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How Adopt-a-Trail Works

  • Through the Adopt-A-Trail program, short sections of trail are adopted by individuals, companies, schools and other groups.
  • Trails are adopted for a 12-month period starting June 1. Renewal notices are sent out each year in April. 
  • The adopting party enters into an agreement with the City of Arvada, stating that they will be responsible for picking up litter along a specified portion of trail for a period of one year.
  • We request that trail adopters participate in a litter clean-up on their section of trail once per month.
  • The Parks Department provides trash bags and posts signs along the adopted trail, giving recognition to individuals or group volunteers.

All Trails are Currently Full

All of our Adopt-A-Trail routes are currently full. View the interactive Adopt-A-Trail map to see a map of Adopt-A-Trail routes in Arvada. 

Adopt-A-Trail Safety Tips

Please view these very important safety tips (PDF) before you begin your litter pickup. If you are leading a volunteer group, please print the safety tips and distribute them to your volunteers. Thank you.