CHERRY CREEK VISTA PARK & RECREATION DISTRICT
Cherry Creek Vista Parks & Recreation District owns and maintains six tennis courts, a swimming pool, five parks, and four playgrounds. The District also maintains 2.6 miles of county rights-of-way along Havana Street, Orchard Road, and portions of Cherry Creek Drive. The District also maintains the adjacent brick privacy fence along those same rights-of-way.
IMPORTANT NEWS AND UPDATES
If you haven’t visited with our goats at Prairie Vista Park, there’s still time and even more reasons to come out! Weather dependent, the goats will be out at the park until Sunday, November 18, mowing down the field area.
Another cohort of goats will join in the fun in the coming weeks with an additional fence and precipitation covers to keep excessive rain and snow off these live mowers!
Are they safe and warm? YES! The goats are farm animals and like to cuddle together at night in their igloo house. These herds live up at higher elevation than Prairie Vista and are outside all year, so they are used to the cold nights and hot sunny days. The herders, park managers, and community volunteers check on the herd, weather conditions and temperatures daily! The sturdy and high fence-line with buried posts will keep the goats from getting out and other animals from getting in.
Are they getting enough food and water? YES! These goats will over-eat if they are given too much space to roam, so the fenced-area is meant to help them regulate their eating, graze just the right amount of grass, reduce and control weeds, fertilize the ground, break up the soil and not damage the establishment of the tall native grasses! The water levels are checked daily as well and the goats don’t need a lot (think about how much a large dog needs per day).
How can I visit the goats and stay safe near them? We encourage you to stop by and visit–if the herders or volunteers are on site (typically in the afternoons), you may even get to help water them and move the fences. You may also get to step into the fences to pet the goats!
Please be reminded do not feed the goats (some human foods can actually hurt them and it takes away from them eating the grass growing in the field!) Keep your fingers out of their mouths, and keep dogs away from the fence.
Photos and video of the goat visit will be placed on the website soon, so keep checking back for updates and please call the district manager with any questions: 303-482-1002.
Thanks so much to our community volunteers and to Golden Gate Farms for helping make this project a great success!
Please keep in touch and update the district with your HOA’s contact information, website and email so the district can circulate information to your community and vice versa. Please email us if you wish to participate in communications as an HOA representative.
Prairie Vista (formerly Windemere) Park Updates:
The park management plan as well as other resources and status updates will be listed under the Prairie Vista Park page. Check back for additional updates
Please visit the Lakeview Park page for newly updated grant overview, including timelines and details of the grant project.
Cherry Creek Vista II Park (soon to be Sunrise Vista Park). Thanks to our partners: Arapahoe County Open Space, for its grant funding this planning process, Cherry Creek Vista II HOA for the transfer of the park to the District, and to the park planning professionals and community members for making the park revitalization possible.
Vista II Grant Information: Vista II Project Grant Please note that the grant timeline was changed to 2018-2019 for all monthly date milestones due to property ownership title issues that are now clear, and the significant permitting and planning approvals related the culvert that is included in the plan. Please check out the park overview here.
For questions, please email email@example.com.
The District wishes to thank all who participated in the online and paper survey at the special walk-around and public special meeting on February 22nd at the park.
The results of the survey can be found here: Survey Summary
Updates on the plan options are forthcoming, so stay tuned.
Thanks for your input! The CCVPRD Board of Directors
Please contact District Management to access the code to unlock the goals stored at all parks. Damaging or cutting locks or fencing to access pool, tennis courts, goals, or other properties is illegal and will result in action or removal or access or equipment. Please respect your parks and neighbor’s property by keeping ball play within fields and not next to fences and homes. Direct all lacrosse goal practice into the center of fields. You may need to chase the balls further, but will keep neighbors and property happy and safe!
Pool registration is available HERE
As we continue to try to increase communications among residents and reduce expenses, regular meetings are held on the third Thursday of the month at 6:00 pm at 9300 East Belleview Ave., St. Peter’s Lutheran Church, in Greenwood Village, CO.
The only exceptions: There will not be regularly scheduled meetings in February, July, and December.
The District is separate from the homeowner’s associations in the area which are managed by different boards and which have different functions within the community.
This map shows the ATV route that JBK does for snow removal. Also, CCVPRD does various spots on Orchard as well as high traffic park areas.
Arapahoe County has plow routes on their website that anyone can view: https://www.arapahoegov.com/DocumentCenter/View/3322
Wildlife and you ….
The Board would like to remind all resident to not feed wildlife at any park! Peanuts and sunflower seeds will be cleaned up to help keep animals and humans safe. Adding human food to the mix will only threaten the animals and shared-use of the park with humans!
What to do: If you find any human food left out at parks, please contact the District’s management or landscaping company so we can help get it cleaned up. If you see someone leaving food out for animals, please share this important information with them–we all want to help keep these parks and landscapes safe and healthy for all!
For more information: http://www.humanesociety.org/animals/resources/tips/feed_wildlife.html