Special Events

Upcoming Events

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: 4:30 – 8:30 p.m.
Location: Dakota Lodge 4:30-7 p.m. and Bradford Park 6-8:30 p.m.
Ages: All ages

Interested in sponsoring or volunteering? Contact Beth Beers at bethb@kcranch.org.

Thank you to our Title Sponsor:






Flu Shot Clinic at the Community Center

Quadrivalent/Preservative-Free Flu Shot Clinic
Dates: Sundays, Oct. 8, 15, 22, 29
Time: 1-4 p.m.
Location: Ken-Caryl Community Center, 1 Club Drive
Cost: $40 (for 6 months to adult)
Payment: Cash/Check/MasterCard/Visa
No Appointment Necessary

The Colorado Flu Shot Company is offering the four-strain (Quadrivalent), preservative-free flu vaccine for ages 6 months to adult at the Community Center, 1 Club Drive, on Sundays, Oct. 8, 15, 22 and 29 from 1-4 p.m. The vaccine is $40, payable with cash, check, MasterCard or Visa.

The Quadrivalent has two strains of Influenza A and two strains of Influenza B. This provides better coverage, especially for children. Children are most at risk for secondary infections and complications from the flu (pneumonia, bronchitis, strep throat, ear infections, etc.). The flu virus results in more childhood hospitalizations than any other vaccine-preventable disease.

Other individuals at higher risk include anyone with asthma, heart disease, kidney disease, a compromised immune system, newborns and pregnant women. School-age children/students are also the most common source of spreading the virus. The virus can live on surfaces such as desks, keyboards, door handles and telephones for three days. Annually, 36,000 deaths occur in the United States from influenza. The protection from the influenza vaccine lasts approximately one year.

Parental consent is required for individuals under 18 years. Vaccinations will be provided by a Pediatric RN. The Colorado Flu Shot Company also provides other vaccinations, including those for international travel (yellow fever, typhoid, meningococcal, polio). A travel appointment is necessary. For additional information on vaccines, please call the Colorado Flu Shot Company at 303-913-0971 or email coloradoflushotcompany@att.net. See www.coloradoflushotcompany.com for more information.

Veterans Day Celebration

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

Date: Saturday, Nov. 11
Time: 10 a.m. to 11 a.m.
Location: Veterans Monument


NEW DATE: 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 for Ken-Caryl Ranch environmental education programs and is an excellent way to burn some calories on Turkey Day!

Ages: All ages
New Date
: Thanksgiving Day, Nov. 23
Time: 8:30 a.m. Fun Run; 9 a.m. 5K
Location: Dakota Lodge and Ken-Caryl Open Space Trails

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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 Kristen Peterka at 303-979-4070, ext .119, or kristenp@kcranch.org to learn more about sponsoring a special event for our community.

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