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August 2018
Household Chemical Roundup
The second of three Household Chemical Roundup events in Douglas County will be held Aug 11. from 9 a.m to 3 p.m. at Shea Stadium, 3270 Redstone Park Circle, Highlands Ranch.
 
Proof of residency in Douglas County is required to participate. Residents will be asked to donate $25 per vehicle to dispose of waste properly.

     Items that are accepted:

  • House, garden and pool chemicals
  • Paint and paint products
  • Automotive fluids, fuels, propane tanks (1-20 lbs.)
  • Vehicle batteries
  • Items containing mercury
  • Aerosols
  • Fluorescent light bulbs
  • Compact fluorescent lights 
  • Passenger vehicle and pickup truck tires (remove from rim)
    Items that are not accepted:
  • Business and commercial waste
  • Radioactive waste
  • Electronic waste
  • Explosive waste
  • Smoke detectors
  • Waste containing asbestos
  • Tractor tires
  • Scrap metal
  • Household batteries
These events are sponsored by the Highlands Ranch Metro District and Centennial Water & Sanitation District. Tri-County Health Department organizes these events to help dispose of chemical waste properly, prevent pollution and protect the people who handle your trash.

For more information click here
The opening of Central Park
Highlands Ranch will soon be expanding its park portfolio with the addition of Central Park, located just north of the new UCHealth Hospital and adjacent to the new Central Park retail development.

Central Park is host to many unique features that we do not have at any of our other parks, including dedicated slackline posts which offer several heights and lengths to challenge and entertain park visitors of all ages. If you prefer to relax and enjoy the view from a comfortable chair, our newest park has several spaces to do just that, including a large patio and three metal shelters.

Shelters will be available for rent in 2019, as the park is still under construction and will not be officially open until this fall. Stay tuned for more information about the park opening. 
Summer Sunset Concert on Aug. 24 begins at 6:30 p.m. 
People of all ages are invited to an evening of music, food and friends at the Summer Sunset Concert at Civic Green Park featuring the Tom Petty Project. This is a free concert presented by the Highlands Ranch Metro District and Highlands Ranch Community Association.  Food trucks will have food and drinks available for purchase. The food trucks will be ready to serve at 6 p.m. and the band will begin at 6:30 p.m. Arrive early to buy food and find a seat. 

The Tom Petty Project is a high energy Tom Petty/Stevie Nicks Experience. The band will recreate the music of a Tom Petty and the Heartbreakers Show with Stevie Nicks. This band will have you up and dancing as we say so long to summer. 

For more information click here
Last chance to take the e-bike survey
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Residents have only a few more weeks to provide input on the use of e-bikes in our parks and open space system. 

Under current rules, electric bikes or e-bikes are prohibited in parks and on open space trails. During the current trial period, Class I and Class II e-bikes will be permitted. Park rangers are logging observed and reported e-bike interactions  in addition to gathering comments from trail users. Findings from this pilot program will be reported to the Metro District Board of Directors in November. 

Please provide your input by clicking  here.  
Annual Golf Tournament
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The Highlands Ranch Park & Recreation Foundation is hosting its annual golf tournament Monday, Sept. 24. All participants will enjoy 18 holes of golf, dinner and drinks, prizes and a tax deduction. Prizes will be awarded for the top three teams, third from the last, longest drive, closest to the pin and longest put. All proceeds will benefit local park and recreation programs and facilities. 

This event will begin at 12:30 p.m. at the Highlands Ranch Golf Club located at 9000 Creekside Dr., Highlands Ranch, CO. 

A registration fee of $105/golfer is required to participate. You may register as an individual or as a team. The deadline to register is Monday, Sept. 17.

Click here to register. 
Volunteer Connect Douglas County 
Celebrates 10,000-Volunteer
Milestone
V olunteer Connect Douglas County has been connecting volunteers with nonprofit organizations in the county since January 2014 via its interactive website. In June 2018, the organization reached a significant milestone: more than 10,000 volunteers have registered  through the online resource.

The volunteer resource began as an initiative of the Partnership of Douglas County Governments (PDCG) as a way to ease the process of volunteering in Douglas County. One volunteer application is applicable to the many local nonprofits seeking volunteers. Because it's a one-stop portal, VolunteerConnectDC.org encourages Douglas County residents to give back locally with minimal administrative effort.

To find volunteer opportunities in the community, or for more information about becoming a Volunteer Connect Douglas County member organization, click  here.
  Upcoming Events                               Quick Links 
Sept. 15Ruler of the Railzz
Yoga in the Park  Saturdays thru Sept. 8*
Pilates in the Park  - Tuesdays thru Aug. 14*
*With a few exceptions due to special events
 
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