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Parks Maintenance

Arvada Parks, Trails and Open Space Maintenance performs routine maintenance for City-owned parks, trails, sports facilities, landscaped medians, City facilities, and Apex Park and Recreation District-owned parks. Download our  Parks Maintenance Overview and our  Parks and Golf Maintenance Water Conservation Guide.


Arvada residents often contact our Parks staff with questions related to the maintenance of our parks and open space. We have put together a list of FAQs to help answer residents' questions. Before you come in or call, see if your questions may be answered on our FAQ page.

Maintenance Philosophy

The goal of the City's Parks Maintenance team is to maintain the highest parks and open space standards possible making the best use of City resources in a sustainable, equitable and consistent fashion.

Team Profile

The City of Arvada’s Parks Maintenance Team is made up of 46 professionals who are dedicated to delivering superior services to enhance the lives of everyone in our community. In order to provide these services each team member must maintain certain certifications:

  • Pesticide Applicators License from the Department of Agriculture
  • Certified Cross Connection and Backflow Device Tester from the Department of Public Health
  • Certified Arborist from the International Society of Arboriculture
  • Certified Playground Safety Inspector from the National Recreation and Park Association

All of these certifications require hours of classroom training and testing to ensure that our team is qualified to properly maintain and provide such amazing areas for our community to recreate.

Maintenance Tasks Overview

Parks team members maintain more than 220 sites and 3,500 acres of parks and open space, which includes 69 playgrounds, 77 tennis courts/play courts, 11 pickleball courts, 2 volleyball courts, 32 soccer/football/lacrosse fields, 4 bocce ball courts, and 9 sports complex facilities.

 View a list of maintenance tasks by season

Maintenance Standards

The City of Arvada's Parks Maintenance Professionals conduct their maintenance based on a set of clearly defined standards. 

 View the Maintenance Standards.

Stewardship: Your Role toward the Goal

Our open space areas are bordered by hundreds of private properties, and it can be tempting for residents to plant things in those areas. It is against City Code to do so. Please do not plant trees, gardens, or place fence supports, refuse or other items in open space areas. Help keep our open space areas beautiful and maintainable.


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