Arvada is lucky to be a four-season city. There’s plenty to do no matter what the weather throws our way. The City of Arvada boasts 125 miles of hiking, biking and horseback riding trails throughout the parks and open space system. There’s nature to be viewed on a brisk walk in winter and fish to be caught on a slow summer day.
There are plenty of activities to choose from, no matter what your fitness level or idea of fun. So pack your bathing suit, fishing pole, tennis racket and binoculars and come play (and stay!) in Arvada!
Here are some of our favorite outdoor spots – and don’t forget your parks and trails map! Click here!
7030 Garrison St., Arvada
Learn about our region’s natural features and
cultural history by immersing yourself in nature!
The 3,000-square-foot Nature Center includes
wildlife exhibits, environmental and hands-on
nature displays, a kid’s area and more. The park,
which includes 80 acres, includes interpretive
trails, prairie grasses, wetlands, a lake, a
demonstration garden and plenty of wildlife.
10664 W. 58th Ave., Arvada
As part of the Apex Park and Recreation District, the Harold D. Lutz Sports Complex is a popular site for both youth and adult sports, like softball and kickball.
9210 W. 80th Ave., Arvada
As the smallest urban unit in the National Wildlife Refuge System, Two Ponds is still an impressive 72.2 acres. The Refuge includes uplands, wetlands, three small ponds and various types of plants and animals.
Start at any number of parks: Gold Strike Park, Creekside Park, Memorial Park
This complete trail traces its namesake
waterway over gentle hills, through scenic
passes, parks and neighborhoods. You’ll
likely see a mix of trail users: bikers,
walkers, joggers, roller-bladers,
skateboarder s and even some equestrian
riders. The grade does not exceed ADA
standards, even at the hilly west end
around the Arvada Reservoir.
This 1.26-mile loop circles Tucker Lake. It’s an easy walk, jog or run with a pretty view. You’re also likely to see equestrian riders in this Open Space.
17975 West 64th Parkway, Arvada
Bring your pooch to this community-operated park. Every member of your family deserves to benefit from Arvada’s great outdoors!
58th & Tennyson
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The Clear Creek Valley Park is a brand new 81 acre park that opened in 2017. The park was a joint effort between the Adams County Commission, Adams County Open Space Advisory Board, City of Arvada and Wanco, and provides open space for the citizens or Arvada and the surrounding cities.
12920 W. 72nd Ave., Arvada
With more than 40,000 square feet of skating surface, this $2.1 million skate park is a modern addition to Arvada’s continued development.
6820 W. 66th Ave., Arvada
This 25-meter-long pool has a zero-depth activity area, a double pool slide, showers and an adjacent park and playground. Passes and punch cards area available, as well as discounts for residents. The inline hockey rink is great for getting some exercise.
6430 Miller St., Arvada
The eight courts on this season facility are lighted and there’s a small pro shop that offers racquet stringing. Individual and small group lessons are available for youth and adults. There are workshops, tournaments, special events and programs for juniors.
7451 W. 83rd Way, Arvada
The 25-yard pool features a zero-depth “beach” area, double pool slides, geysers, shade umbrellas, showers and an adjacent park and playground. Passes and punch cards are available, as well as discounts for residents.
18915 W. 64th Parkway, Arvada
The 180-acre storage reservoir is open to fishing seven days a week, April 1 through October 31. Daily fishing passes can be purchased at the entrance. Electric motors are allowed. There are picnic tables, restrooms and a boat ramp.
17850 W. 64th Ave., Arvada
This soccer and baseball complex is scheduled to receive additional fields, restrooms and concession facilities. It’s home to the Arvada Colts summer collegiate baseball team.
7619 Alkire St., Arvada
11204 W. 58th Ave., Arvada
Stenger Soccer Complex includes 75 acres with 19 soccer fields, a playground and a two-acre landscaped lake.
7600 Indiana St., Arvada
This equestrian center has a 32-acre horse area, a 3/-mile loop, parking for trailers, picnic tables and restrooms.
Arvada has over 50 routes throughout the city for bicycling. These routes are designed to be everything from a gentle ride to a pure endurance test.
PDF files of all route maps can be found by clicking here.