Committees and Programs

We are always looking for volunteers!  You can volunteer as much or as little as your schedule allows.  Please complete the volunteer agreement on our “Forms” page.

DAM COMMITTEE
Harris Park Dam Committee is a dedicated group of community volunteers who are committed to repairing, maintaining and monitoring our lakes and pond by working with the Colorado Dam Safety, and the Division of Water Resources.
The HP Dam committee recognizes our Water Reservoirs are our largest and most valuable resources; and Harris Park Metropolitan District (HPMD)is devoted to protecting and preserving the benefits of recreation, natural resources, and wildlife/wetlands habitat for future generations.  Presently the Committee is involved in the rehabilitation of Lake #1.  (Please visit “Our Lakes” page to find out more information).  The members are also researching the possibility of rehabilitating Tate Pond.  This dam failed in 1995.  Tate Pond and our water rights is scheduled to be abandoned in the Spring of 2020.  We sent a Letter of Argument to preserve our water rights for another 10 years.  They approved our request; so we are protected for another 10 years.

EMERGENCY AWARENESS COMMITTEE
(formerly the Firewise Committee)
In May of 2018, Harris Park Metro District was exposed to the Shooting Range fire which prompted a few residents to form a Firewise Committee. This Committee initiated the Harris Park Metro District Firewise Program.  The purpose of the program is to help residents reduce risks from fires through property mitigation* and the use of emergency green reflective address signs.  The volunteers of this program work in conjunction with Fire Adapted Bailey (FAB) and Platte Canyon Fire Department (PCFD).  Since then, we have recognized that there additional Emergency scenarios, such as Extreme Weather, Health Epidemics, Terrorism, Public Resources, Neighborhood Watch, with many community members who wish to volunteer.  Please refer to our sub pages
“Emergency Awareness Program”  and “Public Resources” pages for
more details.
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*(Mitigation is defined as the removal of fuels around your house that can create increased heat and exposure to your home in the event of a fire).  

RECREATION COMMITTEE
Harris Park Recreation Committee is composed of volunteer community members who organize community activities and our annual children’s holiday parties.  Over the years, this committee has been credited for some of the most memorable activities in Harris Park.  Some of the events have been Easter egg hunts, bake sales, crafting days, Halloween parties,  Christmas Parties (with Santa of course!), our new “Taste of Harris Park” eventand many more cherished memory-making experiences.  Please refer to the our “Calendar of Events,” and
“Upcoming Events” pages.

BREAKFAST COMMITTEE
Harris Park Breakfast Committee are those dedicated volunteers who prepare and serve delicious breakfasts for the community and others.
In 2020, the committee decided to change the monthly breakfast schedule to every quarter, beginning the last Saturday of February (February, May, August, November).  Breakfast will now consist of a delicious buffet.  This is a wonderful way to meet your neighbors, and enjoy a meal.  Please see further details on our “Ongoing Events”  page, and join us!  
This year, due to health pandemic and the closure of the community center, the breakfast was cancelled in May, 2020.  In July, the committee held a Breakfast Burrito Take-out event.  It was held on Saturday, July 4, 2020.
It was a great success and helped raise a lot of money which goes towards
repairs for our community center.

FUND RAISING COMITTEE
Volunteers are needed for implementing ideas on fund raising activities.  Help us to continue raising money for current repairs on Lake #1, and any other unexpected maintenance/repairs on our lakes and community.  Harris Park is precious and important to us with many valuable assets. Please see more details on our page “Fundraising”.