Community Hapenings

Community open house - Senior Feasibility Study--HR Metro District

Are you an older adult, an adult child or caregiver? 

Join HR Metro Distric on  Tuesday, Aug. 15 from 4 to 7 p.m. to share your input on senior services, programs and activities you would like to see offered in Highlands Ranch. Adults of all ages are welcome. The open house will be held at the Hendrick Office building, 62 Plaza Drive, Highlands Ranch. Registration is not required.

For more information call 303-791-0430 or click here.


 


 

 

 

 

 

 

 


 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Don't miss out on the presentation program Thursday night from the

Castle Rock Historical Society and Museum!!


Please join us on Thursday, August 10, 2017 for a presentation by Dick Kreck about his book "Rich People Behaving Badly".  Learn about the notorious characters that came through Colorado and the legends that followed them including gangster, Diamond Jack who hid out in Douglas County for awhile. 

Philip S. Miller Library 100 S. Wilcox Street Castle Rock, Co. 80104. Refreshments will be served at 6:45 pm with the presentation starting at 7:00 pm.  Admission is free.

Also this month, join us for a walking tour of Downtown Castle Rock on Sat. Aug. 26, 2017.  Tour begins in the Courtyard at 3rd & Perry at 10:30am.


Coming Next Month --------

Sept. 14, 2017 - Monthly presentation by Bart Berger about Denver Mountain Parks.

Sept. 16, 2017 - 20th Anniversary Celebration of the Castle Rock Museum 4:00 pm - 7:00 pm at the museum.

Sept. 23, 2017 - Walking Tour of Downtown Castle Rock.  Tour begins in the Courtyard at 3rd and Perry at 10:30am.  It's free and no reservations required.


For more information contact the Castle Rock Museum at 
 (303) 814-3164, museum@castlerockhistoricalsociety.org,  www.castlerockhistoricalsociety.org.  


Louviers 100th Anniversary Celebration!

Come celebrate the 100th Anniversary of the Louviers Village Club House and tour the newly renovated Library, too. 

Enjoy ice cream, old-fashioned snacks, games, crafts and more.  

August 26, 2017 || 10:00am to noon || 7865 Louviers Blvd., Louviers, CO 80131

http://www.douglas.co.us/eventscenter/facility-descriptions/louviers-village-clubhouse/


Preserving Roxborough History – Silica Kiln

The Roxborough Area Historical Society (RAHS) is hosting a Presentation & Fund Raiser for the Silica Kiln. Join us for light refreshments while learning about the rich history and extensive efforts to preserve a local landmark right in our own backyard. Original bricks made in the Kiln will be on display and available, with all proceeds going to the “Save the Kiln” fund. This event will be held at the Roxborough Fire Station Community Room (6222 Roxborough Park Road) on Saturday, August 19th from 10am to noon.

For more info go to www.roxhistory.com
 


Patsy Moore Passes....

Patsy W. Moore, age 81, a resident of Franktown, Colorado, and former member of the Douglas County Historical Preservation Board and the Franktown Historical Society, died on March 19, 2017 in Parker, Colorado. Patsy was extremely active in Colorado politics and associated organizations. You can read Patsy’s full obituary and information about her final arrangements at Parker and Elizabeth Funeral Homes.

Patsy was predeceased by her parents, her brothers and sisters, by her Husband Leo Moore on December 13, 1996 and her friend Kenneth Hodge on November 10, 2016. Survivors include her son Tommy from Metairie, Louisiana, son David from Highlands Ranch, Colorado and many nieces and nephews.

 


Highlands Ranch Senior Club March 2017 Newsletter    Click HERE


Thursday night from the Castle Rock Historical Society and Museum!!

Please join us on Thursday, Feb. 9, 2017 for a  a presentation by Rebecca Schwendler, PHD., RPA from Paleo West Archaeology.  She will discuss the old Civilian Conservation Corps (CCC) Camp in Castle Rock and the survey that was done for the current "Terrain" development that is in that location.  During the Great Depression the CCC built dams and other infrastructure in Castle Rock. The camp included many buildings and even a baseball diamond.

Philip S. Miller Library 100 S. Wilcox Street Castle Rock, Co. 80104. Refreshments will be served at 6:45 pm with the presentation starting at 7:00 pm.  Admission is free


Highline Canal 2017

Here's to an exciting 2017 for the Highline Canal Conservancy

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http://us12.campaign-archive1.com/?u=02620fd082f09e524e69855fb&id=03e13b...

 


Castle Rock Historical Society Happenings

Lots going on.   Click here for the latest activities

Keep up to date on CRHSM happenings at www.castlerockhistoricalsociety.org

 


Volunteer Fair at Southridge Rec Center    Tuesday, April 25 from 5-7 pm

Click HERE for the flyer

Make a difference in our community, volunteer!   This is a great place to find many opportunities.

Stop by the HRHS table to say hello, and perhaps get involved with the Wranglers, our Volunteer group!

 


National History Day Judges Needed             

Happy New Year! It is time to once again begin planning for our Denver Metro Regional National History Day contest. I am writing to ask you to consider judging again this year. As you may know, our amazing Judge Coordinator, Susan Gustin, retired from National History Day after last year's contest. I miss her organization and dedication to NHD more than you could possibly know! But the show must go on, and I am realizing that having a strong judging corps is vitally important to having a successful contest--in any year, but especially THIS year! I hope you will consider giving a day to this great cause.

The contest will be held on Saturday March 11th, 2017 on the UC Denver/Auraria Campus, just as it has been for the past several years. We ask judges to report for a short on-site training at 8:00 am, with judging beginning at 9:00 am. You may choose to judge just the preliminary rounds, which end around 12:30, or you could register to judge in both the preliminary and final rounds.  We will provide all of our judges with training and the materials you will need to judge. In addition, we will feed you breakfast and lunch, and send you home with our undying thanks for helping.

The Greater Denver Metro Region is one of the largest in the state of Colorado. We will have 500-600 students at our competition. As you can imagine, it takes quite an effort to organize and provide evaluation for this many students. I am hoping to register 75-100 judges to accomplish the task. Please consider judging again this year, and please consider introducing a friend to National History Day.

The registration form can be found here: Judge Registration Form

If you have any questions, please feel free to contact me at greaterdenvermetronhd@gmail.com

Thank you for considering judging for this great student contest.

Thank you,

Kory Franken

Greater Denver Metro

NHDC Regional Coordinator


HR Metro Senior Services presents The Fundamentals of Estate Palnning and What it Means for You

Wednesday, Jan 18 from 6-7:30 pm

Cost $7

Register at www.highlandsranch.org/signmeup.

For more info contact Jodie McCann   720-240-4922 or jmccann@highlandsranch.org


HR Metro Senior Services presents Roadmap to Positive and Purposeful Aging

A 3 part series to help you live a whole life   $47 for all three parts,  10 am to 12 noon on

Saturday, Jan 14

Saturday Feb 11

Saturday March 11

Registration and more information at www.highlandsranch.org/signmeup.

Contact Jodie McCann for more info:  720-240-4922 or jmccann@highlandsranch.org

Click HERE for the flyer

 


Sedalia Winter Fest, Saturday, December 3

Welcome to Sedalia's 2016 Winter Fest!

By Cherry Ellis       Click HERE for the Poster

Begin at Sedalia Museum’s Open House, from 11am to 2pm.  Help yourself to a cup of hot cider and delicious homemade cookie, and take a look at the displays.  This year's displays include the pioneer Lambert family, early fire fighting equipment, a very formal table-setting and formal gown worn at a Sedalia soiree, and Bev Larsen's special holiday display of Matryoshka—Russian nesting dolls.  Enjoy the antique toys and dolls around the Christmas tree, and sing-along with carols played on the pump organ. Bring an instrument and share your music with us. Children can make simple ornaments with our volunteers, too. We look forward to visiting with all our neighbors!

For mass transit Sedalia style, hop on Lance Peterson's Hay Ride Taxi for a tour of the town and for transportation to all the shops and restaurants.

Stop at O'Brien's Cafe for a complimentary cup of coffee. You might want to treat yourself to some pie to go with that coffee. 

Buckskin's Saloon's lunch special from 11-2 will be a “pony burger” or half-size burger and fries for $5.00.

With cold weather coming on, check Jarre Mart's fly fishing supplies and talk fish psychology with Dan. He recommends midges, very small insects, which call for technical fishing. Fish are easily spooked in the low flow of winter streams, so use a Black RS2 or very small Baetis Patterns.  For the fish who like some color in their diet, Rainbow Warriors work all year round, but best in winter.  Red or Chartreuse Copper Johns or Icicle PTs (pheasant tails) would make sparkly gifts for your favorite fisherman.

Cross Manhart Street to The Different Drummer, filled with wonderful antiques.  From 12-4, the friendly resident cats Tyler, Libby and Toby will greet you and insist on being petted.  Enjoy the lovely holiday decorations, and enter a drawing for three decorative wooden apples.

Smell the pizza?  Stop by PieZano's to say “hi” and enjoy a free slice of pizza again this year from 11 to 2 pm.

A  trip to Sedalia is not complete without a stop at Bud's Bar. Besides the always-delicious hamburgers (NO fries), Nanc says Bud's will have a drawing for a $20.00 gift certificate.

Around the corner on Plum Street, stop by Alexander's General Store for a cup of popcorn and a visit. 

Catch the taxi and cross the railroad tracks to Daisy's Front Porch.  In the cozy shop you will be treated to snacks and drinks, plus a discount on all purchases and a drawing for a floral arrangement!

Don't forget to stop at Sedalia Bakery for your complimentary cookie and free aromas.

At Deby Williams’ Farmer's Insurance office, Santa will check his big red mailbox for children's wish lists before Christmas Eve. Letters need to include an address so Santa can reply.   At Santa's Workshop December 3rd from 10-2, children can purchase gifts for parents for $1 and see Santa for special requests.  To help Santa, contact Deby at (303) 660-4149.

Gabriel's Restaurant and Tuscan Bar will open at 1:00 pm for Sedalia's Winter Fest. Owners Matthew and Jan Bundy thank all their wonderful customers who have supported them over the years. They invite you to "Come in and see the decorations while warming yourselves with a complimentary cup of Gabriel's homemade soup. Happy Hour drink specials will be offered as well. All of us at Gabriel's wish each and every one of you a Holiday Season filled with love, health and happiness."


Senior Health and Information Fair

Lots of fun and great information to be had!  Stop by and say Hello!   We will have a booth and plenty of candy!

Click HERE for the flyer

When:           Saturday, November 12

9:00 a.m. to Noon

Breakout sessions follow the Vendor Fair

Where:         The Recreation Center at Eastridge

9568 University Blvd.

Highlands Ranch, CO  80126

 


Veterans Day Tribute, November 11 in Douglas County

The Douglas County Office of Veterans Affairs in conjunction with the Douglas County Veterans Monument Foundation will conduct a Veterans Day Tribute on Friday, November 11, beginning 11 a.m. at the DC Veterans Monument Plaza located at the corner of Wilcox and Fourth Streets in downtown Castle Rock. The program will feature a special remembrance and will honor all veterans – past and present.

Featured speaker will be David Liniger, Air Force Vietnam Veteran, Chairman of the Board & Co-Founder REMAX, LLC.

https://www.douglas.co.us/veterans-day-tribute-november-11-douglas-county/


October 12, 2016 Larkspur Historical Society Program

Don’t forget our Larkspur Historical Society program this Wednesday evening at the Larkspur Fire Station.  Adam Speirs will be presenting  Your Media and Research Lab of the Future ...Wednesday evening, October 12, 6:30PM.  Light refreshments served.

…the voice of history for southern Douglas County and Divide country

 


Xcel Proposal for NW Douglas County 12" Pipeline Project.
Pipeline and Regulator Station proposed near the HR Mansion and Historic Park
 
Read more information about it HERE

 There are various documents and links to explore.

Xcel Informational Website: HERE
 
To send an email comment to the Douglas County Planning Commission, click  HERE
 
To read the HR Herald article about it, click HERE

There are public hearings on this topic:
o  Monday October 17th at 7:00pm the Douglas County Planning Commission will hold a Public Hearing at 100 3rd St. in Castle Rock at the Phillip Miller building, Commissioner’s room. This is an important chance for the public to voice its opinions prior to a final decision by Oct 30th.

o Tuesday October 18th at 6:30pm the HRCA Board and Delegate meeting will be held at the Eastridge Recreation Center, 9568 S. University Blvd., Gordon Von Stroh room


Highline Canal Public Informational Meetings October 2016 

 

We are again asking the public to weigh in on their priorities for the Canal and share new ideas for how the vision can help sustain the High Line Canal for future generations.

Adventure on the High Line Canal, Charting our Course for the Next Century

Chapter 4: Looking Ahead

Join us at one of these final open houses to participate in the interactive High Line Canal Vision Plan process. We’ll share strategies for implementing the community-developed vision for the Canal and ask you to share your ideas and priorities. Mark your calendars and invite your friends and neighbors to help shape the future of the High Line Canal!

All three sessions will be identical, so you can choose whichever event is most convenient!

Wednesday, Oct 19, 2016 – 4-8pm*

Dry Dock Brewing Co. North Dock, 2801 Tower Rd, Aurora, CO 80011

*Starting at 5pm, celebrate with us with food trucks and a taste of our exclusive Dry Dock High Line Plum Saison-Brett beer.

Thursday, Oct 20, 2016 – 2-5pm 

Eisenhower Recreation Center, 4300 E. Dartmouth Ave., Denver CO 80222

Thursday, Oct 20, 2016 – 6-8pm

Goodson Recreation Center, 6315 S. University Blvd, Centennial, CO 80121

Missed some or all of the first three chapters? Not a problem, there’s still plenty of time to share your thoughts and priorities with us in Chapter 4. Get up to speed on past open house materials and information by visiting: highlinecanal.org/community.

Please use the attached flyer to share this information with your networks to ensure their voice is heard. In addition, there is always up-to-date information on our website and social media channels: highlinecanal.org, Facebook, Twitter, and Instagram. If you would like a square formatted jpeg of the attached flyer, please let me know.

This has been an unprecedented community effort for the High Line Canal, bringing together Denver area residents spanning 71 miles to develop a shared vision for the future of the Canal.  


Castle Rock Historical Society October 2016 Events

Plenty of events to keep one busy during October!

Click HERE

 


Homesteads of Roxborough State Park Hike, Saturday Oct. 22

Roxborough State Park volunteers Betsy Healy,  Mike Thomas and Richard Crabb and will be leading the annual fall homestead hike on October 22, 2016 to the south end of Roxborough State Park.  

A short lecture starts promptly at 9:00 am in the visitor center auditorium 

We will then hike to visit more than 6 homesteads in the park.  The hike will cover 7 miles with options to turn around for  1.5, 2.5, or 4 miles.

 Expect history, great views, fun stories, and fall colors.  

Bring water, lunch, and appropriate gear for weather and duration.  

Free with park admission.  Reservations required. Please contact the Park directly at (303-973-3959)

Join us this Saturday for a day full of history and great views!

 The hike to the last two remote stops are steep but worth it. Bring water, lunch, and appropriate gear for weather.  Meet at the visitor center. Call (303) 973-3959 to register 24 hours prior to the event.

Hope to see you there!


History Camp Colorado November 12, 2016

9 am-5 pm Tivoli Student Union on the Auraria Campus, Downtown Denver

www.HistoryCamp.org/Colorado

Click HERE for more info

First ever History Camp in Denver!


Schweiger Ranch Lone Tree Fall Festival, Saturday, Oct. 8 

Visit the website HERE

Saturday, October 8th, 2016
10:00 am - 2:00 pm

Come and join us for Lone Tree’s annual Schweiger Ranch Fall Festival. Pick out your favorite pumpkin in our pumpkin patch or take a hay wagon ride provided by Colorado Carriage Company. The event is free and open to the public.

Event Activities:

  • Hay wagon and Tractor Rides provided by Colorado Carriage Company
  • Pumpkin patch – pumpkins $5 each (cash only)
  • Storytime with Douglas County Libraries - 10:30am
  • Kids Crafts
  • Ranch Tours
  • Cave of Confusion
  • Bluegrass Music
  • Vendors including Food Trucks

Castle Rock Historical Society Needs Help!

Castle Rock Historical Society (CRHS):

CRHS is looking for two,  history minded individuals, to volunteer for the positions of President and Vice - President of the CRHS.  

If you or anyone you know are interested, please contact:

 Dorothy Kelly    dot1kelly@gmail.com

Castle Rock Museum  (303) 814-3164

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Castle Rock Historical Society News September-October

Lots going on from our friends in Castle Rock

More Information..


Calf's Lowell Ranch Harvest Festival

Harvest Day is Here!!!

Saturday, September 24

10 am to 3 pm

Bring the whole Family!

Free Admission and Parking.

More Information... (thecalf.org/harvest-day.html)


Roxborough Park Fall Activities

Hello From Roxborough,

We will host three big events here at the park.  Please mark your calendars and come join us!

More Information...

  • Geology Rox!  Sunday, Sept.11
  • Archaeology Fair  Saturday, Oct.15
  • Homestead Hike  Saturday, Oct. 22

It's fun for all ages! 

Roxborough State Park, 4751 East Roxborough Dr.,   Roxborough, CO 80125

Roxborough.park@state.co.us  or 303-973-3959


History Camp Colorado 2016 -  November 12, 2016

Register and find out more at:  http://historycamp.org/colorado

History Camp Colorado will be on November 12, 2016 at the Tivoli Student Union on Auraria Campus in this historic building in downtown Denver!  

If you’re a history lover, History Camp is for you. It’s a unique opportunity to spend a day with others from all walks of life who have a passion for history, from authors, teachers, genealogists, and students, to park rangers, museum volunteers, librarians, and individuals from other professions and backgrounds.

History Camp Colorado will the first History Camp in the west.

History Camp started in Boston in 2014, and they’ve grown larger every year.  This year’s sold out more than five weeks in advance.  Other History Camps include History Camp Iowa in Des Moines and History Camp Pioneer Valley  in Holyoke, Massachusetts, which also sold out weeks in advance.

Here’s what some people have attended some of these have had to say:

  • There was such a variety of people and backgrounds that it made things very interesting.
  • I did not realize when I signed up that there would be that many sessions to choose from all day. Solid presenters, great venue, good support.
  • The topics were great and varied enough that I wouldn’t have gotten the breadth of knowledge at any other single event.
  • I was impressed with the number of talks that were offered and the professionalism of the speakers. Also, the event was extremely well organized, the space was perfect, and the lunch was very nice.
  • It was exciting to, each hour, be able to, on a whim, pick a fascinating topic to explore in depth. It was very social too.
  • It was fun to meet people from such a wide variety of backgrounds and interest.
  • The people were great and genuinely interested in what everyone was doing and what they had to say.
  • I was interested and impressed with the topics of discussion.
  • There were so many different subjects and genres of history, all of them interesting, that it was difficult to choose which lectures to attend. I wish I could have been in 2 or 3 places at once.

You can learn more about History Camp, including see photos from past History Camps and read press articles and listen to radio programs about History Camp on the About page.

Sessions

Unlike a typical conference, at History Camp, anyone can speak, provided we have a time slot.  Here are the sessions as of August 24, 2016.  Read descriptions and learn who will be presenting each one on the Sessions page.

  • Surviving the Titanic – Margaret “Molly” Brown
  • The Lonely Hearts Club: Correspondence Ads during the Civil War & the process of research
  • The Editor is Mostly Right: Tips on Writing and Publishing History
  • The Minting of a Commemorative Coin – A Long Journey
  • Would the Real Molly Brown Please Stand Up
  • Joe the Plumber: The Story of Microhistory
  • Buffalo Bill: Scout, Showman, Visionary
  • The Politics of Coinage: Messages on Early Modern Coins 
  • Colorado’s Favorite Ghost Towns
  • Strong Sisters: Elected Women in Colorado
  • Change and Transition: The Evolution of the Denver Fire Department over 150 Years
  • Carriers of News and Knowledge: Post Office Records
  • Titanic, the Colorado Connection
  • Discovering the Connections Between the Lewis and Clark Expedition’s Corps of Discovery and the War of 1812
  • Sons of the American Revolution Patriot Chest
  • Our National Pastime in the Centennial State 
  • Medal of Honor: General Walker’s Disappearance of January 5, 1943
  • Royal Genealogy and Territory of an Ancient Mixtec Kingdom in Oaxaca, Mexico 
  • Denver’s Brick Sewers
  • Anti-German Sentiment in the Centennial State During WWI
  • Using Emigrant Guides for Research
  • Englewood Colorado’s Amazing History
  • Denver’s Amusement Parks: A Story of Fun
  • Everyday Stuff – Extraordinary People: Resources at the Denver Public Library
  • Cassells Among the Pines: A Once Renowned but Now Forgotten Grand Resort in the Colorado Rockies

Pioneer Cemetary Tour  (Riverside Cemetery)   Saturday, September 24th

Back in 1876, most citizens made the difficult trip west for a better life and finally settled down in Denver. But in the year Colorado became the 38th state, life in the small western town was anything but easy. A cemetery was needed. Those early pioneers’ resting place may not be in Denver’s trendy LoDo, but many of the 66,000 occupants who dwell in Riverside knew Lo-Do before it was called Lower Downtown.

Garry O’Hara has been walking through Riverside Cemetery--- the “pioneer cemetery”---for 15 years.  He knows where their bodies are buried and the stories their graves conceal.  As a volunteer tour guide with the Fairmount Heritage Foundation, O’Hara will escort Roxborough Area Historical Society members and other interested folks through the oldest areas of Riverside cemetery.     

Since the cemetery is located in Denver at 5201 Brighton Blvd, an hour's drive from Roxborough, and according to O’Hara, difficult to find, RAHS suggests that participants carpool from the Roxborough Market Place located at Rampart Range and Waterton roads.  If interested, meet in the parking lot on the east side of the Sonic Drive-In at 8:45 on Saturday, September 24. 

The charge for the tour is $7 for non-members and $5 for members.  Funds will go toward preserving and disseminating the history and heritage of Riverside and Fairmount Cemeteries. 

For more information, check RAHS’ website www.roxhistory.com or email RAHS at roxhistory@msn.com.  RSVPs are appreciated.


Senior Law Safety Summit


Roxborough Area Historical Society

History in your own backyard

Visit the Roxborough homestead cabin with a century old story to tell

In the late-1800s, Amos Miksch was a veteran of the Union Army. As a result, he was able to obtain 160 free acres of land in a remote area of the western frontier, build a small cabin and plant his first crops.  After a few years, the small cabin was no longer large enough for Miksch’s growing family so he sold it and moved on.  When he left, the young cavalry soldier never could have imagined his home would still be standing exactly where he built it more than 140 years later!

Miksch’s tale is a small part of the cabin’s history. You’ll hear the rest of story on Saturday, July 16 at 10 a.m. when the Roxborough Area Historical Society holds an open house at the cabin, located along Rampart Range road just north of the intersection of Waterton and Rampart Range.

Parking at the cabin is limited, so carpooling is encouraged.  Meet at 9:45 in the parking lot near the Sonic restaurant in the Roxborough Market Place, located at the corner of Waterton Road and Rampart Range.  To RSVP email RAHS at roxhistory@msn.com, or for more information check RAHS website www.roxhistory.com.

Art Fair launch of ROXBOROUGH book is a huge success

RAHS would like to thank the Roxborough Park Art Committee for allowing co-authors, Flo Tonelli and Char Nauman, to launch their book on the history of Roxborough at the art fair June 4-5.  Flo, Char, Willi Miller, Linda Goodrich and Shelly Stephens sold 132 books.  Eight-hundred dollars was raised for RAHS.  Thanks to all those who purchased the book.

For those unable to purchase ROXBOROUGH at the fair, we’re happy to announce that it is for sale at the P.A.S. S. (Packaging and Shipping Services) store in the Roxborough Marketplace.  Hours are Monday-Thursday 10-6; Friday 10-5 and Saturday 9-1. (Saturday hours may change for family reasons.)

RAHS August Event: The Fly’n B history

Come visit the historic Fly'n B Park for a potluck picnic on Saturday, August 13, 11:00 a.m.-1:00 p.m. We'll enjoy good food and a talk by Susie Trumble on the history of the Fly'n B.

The Fly’n B House, formerly known as the Plews House, was built by Matthew Plews in 1906. Mr. Plews was a talented horticulturalist who ran a truck garden on the property for many years. In 1937, he sold the house to O.E. “Smiling Charlie” Stephens, who ran an illegal gambling operation from the house. In 1944, the Stephens family sold the property to Fred and Marguerite Eberhardt. In 1967, the Eberhardt family sold the property to the Gates Rubber Company who traded the site with the Bowen family for their ranch located at Broadway and County Line Rd. In the mid-1980s, construction of C-470 was routed through the heart of the Fly’n B Ranch. The Bowen family held onto the property until 2004 when they sold it to Erickson Retirement Community. In 2006, the house and surrounding five acres were conveyed to the Highlands Ranch Metro District. Fly’n B Park was built and opened in 2010.

Bring your own protein and a dish to share. RAHS will provide utensils, napkins, water and plates. Park rules are listed below. No alcohol please.

RSVP to roxhistory@msn.com.

The following are prohibited at Highlands Ranch Metro District parks:

  • Littering and dumping
  • Fires, except in grills
  • Fireworks
  • Firearms
  • Archery, paintball, pellet and BB guns
  • Golf
  • Model rockets and airplanes
  • Overnight camping
  • Harassment of wildlife
  • Glass