“When I was a child, living in Denver, we used to visit friends in Arvada. We would frequently stop at a family farm along the way to pick fresh corn for dinner. We would cross over Clear Creek on an old truss bridge, passed the flour mill, the old water tower, and the old 1st National Bank building, with a giant rotating 1st sign on top. About 5 blocks from our friends’ home we would drive through the three blocks of downtown Arvada. The farms and bridge are long gone, but the flour mill is now a museum, the bank building is still there, and down town is now called ‘OLDE TOWN ARVADA’.” – Carl Burg, Member
Arvada is no longer the sleepy little town of the past, but it is a town that remembers where it came from. We are a city of 117,453 people taking up almost 23 thousand acres, nestled between Boulder, Golden, Denver, and the Rocky Mountains.