Arts & Culture
Our mixed-use community isn’t just a home, it’s a haven of cultural experiences.
LONE TREE ARTS CENTER
It’s a real treat to have great performances and events right in your own backyard. Meet up with friends at the world-class Lone Tree Arts Center in RidgeGate's West Village, near the Lincoln Commons retail area. Enjoy a night of theatre, dance, music, or a gallery opening. The Lone Tree Arts Center presents its own productions as well as national and regional touring artists and companies, with year-round offerings diverse enough to capture audiences of all ages. The arts play a unique role in bringing us together, as families, with friends, and especially with fellow community members. According to data from the National Endowment for the Arts, Colorado ranks #1 when it comes to theater, music, and museum visits.
The arts play a unique role in bringing us together, as families, with friends, and especially with fellow community members. According to data from the National Endowment for the Arts, Colorado ranks #1 when it comes to theater, music, and museum visits.
Gather up the kids and head over to Lone Tree historic treasure, Schweiger Ranch, a restored homestead nestled on 38-acres that takes us back to when the pioneers settled here in the late 1800s. Today, the Schweiger Ranch is protected as an historic landmark by Douglas County. The restoration of the ranch house and buildings is now complete, thanks to grants from the Colorado State Historic Fund, the City of Lone Tree, the Rampart Range Metropolitan District and Douglas County. Ongoing preservation projects benefit from your generous support. Donation information is below.
The ranch is regularly open to the public for guided and self-guided tours. Check schweigerranch.org for the latest hours. Schweiger Ranch is also available for rental for private events, community activities and festivals, and available to schedule for other uses, such as photography sessions and individual/family portraits. RidgeGate hosts seasonal events at the Ranch, including an annual Fall Festival and signature Austrian Christmas event with authentic Christkindl market, and storytelling events around the campfire. For more information, contact the ranch at 303-790-0557. Questions? Email firstname.lastname@example.org. Visit http://www.schweigerranch.org and follow Schweiger Ranch on Facebook for the latest.
Lone Tree's Schweiger Ranch was established by three brothers, John, Joseph, and Jacob Schweiger. They immigrated to America from Austria, and the family owned and operated this land as a productive ranch for over 95 years, from 1874 to 1970.
Ongoing preservation projects need your support.
You can help restore Schweiger Ranch to its original condition.
The Schweiger Ranch Foundation is a 501(c)3 nonprofit registered with the state of Colorado. You may mail your tax-deductible donation to Schweiger Ranch Foundation: 9878 Schwab Way, Suite 415, Lone Tree, CO 80124. Contact EMatthews@Schweigerranch.org for more information.
LONE TREE LIBRARY
Douglas County Libraries' new Lone Tree branch opened summer 2016. The 25,000 square foot contemporary building seamlessly connects you to the surroundings. A lovely covered porch invites you to expand your library experience outdoors, as you relax, read and enjoy the beautiful landscape. Inside, you’ll find much more than books, music and DVD’s. Enjoy the multi-use community rooms, conference rooms, study areas, and the cozy den with a fireplace.
COMMUNITY ART PROGRAM
In RidgeGate, public art has been designed into the fabric of the community. In fact, most of our residential and commercial development projects are required to include art installations as part of their construction, ensuring a diversity of unique art projects throughout RidgeGate.
The community-wide collection features sculptures, monuments, mosaics, and installations in every district. The City of Lone Tree Arts Commission contributed a monumental bronze sculpture, and the Rampart Range Metropolitan District also commissioned a stone sculpture seating area at the summit of the RidgeGate Bluffs. Watch for these and other art installations as you stroll, bike and hike your way through the community.