August News and Updates

Upcoming in September! 

September 14-15 is the must-attend weekend in Cherry Hills Village!

Barn Party & Art Auction
Date: Saturday, September 14
Time: 6 pm - 10 pm
Location: The Rady Barn

Tickets will sell out fast, so get them today! 

On Saturday night, reconnect with your friends and neighbors at the Cherry Hills Land Preserve's 9th Annual Barn Party. Celebrate the fall season while supporting a great cause in a beautiful rustic setting with great food and live music. 

The Art Auction will feature 22 well-known Colorado artists, Lilla Designs Jewelry and limited-edition block prints by artist Duke Beardsley.   

*RSVP by September 13 to have a pre-printed nametag.

Trail Walk
Date: Sunday, September 15
Time: 10 am - 2 pm
Location: Quincy & Lafayette

Fun for the whole family! 

Bring your whole family and get outside at our 3rd Annual Family Trail Walk, exploring our open spaces and learning from local conservation organizations along the way.

Registration is free and open to the public, but we always appreciate your support. Donate here today to help with future educational programming - just $10 goes a long way!

Date: Friday, September 27
Time: 9 pm - 11 pm
Location: Quincy Farm

Space is limited, so RSVP today!

Join us at Quincy Farm for an early fall evening under the beautiful Colorado night sky! Observe and learn about the many stars in our solar system and beyond.

In the case of clouds, the event will be rescheduled. Keep an eye out for weather updates via email and Facebook!

Kids in the Creek Corner

The 3rd Annual Family Trail Walk is coming up!

Be sure to bring the whole family to enjoy fun activities and pizza, and to learn from local conservation organizations like these:

Nature's Educators

Nature's Educators bring live birds of prey and other animals into classrooms, to events, to booths and more to get people up close and personal to these amazing creatures. They hope that through dispelling myths and wives' tales about wildlife, people will be encouraged to do more to help conserve their habitats

Little Angel's Pony & Pals

Since 2006, Little Angels Pony And Pals (family owned) children’s entertainment and ‘hands-on’ educational services business. Our miniature horses, Quarter Horses and farm animals are handled daily, very gentle, and are an important part of our family. 

Colorado Ocean Coalition

The Colorado Ocean Coalition (COCO) is creating a movement to protect oceans from a mile high by uniting people from all over the world to engage in ocean advocacy. Why? "The ocean is closer than you think."

Park Spotlight

We have so many wonderful parks in the Village. Our “Park Spotlight” features a different park each issue to help encourage everyone to get out and enjoy these beautiful spaces!

Dahlia Hollow

While it has the appearance of natural land, it was not always the attractive place that it is today. The land that forms Dahlia Hollow Park was previously a neglected spot between housing developments that were unsuitable for residential use due to its small, narrow size and floodplain issues.

Through the design and work of developer and landscape architect Allen Keesen, the neglected land was transformed. Through the creation of open space between houses and the High Line Canal as well as large black boulders to mitigate erosion, grading the land down to the stream and the planting of many trees still in the area today, the beginnings of what would become Dahlia Hollow Park were formed.

This section of land was eventually sold to the South Suburban Parks and Recreation District who then added the bridge over the Canal, connecting the area to the Trail. Mr. Keesen was later brought back to design the area on the southside of the Canal, adding the curving trail that leads to the bridge and positioning additional trees in the open area alongside, forming the rest of what is now Dahlia Hollow Park.

July Event Recaps

July 14: The 2019 LakotaRide  

We were able to enjoy an amazing cultural event last month with the Tipi Raisers' annual LakotaRide as they started their 22-day journey from Sedalia, CO to the Lakota Pine Ridge Reservation in South Dakota. 

Thank you to all that made this such a fun and educational event:

  • Platte Valley Pony Club
  • Susan Morrice 

July 20: Kids in the Creek  

On Saturday July 20, 30 friends - most of whom were under the age of 8 - joined the Cherry Hills Land Preserve and Denver Audubon at Woodie Hollow Park for a sunny morning of exploring and splashing in the creek that runs through the park. We encountered a momma duck with her baby ducklings, fished up crawdads - which we examined and released - and cleaned up trash found in the creek. 

Kate Hogan with Denver Audubon explained about the creek eco-system and how it supports life over, around and in the creek.  We are happy to report that all friends made it out of the creek in one piece but completely drenched!

A big thank you to Denver Audubon for joining us for our July Kids in the Creek exploration!

Our Backyard and Beyond

Baby Animal Snuggle and Brunch Fundraiser
Date: Saturday, August 24
Time: 10:30 am - 12:30 pm
Location: 8640 Dahlia St, Commerce City, CO 80640

Looking for something to do this weekend with the family? Check out Broken Shovels Farm Sanctuary's Baby Animal Snuggle and Brunch Fundraiser

Want to snuggle the babies and all of the animals at Broken Shovels Farm Sanctuary but want to skip the huge crowds? Can't make it to regular Open Sanctuary events on Sundays? Want a chance to have a fantastic brunch in a beautiful farm setting on a relaxing Saturday morning?

Then get your tickets today to Broken Shovels Farm Sanctuary's fundraising event with adorable baby animals and tasty brunch from Wong Way Veg!

The Cherry Hills Land Preserve is a local non-profit organization dedicated to preserving open spaces and inspiring land stewardship.

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