9Health Fair Coming to Heather Gardens

Give your health a checkup when the 9Health Fair comes to the Heather Gardens Clubhouse Saturday, June 10, from 8 a.m. – 11:00 a.m.

9Health Fair is the largest volunteer-driven, non-profit health, wellness and prevention effort in the nation. With the help of 16,000 statewide volunteers, the fair has helped saved thousands of lives by providing convenient and affordable health screenings and health education.

The fair offers a variety of free screenings, such as blood pressure, hearing and oral health. Other screenings, such as those for blood chemistry and testosterone, are offered for a very modest fee.

For more information, including a list of screenings, visit

The Heather Gardens Clubhouse is located at 2888 S. Heather Gardens Way in southeast Aurora.

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Going to the dogs, off-leash, near Heather Gardens

Prospective residents often ask if dogs are allowed at Heather Gardens. The answer is a resounding “yes.”  People walking – and responsibly picking up after – their properly leashed dogs along the beautiful, park-like grounds of Heather Gardens are a common sight.

But for dogs that occasionally yearn to break free from their leashes and romp with other dogs, there’s a big plus to living at Heather Gardens. The community is just a five-minute drive from one of metro Denver’s largest off-leash dog parks.

Colorado State Parks & Wildlife offers a 107-acre fenced dog off-leash area at Cherry Creek State Park, located off Parker Road in the southeast section of the park. There’s plenty of room for pooches to run, and many of them delight in splashing in the creek that runs through the off-leash area.

Vehicle entry to the park requires a valid park day-pass or an annual park pass. Colorado residents age 64 or older can obtain an annual Aspen Leaf Pass for $60; at Cherry Creek, an annual $3 water basin authority decal is so is required.

A $2 per day pass allows one handler to bring in up to three dogs.

An annual off-leash pass costing $20 per year allows one handler from a household to bring up to three dogs at a time. The pass is valid for 12 months from the date of purchase.

The designated off-leash area meets the requirements of the landowner, the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers, to ensure responsible use of land and water.

Fees may be subject to change. For more information on the off-leash area or the Aspen Leaf Pass, visit

By |January 4th, 2017|News|0 Comments

Heather Gardens Clubhouse Turns 4

September 28, 2016 marked the fourth anniversary of the dedication ceremonies for the new Heather Gardens Clubhouse – the activities, fitness and social hub of the Heather Gardens community.

The huge new facility was the result of the HG homeowners’ willingness to invest in a center that made it the biggest and best of its kind among area active-adult communities. In April 2010 the estimated 3,500 residents of Heather Gardens, the second-largest 55+ active-adult community in Colorado, approved plans for the 50,000-square-foot clubhouse. Ground was broken in April 2011.

The new Heather Gardens Clubhouse is approximately 20,000 square feet larger than the old one and features a new indoor pool with lap lanes and exercise area, a remodeled golf pro shop, new tennis courts, an updated full-service restaurant and a state-of-the-art fitness facility. The center also provides a larger auditorium, more class and activity spaces and a lounge terrace with outdoor seating.

By |September 27th, 2016|News|0 Comments

Nearby Regatta Plaza, Anchored By King Soopers Sets Sail On A Reinvigorated Future

Regatta Plaza, home to a King Soopers grocery store near Heather Gardens, is being redeveloped. The once bustling center had become plagued with vacant retail space and fading upkeep. Despite the center’s decline, its anchor tenant, King Soopers, along with a branch of Key Bank, stayed put, helping sustain the center.

Regatta Plaza is part of the City of Aurora and Aurora Urban Renewal Authority’s Nine Mile Station Urban Renewal Plan. The authority recently took title to 14 acres of the 22-acre parcel at Parker Road and I-225, where RTD’s Nine Mile light rail line is located. Demolition work began this spring.

Upon completion, the multi-phased redevelopment of Regatta Plaza, to be renamed The Point at Nine Mile Station, is expected to take five years. It will feature more than 100,000 square feet of retail space, up to 250,000 square feet of commercial space, and residential buildings.

In addition, both King Soopers and Key Bank will be relocated to the new site. Plans currently call for the new King Soopers to be double the size of the previous store when it opens in fall of 2017.

King Soopers will start construction of its new store by the end of 2016. King Soopers and Key Bank are expected to remain open at their current locations during the construction of their new facilities in the initial phase of  the redevelopment.

By |August 5th, 2016|News|0 Comments

Cherry Creek State Park Offers Volunteer Opportunities

Cherry Creek State Park Offers Volunteer Opportunities


Many residents of Heather Gardens find fun, fellowship, and satisfaction serving as volunteers.

For outdoor enthusiasts looking for volunteer positions that will get them off the sofa and into the outdoors, they need look no farther than Heather Gardens’ own backyard, at Cherry Creek State Park.

Located immediately west of Heather Gardens, Cherry Creek State Park is Denver’s largest and most popular playground. It features a large reservoir with a marina as well as more than a dozen outdoor activities as diverse as boating, horseback riding and cross-country skiing. There’s even a dog park.

Cherry Creek State Park offers Heather Gardens residents a number of ways to volunteer. A recent online listing of volunteer openings at the park included park naturalist, park ambassador, resident volunteer to handle a variety of support functions, and a special projects volunteer.

To learn more about the park and current volunteer opportunities, visit the Colorado Parks & Wildlife website,

By |November 18th, 2015|News|0 Comments

U.S. News and World Report Ranks Aurora as #1 Best Place to Retire

U.S. News & World Report has ranked Aurora, Colorado as one of the “10 Best Places to Retire on $100 a Day.” The report was released on October 13, 2015.


Aurora’s relatively low housing costs, coupled with extensive parks and open space, lots of city-supported active-adult activities, and proximity to the University of Colorado Hospital were among the factors that contributed to Aurora’s lofty ranking.


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By |October 15th, 2015|News|0 Comments

Heather Gardens residents play at the park

Heather Gardens residents play at the park:
Cherry Creek State Park
Cherry State Park and Reservoir is an urban treasure, and it is located less than five minutes away from Heather Gardens. The park is one major amenity that makes our active adult community the most active and attractive of them all.

The park offers miles of pedestrian and bicycling trails, including hiking. trails through a large nature preserve. There is also an off-leash dog park, fishing and boating, horseback riding, beach and picnic areas and much more. The park also offers a variety of opportunities to serve as a volunteer.


Entrance to the park on foot or bicycle is free. For vehicles, the fee is $9 per day. The annual pass is $73, or $63 if you are 64+.


For more information, visit:

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