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.
Harris Park Dam Committee is a dedicated group of community volunteers who are committed to repairing, maintaining and monitoring our lakes by working with the Colorado Dam Safety, and the Division of Water Resources.
The HP Dam committee recognizes the Lakes are our largest and most valuable resource and is devoted to protecting and preserving the benefits of recreation, natural resource, 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 filed in 1995. Tate Pond and our water rights is scheduled to be abandoned in the Spring of 2020. We have sent a Letter of Argument to the State to preserve our water rights for another 10 years, and we are now awaiting their final decision.
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 realized there are more Emergency scenarios, such as Fire, Extreme Weather, Health Epidemics, Terrorism, Public Resources, Neighborhood Watch, with many community members who wish to volunteer. Please refer to our “HP Emergency Awareness Program“ and our Public Resources pages for more details..
*(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).
Harris Park Recreation Committee is composed of volunteer community members who organize community activities and the annual children’s holiday parties. Over the years this committee has been responsible 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!), and many more cherished memory-making experiences. Please refer to the our Events pages.
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 come join us!
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 Fundraising Page.