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Arvada Box Art Project Updated
Explore / Culture and Community / Arts and Culture

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Olde Town Utility Box Art In the fall of 2019, the City of Arvada’s Arts & Culture Commission (AACC) and the Olde Town Arvada Business Improvement District (BID) requested proposals in an open competition for artists to create artwork on utility boxes throughout Olde Town Arvada. This...

4th of July Fireworks Display and Fireworks Hotline Updated
Explore / Culture and Community / Festivals

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Due to the COVID-19 crisis, the City team has made the difficult decision to cancel the fireworks display traditionally held on the 4th of July.  Alternative neighborhood festivities are encouraged. The Arvada Police Department will activate the Fireworks Reporting Hotline...

Virtual Learning Resources Updated
Explore / Open Space and Nature / Majestic View Nature Center

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We know that nothing can fully replace the experience of in-person learning, especially in a nature space that allows for opportunities to connect with our environment. So we created and collected learning units, virtual learning resources, tools, and activities that promotes...

Park Pavilion Rentals in Arvada Updated
Explore / Open Space and Nature

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The Arvada Parks Department offers 10 picnic pavilions for rent between June 7 and September 30, 2020. All offer picnic tables, benches and charcoal grills. Restrooms are not provided in any of our parks or pavilions. Covid Requirement: Until further notice, group sizes are limited to...

Arvada Bike Loop Updated
Explore / Recreation and Sports

Want to get out and explore on your bike? We put together a loop route using bike lanes and trails for our residents and visitors to enjoy. Click on the map below and download it to your phone for quick reference. Don't worry - there are also signs along the route to keep you on track! ...

Festivals Updated
Explore / Culture and Community / Festivals

Please Note: Due to the COVID-19 virus, the City has suspended events and activities until further notice. Please check back often or visit the Arvada Festivals Commission website for updates. For City-related COVID-19 updates, visit arvada.org/covid-19. The City of Arvada Festivals...

Fishing Updated
Explore / Recreation and Sports / Fishing

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Colorado Parks and Wildlife provides in-depth information on fishing in Colorado. From fishing license requirements to stocking reports, you can find great information on the  Parks and Wildlife Fishing page. Fishing licenses can be purchased online, by phone, or at many retailers throughout...

Apex Park and Recreation District Updated
Explore / Recreation and Sports

In many cities, parks and recreation is managed by the city government. In Arvada, parks and recreation is managed by the Apex Park and Recreation District (Apex PRD), a special district established by Colorado statute. Apex PRD, founded in 1956, is managed by an...

Bicycling in Arvada Updated
Explore / Recreation and Sports / Bicycling

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Electric assist bicycles are allowed on all public streets in Arvada. Check out Jefferson County's e-bike regulations for more details on laws regarding Jeffco Open Space trails. Arvada boasts a strong culture of recreational bicycle riding, but residents also ride with purpose: for...

Residential Parking Permit FAQ Updated
Explore / Roads and Transit

How does enforcement of the new digital permit program work? Beginning January 1, 2021 permit enforcement of the residential areas will be enforced through our contractor, LAZ Parking, using License Plate Reader technology on the enforcement vehicle. How long is my parking permit valid...