Our biggest event of the year is October 7—Prairie Harvest Fest!
Ever wonder what it would be like to actually talk to a live person who knows the ins and outs of a new community before you visit or even right after you visit? Well, Painted Prairie has the solution. Our Community Ambassador, Michelle is here to help answer your questions about this award-winning community to help you find the right spot to set down new roots.
Here’s how it works:
That’s it! Michelle will call you at the designated day and time. Bring your list of questions to ask about Painted Prairie, the surrounding area, our amazing parks, or our builders. Want to set up a time to speak to our builders? Michelle can help you schedule a meeting with our builder sales counselors to help you find the perfect home. It’s like having your very own personal shopper to help you every step of the way.
We’re looking forward to talking to you, and see you soon!
There’s something unique about the people who make up the community at Painted Prairie. Whether it’s delivering food to the city’s refugee population, raising money for Children’s Hospital, or inviting neighbors over for book club and a BBQ—the residents here are always working toward extending kindness throughout the community.
Over the past few months, the Painted Prairie Owners Association’s (PPOA) Social Committee has worked to provide structure to the community’s new Culture of Kindness program. We’re proud to say that in honor of Random Acts of Kindness Day on February 17, we’re kicking off our monthly Painted Prairie Kindness Challenge. Every month, residents will be reminded to do something nice for their neighbors and community.
Here’s a sneak peek into what’s in store:
February: Spread the Love – Similar to a Boo at Halloween, that’s been a staple of some neighborhoods for years, neighbors drop off anonymous treats with a special sign and instructions to spread the love to two other neighbors. The goal is to see how far the love spreads throughout the community.
March: The Painted Prairie Wave – We encourage everyone to wave to their neighbors or passersby. Who doesn’t love a quick hello from a friend or stranger to brighten your day?
Residents watch the Painted Prairie app, your email inbox, and the PPOA Facebook page for each month’s challenge. We can't wait to see how far we can spread kindness at Painted Prairie and the rest of the community.
As part of its first-ever neighborhood giving campaign – and the launch of the community’s Culture of Kindness program, neighbors raised $1,525 for Children’s Hospital in support of the families in care at the hospital. Britta Reza, PPOA Community Manager presented a check to Deannah Baesel, the Children's Hospital Foundation's Senior Coordinator for Annual Giving, on December 13 at the hospital’s Denver campus.
At Painted Prairie, we strive to create a Culture of Kindness in our community by extending our hospitality to our neighbors and to the city of Aurora and beyond. We’re proud to support our neighbors and community partners and look forward to the work our Social Committee is doing to launch new service projects and tokens of kindness throughout the year.
The PPOA Social Committee has been working behind the scenes to plan an amazing lineup of events and programming for Painted Prairie neighbors. In 2024, the Social Committee will spearhead several initiatives ranging from monthly kindness tips to organizing healthy activities for neighbors of all ages. The committee is passionate about crafting events that prioritize wellness, philanthropy, and fostering a community of kindness.
Here’s a high level view of what’s on horizon for Painted Prairie residents in 2024:
Let’s not forget the Movies and Music in the Park, market days, and more. All events are subject to change and subject to cancellation due to weather conditions or other unforeseen circumstantces. Watch your email, the app, and our social channels for updates.
Want to help plan events or just be a part of creating change in your community? We encourage you to reach out via the mobile app. Once logged in, head to the menu in the top left corner, select Clubs & Activities, and tap the first card “Have an idea for a new club or activity?” Then, tap “Share More Info” and respond to the prompts.
At Painted Prairie, we’re pretty big on traditions. Every year since 2020, we’ve had a special tradition here that has continued to shift and evolve as the neighborhood grows -- Prairie Holidays. This year, the tradition carried on, as we welcomed a new holiday season at Painted Prairie.
Prairie Holidays has always been our way of celebrating the season, honoring the diversity of our neighbors, and bringing people together in the spirit of the holidays. Besides, what better way to celebrate the season than with your neighbors and friends?
It was a special time where we gathered with friends for holiday cookies, s’mores by the fire pits, hot cocoa, coffee, and a special visit from Santa and Mrs. Claus. A special thank you to our sponsors - Jolynn Crownover of Compass Realty, Amanda Barry of Insured by Legacy Insurance Partners for supplying our coffee and hot cocoa -- and Ori Kouahi of US Bank Mortgage and Painted Prairie for the cookies from Gateaux Bakery.
Didn't make it to this year's Prairie Holidays event, don’t pout or cry, you have another chance to catch Santa before he gets ready for a night of preparing for gift drops!
At that very first Prairie Holidays celebration, Santa and Mrs. Claus recorded a special message just for the neighbors at Painted Prairie. We may be guessing here, but ever since the Claus’ recorded that video, Painted Prairie has been Santa’s first Colorado stop on Christmas Eve night! Coincidence? We don't think so.
Relive that first Prairie Holidays as the jolly couple share a special moment with the Painted Prairie community by reading the holiday classic "Twas the Night before Christmas," suitable for all kids aged 1 to 100 (or older)! Share your traditions and favorite family holiday stories on Instagram or Facebook by snapping a photo, posting, and tagging Painted Prairie (@paintedprairieco on Instagram)!
Welcome to The Greenway! This charming park not only serves as the primary connector between the future Pioneer Park and the future Town Center but also offers a range of fun and engaging amenities designed with residents in mind. Phase I is now open and residents are already taking advantage of the ping pong, chess, and bocce ball courts along its path.
The park boasts a shaded pavilion for meeting with friends, and a community garden where residents can grow vegetables, fruit or flowers. Each outdoor space is thoughtfully created to bring neighbors together and provide a space to relax, play, or exercise.
The Greenway is a linear park, designed to create walkable paths and encourage physical activity for residents and visitors. In addition to supporting personal mobility and active recreation, linear parks like Painted Prairie’s The Greenway, provide additional access to green spaces, play areas, and community gathering spots that enhance the outdoor spaces along one of Painted Prairie’s major streets.
At completion, The Greenway will be one of the best ways to walk, bike or jog to Town Center Park, Pioneer Park, and the many other parks in the Painted Prairie system. The park is located along 63rd Ave. and currently extends west toward the future Town Center.
The Greenway is more than just a park; it's a new hub for getting together and hanging out with family and neighbors. So, grab your skates, your jogging shoes, or your scooter, and head to The Greenway!
It was a beautiful day for the fourth annual Prairie Harvest Fest. The sun was shining, the fall vibes were vibing, and the community spirit was soaring as Painted Prairie's Prairie Harvest Fest kicked off October. With over 2,000 attendees, High Prairie Park was hopping with activity offering a day filled with fun, food, and fantastic memories.
One of the highlights of the day was our first-ever costume contest. The creativity and effort put into these costumes were nothing short of astounding. From adorable kids to adults who unleashed their inner superheroes (and more), the contest brought an extra layer of excitement to the event.
Foodies were in for a treat, with amazing food trucks serving up delectable delights, catering to every palate. From savory to sweet, there was something for everyone.
The open-air market featured 25+ vendors, showcasing local artisans and fresh produce. Shoppers had a chance to explore a wide range of products, from handcrafted jewelry to soaps and plants, making it the perfect opportunity to support local businesses.
The day was made possible by our generous sponsors. We thank Visit Aurora, Gaylord Rockies Resort, US Bank, Prairie Pediatrics, Focus Real Estate, and Exit Realty for their contributions that helped make Prairie Harvest Fest a day to remember.
Looking ahead, we can't wait to see you all next year. Keep an eye on our website and social media channels for updates on our upcoming summer event series. We'll be back with more fun, more memories, and a bigger celebration of our amazing community. Thank you for being a part of Painted Prairie's Prairie Harvest Fest.
See you next year!
We have some "paw-some" news about Prairie Paws Park...it's OFFICIALLY OPEN! Located on E. 61st Drive, and close to the future Pioneer Park, Prairie Paws Park is an exciting new spot for canine fun that caters to dogs of all sizes. We can't wait to see all the fur babies out there enjoying our latest amenity.
Prairie Paws Park is the place for fun and excitement for dogs of all sizes. From spacious play areas to comfortable seating and shade structures, this park is just another great amenity to add to the list of amazing spaces at Painted Prairie.
Recognizing the diverse needs and play styles of our furry friends, Prairie Paws Park includes separate play areas for small and large dogs. This thoughtful division ensures a safe and enjoyable environment for all our Painted Prairie pups. Small dogs can frolic and socialize with dogs their own size, while larger breeds can indulge in energetic romps without inhibitions
Prairie Paws Park is designed with comfort for both dogs and humans. The park features a couple of benches so you can keep an eye on your pets at play. In addition, sail shade structures provide ample shade during sunny days, creating a cool and sheltered space for dogs and people to beat the heat.
To stimulate dogs' natural instincts and offer them a sense of adventure, Prairie Paws Park incorporates play logs and stumps into its design. These natural elements introduce a touch of the prairie, inviting dogs to jump, climb, and explore their surroundings.
We recognize the importance of maintaining a clean and safe environment for our furry friends. To ensure optimal hygiene and durability, Prairie Paws Park features a synthetic turf surface. This specialized turf not only provides a soft and comfortable area for dogs to play and run on but also enables easy maintenance and upkeep. Say goodbye to muddy paws and hello to a clean and easy play experience in all weather conditions!
With its carefully designed features such as separate play areas, comfortable seating, natural play elements, synthetic turf, and a concrete track, this park offers something for every dog and their owner. Whether you're seeking socialization, exercise, or a moment of rest, Prairie Paws Park is the go-to destination for you and your furry companions.
So, gear up, leash up, and get ready to embark on exciting adventures with your pups at Prairie Paws Park!