The current Safer at Home order from the Governor does not permit the opening of recreation centers and related facilities. However, we are in constant communication with Douglas County and Tri County Health and hope to receive guidelines for our facilities soon. In the meantime, HRCA staff is working hard to develop an operational plan that will allow us to re-open our facilities in a responsible and safe way. Please continue to check our website for the latest information. | Colorado Safer At Home Order
What is Safer at Home?
Starting Monday, April 27, HRCA has opened the outdoor tennis courts at Southridge and Northridge, by reservation only. While we are excited to safely open this amenity to our members, there are guidelines that will be strictly enforced for the safety of members. Tennis Court Safety Guidelines
Highlands Ranch Community Association
Assessment & Covenant Questions
Do I still have to pay my assessments?
Yes, you are still required to pay your annual assessments by our community declaration. This closure is unprecedented in the HRCA’s history and is done only in an emergency situation. If you have concerns or difficulty about paying your April 1, 2020 assessment, please contact our office we are happy to help create a payment plan to help ease your burden. Past due accounts existing prior to April 1, 2020 will follow our established policies. For questions about assessments, email email@example.com or call 303-471-8886. Complete information can be found here.
I have a question about my assessments, how do I get an answer?
Please be aware that the HRCA Assessments Department is receiving a high volume of phone calls and emails and a representative will respond as quickly as possible. If your account is in collections, please contact the Associations attorneys, Winzenburg, Leff, Purvis, & Payne at 303.863.1870. Note that you have 30 days to pay your assessment fees before late charges apply. If you are experiencing a hardship that might impact your payment, please email Tina.Harris@hrcaonline.org.
Where can I drop off my assessment check?
You can pay for your assessments online at HRCAonline.org/Assessments. The HRCA also has a drive-up drop box at the Eastridge Recreation Center, 9568 University Blvd., to collect payments.
Where can I drop off my architectural (home improvement request) submittal check?
You can submit applications for home improvements online at HRCAonline.org/Covenants. Email firstname.lastname@example.org or call the Community Improvement Services Department 303-471-8821 for questions on your request.
Can I put up Christmas lights?
Yes, HRCA is allowing Christmas lighting to be put up as a sign of unity and community spirit during this difficult time.
Event Cancellations and Postponements
Due to the CDC's announcement prohibiting gathering of over 50 people until further notice the following events have been postponed or canceled.
Canceled & New Virtual Events:
- Pottery Sale (was April 27, 2020) - re-scheduled for June 22, 2020
- Classic Car Show (was June 13, 2020) - re-scheduled for July 25, 2020
- Culture on the Green (May 22 and June 26) - Canceled (July date TBD)
- Backcountry Gear Swap (June 5, 2020) - Canceled
- Summer Concert Series (June 4 - July 30, 2020) - Canceled
- Adult Swim Night (June 10 and July 8, 2020) - Canceled (August date TBD)
- Cold Cases and Cocktails (June 24, 2020) - This event is now VIRTUAL. More info to come.
- July 4th Parade/Fireworks (July 4, 2020) - Canceled
Recreation Center Closure Questions
When do you think the recreation centers will reopen?
Per the State of Colorado public health order, HRCA recreation centers will be closed until further notice. HRCA staff is working hard to develop an operational plan that will allow us to re-open our facilities in a responsible and safe way. Please continue to check our website for the latest information..
Why is the HRCA closed?
The health and safety of our members, our staff, and our community are our top priority. Center for Disease Control (CDC) and the State have mandated the closure to slow the spread of the virus.
Will the COVID-19 closure replace the regular facility maintenance closure schedule?
Staff is presently in the process of working to complete the work that was scheduled for the annual one week maintenance closures at each facility. Thus, we no longer plan to close for a week of maintenance as we have in the past. However, we may have to close a specific area of a given facility for a short period of time in order to complete a previously contracted project, while the rest of that facility remains open.
What will be closed?
This closure includes all recreation centers and tennis facilities, as well as all HRCA programs.
Will the HRCA clean the facilities while closed?
Yes, the HRCA will be doing extensive cleaning and sanitizing of our facilities while we are temporarily closed.
When will we know more?
This is a constantly evolving situation. As it becomes available, information will be posted on the web site at HRCAonline.org/COVID-19
What happens if a program I am enrolled in is canceled?
Program coordinators will reach out to those who have registered for programs and events scheduled during this time. We will work with all of our customers to provide the best outcome that we can in terms of credit. We plan to extend the expiration period on Fitness, ZONE, Personal Training Passes, Private Swim Lessons, and Adult Swim in accordance with the closure. We will also extend Monthly Nursery Passes.
What if I have questions?
During the closure, staff will be answering phone calls and emails.
What will the HRCA staff do during this time?
Behind the scenes, we will continue to operate with essential staff to ensure our facilities, events, and programs resume as soon as it is safe to do so. We appreciate your support and understanding during these difficult times.
Garage and Yard Sales
Are Garage and Yard Sales Permitted?
Tri County Health Department answered: "Currently yard and garage sales are not allowed and there is no specific guidance on them. We are seeking clarification with the state."
Backcountry Wilderness Area
Can We Use the Backcountry Trails and Archery Range?
Yes, and there are many physical and mental health benefits to getting outside! Please use caution: do not recreate with people outside of your own household, practice physical distancing, and keep six feet or more from other individuals. We encourage you to use the trails during non-peak hours to avoid crowding. Do not touch trailhead signs or use the spotting scopes at Highlands Point.
Learn more about appropriate use of the trails during the pandemic.