- Stay connected
- Upcoming events and holidays
- Pools open Saturday, May 26th!!
- Yard of the Month to begin in June
- Know your H2O
- Corvias Foundation scholarship for spouses
- Mowing schedule
- Wading pool safety
- Child supervision at Fort Riley
- Severe weather season in Kansas
- Grill safely
- Time for a filter change
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- April 28: Kansas City Chiefs Draft Day 3 Party, Hangar 746
- May 3: Mike Super Magic + Illusion, Riley's Conference Center
- May 12: Rainbow Road Color Run, Riley's Conference Center
- May 13: Mother's Day Brunch, Riley's Conference Center
- May 26: Corvias Pools Open
- May 26: Summer Reading Program Kickoff Party, Post Library
- May 28: Memorial Day, Corvias Offices Closed
- Jun 17: Bring Your Dad to Bowl, Bowling Center
- Jun 29: Night at Moon Lake, Moon Lake
American Pool Service will be managing Corvias community pools again this season. Residents will need to show their pool pass and military I.D. before entering the pool area. Families who do not have a pool pass are encouraged to visit your Community Office. A pool use addendum will need to be signed to receive your pool pass. Community pools are for Corvias resident use only and one pass is issued per family.
Pools will open Satuday, May 26 and operate on the following schedule until school begins: 10 a.m. to 8 p.m. Monday through Saturday and 1 p.m. to 6 p.m. on Sunday. All pools will be open on Memorial Day from 10 a.m. to 8 p.m.
After school begins through Sept 3rd the pools will be open from 4 p.m. to 8 p.m. Monday through Friday, 10 a.m. to 8 p.m. on Saturday and 1 p.m. to 6 p.m. on Sunday. American Pool Service reserves the right to close the pool for inclement weather or pool maintenance.
As a reminder, some pools are not open 7 days a week but residents may utilize any open pool (not just the pool for the neighborhood they reside in). Please see the 2018 pool schedule below:
- Forsyth pool will be open 7 days per week
- Ellis pool will be closed on Tuesdays and Thursdays
- Warner Peterson pool will be closed on Mondays
- McClellan pool will be closed on Wednesday
To make a day at the pool enjoyable for all, here are some rules we ask residents to follow:
- No glass or pottery-type containers allowed in the pool area.
- All patrons must wear swimsuits that are appropriate for public appearance.
- Inflatable rafts, water wings/floaties and toys are not permitted in the pool (Guidance from CDC).
- Young children may wear Coast Guard approved life vests in the pool.
- Children who are not potty-trained must wear swim diapers while in the pool.
- All children under the age of 14 years old must be accompanied by an adult who is at least 18 years of age.
- No pets are allowed in the pool area.
- Wet bathing suits are not allowed in the Community Center.
A complete list of pool rules is available online and posted at each facility.
Fort Riley Garrison’s annual Yard of the Month program begins this month. The program recognizes residents in family housing who are making a special effort to enhance the appearance of their yard. Each community will have a winning Yard of the Month. From these five winning yards, one is also selected as post-wide Yard of the Month. Residents are encouraged to nominate their yard or the yard of a neighbor by contacting your Community Office before the first of each month.
Lawns and flower beds will be judged using the following criteria:
- Driveway free of grease, oil and litter
- Yard free of trash and debris
- Flower beds free of weeds
- Vegetation must be natural
- Yards must be in full compliance with requirements set forth in the Resident Responsibility Guide
Judging for Yard of the Month will be conducted during the first week of the month, beginning in June, by installation selected personnel.
The Yard of the Month winning family from each community will receive a recognition letter from the Garrison Commander, temporary Yard of the Month signage for the home, and a prize. For more information on this program, please contact your Community Office.
The annual Fort Riley Drinking Water Consumer Confidence Report (CCR) for calendar year 2017 has been posted here. It is important that customers be aware of the efforts that are continually made to improve their water systems. Information about CCRs can be obtained from the EPA’s Safe Drinking Water Hotline at 1-800-426-4791. Copies can also be obtained by contacting the Water Quality Protection Regulations Manager at 785-239-2630. A link to the CCR is also posted on Fort Riley Environmental Division Facebook page here.
Don’t forget! Applications for the Corvias Foundation $5,000 Scholarships for spouses of active-duty service members are due Thursday, May 3. The application is available online at corviasfoundation.org.
Our seasonal lawn care program at Fort Riley is underway and regular mowing will begin at the end of April, weather permitting. On your mow day please:
- Pick up toys, lawn furniture, garden tools, hoses and any debris or litter in your yard the day before mowing to be ready for the lawn crew.
- If you have a gate, please make sure it is unlocked.
- Clean up pet waste. It is a public health issue to mow over pet waste.
- If you have landscape lighting or decorative items in your yard, remove them from obvious mowing and trimming areas in order to prevent damage.
Some areas are still dormant so please note that for the first few weeks your yard may only be mowed every other week depending on growth. Grass in the area is of the fescue variety and the ideal mowing height is 3 to 3.5 inches. This is taller than a number of varieties but provides the best growing conditions for this type of grass.
The 2018 Mow Schedule is available here: 2018 Fort Riley Mow Schedule or refer to your community calendar.
Splashing around in a pool on a hot day is great entertainment for small children. Please remember only small, well-maintained wading pools are approved. Wading pools should be 12 inches or less in height and no more than 10 feet wide and must be emptied and stored when not in use. The resident assumes all liability for the set-up and operation of the pool and an adult must supervise filled wading pools and activity at all times.
This policy is in place to ensure the safety of our residents and maintain the curb appeal of the Communities. If you have any questions, please call or stop by your Community Office.
As the weather gets warmer and the days get longer, you will likely notice an increase in outdoor activities in your community. Please be mindful of speed limits as children may be playing outdoors or people may be going for walks, riding bikes, etc.
Additionally, parents must follow the Fort Riley regulation in regards to leaving children unattended. Regulation 190-19 requires the following supervision of minors:
- Children under the age of 10 years may not be left unsupervised in Fort Riley housing without direct supervision.
- An adult or certified babysitter over the age of 12 must supervise any children under the age of 10 in the home at all times.
- Children between the ages of 10 and 11 can be left alone in the home for a maximum of 2 hours.
- Children between the ages of 12 and 15 can be left alone for a maximum of 4 hours.
- Children under the age of 10 years will not be left alone in a motor vehicle.
- Children must have an adult or designated childcare provider with them at all times while outside.
- Children are not permitted to play in streets or traffic ways.
If you witness unattended children, please contact the MP desk at 785-239-6767.
Kansas can experience extreme weather year round. However, the spring and early summer months pose a higher than usual risk for high winds, heavy rain, lightening, hail and tornadoes. Prepare and plan in advance for severe weather. Stay alert to the potential for rapidly changing weather conditions via local television, local radio or NOAA weather radio. For additional information on emergency preparedness, please visit http://www.spc.noaa.gov or http://www.ready.gov/natural-disasters.
As the weather gets warmer, more people will begin to use barbecue grills. While many of the safety tips are similar to indoor cooking, there are additional concerns to consider when grilling outdoors.
- Only use outdoors.
- Position the grill 25 feet away from your home and do not use underneath an overhang.
- Keep children and animals away from the grill.
- Periodically remove grease and fat buildup.
- Use the proper starter fluid on charcoal grills.
- Never add starter fluid when coals have already been ignited.
- Allow coals to cool before properly disposing.
- Do not discard coals in the garbage or in the grass.
- When using a propane grill, check the hoses for leaks prior to starting.
- Never store propane cylinders in buildings or garages.
Heating, ventilating, and air-conditioning (HVAC) systems recirculate indoor air. The filter keeps things like dust and debris from entering the system. Keeping an HVAC system clean increases the longevity of the system and keeps efficiency high. Corvias recommends changing filters every 30 days.
Replacement filters are available by request. Contact your Community Office for details.