Arvada Park System Master Plan

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Imagine Arvada: The Future of Our Parks, Community, Nature and Wellness

The City of Arvada's 2016 Parks, Trails and Open Space Master Plan (PDF) directs big-picture decisions and funding priorities to ensure that the City's parks system meets the needs of the growing community, changing demographics, development patterns, and outdoor recreation needs.

Background and Summary

In July 2015 as part of the Park System Master Plan process, the City met with key stakeholder groups and invited public input online and in person. Four themes emerged during this phase of gathering information: Community, Parks, Wellness, and Nature. The themes support the Master Plan's big idea of "Green Spines" which aims to connect the community to the park system, transit options, and cultural destinations with routes designed for biking, walking, and active (self-propelled) transportation.

Other themes that emerged include:

  • Residents enjoy the park system but want more information on park and trail events and amenities.
  • Creating new parks and expanding activity and amenities in parks are highly supported.
  • The public desires system equity and greater connectivity of the local trail system to parks, open spaces, cultural destinations, and regional trails. This connectivity can encourage outdoor recreation, which can also benefit public health and wellness.
  • The Arvada community passionately supports the protection and expansion of natural areas.

The 2016 Parks, Trails and Open Space Master Plan (PDF) was adopted by the Arvada City Council in April 2016.

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