Water Activities

Important: For sporting activities, including boating and fishing, all State of Colorado rules and regulations must be followed. Visit the Colorado Parks and Wildlife website for information on fishing licenses, boating rules, and more.

Boat Usage on Lakes in Arvada

Currently, boats are permitted at the Arvada Reservoir and Lake Arbor. For detailed information on boating in the City, visit Boat Usage on Lakes in Arvada.

Fishing in Arvada

There are many places to fish in Arvada. Fishing is permitted at most Arvada lakes or ponds unless otherwise posted.

Arvada Kids Fishing Contest 

The 2023 Arvada Kids Fishing Contest is Saturday, June 10 from 7 a.m. to noon at Arvada-Blunn Reservoir. 

Ralston Central Park Splash Pad

The Ralston Central Park Splash Pad operates from Memorial Day weekend through Labor Day weekend. Visit the Ralston Central Splash Pad page for more information.

Olde Town Water Fountain

In 2023, the Olde Town Water Fountain operates from May 27 to September 30. Visit the Olde Town Water Fountain page for more information.


Swimming is not allowed in lakes, ponds, or creeks in Arvada. If you are looking for a swimming pool in Arvada, check out the APEX Aquatics program for information on indoor and outdoor locations.