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Sports Complex Permitting and Scheduling Updated
Explore / Recreation and Sports / More Activities

The City of Arvada (City) and Apex Park and Recreation District (Apex) have announced a change to the programming of public playing fields in the community. Beginning, Jan. 1, 2022, the City will manage the permitting and scheduling of organized sports activities including soccer,...

Recreation and Sports Updated
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The City of Arvada strives to provide opportunities for active and healthy living. Bicycling The City of Arvada is committed to making bicycling a safe, convenient, and efficient option for every trip in Arvada through the Bike Master Plan, Bike Repair Stations, Bike Training Course, and the...

Low-mow/Let it Grow  Updated
Explore / Open Space and Nature / Parks and Open Space

The Arvada Parks and Open Space division takes great pride in maintaining both our irrigated and non-irrigated lands. Safety, aesthetics, and adherence to the City’s park maintenance standards are our top priorities. The Parks and Open Space division maintains more than 2,500 acres of...

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

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Trees overhanging power lines: Please contact Xcel Energy at 1-800-895-4999 to report. More info. Trees are a major part of the City’s infrastructure, providing beauty, while supporting vital ecosystems. More than 14,000 trees on City of Arvada property have been inventoried by...

Planting Trees in City Parks/Property Updated
Explore / Open Space and Nature

Diverse Species The City's approach to planting trees places an emphasis on age and species diversity. Urban forests need diversity of tree species so they are less susceptible to insect and disease attacks that could affect an entire forest. Unfortunately, many trees in urban areas...

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

​What the Forestry Team Does for Trees in City Parks/City Property  General Tree Maintenance The forestry team follows robust health care standards regarding the maintenance of its urban canopy, including: Tree-health assessments: Identify, diagnose and treat tree ailments....

Plant-A-Tree Program Updated
Explore / Open Space and Nature / Urban Forestry (Trees)

About the Plant-a-Tree Program The City of Arvada's Plant-A-Tree program has added  more than 400 trees to our parks system since its creation. The program is a partnership between the City team and our residents, designed to inspire and promote the planting of trees in...

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

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In June 2020, Emerald Ash Borer was identified in the Homestead Park neighborhood in Arvada. FAQs What is Emerald Ash Borer? Emerald Ash Borer (EAB) is an invasive insect that has killed more than 50 million Ash trees in 30 states since the initial discovery in Michigan in...

Homeowner Tips for Tree Care Updated
Explore / Open Space and Nature / Urban Forestry (Trees)

Selecting, Planting and Caring for Trees Careful planning is necessary when selecting and planting a tree. It is important to plant the right tree in the right location at the right time of year. The Colorado State Forest Service provides a practical guide for tree...

 Arbor Day Tree Planting Updated
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2022 Arbor Day Celebration and Tree Planting 2022 will mark the 36th consecutive year that the City of Arvada and Peck Elementary students will plant trees together in celebration of Arbor Day. During that time, more than 1,800 students have planted  nearly 500 trees with...