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South Suburban rich with options for summer fun

Parks district has good times for all ages across district


Families can extend those summer days at play through several kinds of programming offered by South Suburban Parks and Recreation District.

• Nature looks different at night — who or what is out there — straight ahead, underfoot or above? A new “Native Stories from the Stars” will be told around the campfire from 7 to 9 p.m. on July 29 at South Platt Park Refreshments. $10/resident; $12 non-resident.

• Perseid Meteor Shower at Carson Nature Center from 8 to 10 p.m. on Aug. 12, after the park is closed. Bring a lawn chair. Ages 6 and up; $5, youth resident; $8 youth non-resident; $7 adult resident; $12 adult non-resident.

• HawkQuest at Night from 6:30 to 8 p.m. on Aug. 15 (a Western Welcome Week event). Watch a trained hawk swoop past you, see owls, eagles, falcons up close. All ages. $5.

• Note also the Full Moon Walks throughout the year—register early as they fill up.


• Hudson Gardens and Event Center, 6115 S. Santa Fe Drive, Littleton. Sunday night concerts by across different eras and genres. All ages. Ticket prices vary: @ $10-$40 for kids, $20 to $50 adults.

• Free Summer Beats at RidgeGate: July 20 5-8 p.m. Prairie Sky Park.


• Family Night at Creativity Lab, Sheridan Recreation Center. July 14 and Aug. 8, 6:30 to 7:30 p.m.; $16 resident family; $19 non-resident family. All ages.

Youth programs

• Friday Night Extreme — First Fridays, 6:30 to 10:30 p.m. at Family Sports Center. Ages 6-13. $15/$18.

• Parents’ Night Out — Third Fridays at Goodson Recreation Center, 6 to 9 p.m., ages 5-12. Kids can swim and play while parents dine or see a movie. Ages 5-12. $20/$25.


• Night golf with glow-in-the-dark golf balls on select Fridays through the summer at South Suburban Golf Course (July 21, Aug. 25) and Littleton Golf Course (July 28, Aug. 18). Finally, there’s Glow Ball Mini Golf on Thursdays (8-10 p.m. at Colorado Journey). Regular admission plus $1.

For addresses and other information, go to ssprd.org or call 303-347-5999.


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