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Oct 2, 2014 - Arvada Project Recognized by Colorado Chapter of American Public Works Association

Arvada, CO . . . The Colorado Chapter of the American Public Works Association (APWA) has announced the winners of its 29th annual awards program, and Arvada’s Garrison Street Bridge/Ralston Central Park project rose to the top in the category of Environment, Large Community. 

Winners will be recognized at the Chapter Annual Conference on October 14 at the Inverness Hotel and Conference Center.

For the past 29 years, the Colorado Chapter of the APWA has presented awards recognizing extraordinary Colorado projects, programs, and individuals that demonstrate innovation and achievement.  Certainly, the Garrison Street Bridge/Ralston Central Park project meets those standards.  Faced with the need to complete a major flood control project that would significantly alter a popular park, the City of Arvada utilized the opportunity to completely revitalize an aging part of the community.  The drainage project was substantially completed in summer of 2013, just ahead of a 1,000 year rain event (September of 2013) saving hundreds of homes and businesses from damage.  The new park, complete with state-of-the-art splash pad, opened in June of 2014 and has been wildly popular with the community.  

For more information about the Colorado Chapter of the APWA and a list of all award winners, visit

     Ralston Central/North Jeffco Park Before and After      

   Halfway There Drainage Project

    New Creek Accommodates 1000 Year Rain


  The Incredibly Popular Splash Pad


2014 Colorado APWA Awards Application (PDF)