|Firelight News - July 2020|
Firelight: "The Highest Point in Highlands Ranch!"
Recent events in Firelight
Yoga in the Park continued this past summer at Spearwood Park, free to Firelight residents!
Meetings of the Firelight HOA
Annual, Special, and other periodic meetings of the Firelight HOA are held throughout the year. Stay tuned for the schedule of future meetings, or contact me directly.
17th Annual Firelight Picnic
The Picnic was held on Saturday, August 10, 2019, at the Spearwood Park & Pavilion. The Annual Picnic featured a catered barbeque, cotton candy, snow cones & soft drinks, as well as bounce castles, balloons, and games for the kids, and a live band. The Annual Firelight Picnic is another great benefit of living in the Firelight community!
Firelight Community Bulletin Board
Firelight Residents: Advertise your services here for free! Your business seen by 1,800+ Firelight neighbors! Call Jeff at 303-257-0864 or email me at firstname.lastname@example.org to submit your ad.
Daycare-Licensed Preschool and Childcare, specializing in ages 2-4 years of age. I offer a structured environment that includes exciting monthly themes, calendar/circle time, ABC lessons, hands-on math, 20 min. music lesson and many more fun learning activities. Provider has a Bachelors in Early Education/Child Development, 4 years teaching experience in grades Pre-K and Kindergarten, and home provider for 3 years. For more information contact Heather at 720-344-0508. Located in the Firelight community.
General Contractor- Building a new home or remodeling your current home can be a complicated process. Coordinating that effort requires skill, experience, and a commitment to quality. Leave it to the experts at DMH Construction Management. High quality work and excellent customer service have been the cornerstone of DMH. With over a quarter century of experience, we’ll ensure your project gets done on time and on budget. “DMH Construction Management believes that quality home building and home remodeling are in the details, and we design each project to meet your unique needs. Our 25 years of experience and dedication to your design needs set us apart from other companies. Our craftsmanship is unmatched. I’m so convinced of it, I’ll guarantee the workmanship for two full years. Who else can do that?” ~Drew Hanlon, DMH Construction Management. THE FIRST THING WE BUILD IS TRUST. 720-207-8733 www.dmhdenverconstruction.com
Copper Mesa Elementary School
Copper Mesa Elementary is located at the intersection of Poston Pkwy and Chandon Wy. Most of the Firelight community has enrollment at Copper Mesa; however, some neighborhoods in Firelight will have enrollment at Heritage Elementary School. If you have questions about the school boundaries, please contact me, and watch this page for future school updates.
Red-tail Park is located off of Pemberly Avenue on the western edge of Firelight. The park includes a soccer/multi-use sports field, a baseball diamond, a basketball/multi-use court, a playground, picnic shelter, and restroom, as well as off-street parking and trail access.
There is trail access from Red-tail Park to the beautiful Dad Clark Trail (read more about the Dad Clark Trail below). Red-tail Park also features pretty mountain views & is quite possibly the nicest neighborhood park in all of Highlands Ranch!
Backcountry Wildnerness Area
The Backcountry Wilderness Area is 8,200 acres of open space located on the southern border of Firelight. This beautiful land is accessible by the Dad Clark Trail (located on the western edge of Firelight near Mountain Vista High School), and by the Douglas County East-West Regional Trail (trailhead located just off of Grigs road, about 1/2 mile south of Firelight), and these two trails connect to form one long trail through the Backcountry Wildnerness Area. This is a wonderful hike of approximately 3 miles, and offers breathtaking mountain views as well as unparalleled views of the entire Denver/Metropolitan area. The summit of the hike is Highlands Point, which offers 360-degree views, as well as a stand&view compass which features information on mountain peaks & points of interest. Firelight homeowners can just step out their front door, walk through the neighborhood to the Dad Clark Trail, and within minutes be on a peaceful and serene journey on this incredible trail system. The Rocky Gulch Trail is a 1.5 mile natural surface trail in the Backcountry Wilderness Area, and offers a great experience for hikers, mountain bikers, and runners. The Rocky Gulch Trail is accessible using the trails mentioned above.
Southridge Recreation Center
The Southridge Recreation Center has many unique features, including a "wet craft" room with eight pottery wheels and a pair of kilns, and a resort-style outdoor pool with an extensive deck for sunbathing. The 72,000 square foot facility also has a spa for adults, a stage with a curtain for performances, a catering/teaching kitchen, five outdoor tennis courts, a greenhouse, two basketball courts with retractable turf, an elevated running track, and an indoor play pool with climbing nets, mini-slides and fountains. A pro shop and drop-in nursery are also available. Firelight residents can easily enjoy the convenience of the Southridge Recreation Center, as it is located just two minutes east of the Firelight community. Firelight residents also enjoy the amenities offered by the other three rec centers in Highlands Ranch: Northridge, Eastridge, and Westridge.
The Southridge Recreation Center is located at 4800 McArthur Ranch Road.
The Shops at Highland Walk
Firelight residents enjoy the convenience of shopping at The Shops at Highland Walk, which features a King Soopers supermarket, restaurants & coffee shoppe, a bank, and a dozen retail outlets.
Daniels Park is an easy 10-minute drive on Grigs Road just south of Firelight. Daniels Park offers one of the prettiest mountain views in the region: from the main overlook you can see the entire front range, from Pikes Peak down south to Longs Peak up north. Also featured are several picnic areas, including a massive stone structure with covered picnic tables underneath, and a few short hiking trails. Daniels Park offers the perfect quick getaway, especially when time does not permit a drive into the mountains.
Website for Firelight
There is a website servicing the Firelight community: firelightonline.com. On this site, you can get the latest information on community events, and the site also provides information on how to reserve a pavilion for parties, how to join the Firelight culinary classes, and how to become a committee volunteer. The site also displays community rules and regulations, as well as HOA meeting minutes, and has a link to the Firelight Facebook group.
Firelight Neighborhood Committees
The Firelight community is seeking volunteers for the Firelight Social Committee, Covenant Committee, and Neighborhood Watch Committee. For more information, contact the Firelight HOA at 303-980-0700, or visit firelightonline.com. Get involved in your community!
Board of Directors
Questions may be directed to Diana Behrent at Hammersmith Management, 303-980-0700. Meetings are held periodically throughout the year to keep Firelight residents informed of community developments.
Contact info. for Firelight Residents
Highlands Ranch Community Association 303-791-8958 (includes Architectural Applications)
Hammersmith Management Company 303-980-0700 -- or visit www.e-hammersmith.com
Waste Management 303-797-1600
Fire Dept. Non-Emergency 303-795-3800
Douglas County Traffic Safety Hotline 303-660-7539
Comcast Cable Services 303-930-2000
Sports Weather Line 303-471-8882
HRCA Event Line 303-471-8888
Douglas County Sheriff 303-660-7505
Douglas County Community Development Planning Division 303-660-7460
Open Space 303-660-7490
Parks & Trails 303-660-7495
Road & Bridge 303-660-7480
Traffic Signal Problems 303-660-7490
Douglas County Clerk & Recorder 303-660-7469
Firelight landscape construction and maintenance: Jerry Hunter (Metro Districts Parks Manager), 303-791-2710