Parks, Recreation, & Open Space Department Newsletter - February 2019
Big Thanks to Advisory Committee Members
Thanks to the 30 Advisory Committee members who attended the Inaugural Advisory Group Training Saturday, February 2. We truly appreciate your dedication in serving the Town of Superior!

The Town Board appoints residents to serve on committees and commissions. If you are interested in applying, please fill out an application .  Email Karen Snortland, Committee Coordinator, with any questions you may have at:

Winter Hike
Saturday, February 23
It’s a great time for some winter wildlife watching! Look for signs of winter animals with wildlife ecologist Ashley DeLaup. This is a FREE program that will meet at the South Pool parking lot, 3300 Huron Peak Ave., on Saturday, February 23 from
9-11 a.m.   Fun for all ages, dress warmly and hope for snow! REGISTER HERE
WINTER COYOTE ACTIVITY
December is the beginning of coyote breeding season in Colorado. Coyotes are likely to be seen in pairs and become more territorial during this time and for the next couple of months. There have been resident reports of coyote sightings in areas around Town, especially on and around Tract H and in Community Park. Larger dogs (25 lbs. and up) may attract more attention than normal as coyotes watch out for potential competition. Keep dogs on a leash and attended when outside and never let them off leash in open spaces. Smaller dogs and cats can also draw unwanted attention if they are free roaming or left unattended outdoors as food is scarcer during cold winter months. Coyotes are also currently scouting den locations for spring pups. They'll prepare several areas so they can move pups around if a location becomes unsafe. If you notice a lot of activity in an unfavorable place (like backyards, playgrounds, etc.) spending time around the area will discourage coyote activity. If you encounter a coyote that shows attention to you or your pet face it, act large and scary, let it know that you are a potential threat and it should avoid you!
 
Want to learn more about coyotes
and/or solving coyote conflicts with people and pets?
Watch a FREE pre-recorded WEBINAR now!
“Coyotes in Your Neighborhood: Strategies for Addressing Common Concerns”
by the Humane Society Academy.
REGISTER HERE and webinar will download.

February - American Heart Month
Heart disease is the leading cause of death for men and women in the United States. Every year, 1 in 4 deaths are caused by heart disease. Heart disease can often be prevented when people make healthy choices and manage their health conditions. Let’s make a difference and spread the word about strategies for preventing heart disease and encourage people to live heart healthy lives. https://www.heart.org/
Superior Tennis Program Update

T he Town’s long-time tennis professional, Ted Murray, recently decided to move on and pursue other opportunities outside the country. We appreciate the lasting impact Ted made on the Superior tennis community. This spring, local tennis professional Susan Burke will begin directing the Town’s junior and adult tennis programming at the North Pool Tennis Courts. Sue has over 25 years of experience in the racket sports industry, having coached high school state champs, NCAA and Grand Slam Champs. She was a USTA National Coach, US Women’s Coach for the Pan Am Games, trainer for the Chinese Tennis Association and has been a recipient of multiple community service awards. We are excited to partner with someone of Sue’s caliber to help guide the program moving forward!
 
Registration is now open for the spring youth after-school program and summer USTA Junior Team Tennis League. For more information or to register please click HERE .
 
Private lessons (ages 14+) are an excellent way to improve or add to your own skill set. Lessons can focus on mechanics, footwork, court position, tactics and strategy or singles and doubles play. Please contact Sue Burke directly at sueburke90@gmail.com for further information.
AVID 4 ADVENTURE CAMPS!
The Town of Superior is excited to partner again this coming summer with Avid 4 Adventure , a Colorado adventure camp provider that aims to reconnect kids with the outdoor world.   And with natural beauty in every direction, Superior is ripe for adventure!

Superior’s summer camps will teach K – 7th graders of every ability level a whole range of exciting outdoor adventures. Camps will introduce kids to surrounding parks, trails and bodies of water, so families can keep coming back to adventure for years to come!

Superior residents use discount code SUPERIOR20 when registering online! 


YMCA of Boulder Valley
For upcoming Sports and Ice Programs offered through the YMCA of Boulder Valley visit: www.ymcabv.org .

Boulder County Youth Corps Employment Opportunities

The Boulder County Youth Corps is gearing up for its busy summer season, and the Town of Superior Project Sponsor is planning projects for the Town’s team to work on this summer! The Youth Corps is now hiring teens ages 14-17 and adults to work all over Boulder County. Corps member applications will be accepted through Wednesday, April 3. Leader applications from those 18 and older will be taken online until all of the positions have been filled. Challenge yourself this summer by joining the Youth Corps!

Find more information and apply online at www.BoulderCounty.org/YouthCorps.


Garden in a Box
Looking forward to some spring color already? We are too! Browse the Garden In A Box varieties now, before they go on sale next month. Get ready for a colorful xeric garden! Resource Central's Garden in a Box
Zephyr in Triptych Blowing into Town This Spring

Artist statement: I love to just lean back with my arms outstretched and experience the open sky, mountains on the horizon, the feel of the sun with the wind flowing around me.
- Douwe Blumberg, Artist

The 12-foot-tall cast aluminum sculpture will be installed this spring at its new home on the roundabout at McCaslin Blvd. and Main St.
Click here to receive a Town of Superior residents a 15% discount.  
FOR MORE TOWN OF SUPERIOR INFORMATION TAKE A LOOK AT THE FEBRUARY 2019 SUPERIOR SENTINEL