What We Do

Recent HOA accomplishments

Some of the accomplishments of the Association’s volunteer Board of Directors include:


  1. completing construction in 2013 of our first 30,000-gallon underground water cistern with fire hydrant to expand firefighting resources in the Highlands using grant funds awarded to the Association by the Bureau of Land Management; Association funds; and contributions from concerned citizens throughout the Highlands and beyond.
  2. obtaining a second grant from the BLM in 2014 for construction of another 30,000-gallon cistern with hydrant which was completed in 2018.
  3. installing CWPP-compliant house address signs with 319 signs installed to date. Our sign has become the standard for the county and is now being adopted by other homeowner associations. In fact, it has received attention from other counties around the state.
  4. continuing to make Winter Park Highlands a safer place to live through the clearing of 12 interior lots totaling 36 acres of dangerous “fire chimneys” throughout the Highlands on an ongoing basis in conjunction with the Colorado State Forest Service and individual lot owners.
  5. creating 90 acres of firebreaks around the Highlands in 2011 and 2012 using matching grants from the Colorado State Forest Service.
  6. continuing to maintain and further develop our strong relationships with Grand County, the Colorado State Forest Service, and neighboring communities.

Ongoing matters

On an ongoing basis the Association handles such matters as:


  1. reviewing plans for new construction to insure WPH covenants are met. Questions? Contact Nathan O’Rourke, at nathan.h.orourke@gmail.com.
  2. working with Grand County on road maintenance issues
  3. working with Grand County to assure proper and adequate road signage
  4. working with property owners to assure adequate and visible signage identifying their property address
  5. educating property owners on defensible space and fuel reduction issues
  6. hosting an annual picnic and meeting (last first weekend in August)
  7. maintaining this website as a communications channel and keeping owners updated through emails

All these efforts have helped raise the profile of the Association in the County.


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