The city’s Parks,
Recreation & Open Spaces Department just finished constructing a new
park, Tollgate Crossing Neighborhood Park, 24600 E. Belleview Ave., in
southeast Aurora with features of all kinds.
Located near Infinity
Middle School in the Tollgate Crossing neighborhood, the park is teeming
with enrichment opportunities and outdoor adventure: find sanctity walking
numerous trail loops, adventure on state-of-the-art Ninja Warrior
equipment, competition at the tennis and pickleball courts, fun at the
youth play area and relaxation under the picnic area.
colorful public art sculpture complements the park. “Nature’s Tollgate” by
Colorado artist Lisa Cameron Russell beautifully arches over a portion of
the scenic soft surface trail loop path that pedestrians and cyclists can
pass through as they circle the park’s exciting features. The sculpture and
artist selection process were coordinated by the city’s Art in Public
rush of brand-new equipment with something for all ages, the comfort of art
and open space and the laughter of fun in the playground and grassy areas
exemplify a joyful community at Tollgate Crossing Neighborhood Park.
Developer fees and
an Arapahoe County Open Space grant partly funded the $1.5-million project,
and features were incorporated based on community input. To learn more
about park design and construction, including upcoming projects, visit AuroraGov.org/PROSPDC.
court updates on jury and bench trials
COVID-19, the status of both jury and bench trials will be evaluated on
a week-by-week basis depending on the current conditions of the
pandemic. Visit the link for procedures, WebEx links and the current
status of court operations.
testing site now accepting insurance
To support the
state's COVID-19 community testing sites financially and so that testing
may continue through March 30 in Aurora, the testing provider, MAKO
Medical, is now accepting health insurance from residents who are insured
and need to get tested.
free to everyone regardless of insurance status. There will be no
out-of-pocket costs for anyone. However, those who have insurance will be
asked to provide insurance information when registering for a test to allow
MAKO Medical to bill health insurers for testing costs.
A testing site
continues to operate in the Aurora Center for Active Adults parking lot, 30
Del Mar Circle. Visit this link to
view testing site locations and links to register.
Council members are
eager to hear from residents and committed to forums in which those
conversations can occur. The format and structure of town meetings is
virtual during the COVID-19 crisis. Please visit AuroraGov.org/Council to confirm meeting dates and find
information on how to join. If you don't know your council ward, go to AuroraGov.org and click on "Property Info."
Ward I (Crystal
Murillo) - Thursday, Jan. 28, 6 to 6:30 p.m.
Ward II (Nicole
Johnston) - Thursday, Feb. 4, 6:30 to 8 p.m.
Ward III (Marsha
Berzins) - Wednesday, Feb. 10, 6:30 to 8 p.m.
Ward IV (Juan
Marcano) - Wednesday, Feb. 10, 6:30 to 8 p.m.
Ward V (Alison
Coombs) - Tuesday, Feb. 3, 6:30 to 8:30 p.m.
Ward VI (Françoise
Bergan) - Wednesday, Jan. 27, 6 to 8 p.m.
At Large (Angela
Lawson, Allison Hiltz, Curtis Gardner) - Thursday, Jan. 21, 6:30 to 8:30
City Council Regular
Monday, Jan. 25,
View this council
meeting online at AuroraTV.org and cable channels 8 and 880.
See AuroraGov.org for details on how to address the
council by phone during Public Invited to Be Heard or another agenda
item. Streamed live at AuroraTV.org or cable channels 8 and 880 only.
Mayor Mike Live
Friday, Jan. 22, 3
On “Mayor Mike Live”
this Friday, the mayor welcomes Wendy Mitchell, president and chief
executive officer for the Aurora Economic Development Council, to discuss
ongoing efforts to bring new primary employers and jobs to the city. Join
the conversation with your questions for the guest or the mayor.
Do you remember your
high school sweetheart? Are you ready to see them again at your reunion?
After two decades of failed relationships, Peter returns to his high school
reunion hoping to rekindle his romance with Kari, the girl he abandoned
after an unexpected pregnancy. As the night progresses, both Peter and Kari
face the consequences of choices made long ago...and the daunting prospect
of starting again. Depending on the public health guidelines as opening day
approaches, this production could be live or virtual.
Saturday, 8 a.m. to 5 p.m., free testing for COVID-19 is provided to anyone
who wants to be tested, especially those who have symptoms. No appointment
is necessary. No doctor referral, no health insurance and no proof of
identification are required. Online registration in advance is preferred but is not
Aurora Center for
Active Adults parking lot, 30 Del Mar Circle, at Del Mar Park
in Aurora Exhibit
Online through May
The Aurora History
Museum is showcasing and celebrating the wide variety of faiths and
religious experiences of Aurorans in the new exhibit “Religious Diversity
in Aurora.” Explore photos of over 140 houses of worship in the city and
learn about other people’s beliefs and traditions.