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Arvada Parks and Peck Elementary Celebrate Arbor Day

2020 Arbor Day Celebration TBA

2019: Neither rain nor cold could put a damper on the 33rd consecutive Arbor Day tree planting celebration with Peck Elementary school and the City of Arvada Parks Department held Wednesday, May 8, at Oak Park. Students and parks staff planted 11 trees together, as they have done for 33 consecutive years! 2019 also marked the 28th year that Arvada has earned the distinction of being named as a Tree City USA by the National Arbor Foundation.

The Arbor Day tree planting celebration included presentations by Arvada City Councilmembers; Craig Hillegass, Arvada Parks; Jan Eckhardt, Apex Recreation District; and a Colorado State Forest Service representative to present the Tree City USA Award.

Arbor Day Activities History

Over the 33 years, approximately 1,700 Peck students have participated with Parks staff in the Arbor Day tree planting and have planted 470 + trees in parks all across Arvada. In 2018 the City of Arvada Parks Division was awarded the Gold Leaf Award for their Arbor Day activities with Peck Elementary School.