# Things to do this summer
These are 6 epic Texas summer experiences to add to your 2023 bucket list
Photo by@brittnearechiga | Instagram, @paddlesmtx | Instagram. Summer in Texas is known for its scorching heat, but that doesn't mean it has to be boring. If you're looking to make the most of your summer and create unforgettable memories, here are seven epic things you must add to your Texas Summer 2023 bucket list:
Castle Rock celebrates grand opening of all abilities playground
(Castle Rock, Colo.) The grand reopening of the Butterfield Crossing Park celebrates inclusivity for all kids, regardless of intellectual and physical abilities. The Possibilities Playground has accessible features to ensure everyone can play together with braille sensory structures, wheelchair-accessible swings, zip lines, and signs that help nonverbal kids communicate.
Highlands Ranch announces summer of symphonies
(Highlands Ranch, Colo.) Highlands Ranch seeks to expand cultural entertainment with the Summer Symphony Series, which will feature numerous genres of music by the Lone Tree Symphony Orchestra.
Water recreation opens Memorial Day weekend at Rueter-Hess Reservoir
(Castle Rock, Colo.) Rueter-Hess Reservoir is foremost a storage facility for drinking water but this summer guests can paddleboard, kayak, or canoe on the water. During a regular business meeting on March 28, the Board of Douglas County Commissioners entered an intergovernmental agreement with City of Castle Pines, the Town of Castle Rock, Douglas County, the City of Lone Tree, the Town of Parker, and Parker Water and Sanitation District to assume the responsibility of recreation operations at the reservoir in order to expand recreational opportunities. Each agency will have a representative on the Rueter-Hess Recreation Advisory Board, which will replace the previous Rueter-Hess Recreation Authority.
Lone Tree Citizen’s Police Academy gives residents an understanding for life as a cop
(Lone Tree, Colo.) The Lone Tree Police Department offers a citizens academy for locals to get a peek inside life as an officer within Douglas County. LTPD’s Citizens Police Academy is designed to provide residents with a behind-the-scenes look into police work and improve partnerships between the police and the community in an educational setting.
Lone Tree announces summer concert series, Tunes on the Terrace
(Lone Tree, Colo.)Lone Tree’s summer concert series, Tunes on the Terrace offers four performances to fill your summer nights with music. Guests can buy a package to all four performances for $200 that includes premium seating or $175 for lawn seating. Guests also can buy tickets to single performances.
Delicious Milkshakes at Creamy Creations Ice Cream Parlor - Explore West Virginia
Creamy Creations is a colorful ice cream shoppe with delicious and unique flavors. Location: 173 Potomac St Harpers Ferry, WV
Celebrate Parks and Recreation Month in DougCo
(Douglas County, Colo.) Celebrate the duration of Parks and Recreation month in DougCo in Parker, Lone Tree, Castle Rock, and Highlands Ranch. DougCo was voted the third healthiest county in the United States. Its dozens of parks and recreational activities improve residents' quality of life and wellbeing.
Enjoy summer water sports at two DougCo spots
A family enjoys canoeing at Chatfield Reservoir.Colorado Parks and Wildlife. (Douglas County, Colo.) Beating summer’s heat on the water is an option at Rueter-Hess Reservoir and Chatfield Reservoir. These two DougCo bodies of water offer space for families of all ages to practice stand-up paddle boarding, canoeing, or kayaking.
Digging up the past at Lamb Spring Archaeological Preserve
The excavation and casting of a Columbian mammoth skull at Lamb Spring.Lamb Spring Archaeological Preserve. (Highlands Ranch, Colo.) One of the largest archaeological preserves in Colorado once excavated more than 30 Columbian mammoths, and now the archaeological experience is open to the public.