Highlands Ranch news in a hurry
Monument dedication delayed
The dedication ceremony of the Douglas County Veterans Monument, tentatively scheduled for Memorial Day, at Veterans Plaza in Castle Rock has been delayed due to the late winter weather and non-completion of the construction.
The new dedication date will be posted when it becomes available. There are no ceremonies scheduled for the Highlands Ranch Veterans Monument this Memorial Day.
Free fishing offered for kids
The Highlands Ranch Metro District is inviting kids ages 6-14 to come out for a free day of fishing June 1 at Redstone Park Pond. The one-acre pond will be stocked with perch, bass, trout and bluegill for the annual kids’ fishing day. Staff and volunteers will also be on hand to help kids cast their lines and provide assistance in reeling in the big ones.
In addition, young anglers are encouraged to attend the Metro District’s Introduction to Fishing program, from 6 to 8 p.m. May 29 at Shea Stadium, 3270 Redstone Park Circle, where they will learn to bait, cast, tie knots, reel ’em in and unhook the catch. The first 75 people to sign up for the $10 class will receive a free rod when they show up.
Pre-registration is required for both events and can be done at www.highlandsranch.org or at the Metro District’s Parks, Recreation and Open Space Service Center, 3280 Redstone Park Circle, right next to the stadium and park.
Redstone Park Pond is one of four fishing spots in Highlands Ranch, along with Spring Gulch Pond, Fly’n B Park and Cheese Ranch Park. For more information about fishing in Highlands Ranch, visit www.highlandsranch.org/OSIC.
Yoga in the Park to begin
Yoga in the Park returns for its fifth season at Civic Green Park on May 29. The free summer program for guests 18 and older is offered from 8:15 to 9:15 a.m. every Wednesday and Saturday through August, with the exception of June 15.
Sponsored by the Highlands Ranch Metro District and Namaste Works Yoga + Wellness, the classes are geared toward the beginner yogi, but instructors will offer modifications to make each pose or exercise more intense for those practiced yogi. Participants are asked to bring their own mat, sunscreen and water bottle, and to arrive a few minutes early to complete a waiver.
Civic Green Park is located at 9370 Ridgeline Blvd., next to the Highlands Ranch Library. For more information, please contact the Metro District at 303-791-2710. There will also be a special family day on June 29, where children will be welcome to participate with their parents.