Colorful illustration of shapes and flowers
Colorful illustration of shapes and flowers

CULTURE & COMMUNITY LIFE

The art and life of Centerra

In Centerra, we like to think of the physical place — the offices, homes, trails, lakes, parks and so forth — as a stage. (A stage where the backdrop just happens to be the Rocky Mountains.) And community is all the wonderful scenes — the outdoor concerts and movie nights, the food truck roundups and veggie swaps, the holiday celebrations and volunteer days — that play out on that stage. In other words, we think of “community” more as a verb than a noun. So when we say “Let’s Centerra,” you know what we mean. 

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Powered by the Centerra Engagement Assembly

Culture requires cultivation. To emerge and grow within a community, culture needs visionaries and champions. We’ve created a new organization, the Centerra Engagement Assembly (CEA), to take what is already a vigorous arts and events scene in Centerra to new heights. We’re talking new kinds of gatherings, big and small. Some will be just for Centerra residents and/or tenant businesses. Others, such as the Wild Wonderful Weekend, will invite the general public to come experience the music, art, love of nature and sense of fun that is the heart and soul of the Centerra community.

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Chapungu Sculpture Park

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Where stone takes wing

A stroll through Centerra’s Chapungu Sculpture Park is an experience both serene and energizing, down-to-earth and otherworldly. “Chapungu” is the sacred eagle of the Zimbabwe Shona people. And in the sculpture park, you’ll find your spirits lifted by no fewer than than 80 stone sculptures created in the Shona style plus Zimbabwe stone sculptures. In fact, it’s the largest permanent outdoor exhibit of Shona stone sculpture in the country. Or on a summer night, you might find yourself on the Great Lawn listening to the Sounds of Centerra outdoor concert series. (Feel free to dance in the grass if the spirit moves you.)
EXPLORE CHAPUNGU SCULPTURE PARK

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We understand where British poet James Thomson was coming from when he asked, “But who can paint like nature?” Which is why we’ve left so much of Centerra as a natural canvas. A place where the winding ribbon of a trail leads to landscapes painted by Colorado’s most beautiful colors and textures. The soft yellow of the tall evening primrose. The elegant curtsy of the pale coneflower. The little feathery flags of blue grama grass. Thanks to the efforts of our very own High Plains Environmental Center, Centerra’s parks and natural spaces are works of art in and of themselves.

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