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Yes, it can be rented on a space available basis. To rent the church please call the Brighton Recreation Center at 303-655-2200 and ask to speak with the Rentals Specialist
The rental period is 24 hours. Payment of the full $185 deposit is due at the time the facility is reserved. The balance of the rental fee is due at least 30 days in advance of the reservation.
Drop-in Child Care provides supervised child care for children six months through seven years of age.
Child Care costs $3.00/hour per child to use.
Child Care was designed to help support the fitness classes and is offered during the high-use hours of the Fitness program. The service is offered Monday through Saturday mornings and Monday through Thursday evenings for ages six months through seven years.
1 room holds up to 60 people banquet-style.2 rooms up to 120 people banquet-style.
Currently we are not offering after-hour rentals. We apologize for the inconvenience.
Yes, all of our Personal Trainers are certified through nationally accredited associations.Please contact 303.655.2228 for more information.
If your child is age 12 years and up they may attend the fitness classes with you. Some classes allow age 8+ with an adult. These are noted on our paper schedule with a ** next to the class. The paper schedules can be picked up at the front desk. Or, you can check our Kid Fit Schedule located on the website.
Yes, we offer FREE weight room orientations. Please contact the Fitness department at 303-655-2228 to schedule.
Funshine 2022 starts on Monday, June 6.
Regular Hours: 8:30 a.m. - 4 p.m.
Extended Hours: 7:30 a.m. - 5:30 p.m.
No. We offer the two options; it is not a flexible time.
We don't offer any discounts for shorter attendance.
If you prefer, you can sign up for the 8-week program and only have your child attend on the days most convenient for you, but there will not be any price changes.
No, there is no discount.
Funshine 2020 will be located at Northeast Elementary, 1605 E Longs Peak St.
We will be housed inside the school. Entrances will be clearly marked and easy to find.
Swim at least once a week. Arts, crafts, active game, team building, STEM activities. Field trips are on Thursdays (no field trip the first week).
Swim lessons will not be offered this year.
Field trip information will be available at the Parent Night. Afterwards, it will be posted online, as well.
Camp T-Shirts will be handed out on our first field trip day.
Yes. Supply your own sunscreen, however, our counselors must hold onto it so please label clearly.
Medication must be turned in to our Nurse by Parent Night. Counselors are certified to administer medication.
No. We are required to have a new CDPHE form annually, completed by your physician.
Yes, Funshine is a State Licensed program and required by law to abide by all rules and regulations set forth by the state. Therefore, all paperwork must be verified and submitted before your child can participate or attend the camp or camp activities.
Yes, state licensing requires our staff to get cleared through the Colorado Bureau of Investigation, the FBI and the TRAILS system. In addition, the City of Brighton runs a separate background check before we hire any staff.
Yes! Returning for a second year, our Counselor in Training program. Visit our CIT page for more information.
Please call 303-655-2221 to discuss the possibility of getting your under aged child in a program. The age is determined by the instructor and in some cases there may be exceptions.
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Yes, you may go to www.citepayusa.com to pay with your credit or debit card. There is a 5.95% transaction fee that will be assessed by the vendor.
If you have paid your ticket off, but the DMV claims they have not received a clearance, then you may request for us to mail it again to the DMV or you may come to the clerk's window and request a certified copy to take to the DMV.
If you have a question about your case, you may direct it to the court clerks or raise the question at your appearance in court. The judge is not permitted by law to discuss the case prior to trial or a plea.
One, the Judge may have ordered a warrant to issue. There are two ways to deal with this. You may post your bond and receive a new court date. Or, you can come on one of our Walk-In Warrant hearing dates in order to take care of your case without having to post bond. See our calendar for the next Walk-In Warrant date.
Second, the Judge may have found you Guilty By Default. This means that your failing to pay prior to your court hearing and your subsequent failure to appear is interpreted by the Court as an admission of guilt to the charge on your summons. You must pay the fines plus any additional court costs ordered by the Court within 10 days of your court date in order to avoid an OJW hold being placed on your license. Alternatively, if you can show good cause as to why you failed to appear or pay prior, you may ask the court to set aside your default and grant you a new hearing date. (See FAQ for more information)
If you have an outstanding warrant with the Brighton Municipal Court and would like to receive a new court date, you must post bond by cash or with a professional surety. There will be a $20.00 processing fee charged in addition to the bond amount, and you will be processed by the police department. You may post the bond with the court Monday – Friday from 8:00 am to 4:00 pm or the police department from 4:00 pm to 7:00 pm. The police department is also available on Saturday and Sunday from 7:00 am to 7:00 pm. Credit cards are not accepted.
You may appear as a walk-in on a scheduled court date at 8:00 am or 1:00 pm to see the judge and quash your warrant. Your warrant will remain active until you appear.
Yes, your accident report is available from the Brighton Police Department. Please contact the Police Department regarding the procedure to request this report.
Residents pay $65. Nonresidents pay $75. The park shelter adjacent to the Splash Pad at Benedict Park is $85 for residents and nonresidents pay $105 (Please note this does not include the rental of the splash pad water feature). The fee covers the entire day. Park shelter start times vary; some are cleaned by 10am, including: Brighton Park, Benedict Park & Carmichael Park. All other reservable shelters are cleaned by noon. All parks close at 10pm.
At least 10 days in advance, take into consideration busy summer weekends, most popular shelters fill up fast. We accept Park Shelter reservations after January 1st of the year, with reservations offered from mid-May through mid-September of that season.
We currently offer shelter reservations at these parks: Benedict Park, Brighton Park, BJAA Park, Carmichael Park, Dewey Strong Park, Donelson Park, Farmers Park and Pheasant Ridge Park.
Bounce House permits will only be issued at the following locations:Benedict Park Shelters 2, 3 & 4Brighton Park Shelters, 1, 2, 3, & 4Carmichael Park Shelter 1
If you are planning to have amplified music, a request must be submitted at least 10 days in advance for a music permit. The only park location allows this is at Brighton Park Shelters #2, #3, and #4. All three shelters must be reserved for the event.
Reservations for the season can be called in as early as January of the year. We can accept reservations on the first business day after New Years day. We do not take reservations for furture years, however we can answer questions you may have for a future event you are planning.
If you need to cancel your reservation, we need to get your request at least 10 days before your reservation date. No refunds with less than 10 days notice. No refunds for inclement weather. There is a $5 cancellation fee per park shelter if the rental fee is refunded back to you. There is no $5 fee if you accept it as a household credit with the Recreation Center. (Household credits can be used for all transactions except drop in visits.)
The municipal code for trees and shrubs is located in the document Chapter 8: Health and Safety (PDF).
How do I plant a tree around utility lines? Overhead Lines Overhead utility lines are the easiest to see and probably the ones we take most for granted. Although these lines look harmless enough, they can be extremely dangerous. Planting tall growing trees under and near these lines will ultimately require your utility to prune them to maintain safe clearance from the wires. Trees which must be pruned away from power lines are under greater stress and more susceptible to insects and disease. Tall growing trees near overhead lines can cause service interruptions when tree contact wires. Proper selection and placement of trees in and around overhead utilities can eliminate potential public safety hazards, reduce expenses for utilities and their rate payers and improve the appearance of landscapes. Underground Lines. The biggest danger to underground lines occurs during planting. Before you plant, make sure that you are aware of the location of any underground utilities. To be certain that you do not accidentally dig into any lines and risk serious injury or a costly service interruption, call 1-800-922-1987 or visit Utility Notification Center of Colorado first. Never assume that these utility lines are buried deeper than you plan to dig. In some cases, lines are very close to the surface.
Some work that would not require a permit includes, but is not limited to: interior painting, decorating, carpet or flooring, cabinet work, exchanging light fixtures when wiring will not be altered, sheds less than 120 square feet.
The Recreation Center offers many types of admission fees including daily passes, 15 visit punch passes, quarterly passes, and annual passes.
Refund Policy for City of Brighton Recreation Center Programs & ActivitiesRefunds will be made according to the following guidelines:? No cash refunds. ? If class is canceled by Recreation Center: 100% refund? Refund requests must be received 5 business days prior to start of the program. ? Refunds of $25 or less will be issued as household credit only. If participant cancels: refund will be assessed a $5 service fee per activity unless refund is issued as a household credit.? Refund request after the program has started: NO REFUNDS, except due to illness.? Credit may be given if the participant is unable to participate due to illness. A doctor’s statement must be presented in order to receive credit due to illness.
Monday – Thursday5:30 am – 9:00 pmFriday5:30 am – 7:00 pmSaturday7:00 am – 5:00 pmSunday10:00 am – 5:00 pm
We offer group and private swim lessons, youth and adult recreational swim teams, and aquatic fitness classes including H20 Fitness, Deep Water Fitness, and BOGAFit. We also offer American Red Cross Lifeguard Training classes. We periodically offer contracted classes that are hosted by outside instructors, including Infant Swim Resource (ISR) infant survival classes. ISR is offered on the schedule of the qualified instructor and is not a regular offering.
The lap pool is 84 degrees, leisure pool is 87-88 degrees, and the hot tub is 103 degrees. These temperatures are based on the appropriate temperature ranges for the types of activities conducted as well as health department requirements.
Please refer to our swim lesson levels pages and look at prerequisite and exit skills to determine your child’s level. If you do not know what skills your child can and cannot do proficiently, please contact the Assistant Aquatics Coordinator at 303-655-2213 and we will set up a placement test.
If you want a specific instructor or a specific gender of instructor, you may participate in our private lesson program. We are not able to accommodate requests for group swim lesson instructors.
Yes, if there is space! The Brighton Gators Swim Team fills relatively quickly, so make sure you are paying attention to registration dates to have the best chance of getting a spot on the team.
Find current information on private swim lessons and how to submit a request here.
Lifeguard candidates must be at least 15 years of age and certified as an American Red Cross Lifeguard. If you are not certified, your next step is to take an American Red Cross Lifeguard training. We offer lifeguard training in-house!
Please reference this page for the most up to date information about lifeguard training classes.
Only swim and bathing suits are appropriate for swimming. Basketball shorts, t-shirts, denim, sweatpants, and undergarments are not permitted. If you have questions about how to find a swim or bathing suit that fits your specific needs, we are happy to help! Contact us at 303-655-2212.
Yes. If there are enough swimmers, lane splitting and/or circle swimming is required. We do not allow for swimmers to retain their own individual lane while other swimmers wait to swim. Please follow lane sharing etiquette and find a swimmer similar to your level and notify them that you are joining their lane before you begin swimming.
You may bring Coast Guard approved personal floatation devices (PFDs). A PFD that is Coast Guard approved will have a label inside the jacket indicating approval clearly. PFDs that are not Coast Guard approved (including water wings and most swimsuits with built-in floatation) are not designed to keep the wearer’s head above water and are not permitted - however, you may borrow one of our approved floatation devices! Large floats are not permitted as they create blind spots for lifeguards and may lead to dangerous situations.
You may bring dive toys and soft toys. Toys being thrown may not be permitted on busy days if they create dangerous situations, and the lifeguard has the agency to make that decision.
Refund requests can be filed with the Customer Service Representatives at the Front Desk of the Recreation Center. Refund requests must be received at least 5 days before the start of the activity in order to receive a refund. We do not offer cash refunds. If your total payment is less than $25, the refund will be issued as a household credit which can be used for future purchases. If it is more than $25, it can be refunded to the card used to pay for the registration or cut as a check. There will be a $5 processing fee assessed per activity registration. We will be flexible with our refund deadline for illness or injury that unexpectedly prevents participation. This refund policy is in place for all recreation programs and activities.
Get on the waiting list. As possible, we will add spots to lessons. It is not appropriate to enroll your child in a level higher - it can create anxiety and will not benefit your child or the other children in the class. If needed, you may enroll your child a level lower - this will allow them to continue practicing skills, and it is safer for our instructors to push an advanced student further than it is to accommodate a student who is not ready for the skills being taught.
You can register online, register by phone at 303-655-2200, or you can come into the Recreation Center to register in-person.
Please call Megan Thompson (303) 655-2225 or email firstname.lastname@example.org. The front desk customer service reps can also provide information to you
Packet pickup will be on Tuesday and Wednesday, November 19 and 20, 5:30-7:30 p.m. at the Brighton Recreation Center. Packets WILL NOT contain your bib. Bibs will be available race day from 7 a.m.-8:29 a.m. Your bib is also your chip!
The City of Brighton Stormwater Division performs semi-annual post-construction inspections of certain private drainage structures. The City notifies property owners about inspections and/or the need for maintenance of the structure(s). The City then works with property owners to familiarize them with their system and how to best maintain it. If a particular system does not meet Brighton’s maintenance standards, the property owners will be notified of needed routine or non-routine maintenance by letter. Upon notification, the property owner will be responsible for completing the necessary maintenance.
Designation of a responsible party is important to assure proper operation of ponds. In some instances this may be a shared responsibility. In the majority of cases, the commercial property owner or the HOA is responsible for the correct operation and proper maintenance of the pond. Some ponds may be eligible for maintenance by the City of Brighton or South Beebe Draw Metropolitan District. In other cases, Mile High Flood District (MHFD) may accept maintenance responsibilities for regional ponds or channels.
Stormwater runoff is a significant source of water pollution in urbanizing areas. In addition, the increased volumes of flow resulting from added impervious areas during urbanization results in increased runoff volumes. Detention ponds mitigate both scenarios in providing a treatment basin for pollutant removal as well as a collection basin to detain the larger flows and thus reduce the peak runoff rates downstream. Properly maintained detention ponds can be very effective at removing certain pollutants and providing necessary storage volumes during larger storm events. Improperly maintained ponds can increase the discharge of pollutants downstream, increase the risk of flooding downstream, increase the instability of downstream channels, and lead to aesthetic and nuisance problems.
Routine HOA maintenance, like mowing and debris removal, is vital to the proper operation of the detention pond, and needs to be done on a frequent basis. Non-routine HOA maintenance, like slope stabilization and sediment removal, will probably be more on an annual basis. Every pond is different in the size, type and characteristics of the tributary area that contributes runoff to the pond, as well as the location of the pond within the development. A pond serving a large commercial district will likely require more maintenance than one serving an established neighborhood, and a pond in a prominent location in the development will require more frequent collection of trash. Maintenance considerations for a wet pond will need to focus on floating litter, scum and algal blooms, shoreline erosion, possible unpleasant odors and mosquitoes, as well as more difficult sediment removal. Maintenance considerations for a dry pond will concentrate more on mowing to control the vegetation and frequent removal of the trash, debris and clippings that may clog the outlet/trash rack. Maintenance will always be needed; if maintenance is not done, or not done frequently enough, or properly, a false sense of security exists for the pond’s temporary storage abilities during a large storm event, and its pollutant removal abilities during a typical runoff event. Routine maintenance includes:
Non-routine maintenance includes:
The property owner or the HOA will need to establish an Operation and Maintenance (O&M) fund and assess annual fees for maintenance. Typically, fees are established by the developer prior to turning the responsibility of the pond over to the owner. After several years of operation with these set fees, it may be necessary to re-evaluate maintenance costs for the actual operation of the pond after the development is established. Maintenance costs depend on both the type and condition of the existing system. An excellent source of information about pond maintenance costs is MHFD.
At the present time, we can only take VISA or MASTERCARD payments over the telephone.
Several factors can contribute to an increase:
The City of Brighton Utilities Department’s residential sewer/wastewater rates include both variable and fixed charges. The variable charges are calculated using winter quarter averaging (WQA) to determine the volume charged on residential wastewater bills for the 12-month period beginning in May of each year. The amount of water a household uses in the winter months is totaled and divided by the three months collected. This results in an average wastewater usage for each residential property.
The winter months are used calculate the WQA because indoor water usage is usually at its lowest during these months. These charges are calculated from usage in November, December, and January, but reflected on the December, January, and February statements. The WQA is calculated each April and will be seen on the May statements. This charge will remain until recalculated and applied the following May.
The Storm Drainage Maintenance Fee is not a charge based on water consumption, but is a flat rate charge for all residential, commercial, industrial and institutional properties annexed to the City.
Utility bills are automatically allowed a 5 calendar day grace period past the due date listed on the bill. A late charge of $10 will be added to your account if your payment is received after the grace period has passed. A courtesy letter is generated and sent to customers when late fees are incurred. If utility bills are not paid in full, shutoffs may occur.
When you make a payment through your bank, they take the funds out of your account immediately, but the bank then processes a paper check and mails it to us. It can take up to 10 days for us to receive that payment.
If you pay your bill later than the "Due Date" on the bill, your payment will not show up on the next bill. Call us and check to make sure that we did actually receive your payment.
If your property is located within the City, storm water runoff from your property is being managed by some or all of the stormwater systems that are already in place. The runoff from your property (rain, snow, irrigation water, etc.) is transported to our waterways via the stormwater system. Storm inlets and ponds, as part of the stormwater system, are designed and built in low areas. If you follow the flow of water leaving your property, you will find a storm sewer inlet that is servicing your area. Further, the City is required to maintain the MS4 program (Municipal Separate Storm Sewer System), and we do a diligent job in ensuring stormwater regulations and quality standards are fully met.
No, conveniently receive your water bill and reduce paper waste with E-statements. Statements will be sent directly to your email inbox, without the hassle of a paper bill. To receive your bill via E-statement, submit your email address to the Utility Billing Department in one of the three following methods:
Once we have your email address, your next bill will be generated as an E-statement.
Yes, sign up for Budget Billing. This option aims to keep your bill uniform for every billing cycle for the coming year. New homeowners may apply based on previous annual average consumption at their current address. Budget billing generally is re-adjusted every March and is calculated by using the previous 12-month average bill. Residents are encouraged to call to have their account added to the Budget Billing list. Accounts must be added by Dec. 31 and bills will be re-adjusted March of the following year
1. Air Gap Separation (AG)An AG is a physical separation between the supply pipe (or faucet) and the flood level rim of its receptacle.
2. Pressure Vacuum Breaker (PVB)The components of a PVB valve are: two independently acting valves (check valve & air valve); test cocks & 2 shutoff valves. This valve is commonly used for irrigation systems.
3. Double Check (DC) ValveThe components of a DC valve are: 2 single check valves, test cocks & 2 shut-off valves. This valve is commonly used to protect against low to medium hazard installations such as firefighting systems which does not use toxic additives.
4. Reduce Pressure (RP) ValveThe components of a RP valve are: 2 single check valves, 1 relief valve, test cocks & 2 shut-off valves. This valve is commonly used to protect against high hazard installations such irrigation systems that use chemical additives; or firefighting systems that use toxic additives (antifreeze).
The City of Brighton ordinance prohibit (most) anything other than uncontaminated rainwater from entering the storm drain system. Never pour anything into a gutter, street orstorm drain. For further information on what can be accepted in the storm drainage system please review the City of Brighton Municipal Code.
The City of Brighton is contained within two watersheds. The division, or ridge, between these two watersheds is Tower Rd. The South Platte Watershed, which includes areas west from Tower Rd, drains towards the northwest and into the South Platte River. The Barr-Milton Watershed basin, which includes areas east from Tower Rd, drains towards the northeast.
If your property is located within the City, storm runoff from your property is being managed by some or all of the storm water systems that are already in place. Storm inlets and ponds are designed and built in low areas. Just look around, or follow the flow along the curb and gutter. You will find a storm sewer inlet that’s servicing your area.
The Storm Drainage Connection Fee is essentially a one-time fee that is assessed when a piece of property is first developed and is based on the type of usage planned for the property.
The City of Brighton Storm Drainage Maintenance Fee is a monthly fee paid by every owner of residential, commercial, industrial and institutional properties located within the City limits. This fee is calculated, billed and collected directly by the City of Brighton.
The South Beebe Draw Metropolitan District Storm Sewer Maintenance Charge is an annual fee paid only by owners of residential, commercial, industrial and institutional properties located within the District’s boundaries (areas east from Tower Rd) This fee is calculated, billed and collected directly by the District.
The fee is billed once a year, in May. The 2021 annual fee is $60.78 per household. The bills are sent to residents and property owners in the South Beebe Draw Basin, including the Bromley Park development. The bills are sent to residents and property owners in the South Beebe Draw Basin, including the Bromley Park development. The billing period runs from January 1st through December 31st of each year.
You are not getting charged twice. Funds from each fee are collected by two different entities to pay for different services. 1) A portion of the storm drainage fee is being utilized to staff and fund the City of Brighton’s Stormwater Program. The City, and not the District, is the entity being held responsible for stormwater quality permit requirements by the State of Colorado. The City has been issued a Municipal Separate Storm Sewer System (MS4) permit by the State. This permit requires implementation of a Stormwater Program. The purpose of the City's Stormwater Program is to coordinate city-wide the implementation and enforcement of the following six minimum control measures which are in place not only to protect the city's natural resources, ensure public safety, and continue to improve the quality of life of all residents, but also to ensure compliance with State and Federal regulations. 2) The South Beebe Draw Metropolitan District was created to provide financing, construction, and maintenance of only certain public infrastructure with a defined boundary. Storm drainage improvements such as inlets, regional detention ponds and pipelines within the District’s boundaries are to be regularly maintained and when necessary replaced through the assessment of the District storm drainage fee. 3) Not all storm drainage structures and facilities, including trans-boundary flows and neighborhood detention basins which may be maintained by the homeowner associations, are covered by South Beebe Draw Metropolitan District services. 4) The City of Brighton, under the Federal Regulations governed by the Clean Water Act, and enforced by the State of Colorado is responsible for the oversight, enforcement, and maintenance of stormwater quality within the entire City boundary. 5) As part of the Municipal Stormwater Program, commonly referred to as the Phase 2, MS4 Program, the City must comply with a NPDES permit issued by the Colorado Department of Public Health and Environment (CDPHE) or potentially be subject to levied fines up to $25,000 per day. 6) The Colorado Department of Public Health and Environment (CDPHE) does not recognize the Metropolitan District as an entity responsible for compliance under the Municipal Stormwater Program provisions of the Clean Water Act. 7) City enforcement of the provisions of the Phase 2, MS4 program also covers citywide post-construction inspections to ensure maintenance of all facilities, including facilities maintained by South Beebe Draw Metropolitan District. 8) City responsibility does not end at the boundaries of the District but also include the portions of the Beebe Draw Basin receiving the discharge of stormwater from the Metropolitan District facilities. 9) Prior to the separate listing of the Storm Drainage Maintenance Fee on the utility bill, the City’s Wastewater Fund was supporting the costs of the Phase 2 MS4 program with users fees for wastewater collection and treatment. 10) Increased costs of wastewater service and increased requirements from the State for compliance under our NPDES Permit supported the City Council decision to create a separate Storm Drainage Maintenance Fee and Stormwater Fund to account for expenses related to this unfunded Federal mandate.
If you have questions, please call the District’s Management Office at (303) 318-0115 directly.
Report any clogged storm drains to the City of Brighton Stormwater Division at (303) 655-2120.The Stormwater Division will contact the responsible entity (HOA, CDOT, Beebe Draw Metro District, Commercial property manager, City of Brighton Maintenance Division, etc).
We offer a wide variety of activities and classes for both age groups and have divided them to make it easier to address. If you cannot find information under one section, please try the other as some programs have overlapping ages.
Parks and playgrounds are once again open. Please be sure to follow Colorado Department of Public Health and Environment guidelines while out recreating.
We have currently have adult 4s volleyball scheduled to begin in January and hope to have T-Ball, Youth Soccer, Pee-Wee Soccer, and Adult Softball in the Spring.
Yes. We will issue household credits for all canceled programs. If you would like a different accommodation or a refund, please email email@example.com
A volunteer coach who is assigned to the team will contact you at the contact information you provide. It is important that your phone number and email are up to date in our system. If you have not heard from a coach a week prior to your first game please reach us at 303-655-2200
You can register in person at the Brighton Recreation Center (555 North 11th Ave, in Brighton) via phone at 303-655-2200 during regular business hours, and online. Online Registration
Programs are offered for ages 4-17. Please follow this link to see what Youth Sports we offer: Youth Sports
You can begin by emailing firstname.lastname@example.org, stopping by Brighton Recreation Center, or indicating on your child’s registration that you would like to coach. We are always looking for great coaches!
Absolutely! All of our volunteers are thoroughly screened for the safety of our participants. As an extra safety measure we also have all of our coaches complete a concussion training.