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Ralston Central Park and Splash Pad

The Splash Pad has closed for the season. The Splash Pad will open for the 2018 season on Memorial Day, 2018. Check back next spring for updates.

Pavilion and Tables Information

Please Note: The Ralston Central Park Pavilion and Tables are NOT available for reservations. Tables are first come, first served. Please be considerate of others and limit the number of tables held to four, so others can enjoy the use of the tables. For more information call 720-898-7410.

Splash Pad Information

The splash pad operates from Memorial Day through September 15

  • Hours: 10 a.m. - 8 p.m.
  • Location:  5850 Garrison Street
  • Restroom hours:  6 a.m.- 8:30 p.m. - From Memorial Day to September 30.
  • Splash Pad activator:  Top of red pole by the red loops. Touch the top of the pole gently to activate fun. It will take a few seconds to start up.
    • In the event you have pressed the activation control and the splash pad does not start please call the Apex Center at 303-424-2739.
  • Maintenance operations:  The pad may be non-functional for approximately 10 minutes during maintenance operations. Maintenance operations will occur three times per day, generally before 10 a.m., around 12 noon, and again between 4 and 5 p.m.
  • NO dogs allowed on the splash pad. They are welcome in the park on a leash.

General Park Information

Ralston Central Park, a 20 acre Park and Bridge/Trail project features walking paths, two playgrounds, a large spray park/splashpad, indoor restrooms, a sand volleyball pit, a large covered picnic pavilion with seating for 100, seating throughout the park and the Hernor Family Memorial Garden. With three pedestrian bridges and an 89-vehicle parking lot, the park has easy access.

Interesting Project Facts

  • The park’s outdoor buildings were custom-designed to accommodate the contour of the site’s floodplain.
  • The Hernor Family Memorial Garden, the restroom and maintenance building, and the covered picnic pavilion feature design details unique to Arvada.
  • More than 200,000 cubic yards of soil were removed, and the City relocated about 20,000 cubic yards to nearby Wolff Park, saving $150,000 on the project.
  • The memorial trees located within the project’s boundaries were relocated either within the new park itself, or to Wolff Park, the skate park at the APEX Center or the Lutz/Stenger Sports Complex.
  • The park’s sustainability features include LED lighting, landscaping that utilizes native prairie grass and plants that require no irrigation.


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