Monthly Blog 2018-03-08T14:00:30+00:00
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Joann Cortez
Communication Director
Hyland Hills Park and Recreation District
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Water World Opens This Month…Here’s What’s New This Summer!

For most people in the Hyland Hills Park and Recreation District, summer begins when Water World opens for the season, which will happen this year on May 26th. Traditionally, the park opens Memorial Day weekend and runs through Labor Day weekend – but always weather permitting. I say that, because in years past, there have been opening days when crews are frantically brushing snow off waterslides the night before the scheduled season opening (Colorado weather…you know what I am talking about!), and being rewarded with 70+ weather the following day. Water World is Colorado’s original all-day-fun, true water park. Visitors have been making summer memories at Water World since its opening in 1979 and the park will be celebrating its 39th season this year. The park is deemed the largest family waterpark in America, sprawling over 70 acres and with [...]

Hyland Hills to the Rescue

Being in the park and recreation business, you often find yourself around trees, LOTS of trees. And for the Hyland Hills Parks crew, who take care of those trees, well, the trees are like family. In fact, our Parks team knows just about everything about each and every tree. One of our guys even said “they’re like my children!” Our rescue story started when Hyland Hills was told that a piece of land where we have a couple of ballfields, at 69th & Pecos Street, was being sold. The landowner, Westminster Public Schools, was selling the land to make way for a much-needed, new Adams County Fire Rescue Station. So far, so good, right? A move agreement allowed for Hyland Hills Park and Recreation District to take certain items from the site of the former FM Day ballfields, such as [...]

Hyland Hills: Saving Money to Do More

Hyland Hills: Saving Money to Do More By: Joann Cortez Communications Director Hyland Hills Park and Recreation District So, you probably know Hyland Hills Park and Recreation District does sports and recreation, but did you know that we are also in the business of saving money? Well, we are, and here’s how we do it: Since 1955 when the District was established, our collaborative approach with just about everyone we do business with has produced many unique and successful partnerships that actually help us do more in the community by saving lots of money and resources that can be used elsewhere! Here are three examples of partnerships that I want to share with you today. First, Hyland Hills’ close working relationship with local school districts goes way back to our 1950’s roots when the District was actually housed in the [...]