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The Adopt-A-Trail program utilizes volunteers to assist the Parks Department in keeping Arvada's trail system beautiful and pollution free. With over 150+ miles in Arvada's trail network, the City relies on the help of volunteers to protect our trails. Anyone is eligible to adopt a trail for any given year. 

How Does Adopt-a-Trail Work?

  • Through the Adopt-A-Trail program, short sections of trail are adopted by individuals, companies, schools and other groups.

  • The adopting party enters into an agreement with the City of Arvada, stating that they will be responsible for picking up litter along a specified portion of trail for a period of one year.

  • The Parks Department provides trash bags and posts signs along the adopted trail, giving recognition to individuals or group volunteers.City of Arvada Adopt A Trail Sign

How to Adopt a Trail

If you know an Arvada trail that you would like to help protect and keep litter-free, contact City Forester Ian MacDonald: 720-898-7422 or

This program is designed to help keep Arvada trails clean and attractive for all its citizens. The City of Arvada and our community thanks you for your consideration of adopting of a trail!



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