Recently Completed Park Projects
The City of Arvada checks parks and playgrounds across the City for accessibility, maintenance and safety issues as part of the City’s “Taking Lasting Care” (TLC) Program that began in 2012 under direction from City Council. This program is funded through the City's Capitol Improvement Plan, which is reviewed and approved by City Council each year.
Ideally, one or more parks are prioritized based on age or wear for improvements depending on the budget, scope and staff capacity. Some improvements may be prioritized ahead of other parks in order to achieve these City goals.
The renovation of the playground at Creekside Park (5897 Pierce St.) was completed as part of the City's Taking Lasting Care program in August 2023. Visit the Creekside Park playground renovation project page to learn more.
Located at 12140 W. 57th Ave., Little Raven Park is Arvada's newest park. A park naming celebration was held on July 13, 2023 in partnership with the Cheyenne and Arapaho Tribes. Visit the Little Raven Park page to learn more.
The Lake Arbor Recreation Center Playground renovation was completed in August 2022. The playground's new design was selected by the community through various public engagement initiatives.
The Alice Sweet Thomas Park court renovation was completed in November 2022. The courts were last resurfaced in 2009, but over time the asphalt deteriorated and needed to be replaced. Coatings, Inc. began the project in July by removing the old asphalt, and then cleaning and grinding the surface to prepare it for the new top coat.
The Lakecrest Park Playground opened to the public in January 2023. The City greatly appreciates the community's patience and understanding as we worked to ensure the playground met our strict safety standards.