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Arvada Reservoir Ranger Program

Program Overview

Arvada Reservoir Rangers are a dedicated group of volunteers who assist with the daily operations of the Arvada (Blunn) Reservoir. Reservoir Rangers provide guest assistance, first aid, emergency response and resource protection to enhance the experience of all reservoir visitors. 

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Apply to be a Reservoir Ranger

The City is looking for new volunteers to join the Arvada Reservoir Ranger program! The seasonal position runs April through October. This year's training is March 8-9, so apply to be a ranger now! 


  • Perform boat and kayak inspections 
  • Respond to visitor concerns in a friendly and receptive manner
  • Patrol reservoir for safety concerns 
  • Assist at special events such as the annual Arvada Kids Fishing Tournament 
  • View the full Reservoir Ranger job description  

Arvada Reservoir Ranger Application 


  • 18 years of age or older
  • Clean background check
  • Strong people skills and friendly demeanor
  • Ability to educate the public about park rules in a non-confrontational manner

Perks, Benefits and Incentives 

  • Free admission to Arvada Reservoir for the entire season 
  • Uniforms provided: Ranger t-shirt, hat and hooded jacket
  • End-of-season celebration/banquet that includes great food and music

Awards Program

  • 400+ hours served: Lifetime reservoir pass
  • 600+ hours served: Engraved Spyderco pocket knife
  • 1,000+ hours served: Heavy Ranger jacket
  • 500/1,000/2,000 hours served: Special Ranger pin


For more information contact 720-898-7415 or 720-990-1954


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