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Arts and Culture Updated
Explore / Culture and Community / Arts and Culture

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Background With the transition of the Arvada Center for the Arts and Humanities to a non-profit organization, the Arvada City Council recognized the need for a new commission to address community cultural advocacy and public art. In November of 2015, the Council established the Arvada Arts and...

Bike Mural Call for Artists Updated
Explore / Culture and Community

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Bike Mural Project Overview The City of Arvada and the Arvada Arts & Culture Commission seek proposals for a public art mural project to be painted in Arvada, Colorado. Artists are invited to submit a proposal for this opportunity to create a large-scale mural centered around bicycle imagery...

Urban Forestry (Trees) Updated
Explore / Open Space and Nature / Urban Forestry (Trees)

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Trees overhanging power lines: Removing limbs from power lines is extremely dangerous. Please contact Xcel Energy by calling 1-800-895-4999. More info at my.xcelenergy.com/customersupport/s/article/Can-I-prune-my-tree-myself. The City of Arvada is home to a diverse and beautiful array of...

Signs, Signals, and Street Safety Updated
Explore / Roads and Transit / Street Safety and Traffic Control

Curious about street signs and signals in Arvada? Find information about protected turns, signal requests, and more. For answers to the most common questions about traffic control, visit Traffic Control on My Street.   Street Signs and Lane Markings Green Paint Turn Signals at...

Parks/Trails Maintenance FAQs Updated
Explore / Open Space and Nature / Parks and Open Space

Arvada residents often contact our Parks staff with questions related to the maintenance of our parks and open space. We have put together a list of FAQs to help answer residents' questions Parks/Trails FAQs Are horses allowed in Arvada parks and on Arvada trails? Horses are only allowed in...

West Arvada Dog Park Updated
Explore / Open Space and Nature / Parks and Open Space

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Dog Park Events Community support and participation are critical in the overall success of the dog park. Volunteer "Friends of the West Arvada Dog Park (WADP)" need your support. Bring your canine companion and help clean up the Dog Park (bags and supplies will be...

Boat Usage on Lakes in Arvada Updated
Explore / Recreation and Sports / Water Activities

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Boating Locations Arvada Blunn Reservoir - Small fishing boats with electric motors are allowed. Daily and annual passes are available. The Reservoir is located near W. 64th Parkway and Highway 93. Get driving directions to the  Arvada Blunn Reservoir on Google Maps....

Parks Maintenance Updated
Explore / Open Space and Nature / Parks and Open Space

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Arvada Parks, Trails and Open Space Maintenance performs routine maintenance for City-owned parks, trails, sports facilities, landscaped medians, City facilities, and Apex Park and Recreation District-owned parks. FAQs Arvada residents often contact our Parks staff with questions related to the...

Ralston Central Park and Splash Pad Updated
Explore / Recreation and Sports / Water Activities

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Please Note: Ralston Central Park is NOT intended for large private gatherings. If your gathering is large and intended to last all day, please consider renting one of our reservable parks and pavilions. Splash Pad Information The splash pad is open daily through Labor Day. Please note:...

Forward Tees Updated
Explore / Recreation and Sports / West Woods Golf Club

Project Overview First introduced in 2011 by the Professional Golfers Association (PGA) and the United States Golf Association (USGA), forward tees refers to the placement of an additional tee (anywhere from five to 50 feet depending on the hole) in front of the existing forward most tee,...