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Parks/Trails Maintenance FAQs Updated
Explore / Open Space and Nature / Parks and Open Space

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 Parks/Trails FAQs Are horses allowed in Arvada parks and on Arvada trails? Horses are only allowed in...

Snow Plow Park Routes Updated
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What Trails Does The City Plow? For street plowing, visit Snow and Ice Control. The Parks Department for the City of Arvada is responsible for clearing nearly 140 miles of trails, sidewalks, and parking lots across the city during a snow storm. This map highlights the different areas of the...

Adopt-a-Trail Updated
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Update May 2022: We are currently in the process of emailing renewal notices for the adoption period of June 1, 2022 to June 1, 2023. If you are a current trail adopter, please check your email inbox and/or junk folder for a renewal notice from trails@arvada.org. For those interested in a new...

Parks and Open Space Updated
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Our Parks and Open Space System The City of Arvada manages a 3,400 acre system of parks, open spaces, and trails guided by the Parks Master Plan. The parks system includes 90+ neighborhood parks, one within a ten-minute walk of every residence in our community.  Parks-related...

Ditches Updated
Explore / Open Space and Nature

Irrigation ditches wind through the Denver metro area, including the City of Arvada. Many of the ditches were constructed in the 1860s, including the Farmers’ High Line Canal (FHL), Croke Canal and the Church Ditch. Urban/suburban areas have developed around the ditches. Since the ditch water...

Arvada Harvest Festival Updated
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The 97th Annual Harvest Festival will be taking place on Friday, Sept. 9, through Sunday, Sept. 11. The Festival will be taking place at Lutz Fields (10664 W. 58th Ave.). It will run Friday from roughly 5 to 10:30 p.m., Saturday from 12 to 10:30 p.m. and Sunday from 12 to 6 p.m.  2022 Harvest...

Arts and Culture Updated
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Background With the transition of the Arvada Center for the Arts and Humanities to a non-profit organization, the Arvada City Council recognized the need for a new commission to address community cultural advocacy and public art. In November of 2015, the Council established the Arvada Arts and...

Park Renovation Updates Updated
Explore / Open Space and Nature / Parks and Open Space

Park Renovations The City of Arvada checks parks and playgrounds across the City for accessibility, maintenance and safety issues as part of the City’s “Taking Lasting Care” (TLC) Program that began in 2012 under direction from City Council as a way to ensure we are...

4th of July Fireworks Updated
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Arvada's Professional Fireworks Display The City of Arvada is hosting its annual 4th of July fireworks display on Monday, July 4, at Stenger Sports Complex (W. 58th Ave. and Oak St.). Gates open to vehicles at 7 p.m., Fireworks begin approximately 9 p.m....

Post Office Mural - Call for Entry Updated
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Post Office Mural Project Overview The City of Arvada’s Arts and Culture Commission (AACC) is seeking qualifications from visual artists currently living in Colorado to design and paint a mural on a City-owned site. The site is near Arvada’s City Hall. It leads up to Arvada's...