Ralston Central Park & Splash Pad

Ralston Central Park and Splash Pad

Splash Pad Information

  • Location: 5850 Garrison Street
  • Hours: 10 am to 8 pm. Memorial Day weekend through Labor Day weekend.
  • Maintenance operations: The splash pad may be non-functional for approximately 10 minutes, three times per day during maintenance operations. In the event the features are not running but not related to maintenance operations, please call Parks Maintenance at 720-898-7410.
  • No dogs are allowed on the splash pad. They are welcome in the park on a leash.
  • Restroom hours: 7 am to 8:30 pm - May 1 through Labor Day.

Portalets are available from the day after Labor Day through April 30 due to the restrooms being winterized.

Pavilion and Tables Information

The pavilions and tables at Ralston Central Park and Splash Pad cannot be reserved. They are first-come, first-served and are intended to be shared by our community. 

  • Ralston Central Park is not intended for large private gatherings. 
  • Tables should not be held for later gatherings. 
  • Please be considerate and limit your time at the tables so that others have the opportunity to use them as well. 
  • For private gatherings, consider renting one of our reservable pavilions

Additional Information:

  • Bouncy castles and other inflatable gyms and obstacle courses are prohibited.
  • Please remove all decorations and event debris prior to leaving the park.

For more information call 720-898-7410.

General Park Information

Ralston Central Park, a 20-acre Park, and Bridge/Trail project features walking paths, two playgrounds, a large spray park/splash pad, indoor restrooms, a sand volleyball pit, a large covered picnic pavilion with seating for 100, seating throughout the park and the Hernor Family Memorial Garden. With three pedestrian bridges and an 89-vehicle parking lot, the park has easy access.

Interesting Project Facts

  • The park's outdoor buildings were custom-designed to accommodate the contour of the site's floodplain.
  • The Hernor Family Memorial Garden, the restroom and maintenance building, and the covered picnic pavilion feature design details unique to Arvada.
  • More than 200,000 cubic yards of soil were removed, and the City relocated about 20,000 cubic yards to nearby Wolff Park, saving $150,000 on the project.
  • The memorial trees located within the project's boundaries were relocated either within the new park itself or to Wolff Park, the skate park at the Apex Center, or the Lutz/Stenger Sports Complex.
  • The park's sustainability features include LED lighting, landscaping that utilizes native prairie grass, and plants that require no irrigation.

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