September News and Updates

Barn Party This Weekend! 

Have you RSVP'd for all the fun? 

The 9th Annual Barn Party & Art Auction
Date: Saturday, September 14
Time: 6 pm - 10 pm
Location: The Rady Barn

Join your neighbors this Saturday night to support a great cause at the beautiful, rustic Rady Barn!

The Cherry HIlls Land Preserve's annual Barn Party and Art Auction is an evening to reconnect with friends and neighbors after the long summer while supporting our mission to preserve open lands and inspire land stewardship through education

The Silent Art Auction will feature over 20 local artists - preview their pieces here!

  • Janet Anderson
  • Duke Beardsley
  • Susan Bell
  • Mary Lou Blackledge
  • Lorenzo Chavez
  • Virginia Diaz
  • Yi Ellis
  • Dolan Geiman
  • Melinda Smith Haymons
  • Susie Hyer
  • Kent Lemon
  • Leon Loughridge
  • Michael Lynch
  • Kristen Larson Moore
  • Johanna Mueller
  • Scott Parker
  • George Rentz
  • Kathy Riedinger
  • Peter Roosevelt
  • Dancy Gould St John
  • Betsy Johnson Welty
The 3rd Annual Trail Walk is this Sunday!
Date: Sunday, September 15
Time: 10 am - 2 pm
Location: Quincy & Lafayette

Due to the presence of the petting zoo, horses and raptors, this is a dog-free event.

Bring your whole family and get outside at our 3rd Annual Family Trail Walk, exploring our open spaces and learning from local conservation organizations like these:

Colorado Master Gardner

The mission of the Colorado Master Gardener program is to enhance Coloradans’ quality of life by extending knowledge-based education to local communities, helping individuals make informed decisions about plants while protecting neighborhood environments. The Colorado Master Gardner volunteers from Arapahoe County will have a booth at the Trail Walk to talk about native bees and other pollinators!

Mountain Crust

Mountain Crust is a catering company based in Denver CO, that serves wood-fired pizza, beer on tap and much more out of an old restored truck. Ole Blue is a 1955 Ford F-600, we specialize in weddings and corporate events. We always have the music pumping and fire burning to get your party started!!  

Local Beekeepers

Are you a hobbyist with little time for hobbies? Swing by the table run by Cherry Hills Village beekeeper Bill Lucas to learn about all things honey bees! Experience a (non-active) beehive and consider starting your own hive, too. In times when 48% of all beehives in the world are collapsing (dying), honey bees need all the support.   
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!

A big thank you to Paul and Katy Rady and these sponsors for supporting this year's Barn Party, Art Auction and Trail Walk!

Redevelopment of John Meade Park is Underway!

Cherry Hills Village recently received a $500,000 grant to redevelop John Meade Park.

Last month, the City of Cherry Hills Village received a $500,000 grant from Arapahoe County Open Lands to support plans to redevelop John Meade Park. The matching funds included a match of a $10,000 donation made to the project by the Cherry Hills Land Preserve.

Over the next year, the majority of the park will be closed for everyone's safety, but when the project is finished, the park will feature updated natural play features, fishing piers, a wetlands boardwalk, a shelter with restrooms and more! During renovations, the gravel parking lot and horse arena are still open, with access to the trail still open behind the arena. 

To follow updates on the park's progress, follow the City of Cherry Hills Village's Facebook page!

Coming Up This Month

Stargazing with the Cherry Hills Land Preserve
Date: Friday, September 27
Time: 9 pm - 11 pm
Location: Quincy Farm
Join us at Quincy Farm for an fall evening under the beautiful Colorado night sky! Observe and learn about the many stars in our solar system and beyond.

Our Backyard and Beyond

What do you know about Colorado bees?
What's all the buzz about bees? Our open lands need bees and other pollinators to thrive - so, naturally, land conservation and talk about bees go hand-in-hand! And while threats to bees like pesticide over-use and hive collapse are well-known these days, the buzz focuses on a single species: honeybees. So how much do you actually know about our buzzing friends and how to support them? 

Brush up on your native bee facts with this article from The Nature Conservancy to learn about the many species of bees, the threats they face and tips for supporting your native bees. If you find yourself with more questions, then swing by the Trail Walk this Sunday to chat with local beekeepers and volunteers from the Colorado Master Gardner program!
Do you have a story or upcoming event you want to share with your neighbors about our beautiful open lands here in the Village? Send a message and tell us about it! Click below or email us directly at 

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

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