The Lighthouse is Opening This Weekend!

May 25, 2021

It’s the news we’ve all been waiting for, after a year-long construction process, The Lighthouse will be open for business this weekend! Grab your swimsuits, your sunscreen and your favorite shades and plan your first visit to the second rec center and pool in Southshore! The eight lane pool will be ready to welcome swimmers beginning at 10 a.m. on Saturday, May 29TH, and residents are invited to peek at the rooms that are starting to fill with furniture, exercise equipment, tables, chairs and accessorized décor. 

The vision for the new rec center was a collaborative effort, spearheaded by developer and a near-fixture of the community for the last decade, Jerry Richmond. The theme of Life at the Lake, and water amenities shaped the conversations about the design.

“I knew Southshore residents took a lot of pride in their community and I wanted to contribute to that by listening to their needs and concerns and cultivating features we could all be proud of,” says Richmond.

Says John Norris, President of Norris Design, “Many of the communities didn’t have full-size lap pools so we decided to lean into that and be the place to provide an eight-lane pool with lots of fabulous amenities.”

Norris noted that the two rec centers – the original Lakehouse on Lakeview Drive and The Lighthouse — are connected by a ridge line trail where residents can ride bikes or walk along the trail and view the lake and the plains to the east, or the mountains to the west. It’s unique in that regard.

Added partner and Principal Eva Mather, “There were a lot of families living in this community who felt there needed to be more for the kids. So, in addition to having a swim club for swim meets, this will also be a place for families to come and play, work out or sit and enjoy each other’s company.”

If you haven’t yet, check out the video to see more of the interviews with designers, architects and the developer, as well as the ideas and concepts that are part of the finished rec center!

Open House at The Lighthouse at Southshore

To celebrate the opening of the much anticipated new rec center Dana Jackiewicz, Activites Director in Southshore, has booked a variety of food trucks and organized giveaways of cool swag for residents of the community – on a first-come, first-served basis.

Friday, May 28, 5:00-7:30 p.m. REBEL COOKIE DOUGH
Saturday, May 29, 12:00-8:00 p.m. LA RUE BAYOU CRAWFISH and SWEET COMFORTS
Sunday, May 30, 12:00-4:00 p.m. REBEL COOKIE DOUGH

No reservations are required, and we’re as excited to show off the new facility to residents, as they are to see it!

So Many Options, At Southshore!

In the exclusive master-planned community of Southshore, there are more amenities than you’ll find in neighboring residential developments. With the Aurora Reservoir so close, and lots of entertainment, dining and shopping options nearby – Southshore embodies Life at the Lake on every level. Check out the brand new homes from Taylor Morrison, Toll Brothers, Richmond American Homes and coming soon, Century Communities, priced between the $400s and the $700s.