Special Events

Upcoming Events

Dakota Lodge Park Grand OpeningDakota Lodge Park Grand Opening

Come celebrate the new playground at Dakota Lodge (now open!) with the Mac Shack food truck and backyard games! Desserts and drinks provided for kids!

Date: Friday, May 5
Time: 4:30-7 p.m.
Location: Dakota Lodge


Community Recycling Event

Bring your unwanted items to the Ranch House for recycling or disposal!

Recycling Event Flyer

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Date: Saturday, May 6
Time: 8:30 a.m.-2 p.m.
Location: Ranch House Parking Lot
Fee: Most Items are Free for Residents

What Items are Acceptable and What Items Can I Not Bring?
Click on the button below to see a comprehensive list of items we accept and those we don’t accept. If you don’t see your item listed, you can call 303-979-1876 or email chrisp@kcranch.org to see if it is acceptable.

Recycling Event Flyer

How Much Does It Cost to Recycle Items?
The first box of paper for shredding is free, but the second and third boxes are $5 each. Hard drive destruction is $10. All other acceptable items are recycled or disposed of for free.

What are the Details on Paper Shredding?
R2 Stewardship will collect up to three boxes (60 pounds) of your home office paperwork for shredding. The first box (20 pounds) is free, but the second and third boxes are $5 each. The shredding will NOT be done onsite. The paper will be put in a secure truck and shredded offsite at R2’s warehouse. If you have paper shredding in addition to the three boxes allowed at our event, the Jeffco Sheriff’s Office will have its annual Shred-a-Thon on Saturday, May 13 from 7 a.m. to noon at its headquarters, 200 Jefferson County Parkway in Golden.

Where Can I Recycle Items that Aren’t Accepted at the Event?
Refrigerators: Xcel Energy (must be an Xcel electric customer), 866-552-8755; Front Range Recycling, 720-588-0268 (fee applies)
Tube TVs Smaller than 32 Inches: Best Buy ($25 fee)
Flat Panel TVs Smaller than 50 Inches: Best Buy ($25 fee)
Tube TVs Larger than 33 Inches: ERI in Aurora, 1-800- 374-3473 (fee applies)
Tube TVs Larger than 33 Inches: METech in Denver, 720-377-7700 (fee applies)
Compact Fluorescent Lightbulbs (CFLs): Home Depot or Lowe’s
Medication or Drugs: Jeffco Sheriff’s Drug Take-Back Day on April 29 from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. at Dakota Ridge High School
Household Chemicals and Other Hazardous Materials: Rooney Road Recycling Center at 303-316-6262 or see www.rooneyroadrecycling.org (fees apply)

Who Organizes the Community Recycling Event?
The Ken-Caryl Ranch Master Association offers the Community Recycling Event annually as a service to residents. The event wouldn’t be possible without our event partners: R2 Stewardship Responsible Computer & Electronic Recycling Solutions, Eagle Automotive Services, GreenSheen Eco-Friendly Paints, Waste Connections and the Ken-Caryl Ranch Metropolitan District Parks Department.

If you have any questions about the Community Recycling Event, please call the Ranch House at 303-979-1876 or email chrisp@kcranch.org.

Memorial Day Event at the Veterans Monument

Join us for a Memorial Day tribute at the Veterans Monument at Ken-Caryl Ranch.

Date: Monday, May 29
Time: 10 a.m.
Location: Veterans Monument, corner of Sangre de Cristo and Crestone Mountain
Fee: Free



Garage Sale SignCommunity Garage Sale

Host a garage sale at your home! There will be multiple sales throughout the neighborhood.

Date: Friday-Saturday, June 2-3
Time: 8 a.m.-2 p.m.
Location: Throughout Community



Music a la Mode

Come enjoy live music, face painting, balloon sculptures, jump houses, and free ice cream!
Presented by: SCFD

Date: Wednesday, June 7
Time: 6-8 p.m.
Location: Ranch House Pool
Fee: Free


Flick and Float

Grab your noodle and come out for an evening swim and a fun, family flick! Concessions for sale and FREE popcorn! Please note that inflatables and large pool toys will not be permitted for the safety of swimmers.

Movie: Trolls (PG)
Date: Friday, June 16
Time: 7:30 – 10 p.m. (Movie will start at sunset)
Location: Ranch House Pool
Ages: All Ages
Fee: Residents Free, Non-Residents $5

July 4th Blowout and Concert at the Ranch House Pool

The Fourth of July blowout will feature live music at the Ranch House pool. The pool will open at 10 a.m. and close at 5 p.m. Entertainment from 12-2 p.m. Watch for more information this summer.

Date: Tuesday, July 4
Time: 10 a.m. to 5 p.m.
Location: Ranch House Pool
Ages: All Ages
Fee: Residents Free, Non-Residents $5


Movie Night in the Park

Grab your lawn chairs, blankets, and snacks and join us for a fun family movie night in the park. Concessions will be for sale and popcorn will be FREE!

Date: Saturday, July 22
Time: 8:30 to 10 p.m.
Location: Community Park (across the street from Shaffer Elementary)
Ages: All Ages
Fee: Residents Free, Non-Residents $5

Music a la Mode

Come enjoy live music, face painting, balloon sculptures, jump houses, and free ice cream!
Presented by: SCFD

Date: Wednesday, Aug. 2
Time: 6-8 p.m.
Location: Ranch House Pool
Fee: Free


Doggie Dip Day

Doggie DipPlease join us for the 12th Annual Doggie Dip Day. The canine event will include diving, swimsuit, and retrieving contests among other activities. There are four 60-minute sessions with up to 30 dogs allowed in each session. The sessions include 30 minutes of “open swim” time followed by 30 minutes of games and contests.

Date: Saturday, Aug. 19
Time: 11 a.m. – 3:30 p.m.
Location: Ranch House Pool
Fee: Resident: $5/dog Non-Resident: $8/dog
Times & Course Numbers:
Session 1: 11 a.m. – 12 p.m. Course #44750
Session 2: 12:10 – 1:10 p.m. Course #44751
Session 3: 1:20 – 2:20 p.m. Course #44752
Session 4: 2:30 – 3:30 p.m. Course #44896

Doggie Dip Registration

Barn BrewHa

Join us for a day of boot stompin’ fun as we celebrate the coming fall. Live music, beer garden, food, tours of the Equestrian Center, KC Nature activities and more! Stay tuned for more information!

Date: Saturday, Sept. 23
Time: 12 – 5 p.m.
Location: Dakota Lodge and Equestrian Center
Ages: All ages


Family Fright Night & Haunted Trail

Celebrate Halloween with a costume contest, pumpkin painting and more spooky fun at Family Fright Night. Join us on the Haunted Trail for a family friendly hike by the Bradford Pool where we meet some not-so-scary local wildlife who teach us about life in our open space.

Date: Friday, Oct. 27
Time: 4 – 8:30 p.m.
Location: Dakota Lodge 4-7 p.m. and Bradford Park 6-8:30 p.m.
Ages: All ages

Veterans Day Celebration

Join us in celebrating our Veterans with a ceremony at the Veterans Monument.

Date: Saturday, Nov. 11
Time: 11 a.m. – 12 p.m.
Location: Veterans Monument


Gobble Wobble 5K and Fun Run

“Gobble and Wobble” your way through the 3rd Annual 5k and Fun Run in the Ken-Caryl Ranch Valley. This great family run helps raise funds to support the trails and open space and is an excellent way to burn some calories before the big Turkey Day!

Date: Sunday, Nov. 12
Time: 8 a.m. – 12 p.m.
Location: Dakota Lodge
Ages: All ages


Christmas Tree Sale

The annual Christmas Tree Sale offers residents trees freshly cut from Ken-Caryl Ranch Open Space forest management areas. A limited number of trees will be available on a first come, first served basis. Rangers are requesting donations in exchange for the trees, and the donations will be used to offset expenses in the open space program. If you have any questions, contact the Ranger Staff at 303-979-1876, ext. 170.

Date: Saturday, Dec. 2
Time: 8 – 10 a.m.
Location: Dakota Lodge
Fee: Donations Accepted

Holiday Happenings

Celebrate the holiday season with festive fun and games and, of course, a visit from Santa Claus himself!

Date: Saturday, Dec. 2
Time: 3 – 8 p.m.
Location: Ranch House
Ages: All ages


Special Event Sponsor Information

Ken-Caryl Ranch Metropolitan District’s annual special events offer a wide variety of sponsor and partnership opportunities. These events are a great way to connect with the community and show your support. Each event has different opportunities to get involved from sponsoring Santa at Holiday Happenings to hosting a booth and activity at Spring Fling. All partnerships include marketing exposure and onsite recognition during the event. Please call Melissa Daruna at 303-979-4070, ext .136, or melissad@kcranch.org to learn more about sponsoring a special event for our community.

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