taking one of our adult planning seminars. The popular Will Seminar is conducted by an experienced estate planning attorney. At the end of class you walk away with a notarized will, general power of attorney, medical power of attorney, and a living will. Creating a notarized will normally costs close to $450. This three-hour class
is only $110. May 12, 6:00 - 9:00 p.m. at Northridge. Don’t Go Broke in a Nursing Home facilitated by a senior retirement specialist on May 17, 10:45 a.m. – 12:30 p.m. at Northridge and Estate Planning on May 27, 11:00 a.m. – 1:00 p.m. at Southridge are two free seminars available to help you plan. All programs require registration. For more information on these seminars, call 303-471-8818.
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Facility closures May 2 - Eastridge basketball courts closed all day; entire facility closed at 4:30 p.m. for Taste of Highlands Ranch. May 10, 17, 24 - Northridge Outdoor Pools closed until 2:00 p.m. for HRCA Summer Swim Team meets. May 12-17 - Southridge closed for annual maintenance. May 26 - All recreation centers close at 6:00 p.m. for Memorial Day. Check the web site for the most up-to-date closure information.
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May|events For event details, see page 5 or visit HRCAonline.org
Kids' Nite Out (Saturdays only)
May 2 Taste of Highlands Ranch May 3
Pottery Open House
May 4 Computer/Electronics Recycling & Paper Shredding May 4 Love in Action - Community Service Day May 4
Farmers' & Street Markets begin
Mother's Day 5K Run
Hooked on Fishing
Board Working Session* 6:00 p.m.
Delegate & Board Meeting* 6:30 p.m.
May 23 Culture on the Green - Int'l Youth Ballet May 31 Community Camp Out in Backcountry * These meetings are open to our members.
community partners The HRCAâ€™s ability to bring events to Highlands Ranch is made possible in part by our Community Partners, the Highlands Ranch Cultural Affairs Association (CAA), and the Scientific and Cultural Facilities District (SCFD).