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Open Space and Nature

Ducks on Oberon Lake

Majestic View Nature Center

Majestic View Nature Center is located in the heart of Arvada on more than 80 acres that include Majestic View Community Park, lake and wetland areas, a demonstration garden, interpretive trails, prairie grasses, beautiful views and many wildlife species. The Nature Center offers a variety of public classes and school programs, hands-on displays, wildlife exhibits, a kid's activity area, classrooms and meeting spaces.


Parks and Open Space

Open Space scenic photo

The City of Arvada manages a 3,400 acre system of parks and open space. The parks system includes 90+ neighborhood parks, one within a ten-minute walk of every residence in our community--a goal that was presented in Arvada's first Comprehensive Plan in 1964 and has been repeated in the Comprehensive Plan and various updates to the Parks Master Plan ever since. In 1974, Arvada voters approved a tax increase to support that goal allowing for the continued development of this robust parks and open space system.


Trail Information 

Equestrian Trail

Arvada offers nearly 150 miles of trails with both paved and soft surfaces for non-motorized recreational enjoyment as well as commuting. Primary trails in the City of Arvada generally follow creek or canal corridors and span longer distances. Many primary trails are also regional in nature, linking to other cities and counties outside Arvada's boundaries.



Trees and Urban Forestry 

Cottonwood tree

For decades, Arvada has earned the distinction of being named Tree City USA by the National Arbor Foundation. Trees are a major part of the City’s infrastructure, providing both beauty and supporting vital ecosystems.