Carroll Butts Improvement Project Update
For Residents living in the Carroll Butts Park area, there’s a lot of activity as the project construction contractor Fransen Pittman has mobilized their construction trailer and installed the perimeter fencing around the construction and staging area. The interior demo process has begun along with the abatement process, which will run through mid-June. Please pardon any inconvenience, and if there are any concerns contact Steve Hager at 303.650.7590
May is National Water Safety Month and enjoying water recreational activities together with friends and family is one of life’s great pleasures, especially during the quick-approaching hot summer months. However, tragically, in the U.S. drowning is the single leading cause of unintended death for children ages 1 to 4, the second leading cause for kids 4-14 and the third for adolescents ages 5-17. While water parks like Water World are safe due to the hundreds of highly trained lifeguards who work at the park, there are many places around the state where lifeguards are not always present. Consider Colorado’s beautiful lakes, ponds, rivers, and streams visited each year by fun-seeking families, and even some of our favorite hotels, resorts, backyard spas, pools…really anywhere there is unguarded water.

Now is a great time for Hyland Hills Residents to register their children for the FREE Be-A-Fish swim lessons offered by Hyland Hills** and the Hyland Hills Foundation. Also, here are a few basic safety tips to keep in mind as your family heads out for seasonal water fun:

  • Learn to swim. It’s the best thing anyone can do to stay safe in and around the water. This includes both adults and children.
  • Parents are the first line of defense. “If your child is in the water, you should be too!” Make sure an adult is constantly watching young children swimming, playing, or bathing in water. Do not participate in any distracting activities while supervising children around water.
  • Wear a life jacket. Adults and kids should always wear a U.S. Coast Guard-approved life jacket while boating. Non-swimmers and inexperienced swimmers should also wear a life jacket when in and around any kind of water. Inflatable toys can be fun but are not a substitute for U.S. Coast Guard-approved life jackets.
  • Never swim alone or in unsupervised places. Teach your children to always swim with a buddy.
  • Look for lifeguards. Be sure the area is well supervised by lifeguards before you or others in your group enter the water.
  • No Alcohol or drugs of any sort around water, ever.

**The “Be-A-Fish” Learn-To-Swim Program consists of a two-week course of daily, half-hour swim lessons given by trained lifeguards from Water World during the summer season at either of the two Hyland Hills outdoor pools. We hope all children will learn water safety and develop a passion for swimming that will last a lifetime.  Since 1999, the Hyland Hills Foundation has been funding FREE swim lessons for Hyland Hills/Westminster Public Schools elementary-aged kids. The Foundation fundraises throughout the year to fund the “Be-A-Fish” Learn-to-Swim Program and other recreation scholarships that are granted. For more information, call 303.428.7488 or 720.643.5699 to register.
Water World Vaccine Site Closed

The COVID-19 Vaccine Clinic at the Water World parking lot is now closed. The site administered thousands of Covid-19 tests/results and vaccinated 3290 people during its August 2021 through March 2022 run. It is a privilege to have been able to help out during the crisis and to work with the Tri County Health Department as a part of this great community. 
Westminster Chamber Partnership

Hyland Hills is proud to be the Westminster Chamber of Commerce Partner of the Year for 2021. An example of our ongoing partnership with the Chamber is co-sponsorship of the annual Mutts N' Struts event for dogs and their family, coming up at Carroll Butts Park on June 11th from 9 am to noon. The event brings pet owners and lovers together to celebrate at a Hyland Hills park. Presented by the Westminster Chamber of Commerce, the event includes live entertainment including music and dance, adoptables onsite ready to go to a new home and dozens of vendors. Everyone is invited and the free event also includes some add-on contest perks and fur-baby goody bags for first 100 attendees. For more information: info@westminsterchamber.biz
Gloria Rudden Pond Dedication

The Gloria G. Rudden Pond at Clear Creek Valley Park will be formally dedicated on Saturday, May 21st at the site where a park bench and bronze have been placed in Rudden’s honor at the park. The event begins at 1:30 p.m. and the public is invited to attend and congratulate Gloria G. Rudden in person. More information can be obtained at 303.650-7583.
KITE Flying Day -
DATE CHANGE

The family-fun Kite Flying Day at Clear Creek Valley Park has been changed to SUNDAY, May 22, 2022 from 10 am – 3 pm. Let’s kick off summer activities with some serious Kite Flying to celebrate National Kids to Park Day! Throughout the day you can see Kite Flying demonstrations, visit our kids area for some face painting and balloon making. We’ll have stage performances in our amphitheater and other arts and craft for the entire family. Don’t worry about food and drinks as there will be food truck at the park to keep everyone full and hydrated throughout the day. We hope to see your there!  
Waddell Park Improvement Project!
The new playground is in at Waddell Park! Be sure to get by to let the little ones enjoy themselves climbing, spinning and sliding on and around some of the fun and shaded obstacles there. Hyland Hills continues to make improvements around the District as part of our ongoing “promises kept” commitment to you, our Residents. Please check our website often to see what improvements are being made in and around your area at: www.hylandhills.org

Hyland Hills Summer Concert Series
Save The Dates!
SLOPESIDE
Wednesday July 13, 2022
6:30pm-8:30pm
Clear Creek Valley Park
PHAT DADDY
Wednesday Aug 10, 2022
6:30pm-8:30pm
Clear Creek Valley Park
KELLI SAID
Friday Sept 9, 2022
6:30pm-8:30pm
Clear Creek Valley Park
Missoula Children's Theatre Auditions & Performances
Sign your children 6-18 years old for the upcoming Missoula Children’s Theatre experience June 6—11 at Westminster High School. The performance of Johnny Appleseed is sure to be a hit and it’s FREE to participate! Pre-registration is available by calling 303.428.7488 or 303.643.5699. For more information visit the Activities Guide at hylandhills.org
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