Arvada is a beautiful first-ring suburb of Denver, the Mile High City. Arvada retains its small-town feel even with its estimated population of 120,302. Established in 1870, Arvada enjoys a rich history, quiet tree-lined neighborhoods, and a robust mix of business. Its strong civic leadership balances quality of life with an understanding and support of business and economic development. Arvada offers unique amenities such as Historic Olde Town Arvada and the Arvada Center for the Arts and Humanities.

Arvada includes three transit stops along the G Line commuter rail line, part of the RTD FasTracks light rail system. 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 along with a low crime rate.














Arvada High School • Arvada K-8 • Fitzmorris Elementary • Foster Elementary • Hackberry Hill Elementary • Lawrence Elementary • North Arvada • Middle Peck Elementary • Secrest Elementary • Swanson Elementary • Thomson Elementary

Arvada West

Allendale Elementary • Arvada West High • Campbell Elementary • Drake Junior • Fairmount Elementary • Fremont Elementary • Stott Elementary • Vanderhoof Elementary


Little Elementary • Moore Middle • Parr Elementary • Pomona High • Warder Elementary • Weber Elementary

Ralston Valley

Coal Creek Canyon K-8 • Meiklejohn Elementary • Oberon Junior High • Ralston Valley Senior • Sierra Elementary • Three Creeks K-8 • Van Arsdale Elementary • West Woods Elementary


The City of Arvada is committed to making bicycling a safe, convenient, and efficient option for every trip in Arvada through the Bike Master Plan, Bike Repair Stations, Bike Training Course, and the Bike Recycling Program.

Equestrian Facilities

Arvada offers extensive opportunities for the equestrian community — from dedicated horse-only trails located throughout the community to a 50-acre equestrian center with riding areas free and open to the public and a privately operated indoor equestrian center offering an all-weather, indoor riding arena, public hours of operation and equestrian education classes.

Golf and Disc Golf

The City owns and operates two Golf Clubs, West Woods Golf Club in West Arvada and Lake Arbor Golf Club in Central Arvada. There are two disc golf courses in Arvada: Johnny Roberts Memorial and Bird’s Nest.

Parks and Open Space

The City of Arvada manages a 3,400 acre system of parks and open space. The parks system includes 90+ neighborhood parks, one within a ten-minute walk of every residence in their community–a goal that was presented in Arvada’s first Comprehensive Plan in 1964 and has been repeated in the Comprehensive Plan and various updates to the Parks Master Plan ever since.

Water Activities

  • Boating – Currently, boats are permitted at the Arvada Reservoir and Lake Arbor.
  • Fishing – There are many places to fish in Arvada. Fishing is permitted at most Arvada lakes or ponds.
  • Swimming – If you are looking for a swimming pool in Arvada, check out the APEX Aquatics program for information on indoor and outdoor location


Arvada offers nearly 150 miles of trails with both paved and soft surfaces for non-motorized recreational enjoyment as well as commuting. Primary trails in the City of Arvada generally follow creek or canal corridors and span longer distances. Many primary trails are also regional in nature, linking to other cities and counties outside Arvada’s boundaries.