March 28, 2011

by John Kiljan

Do you want to see an outdoor skating or ice hockey rink? Carr Street pushed through to 57th? Better crosswalks next to the K-8 school? An additional community garden next to the old middle school? City ownership of the new park? Or just about any other idea you can come up with? Now is the time to have your say.

The City of Arvada plans to hold a series of three meetings to take public input on the design of the new park at Ralston Road and Carr Street. The construction of the new park is already in the City’s budget, but ownership of the new park and its design details are largely undecided.

Currently, Jeffco schools plans to loan the land for the park site to the City of Arvada if the City will fund most of the park’s construction and build it to Jeffco’s minimum standards. The new Arvada K-8 park was last discussed by the Arvada City Council during its lengthy “Ralston Complex” meeting on January 28th. Readers can see a CLRC News article on that discussion by clicking on

Here’s the official City announcement posted today:

We Need to Hear From You!

April 6, 2011

April 20, 2011

May 18, 2011

All open houses will be

held at the

Arvada K-8 School

5751 Balsam Street

Arvada, CO 80002

6:30 p.m. to 8:00 p.m.

in the auditorium

Join us and exchange ideas with staff, consultants and other neighborhood residents about the design and development of park improvements on the K-8 School site.

Call Mike Lee, City of Arvada (720) 898-7390 for more information.

John Kiljan, CLRC News: 303-423-9875 or
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