It’s sometimes hard to believe, since many of us “live the world” of the Hyland Hills Park and Recreation District, that not everyone knows about us, or all the great things we are doing for this community. Here’s one thing everyone should know. The District is embarking on the process of building long range goals for the District in a document that, once created, will be called a Master Plan. If there is an idea or thought YOU would like to contribute to make the Hyland Hills community’s park and recreation programs or facilities better, we’d love to hear about it!
There are a lot of new people in our District and many were not residents nearly two decades ago when the last Master Plan was developed. At that time, our outreach into the community yielded fantastic ideas that were incorporated into the plan and we are now enjoying many of those amenities as a result. Yes, even a single voice will be heard and considered at Hyland Hills and the District prides itself on promises kept to the Hyland Hills Park and Recreation District community.
If you are new to the District, we have the distinction of being one of Colorado’s first-ever designated park and recreation Special Districts. We serve a 25-square mile District, and have been doing so for more than 60 years, providing recreation and athletic choices to guests of every age and ability. You should be receiving an Activities Guide three times a year that outlines all the programs and activities we offer. As a taxpaying Hyland Hills Resident household, you are entitled to many discounts to our facilities. Our programs are funded partially by user fees, and partially by our more well-known facilities which enjoy a popular presence in the community and beyond with outlying non-resident visitor guests: The Greg Mastriona Golf Courses at Hyland Hills, which are celebrating 55 years in business; Water World, which is celebrating 40 years; Adventure Golf & Raceway, celebrating 30 years; and finally, the Ice Centre at the Promenade, celebrating 20 years. The revenue from these facilities help us to offer and maintain dozens of parks, ballfields, a gymnastics center, community centers, the MAC senior center with the City of Westminster, swimming pools, an indoor sports arena, and more.
So, back to the Master Planning process. We will be hosting public information events in the near future and inviting input. So, as you enjoy our facilities, please jot down any ideas that you might have. The last go around yielded ideas for the District like park improvements and signage, a new skate park, updated outdoor pools, renovated ballfields, construction of Valley View Park and we even purchased hard-to-find land for Clear Creek Valley Park.
This time, we are already hearing great ideas to throw into the pot for consideration, like relocating a concession stand for easier access, new scoreboards, expanded disc golf, more safety, trails and even a new fieldhouse. You just never know what we can accomplish together. So, please keep those ideas coming!
One hundred percent of the ideas that the District presented to the community in a 2017 bond issue that came from the Master Planning process were completed, so please know how important your input is! Stay tuned and check our website for information. Additionally, sign up for our newly updated e-mail Resident Newsletter that we will re-debut in August with a new look. There, we will keep you current on the Master Planning process and community meetings where you can share your fabulous ideas.
Participating in our communities is so rewarding…don’t you think?