Media releases

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Below is an archive of our media releases from 2013 - 15.

2015

December
Teens' District Improvements Earn Eagle Scout Rank 12/2/15

October
Explore and Enjoy November Temporary Exhibits at 4 South Suburban Facilities 10/24/15

September
Celebration and Dedication of Riverside Downs 9/15/15
Local Artists Exhibit Works at South Suburban Recreation Centers and Golf Club 9/26/15
South Suburban Meeting for 2016 Proposed Budget Open to Public 9/30/15

August
South Suburban Invites Citizens to Second Public Hearing on 2016 Budget 8/19/15
South Suburban’s Race Series Features New Super STAR 2 Mile Fun Run 8/20/15
Enjoy Temporary Exhibits of Local Artists in September at South Suburban Facilities 8/21/15
Dog's Rule at South Suburban's Puppy Paddle 8/24/15

July
South Suburban Parks and Recreation Recognized Nationally for Outstanding Governmental Budgeting for 6th Consecutive Year 7/10/15
South Suburban Displays Temporary Artwork at Four Locations in August 7/17/15
South Suburban Invites Citizens to First Hearing on 2016 Budget 7/20/15
South Suburban's Family Sports Center Hires New Assistant General Manager 7/22/15

June
South Suburban to help Commemorate the 50th Anniversary of the 1965 Flood 6/4/15
South Suburban Kicks off Summer with Free Ice Cream Social for Littleton Adults 55 Plus 6/9/15
Local Artists Display Artwork at Recreation Centers in July 6/14/15
Jim Priddy Retires after Lengthy Career Managing Parks and Open Space at South Suburban 6/23/15
Rob Hanna Named Executive Director of South Suburban Parks and Recreation 6/25/15
South Suburban Gives Patrons More Bang for the Buck during Firecracker Sale 6/26/15

May
South Suburban’s Goodson and Buck Recreation Centers to Host 14th Annual Older Active Adult Health and Resource Fairs 5/6/15
South Suburban Parks and Recreation Alerts Public to Graffiti’s Financial Impact 5/7/15
South Suburban Parks and Recreation Announces Finalists for Executive Director Position 5/28/15
South Suburban Kicks off Summer Kicks off Summer with Free Ice Cream Social for Sheridan Adults 55 Plus 5/28/15

April
Rose Pruning Annual Workshop at South Suburban's War Memorial Rose Garden 4/1/15
Summer Adventure Pass is your Pass to Summer Fun! 4/8/15
South Suburban’s Family Sports Center Welcomes New Youth In-House Hockey Specialist 4/8/15
South Suburban Pays Tribute to its 2014 VIP Volunteers 4/15/1
Enjoy Local Artists' Exhibits at South Suburban in May and Beyond 4/24/15
South Suburban Announces Recipients of Matching Gifts Program 4/28/15
South Suburban Hosts 34th Annual High Line Canal Run in deKoevend Park 4/30/15

March
Teens Gain Valuable Volunteer and Job Experience through South Suburban’s Annual VolunTeen Program 3/12/15
Community Members attend Dedication of The Littleton Community Trail 3/12/15
Save Money during South Suburban’s Customer Appreciation Sale 3/13/15
Enjoy Temporary Art Exhibits at 3 Recreation Centers and Lone Tree Golf Club and Hotel 3/24/15
South Suburban Hosts 2015 Egg Hunts 3/26/15

February
Partnership Helps Keep South Suburban Parks Poo Free 2/3/15
South Suburban to Host Summer Job Fair 2/16/15
South Suburban Hires National Search Firm for new Executive Director 2/20/15
Enjoy and Explore Local Artists in March at South Suburban Recreation Centers 2/28/15

January
Have a Ball with Adult Softball 1/16/15
Dave A. Lorenz, Executive Director, Retires March 31 1/22/15
Explore & Enjoy Local Artists' Display at Recreation Centers in February 1/30/15
Matching Gifts Program Doubles Money to Benefit Projects throughout District 1/30/15

2014

December
Skate Around with the Big Guy in the Red Suite for Limited Time Only! 12/5/14
Repurpose Christmas Trees from Ornamental Holiday Décor to Landscaping Necessity 12/8/14
Make Slimming Down more than a Slim Change 12/11/14
South Suburban's Skot Latona Earns 2014 Master Interpretive Manager Award 12/11/14
Local Artist's Creative Artwork at South Suburban in the New Year 12/12/14
Free Passport to Health Provides Unlimited Adventure 12/15/14
Jam into the New year with South Suburban 12/16/14

November
South Suburban Dishes Weekday Comfort Food 11/3/14
South Suburban Gets Green Light to Upgrade Facilities, Enhance Parks & Replace Irrigation Systems 11/5/14
Burn Thighs with South Suburban's "Turkey Burner" 11/7/14
Break Tradition and Take to the Outdoors on Black Friday 11/11/14
Toast to the Season with Food, Entertainment and Camaraderie 11/12/14
Support Artisans, Purchase Handmade Gifts at Annual Holiday Arts and  Crafts Fair 11/14/14
Get Fit for Less with Holiday Discounts on Admission, Personal Training Sessions and More 11/14/14
Local Artists Delight Customers with their Exhibits at Recreation Centers in December 11/21/14
Trail that Links People to Parks, Neighborhoods and Schools Officially Opens 11/21/14
Students Soar to Eagle Scout Distinction while helping South Suburban Parks and Recreation 11/26/14

October
South Suburban Recreation Centers Exhibit Local Artists in November 10/11/14
South Suburban Parks and Recreation Included on Ballot for Nov. 4 Election 10/17/14
Kids' Nite Out Across America Comes to Buck Recreation Center 10/17/14
South Suburban Awarded Certificate of Achievement for Excellence in Financial Reporting 10/20/14
South Suburban Reminds Residents Ballots must be Returned by Nov. 4 10/21/14
South Suburban to Hold Third Public Hearing on 2015 Budget 10/21/14
Spread the Warmth this Winter 10/29/14
Slick Skating Deals from South Suburban 10/31/14

September
South Suburban Ice Arena to Offer Free Event for Whole Family: Touch-A-Truck 9/3/14
South Suburban's JoAnn Gould Named 2014 Manager of Year Special District Association 9/16/14
South Suburban and University Hospital offer Comprehensive Blood Screenings 9/18/14
Celebrate Halloween with South Suburban; Safe Trick or Treat, 5K Walk or Run, Haunted Hay Rides and more! 9/29/14
South Suburban to Ask Voters for Additional Funding Through Ballott Initiative 4C 9/29/14
South Suburban to Present 2015 Proposed Budget; Community Invited to Public Meeting Oct 8 09/30/14
August
South Suburban Packs a Punch in September 08/13/14
South Suburban Recreation Centers feature Local Artists in September 8/12/14
South Suburban & Centennial Fund Remodel of Walnut Hills Elementary Tennis Courts 8/18/14
South Suburban Invites Citizens to Second Public Hearing on 2015 Budget 8/19/14
South Suburban's Puppy Paddle Offers Canines Chance to Swim 8/25/14

July
South Suburban and University Hospital offer Comprehensive Blood Screenings 07/9/14
South Suburban Recreation Centers Feature Local Artists in August 07/11/14
South Suburban Public Art Committee Dedicates Three Sculptures at Goodson Recreation Center 7/15/14
South Suburban's First Youth Commission Inducted at Board Meeting 7/15/14
South Suburban Invites Citizens to First Public Hearing on 2015 Budget 7/16/14
South Suburban's 2014 Matching Gifts Help Throughout District  7/18/14
South Suburban to Debut Self Defense Introductory Workshops 7/29/14

June
South Suburban's Teen Troup to Delight Audiences with The Dinosaur Play in District Parks 6/2/14
South Suburban Challenges Residents to Explore the District's Treasures this Summer 6/5/14
South Suburban Recreations Centers Feature Local Artists 6/14/14
South Suburban's Gymnastics Team Qualifies for Regional Competition 6/18/14
South Suburban Exhibits Local Artists at Recreation Centers in July 6/14/14
South Suburban Salutes Patrons with Annual Firecracker Sale 6/19/14
South Suburban's Harlow Tennis Courts Now Set for Play after Resurfacing 6/25/14
Share the Trail-Free Safety Awareness Event at Hudson Gardens 6/27/14
South Suburban Recognized Nationally with Governmental Budgeting Presentation Award 6/27/14

May
Lone Tree Golf Club Serves Craft Beer from Lone Tree Brewing Company 5/5/14
South Suburban Exhibits Temporary Artists in June 5/15/14
Kids Play for Free in Summer at South Suburban Golf Courses 5/23/14

April
South Suburban Sponsors Rockin' on the River 5k Race 4/1/14
South Suburban to Host Egg Hunts 4/1/14
South Suburban Sponsors Rose Pruning Workshop 4/8/14
South Suburban Regular Election Set for May 6 4/9/14
South Suburban Honors Outstanding 2013 Volunteers 4/14/14
South Suburban Exhibits Temporary Artists in May 4/14/14
Lone Tree Recreation Center Celebrates Cinco de Mayo Zumba® Fitness Party 4/16/14
South Suburban Seeks Students for Youth Commission 4/18/14
South Suburban Hosts 33rd Annual High Line Canal Run 4/21/14
South Suburban Hires Hank Taylor as Assistant General Manager 4/23/14
New Restroom Benefits Mary Cater Greenway Users 4/25/14
South Suburban & RidgeGate Announce Summer Concert Series Lineup 4/30/14

March
South Suburban's Little's Creek Park Pond Dredging Project Nears Completion 3/5/14
South Suburban's deKoevend Park Beneficiary "Heart Your Park" Campaign 3/5/14
South Suburban's Customer Appreciation Sale 2014 3/10/14
Lone Tree Golf Club & Hotel hosts Tantalizing Tastes an April Fools Edition 3/10/14
South Suburban Displays Work of Temporary Artists at Recreation Centers 3/15/14

February
South Suburban Recreation Centers display Temp Artists work in March 2014 2/12/14
South Suburban and Ridgegate Sponsor Free Annual Kids Expo at Lone Tree Recreation Center 2/13/14
South Suburban's Public Art Committee Seeks New Members 2/24/14
South Suburban Awarded Certificate Of Achievement for Excellence in Financial Reporting 2/25/14

January
South Suburban Debuts New Fitness Offerings with the New Year 1/1/14
South Suburban Seeks Nominations for Board of Directors Positions 1/13/14
South Suburban Hosts February 2 Super Sunday Fun Run 1/14/14
South Suburban Announces 2014 Matching Gifts Program 1/15/14
Lone Tree Golf Course & Hotel Introduce New Staff and Executive Chef 1/17/14
Lone Tree Golf Club & Hotel Hosts Tantalizing Tastes a Wine Edition 1/21/14
South Suburban Hosts February In-service and President's Day Camps 1/27/14

2013

December
Lone Tree Golf Club & Hotel New Year's Eve Party 12/6/13
South Suburban Offers Free Recycling Trees and Mulch in 2014 12/6/13
South Suburban Debuts Passport to Health: A Fitness and Wellness Rewards Program 12/11/13
Goodson's TRX Suspension Training Equipment Available 12/18/13
January Blood Screenings at South Suburban 12/23/13

November
South Suburban to Conduct Winter Coat Drive 11/6/13
South Suburban Offers Fun for Families on Black Friday 11/11/13
South Suburban Holiday Discounts 11/14/15
South Suburban Holds Public Meeting for Proposed Outdoor Wedding Venue 11/15/13
Sheridan Seniors Invited to Free 5th Annual Sheridan Holiday Event 2013 11/18/13
South Suburban's 27th Annual Holiday Arts and Craft Fair 11/19/13
South Suburban to Host Silent Hunger for Holidays Basketball Tournament 11/21/13
Join Santa for Breakfast at South Suburban's Buck Recreation Center 11/21/13
South Suburban Hosts Holiday Ice Shows Skating with Santa & Snowman Building 11/22/13
South Suburban Displays Local Artists in December in Recreation Centers 11/22/13
South Suburban Art Instructors to Sell their Wares 11/27/13

October
South Suburban's Hoofin' It through the Hollows 5k Run/Walk 10/2/13
South Suburban Invites Citizens to Oct 15 Public Meeting 10/4/13
South Suburban Recreation District Earns SDA's 2013 Collaboration Award 10/10/13
South Suburban Recreations Centers Feature Local Artists in November 10/18/13
South Suburban Remodels Gallup Tennis Courts 10/22/13
South Suburban Experiencing Increase in Graffiti & Financial Impact 10/22/13
South Suburban Celebrates Great Skate Month 10/23/13
South Suburban Hosts Pottery Guild Sale 10/23/13
South Suburban Parks and Recreation Invites Citizens to Public Meeting on Nov 13 10/24/13
South Suburban Seeks Residents for Gold Medal Citizens Committee 10/25/13
South Suburban Partners with Arthritis Foundation to Offer Exercise Program 10/28/13
South Suburban Senior Program Presents Lunch Speaker Series 10/28/13

September
Lone Tree Golf Club & Hotel Hosts Fore!miler Run 9/5/13
South Suburban Kicks off New Preschool Arts Programs 9/5/13
South Suburban and Foxridge Partnership Grows Community Orchard 9/13/13
South Suburban and University Hospital offer October Screenings 9/17/13
South Suburban Displays Temporary Artwork by Local Artists in Recreation Centers 9/20/13
South Suburban's Halloween Spooktacular Offers Fun 9/30/13

August
South Suburban Recognizes Sculptors and Sculptures 8/8/13
South Suburban's Buck Recreation Center Seeks Community Interest in Pickleball 8/8/13
South Suburban's Buck Recreation Center offers Free Weigh and Win Program 8/13/13
South Suburban's Puppy Paddle Offers Canines Chance to Swim 8/21/13
South Suburban features Local Artists in September at Recreation Centers 8/21/13
South Suburban Packs a Punch in September 8/23/13
South Suburban Invites Public to Second Public Hearing on 2014 Budget 8/23/13
South Suburban Celebrates Grand Re-Opening of Holly Tennis Center 8/27/13
South Suburban's Rec and Rock Program Expands Ages and Hours 8/28/13
South Suburban Appoints Jay Dikeman as Director of Hospitality Services for LTGCH 8/29/13
South Suburban's Goodson Center to Host Fall Pottery Sale 8/30/13

July
South Suburban to Hold First Public Hearing on 2014 Budget 7/9/13
South Suburban Welcomes New Sculptures at Goodson Recreation Center 7/15/13
South Suburban Offers Night Golf at Select Courses 7/18/13
South Suburban Offers Smartphone App for Tee Time Bookings 7/19/13
South Suburban Continues Efforts to Conserve 7/19/13
South Suburban Recreation Centers feature Local Artists in August 7/23/13

June
Senior Program Presents Lunchtime Series of Speakers 6/4/13
Free Ice Cream Social and Flag Ceremony for Sheridan Seniors 6/4/13
Be Cool Share the Path Trail Safety Event 6/6/13
Jim Priddy Celebrates 40 years with District 6/11/13
Finalist for 2012 Gold Medal Award 6/12/13
Kids Golf FREE all Summer 6/18/13
Local Artists Display in July at Recreation Centers 6/19/13
South Suburban Patrons Get Bang for Buck at Annual Firecracker Sale 6/18/13
District Announces Recipients of 2013 Matching Gifts Program 6/20/13
South Suburban Increases Water Conservation throughout District 6/21/13
South Suburban Educates Residents about District Lakes during Drought 6/21/13
South Suburban Partners with Lunchbox Express to Provide Lunch to Youth 6/25/13
South Suburban & University Hospital offer July Blood Screenings 6/25/13
South Suburban Celebrates National Park and Recreation Month in July 6/26/13 May
Lone Tree Recreation Center Seeks Community Interest in Pickleball 5/2/13
Colorado Journey gets new Playing Surface 5/9/13
District Receives Distinguished Budget Presentation Award 2013 5/13/13
Local Artists Display at Recreation Centers in June 5/15/13
Free RidgeGate WalkConcert June 2013 5/28/13
South Suburban Parks and Recreation Encourages All to Learn to Swim 5/30/13

April
South Platte River Enhancement Project 4/1/13
South Platte Park Tree Planting Public Meeting 4/2/13
Blood Screenings at South Suburban 4/3/13
Rockin' on the River 5k Race sponsored by South Suburban 4/4/13
Public Art Committee to Host Dedication of Collective Nest 4/8/13
Rose Pruning Workshop sponsored by South Suburban 4/9/13
South Suburban Monitoring Cherry Knolls Pond 4/12/13
South Suburban Now offers Senior Rates to Non-District Residents 4/16/13
South Suburban Park and Recreation District honors Outstanding Volunteers for 2012 4/17/13
South Suburban and RidgeGate Kick off Free RidgeGate Walk Concert Series 4/18/13
South Suburban Recreation Centers Exhibit Local Artists in May 4/18/13
South Suburban hosts 32nd Annual High Line Canal Run 4/26/13
South Suburban to Host Free Senior Health and Resource Fair 4/29/13
Pickleball is Main Attraction at Sheridan Recreation Center 4/30/13

March
Batting Cages at Cornerstone Park are Open 3/6/13
District 's New Website Easier to Navigate 3/8/13
Lone Tree Recreation Center Expands Programming 3/8/13
Local Artists Exhibit in April at Recreation Centers 3/15/13
Customer Appreciation Sale 3/15/13
South Suburban will host Egg Hunts around the District 3/12/13
Collector's Road Show at Buck Recreation Center 3/21/13
Summer Adventure Pass 2013 3/22/13

February
South Suburban's Summer Camps Available Online 2/13/13
South Suburban's Public Art Program Lands Sculpture at Hudson Gardens 2/22/13

January
South Suburban Offers 2013 Matching Gifts Program 01/4/13
Super Sunday 5K Fun Run 01/9/13
South Suburban Offers Spring Flag Football Leagues for Boys and Girls 01/15/2013
South Suburban Features Local Artists in February 01/15/13
Registration Underway-Adult Spring Flag Football 01/17/13
South Suburban Seeks Partners for Arts Outreach 1/31/13