Gold Strike Park

Envision Gold Strike Park

Current Community Engagement Opportunities

A series of community surveys, public meetings, and events began this spring and will continue into late 2023. The first survey is open now, both in English and Spanish. These engagement opportunities will be used to collect community input, inform the design alternatives, and share the results!

The first survey closes on Sunday, June 4. 

The project team hosted an online community presentation on Thursday, May 4. The meeting included a project introduction, a review of the site history, interactive polling questions and more.

Project Overview

Gold Strike Park sits at the confluence of Clear Creek and Ralston Creek in the City of Arvada and is listed on the State Registrar of Historical Places as the site where gold was first documented in Colorado. Efforts to turn the 14-acre site into a community space for historical and ecological explorations began more than 45 years ago. The city has launched a park design effort to fulfill Gold Strike Park's full potential as the next great park for Arvada. The park design effort builds on the 2019 Clear Creek Corridor Plan (PDF), the 2016 Parks, Trails, and Open Space Master Plan (PDF), and the 2000 Gold Strike Park Master Plan (PDF).

Park Components

As part of the 2019 Clear Creek Corridor Plan, the community identified some programming priorities for a future redesign of the park:

  1. Sculpture garden and wildflower meadow
  2. Creek-side outdoor education programs
  3. Nature play and river access
  4. Ralston Creek low-flow crossing
  5. Community lawn
  6. Safe at-grade crossings at 56th Avenue and Sheridan Boulevard
  7. Pedestrian access under Sheridan on the north side of the creek
  8. Additional parking

Gold Strike Park Base Map

Public Engagement & Timeline

This project builds on previous planning recommendations and community input. Community engagement activities planned for 2023 will further inform the development of a design for Gold Strike Park. Engagement begins with collecting community input on ideas and a vision for the park in early 2023, followed by design alternatives presented back to the public for feedback in the summer. A final park design will be shared in late 2023.

Timeline showing engagement and planning for Gold Strike Park in 2023

Community Engagement and Timeline

Final Recommendations

Final designs will be based on community input and shared with the community in late 2023.