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 106,433. 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. The City has been recognized at the state and national level for its business retention program.
Arvada’s land encompasses nearly 23,000 acres; approximately 1,000 acres remains available for commercial and industrial development. 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.
Arvada’s historic downtown, 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. The City takes great pride in the Arvada Center for the Arts and Humanities, the largest multi-disciplinary art and cultural center in the country.
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, 2 gold 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 opened in December 2011. This new facility 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 .