Committees & Councils

In addition to volunteer citizen committees working with staff, South Suburban regularly requests citizens to volunteer by interest group in order to assess the needs of the District.

South Suburban Public Art Committee

The South Suburban Public Art Committee (PAC) is an appointed volunteer body that offers an informed opinion to the elected South Suburban Park and Recreation District (SSPRD) Board of Directors regarding art in public places.  The PAC consists of 7 - 9 at-large members plus one representative from a city art commission from within the boundaries of SSPRD.  Currently, only the City of Littleton’s Fine Arts Board and the City of Lone Tree’s Art Commission are represented on the PAC.  At-large members are selected through an application process.  The SSPRD Board of Directors must act on the appointment all PAC members.

Interactive Art Map
The District has had a robust public art program that has been in existence for more than three decades.   Currently, South Suburban Parks and Recreation is responsible for over 60 permanent public art displays.  The Interactive Art map features SSPR owned art, as well as select art from our local government partners.

Temporary Art Exhibition
The PAC also makes recommendations regarding temporary art exhibits at the District’s recreation centers.  Artists interested in displaying their work in one of our facilities must apply through the Temporary Art Exhibit Form.  For additional details, please contact the Arts and Enrichment Manager, Darcie LaScala, darciel@ssprd.org.

Annual Art on Loan Program
Annually, the PAC selects sculptures from Colorado artists for display at Goodson Recreation Center and the Hudson Gardens and Event Center.  The selected pieces are on loan from the artists for one year and are for sale to the public.  Purchasers may take possession after the one-year exhibition period.  Selected artists receive an honorarium and must sign an agreement with SSPRD and provide their current W9.

2020/2021 Art on Loan Call
Colorado artists are invited to submit their application for the South Suburban Art on Loan program.  Deadline to submit is February 11, 2020.   Final selection generally occurs in March.   Installation generally occurs in June.  Artists may only apply for the program through Café.  For more information, please contact Deputy Executive Director Mike Braaten at mbraaten@ssprd.org.

South Suburban Youth Commission

The South Suburban Youth Commission gives teens in grades 7 - 11 the opportunity to become involved in their community and in South Suburban events and activities. Commissioners have the chance to become creative leaders by organizing fundraisers, hosting service projects and partaking in fun activities with their peers.

You can learn more about the group on the Youth Commission page.

South Suburban Sustainability Committee

The Sustainability Committee’s broad goal is to help the District meet current needs in a manner that makes the best, most environmentally and fiscally sound use of available resources, while preserving the ability to meet those needs in the future.

The Sustainability Committee's Charter was adopted in June 2012.   With their goal in mind, the Sustainability Committee Mission is:

“Continuously to improve our stewardship of the resources entrusted to us by our community by identifying and applying sustainable practices in design, construction, operations, and maintenance throughout the District.”

Read more about the sustainable measures we implement to save tax dollars, improve the health of our residents, improve the natural environment, protect natural resources and save energy.

Learn more about our efforts on People.Power.Planet.