Parks and Recreation

The City of Arvada takes great pride in its parks, trails and open space. We invite you to explore our growing network of parks and trails that link a variety of scenic natural landscapes and recreation areas. Enjoy Arvada's more than 140 parks and 125 miles of hiking and biking and extensive opportunities to the equestrian community -- from dedicated horse-only trails located to a 50 acre equestrian center with riding areas and a new indoor equestrian center offering an all-weather, indoor riding arena, public hours of operation and equestrian education classes.

2015 Ralston-Central Splash Pad Information

Open Memorial Day, May 25 - September 15

Fee: FREE!

Splash Pad hours: 10:00 a.m. – 8:00 p.m.

Restroom hours: 6:00 a.m.-8:30 p.m. - From Memorial Day to Labor Day only. Restrooms are located in the middle of the grey building.

Splash Pad activator: Top of red pole by the red loops. Touch the top of the pole gently to activate fun. It will take a few seconds to start up.

Maintenance operations: Maintenance operations will occur 3 times per day. Generally before 10:00 a.m., around 12:00 noon and again between 4:00 and 5:00 p.m. The pad may be non functional for approximately 10 minutes during maintenance operations.

In the event you have pressed the activation control and the splash pad does not start please call the Apex Center at 303-424-2739.

*Please for health purposes no dogs on the splash pad. They are welcome in the park on a leash.

Please note, Ralston-Central pavilion is NOT available for reservations. We invite everyone to enjoy the use of the picnic tables.


Park Pavilion Rental Information: How Do I Reserve a Park?

If you wish to reserve a park or pavilion, please contact the Parks Division at 720-898-7410 between the hours of 7:00 a.m. & 3:00 p.m. Visit our Parks/Pavilion Rental page.


Other Parks-related Questions:

  • park watering schedules/broken sprinkler heads
  • park mowing schedules
  • snow removal on park trails; or
  • if you wish to speak to the City Forester regarding tree issues

Please contact Parks Maintenance at 720-898-7410 between the hours of 7:00 a.m. & 3:00 p.m.

If you have questions for our Parks Administration or our Parks and Urban Design Division, including questions regarding park designs or special event permits, call 720-898-7400.

For information on City Festivals, contact Special Events Coordinator at 720-898-7403.

Refer to the links provided for resources regarding parks and recreation in the City of Arvada.

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