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About Arvada

Arvada, Colorado is a beautiful first-ring suburb of Denver, the Mile High City. Arvada retains a small-town feel even with its estimated population of 108,530. Established in 1870, Arvada enjoys a rich history, quiet tree-lined neighborhoods and a robust mix of business. Our strong civic leadership balances quality of life with an understanding and support of business and economic development.

Arvada’s land encompasses nearly 23,000 acres. Three proximate interstate highways provide easy access to the larger metropolitan region and Denver International Airport. An extraordinary trail system links with Denver trails on the east and the foothills of the Rocky Mountains to the west, punctuated with thousands of acres of parks and open spaces.

Residents and businesses have easy access to world-class research institutions including the University of Colorado and Colorado School of Mines; in addition, the Arvada campus of Red Rocks Community College provides training assistance to meet employer needs.

Arvada offers unique amenities. The historic downtown, listed on the National Register of Historic Places, provides an eclectic shopping and dining experience, and in the future will include one of three area transit stops as part of the metropolitan FasTracks light rail system currently under development. The City also takes great pride in the Arvada Center for the Arts and Humanities, one of the largest multi-disciplinary art and cultural centers in the country. The Center offers everything from award-winning theater productions and concerts to educational classes, as well as a large banquet facility for corporate and social gatherings.

Arvada’s diverse economic base, highly educated workforce, low crime rate and superb quality of life have helped shape our community into one of the most attractive and competitive cities in the Centennial State.

Parks and Recreation

Within the Arvada city limits there are: 3 skate park facilities, 3 golf courses, 51 playgrounds, 29 undeveloped open space areas, and 653 acres of landscaped area. For more information visit http://arvada.org/parks-and-recreation.

Apex Field House houses two four-season indoor arenas for soccer, lacrosse, flag football and much more.

Apex Park and Recreation District offers fun, affordable, safe and accessible recreation to residents and members of neighboring communities. Its goal is to welcome and encourage all current and new participants to get active and stay active for a better quality of life. This is achieved through hundreds of activities offered at dozens of year-round and seasonal facilities throughout Arvada. For detailed information 
about the district, visit www.apexprd.org.

Arts and Culture

The Arvada Center for the Arts & Humanities is one of the nation’s largest multidisciplinary arts centers in the country. It offers a year-round theatre series and a number of art gallery exhibitions annually. There are classes available for children and adults of all ages and skill levels in ceramics, dance, writing, acting and visual arts. The center also includes a banquet facility for corporate and social gatherings, visit www.arvadacenter.org.