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Want to Live in a Place with a Strong Sense of Community? Our model homes aren’t the only reason to visit. Our wide-open spaces and engaging community events will change your mind about what it means when we say, Welcome Home.

Welcome home to Painted Prairie, the next best master-planned community in the Denver Metro Area, as we crank up the fun at our Soul of Summer Weekend Event, June 4-5, 2021. Join us on Friday night at 6:30 p.m. for live music and family fun in Painted Prairie’s High Prairie Park. Rounding out your Saturday plans, our pop-up micro farmer’s market is back featuring local vendors, check out our live mural painting, get down and dirty with our gardening demonstrations, and take a stroll through our stunning model homes by Colorado’s top builders.

Here are the details:

Friday, June 4

Get ready to get funky! Grab a blanket, a chair and your best dance moves to High Prairie Park as Soul School brings its own blend of Funk, Jazz, Motown, and R&B to the stage. Find your spot in one of the large socially distant lawn circles and enjoy the concert on us!

Soul School kicks off at 7:30 pm in High Prairie Park on June 4.

Saturday, June 5

Our vendors are back with a few new ones too! The popular Micro Pop-Up Farmer’s Market is back from 10:00 am to 2:00 pm., on June 5. Browse our curated selection of locally produced offerings and craft goods then head over and grab a bite or a sip at one of the local food trucks on site during the event.

More Saturday Soul of Summer Activities

In order to assure social distancing, FREE tickets are required. We are asking all attendees to register based on their arrival time as availability is on a first-come, first-served basis. Attendees will be required to wear a mask or face covering while attending the event. Reserve tickets by visiting the Painted Prairie events pageEvent details are subject to change. To learn more about the precautions Painted Prairie is taking to prevent the spread of COVID-19, view our FAQs.

Whether you are a family of four or a family of one, Painted Prairie’s community gardens offer healthy lifestyle choices, a sense of community, and an easy way to enjoy the Colorado outdoors

Did you know?

Painted Prairie has two community gardens — Columbine and Indian Paintbrush Gardens. Both gardens are located within easy walking distance from anywhere in Painted Prairie. These gardens offer a place to gather, make family memories, or spend quiet time alone with your very own plot of homegrown vegetables.

Whether you are growing for your own family or to donate to a local food bank, community gardens offer more than a sustainable food source. Our community garden plots are for anyone new to urban farming and who want to connect with the outdoors in a healthy, nutritious way.

While not a new concept, community gardens are popping up all over the country, including right here in Colorado. From urban areas to the suburbs, national trends show that these small urban garden spaces are growing faster than in previous years. According to a blog post by The Trust for Public Land, in 2019, the number of community garden plots in city parks has increased 44% since the group started keeping track in 2012. Currently, there are approximately 20 community gardens in Aurora, Colorado, that provide food and community connections for residents.

It is that connection to the earth, the respite from life’s stresses, and the shear joy of growing and harvesting our own food that brings the neighborhood together at Columbine and Indian Paintbrush Gardens. Long before DIA was a blip on the radar, the early pioneers who settled this land joined together to grow their own food and live a simple, sustainable life. Our community gardens are designed to attract residents (and butterflies), and are another way Painted Prairie is tying into the agricultural roots of the community.

Painted Prairie’s Bring on Spring event, May 1, 2021 kicks off with our first How-to Garden Clinic

How do I start my own urban garden?

If you are ready to jump into urban gardening at Painted Prairie, we have a few easy steps to get you started:

  1. Your Location: Will you be able to walk or bike to your garden plot? Simply knowing that you can walk out your door and be in your private plot in a matter of minutes, is important to maintaining your garden.
  2. Your Diet: What vegetables do you eat on a regular basis at home? Planting vegetables that your family regularly consumes is a great way to start. Exploring new vegetables to try is always encouraged, and helps your kids try new tastes.
  3. Your Know-How: Do you have a green thumb? It doesn’t matter if you are a new gardener or a seasoned pro, there are many resources available to both amateurs and Master Gardeners alike. For a limited time, Painted Prairie will host monthly gardening clinics hosted by the Dig and Dream Garden Club to help you get started. In addition, the CSU Extension Office is an invaluable resource for gardeners of all levels. To sign up for our first How-To Garden Clinic, click here to RSVP.

If you are interested in renting a garden plot for the summer, reservations are available by contacting John with Advance HOA via email at john@advancehoa.com. Remember, gardening is fun and a great way to get to know your neighbors and enjoy the Colorado outdoors at the same time!

Join us for a FREE “weekend in bloom” with thoughtfully curated events and garden-focused activities, informative home-inspired clinics and unique community traditions

Painted Prairie, the next best community in Aurora, kicks off its award-winning events series with its Bring on Spring! event offering a weekend of garden-focused activities, movies in the park, a pop-up micro farmer’s market, and interactive home-inspired clinics for anyone looking to get out of the house and enjoy a weekend of springtime activities. 

Here’s a quick rundown on what is happening:

Friday, April 30

Grab your friends and family and join us on April 30 from 7:00 pm to 10:00 pm, for a free showing of the 80s classic movie, The Princess Bride at High Prairie Park. Bring your chairs and blankets, find your spot in one of the large socially distant lawn circles, and enjoy the popcorn, sodas, bottled water, and candy on us! Movie begins promptly at 8:00 pm.

Saturday, May 1

Looking for a little something to get you in the mood for Spring? We have a special Micro Pop-Up Farmer’s Market from 9:00 am to 1:00 pm., on May 1. Browse our curated selection of locally produced offerings and craft goods then head over and grab a bite at one of the local food trucks on site during the event.

Dust off those Pinterest pins and stop by our regularly scheduled Home How-To Clinics starting promptly at 11:00 am and running every half hour up until 1:00 pm. Garner valuable tips at each of our interactive clinics featuring home-related topics. Details on topics and clinics coming soon!

More Saturday Springtime Activities

In order to assure social distancing, FREE tickets are required. We are asking all attendees to register based on their arrival time as availability is on a first-come, first-served basis. Attendees will be required to wear a mask or face-covering while attending the event. Reserve tickets by visiting EventBrite.com. Event details are subject to change. To learn more about the precautions Painted Prairie is taking to prevent the spread of COVID-19, view our FAQs.

About Painted Prairie

Painted Prairie is a neo-traditional design/land plan community designed by Peter Calthorpe at Calthorpe Associates, with the assistance of Mark Johnson at Civitas Denver. It is the only neo-traditional master-planned community in the northeast market of the Denver Metro Area. Painted Prairie is situated for easy commutes and access to Denver’s arts and cultural activities. Situated across the street from the Gaylord Rockies Convention Center and located halfway between Anschutz-Fitzsimmons and Denver International Airport, with easy access to the A-Line rail, E470, DIA, 56th Avenue, I-70, Downtown Denver, and I-225, the community is conveniently located from just about anywhere. Construction of Painted Prairie began upon the formal groundbreaking on September 21, 2018. Construction is slated to continue through 2030. For more information, visit lifeatpaintedprairie.com.

ECI Site Construction, a specialist in designing outdoor spaces, recently installed this beautiful scenic bridge at the Arroyo, a key feature of an amazing new park being built at Painted Prairie. It offers views of the Arroyo and the play fields within the park, as well as stunning vistas from Longs Peak to Pikes Peak, including Mt. Evans and the Denver skyline.  Sure to become a favorite gathering place in Painted Prairie, it is the ideal spot to celebrate a special birthday or to take wedding and graduation photos. Will you be the first to enjoy it?

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