Ralston-Central Park

Ralston-Central Park

Ralston-Central Park & Splashpad (splashpad opens May 1)

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.

Ralston Central Park
5850 Garrison Street
Arvada, CO 80002

Reservations for the Ralston-Central Pavilion are not accepted. EVERYONE is invited to share and enjoy the picnic area! For more information call 720-898-7410.

Splash Pad Information: May 1 - September 30

Fee: FREE!

Splash Pad hours: 10:00 a.m. – 8:00 p.m.

Restroom hours: 6:00 a.m.-8:30 p.m. - From Memorial Day to Labor Day only. Restrooms are located in the middle of the grey 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.


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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