Arvada Parks, Trails and Open Space Maintenance performs routine maintenance for City-owned parks, trails, sports facilities, landscaped medians, City facilities, and Apex Park and Recreation District-owned parks.
The goal of the City's Parks Maintenance team is to maintain the highest parks and open space standards possible making the best use of City resources in a sustainable, equitable and consistent fashion.
Safety is always the top priority for our Parks team. That includes the safety of our community and the safety of our staff.
Park Maintenance Requests
To submit a basic park maintenance request, email the Park Maintenance team. Basic park maintenance requests include tasks such as:
- Fixing broken sprinklers
- Graffiti cleanup
- Light outages
- Playground repairs
In your email to our Parks Maintenance team, please provide the name and location of the park, maintenance needed, and location within the park.
For all other requests, problems, or questions related to park maintenance, please submit a request through Ask Arvada. That includes inquiries about our mowing schedules and maintenance standards.
Frequently Asked Questions
Arvada residents often contact our Parks staff with questions related to the maintenance of our parks and open space. Visit our Parks/Trails FAQ page for answers to some of our most frequently asked questions. If don't find what you're looking for on the FAQ page, the best way to connect with our Parks team is to submit a request through Ask Arvada.
The City of Arvada's Parks Maintenance Team is made up of 55 skilled professionals who are dedicated to delivering superior services to enhance the lives of everyone in our community.
In order to provide these services, team members must maintain certain certifications, depending on their area of expertise. These certifications include:
- Pesticide Applicators License from the Department of Agriculture
- Certified Cross Connection and Backflow Device Tester from the Department of Public Health
- Certified Arborist from the International Society of Arboriculture
- Certified Playground Safety Inspector from the National Recreation and Park Association
Each of these certifications require hours of classroom training and testing to ensure that our team is qualified to properly maintain and provide such amazing areas for our community to recreate. Maintenance team members are routinely required to complete recertification to ensure they are knowledgeable and trained on the latest industry standards.
The City of Arvada's Parks Maintenance Professionals conduct their maintenance based on a set of clearly defined standards.
Maintenance Tasks Overview
Parks team members maintain more than 220 sites and 4,200 acres of parks and open space, which includes:
- 70 playgrounds
- 40 median and streetscape locations
- 9 sports complexes
- 32 multi-use fields
- 80+ courts for basketball, tennis and pickleball
- 41 pavilions
- 15,000+ trees
Stewardship: Your Role toward the Goal
Our open space areas are bordered by hundreds of private properties, and it can be tempting for residents to plant things in those areas. It is against City Code to do so. Please do not plant trees, gardens, or place fence supports, refuse or other items in open space areas. Help keep our open space areas beautiful and maintainable.
- Does the City provide free mulch?
- Are horses allowed in Arvada parks and on Arvada trails?
- How do I request a memorial tree or memorial park bench be added to a park?
- Who do I contact if I get locked in or out of an athletic field?
- What should I do if I notice graffiti in an Arvada park?
- Who is responsible for maintenance of the areas along the Farmers Highline Canal, Church Ditch and Croke Canal?
- Which parks have amenities, such as basketball, tennis, pickleball, etc?
- What should I do if trees are overhanging power lines?
- Why does the City recommend residents not water during peak times of the day, but they routinely do so in the parks?
- Why does the City water parks and trails early in the morning, when people are using the trails?
- How often does Parks staff assess playground equipment for safety?
- What is the City's mowing policy for open space?
- What is the City's mowing policy for parks?
- What is the City's policy on the use of herbicides in parks and open space?
- I live near a trail (or open space/park). When should I expect to see parks staff pruning the trees in these areas?
- City-owned trees are overhanging my property. Can I trim them myself?
- My trees are overhanging City property. Is the City allowed to trim them?
- Why are some City parks watered during daylight hours?