Wednesday, August 31, 2011

Highlands Ranch Mansion

The Highlands Ranch Mansion will reopen in June of 2012.  The Metro District has launched a new website with updates and pictures:  Before it closed for remodeling the 120-year-old mansion mostly held community events.  When it reopens, it will be an amazing venue for hosting weddings and other private events.  Pricing information is on the website.  Lottery applications will be accepted Wednesday, September 14 through Friday, September 30, and the drawing will be held Monday, October 3, 2011 for reservations through January 2013.  We went to an event at the mansion last summer and took part in a tour of the entire building.  It was beautiful but definitely needed updating.  The Metro District is doing everything they can to keep all of its historic charm.  I am so excited to see the Highlands Ranch Mansion next summer!

Little Monkey Business

The Little Monkey Business in Lone Tree has a free day on September 5th.  To qualify you need to bring your Highlands Ranch Rec Center ID card.  Also remember to bring socks for everyone.  They will be open 9am - 5pm, for more information click here.  Thanks Sybil!

Monday, August 29, 2011

30th Anniversary!

The Highlands Ranch 30th Anniversary concert is Thursday, September 1st.  The Nacho Men will be performing at Civic Green Park from 6:30pm - 8:00pm.  Admission is free :)  In the past few years Highlands Ranch has received national recognition for being an amazing place to live.  Business Week ranked HR 7th for America's Best Place to Raise your Kids, Forbes ranked HR 20th for The Best Places to Move, and Money Magazine ranked HR 12th for The Best Places to Live.  One of the things I love about Highlands Ranch is although it has over 93,000 residents it still has a small town feel because everyone is so friendly!  Join our community and celebrate Highlands Ranch!

Sunday, August 7, 2011

Fly'n B Park

August 11th from 3:30pm - 5:30pm is the Dedication for the newest park in Highlands Ranch, Fly'n B Park!  This historic park is located in the northwestern part of Highlands Ranch at 2910 W. Plaza Drive.  Many farmers and ranchers have called this area home, because of its proximity to the High Line Canal Trail.  Johnny Bowen called it, "The best little cattle ranch in Colorado!"  Park Rangers will be on site to explain the park's history.  The Metro District has preserved 20 acres of Fly'n B Park.  It has a stocked fishing pond, picnic shelters, and plenty for the kids to enjoy!  Come out and explore this wonderful park.

Wednesday, August 3, 2011

Film in the Park

This summer's first Film in the Park is this Friday, August 5th.  They will be showing Ice Age: The Meltdown at 8:15pm in Civic Green Park (next to the library).  Bring a blanket and some snacks.  The event is free :)  Plan to arrive early as it will get crowded.  No dogs are allowed at the park.  Ferngully will be shown on August 12th and Alvin & The Chipmunks 2 The Squeakquel on August 19th.  We love this Highlands Ranch tradition!


The Littleton Museum is such a fun experience that I had to post about it.  Inside they have a historical museum (with an interactive children's section) as well as an art gallery.  Outside they have 39 acres of farms, a lake, school house, farm houses and of course a lot of animals.

Millie's calf (born July 15th)

This is a perfect place to go with children of all ages.  Jack loved seeing all of the animals!  In the fall they have a Harvest Festival (this year it will be held on October 8th.)  There is no price for admission - however they do accept donations.  For more information check out their website.

Splash Park

We finally made it to the splash area at Civic Green Park!  Jack had so much fun, and it was a perfect alternative to the pool.  They have two different areas, one closer to the playground, and one is right by the stage.  I recommend going early because it gets crowded!