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. This program is funded through the City's Capitol Improvement Plan, which is reviewed and approved by City Council each year.
Ideally, one or more parks are prioritized based on age or wear for improvements depending on the budget, scope and staff capacity. Some improvements may be prioritized ahead of other parks in order to achieve these City goals.
The preliminary themes and final designs are often chosen by the community through public engagement events that are tailored to the local and/or larger community.
Renovations Coming Soon
McIlvoy, Creekside and Robby Ferrufino Playground Renovations
- Public surveys on Speak Up Arvada are scheduled for Sept. 30 - Oct. 31, 2022. Residents can share preferences for theme and play equipment.
- Fall 2022 City team incorporates feedback into playground designs.
- December 2022 survey on Speak Up Arvada to vote on final playground designs.
- Spring 2023 construction begins on the playgrounds.
* Time line is subject to change depending on weather and other variables.
Renovations In Progress
Lakecrest Park Playground Renovation
The Lakecrest Park Playground is closed to the public. We understand the frustration this has caused, and we greatly appreciate your patience. Please visit the Lakecrest Park Playground Project page for the latest information.
Alice Sweet Thomas Park Court Renovation
The Alice Sweet Thomas Park court renovation was completed in November 2022. The multi-purpose courts are now open to the public.
The courts were last resurfaced in 2009, but over time the asphalt deteriorated and needed to be replaced. Coatings, Inc. began the project in July by removing the old asphalt, and then cleaning and grinding the surface to prepare it for the new top coat. The project also allowed the City of Arvada's Utilities Department to inspect the top of the water tank on site and check for possible failure.
Lake Arbor Recreation Center Playground Renovation
For more information, please submit a request through Ask Arvada.