Parks and Recreation

Parks and Recreation

If you live in Arvada, or are just visiting our fair city, you cannot help but notice the beauty and pride the City takes in its parks, trails and open space. With the Rocky Mountains forming a spectacular backdrop, Arvada offers a rich array of natural resources that enhance the community's exceptional quality of life. The City of Arvada invites you to explore our growing network of  parks and trails that link a variety of scenic natural landscapes and recreation areas. Enjoy Arvada's more than 140 parks and 125 miles of hiking, biking and horseback riding trails.

Ralston-Central Splash Pad Information:

Ralston Central Park
5850 Garrison Street
Arvada, CO 80002

Splash Pad Hours: 10:00 a.m. – 8:00 p.m. through September 30
Restroom hours: 6:00 a.m.-8:30 p.m. Restrooms are located in the middle of the gray building.
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.
Maintenance operations: Maintenance operations will occur 3 times per day. Generally before 10:00 a.m., around 12:00 noon and again between 4:00 and 5:00 p.m. The pad may be non functional for approximately 10 minutes during maintenance operations. 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.

*Please for health purposes no dogs on the splash pad. They are welcome in the park on a leash.

Please note, Ralston-Central pavilion is NOT available for reservations. We invite everyone to enjoy the use of the picnic tables.


General Park Pavilion Rental Information:

If you wish to reserve a park or pavilion, please contact the Parks Division at 720-898-7410 between the hours of 7:00 a.m. & 3:00 p.m. View our Park/Pavilion Rental Brochure HERE .


Other Parks-related Questions:

  • park watering schedules/broken sprinkler heads
  • park mowing schedules
  • snow removal on park trails; or
  • if you wish to speak to the City Forester regarding tree issues

Please contact Parks Maintenance at 720-898-7410 between the hours of 7:00 a.m. & 3:00 p.m.

If you have questions for our Parks Administration or our Parks and Urban Design Division, including questions regarding park designs or special event permits, contact Zoe Falls at 720-898-7393.

For information on City Festivals, contact Special Events Coordinator Brenda Berg at 720-898-7403.

Refer to the links provided for resources regarding parks and recreation in the City of Arvada.

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