Friday, January 31, 2020

Aurora City Newsletter

Summer camp signup starts Monday; visit two reservoirs with one annual pass

Jan. 30, 2020

Dual images of a kayaker at Aurora Reservoir and a summer camp where an instructor helps a young child with a science experiment involving a balloon

Explore Aurora adventures with summer camp registration and reservoir passes

Whether you're looking for things for your kids to do this summer, or you're looking for your own adventure, there are plenty of opportunities right around the corner in Aurora.

Registration for the popular recreation summer camps opens Monday, Feb. 3 (except for golf camps, which will begin registration April 1). From art and cooking camps to nature and outdoor camps to sports and fitness camps, there is something for every kid's taste. Space at the camps is limited and can fills up quickly, so head over to on Monday to check out this year's offerings and sign up.

If year-round adventure is more to your liking, explore Aurora and Quincy reservoirs by land and water with an annual reservoir pass. Rent kayaks and stand-up paddle-boards for a day on the water, cast the perfect fishing line, discover natural surroundings through interactive nature programs, lounge leisurely at the swim beach, reserve a private shelter for all your celebrations and enjoy miles of scenic trails alongside your four-legged friend or on your favorite bike. Out here, adventure awaits you! 

An annual reservoir pass grants access to both Aurora and Quincy reservoirs through the end of the calendar year.

Annual Pass Pricing:
Aurora Resident - $55
Non-resident - $65

Go to for additional pricing, purchasing, pass pickup and general reservoir information.

Sign up for Camp Spark from Aurora Fire Rescue

Open to Aurora residents ages 12 to 18, Camp Spark is an opportunity for young women to gain confidence, learn about leadership and take on physical challenges in a fire-training atmosphere March 20 to 22. The camp is free.

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City streetlight evaluation underway

An image of a streetlight
The city of Aurora has contracted with Xcel Energy and Pike Corp. to evaluate all streetlights in Aurora. The evaluation is underway, and the work will be complete around the end of June 2020.

Field crews from Pike are walking and driving through the city’s neighborhoods, collecting information about each streetlight and taking pictures of the lights. If you have any questions or concerns, please contact Access Aurora at 303.739.7000.


Council Member Town Meetings
Ward I (Crystal Murillo) - Thursday, Feb. 27, 6 to 7:30 p.m.
Moorhead Recreation Center, 2390 Havana St.
Ward II (Nicole Johnston) - Thursday, Feb. 20, 6:30 to 8 p.m.
Central Recreation Center, 18150 E. Vassar Place
Ward III (Marsha Berzins) - Wednesday, Feb. 12, 6:30 to 8 p.m.
Aurora Municipal Center, Aspen Room, 15151 E. Alameda Parkway
Ward IV (Juan Marcano) - Thursday, Feb. 20, 6:30 to 8 p.m.
Stampede, 2430 S. Havana St.
Ward V (Alison Coombs) - Saturday, Feb. 1, 12:30 to 2:30 p.m.
Meadowood Recreation Center, 3054 S. Laredo St.
Ward VI (Fran├žoise Bergan) - Wednesday, March 11, 6 to 8 p.m.
Heritage Eagle Bend Clubhouse, 23155 E. Heritage Parkway
At Large (Allison Hiltz and Angela Lawson) - Wednesday, March 18, 6 to 8:30 p.m.
Moorhead Recreation Center, 2390 Havana St.

City Council Regular Meeting
Monday, Feb. 3, 7:30 p.m.
Aurora Municipal Center, 15151 E. Alameda Parkway, City Council Chamber • Streamed live at

Through Feb. 1
A thrilling new production of a classic tale demonstrating the destructive nature of jealously and a pure love corrupted by hate.
The People's Building, 9995 E. Colfax Ave.

"The Squirrels"
Through Feb. 9
"The Squirrels" is a fiery look at race and class in America. Winter is on its way and the squirrels are growing restless. Mistrust is growing between the rich Gray Squirrels and the outcast Fox Squirrels. When a wily outsider gets in the mix, he ignites an epic animal kingdom soap opera teeming with rebel armies, dark conspiracies and divided family loyalties.
Aurora Fox Arts Center, 9900 E. Colfax Ave.

Soup and Census 2020
Saturday, Feb. 1, 2 to 4 p.m.
Enjoy hot soups and salad while learning how the census directly impacts you and your community, and learn about available jobs with Census 2020. This free event is hosted by Delta Sigma Theta alumnae.
The People's Building, 9995 E. Colfax Ave.
Facebook event page

Harry Potter Book Night
Saturday, Feb. 1, 6:30 to 8:30 p.m.
We are pleased to inform you that you have been accepted at Hogwarts School of Witchcraft and Wizardry. Shop in Diagon Alley, be sorted and compete for the House Cup.
Tallyn's Reach Library, 23911 E. Arapahoe Road

Day of Jubilee
Friday, Feb. 7, 7 a.m. to 9 p.m.
The People's Building joins Jubilee Roasting Co. for an expanded Day of Jubilee, featuring free beverages at the coffeehouse from 7 a.m. to 5 p.m. The event will continue at Aurora's newest performance venue from 5 to 9 p.m. with visual art, libations and live music by Marcus Church and Sliver.
The People's Building, 9995 E. Colfax Ave.
Visit the Facebook page for more details.

Winter Bike to Work Day
Friday, Feb. 14
The city of Aurora is participating again in International Winter Bike to Work Day to encourage winter bike commuting. On your way to work by bike, stop by the city of Aurora's breakfast station at the High Line Canal Trail Underpass at Chambers Road from 6:30 to 8:30 a.m. for a warm beverage and a breakfast burrito.

Images of various people with the message that the Census is coming in April 2020

Have a comment, question or need our assistance? Contact Access Aurora online, at 303.739.7000, or via iOS or Android app.

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