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Arvada Parks Ranger Program

  • Published
  • Updated
  • by City Manager

Arvada Parks staff and the Arvada Parks Advisory Committee are beginning a pilot program to mobilize volunteer Park Rangers along the Ralston Creek Trail from the Arvada Reservoir to Ward Road, including the Arvada Dog Park, Long Lake Sports Complex and Birds Nest Disc Golf Course. Arvada Park Rangers will be an extension of the Arvada Reservoir Ranger program. 

Program Benefits

These volunteer Rangers will enhance park visitors’ experience in a friendly, receptive manner to provide education, emergency assistance, resource protection, and service and information. Additionally, volunteers will perform light duty maintenance at parks, including graffiti removal, trash clean up, sign repair, and ensure that playgrounds are clean and debris free. 

Rangers will be trained in first aid, conflict management, emergency response, outdoor safety, resource protection, and animal control. Through their presence users of parks and trails will have an increased sense of safety and a resource for general assistance.

Be a Ranger

Prospective volunteers must be 18 years of age or older  and have a valid Colorado drivers license. If you are interested in being part of this exciting pilot program, please contact Ranger Program Coordinator Clay Takara at 720-990-1954 or