FAQs

How do I find out if I am an Apex PRD resident?

I’m a resident of Prospect Recreation District. What Apex PRD resident discounts am I eligible for?

I live in Jefferson County but not in Apex Park and Recreation District. Do I get a discount?

I sometimes hear Apex Park and Recreation District referred to as North Jeffco Park and Recreation District. Are these two organizations one and the same?

Are Apex PRD facilities open to the public?

How often are the activities guides published? Where can I get one?

Can I be removed from the activities guide mailing list?

What are the fees and other details on children’s birthday parties at the Apex Center?

How do I reserve a park for an event?

How do I get information on my specific area of interest?

How can I find more information (hours, fees, location) about an Apex PRD facility?

Several facilities offer multi-use, seasonal or annual passes. Can they be used at other facilities?

Why are resident ID cards only available at the Apex Center, Apex Simms Street Center and the Racquetball and Fitness Center?

What are APRD’s Refund Policies?

What kind of Zambonis do you use at the Apex Center Ice Arena?

How do I find out if I am an Apex PRD resident?

Apex Park and Recreation District’s boundaries fall approximately within 52nd Avenue on the south, Highway 93 on the west, Sheridan Boulevard on the east, and the Boulder/Broomfield county line on the north. However, there are a few areas within these boundaries that are not part of the district, and also a few areas outside of these boundaries that are part of the district. There are two ways to confirm residency: 1) Check your most recent property tax statement. If it shows an assessment for Apex Park and Rec, NJP&RD or Apex Park & Rec Dist, you are a resident. 2) Visit the Residency Information page for instructions on how to determine your residency status online.

I’m a resident of Prospect Recreation District. What Apex PRD resident discounts am I eligible for?

Prospect Recreation & Park District residents can take advantage of resident rates on many Apex PRD programs and activities. For complete details, check out the Residency Information page.

I live in Jefferson County but not in Apex Park and Recreation District. Do I get a discount?

The district is a separate agency, not part of the county or the City of Arvada. Only Apex Park and Recreation District residents are eligible for the discount.

I sometimes hear Apex Park and Recreation District referred to as North Jeffco Park and Recreation District. Are these two organizations one and the same?

Yes — the district changed its name from North Jeffco Park and Recreation District to Apex Park and Recreation District in 2008 to help reduce confusion with Jefferson County, and to better identify Apex Park and Recreation District as a recreation provider.

Are Apex PRD facilities open to the public?

Yes, anyone can participate in any activity, regardless of residency status. Apex Park and Recreation District is a public agency and there are no membership fees. However, because about 30% of Apex’s revenues come from property taxes, district residents receive a discount on all fees and activities. Many facilities offer annual, seasonal or multiple-visit passes – another option to make activities more affordable.

How often are the activities guides published? Where can I get one?

For the most current list of activities, please visit our Online Registration site.

The activity guides are distributed twice a year. The spring/summer guide is distributed in March for April through August activities; the fall/winter guide is distributed in August for September through March activities.

They are mailed to everyone in zip codes 80002, 80003, 80004, 80005 and 80007, and about 3,800 Apex PRD residents in zip code 80403. They’re also distributed to every Apex PRD facility, Jefferson County libraries, Arvada City Hall and selected area businesses. You can also view/download a PDF version of the activity guide online.

The Community Recreation Center also publishes the Slate, containing expanded program information for adult and senior programs. The Slate is available at the CRC and the Apex Center. You can also view/download a PDF version of the activity guide online. It is published on the same schedule as the activities guide.

Can I be removed from the activities guide mailing list?

No, because the guide mailing is a “saturation mailing” to every household in Arvada, and to some in households with the 80403 zip code. To keep the mailing affordable, each mail carrier receives a supply of guides but they are not addressed to specific households. Our board of directors feels strongly that all tax-paying residents should receive APRD information, so we do the mailing this way in order for the district to achieve that goal as inexpensively as possible. If you do not make use of the guide, please recycle it or drop it off at one of our facilities and we can reuse it.

What are the fees and other details on children’s birthday parties at the Apex Center?

For complete rental and party information, visit the Rentals and Groups page.

How do I reserve a park for an event?

The City of Arvada handles all park reservations. For information or to make a reservation, call 720-898-7400 or visit www.arvada.org.

How do I get information on my specific area of interest?

There are several ways to do this. You can do a search by keyword – for example, type in “pottery” or “swimming” to see the program offering. Or, you can browse the Online Registration pages to see the specific classes offered; just sign in as a guest. You can also go to the Activities/Sports tab to see the different programs we offer.

Be sure to check out the news, events and calendar section at the bottom of each page!

How can I find more information (hours, fees, location) about an Apex PRD facility?

The hours, fees, phone numbers and addresses (including maps) of each facility can be found on each of the individual facility pages. Click the Facilities Tab at the top of the page and then follow the links in the right column to the home page for each facility.

Several facilities offer multi-use, seasonal or annual passes. Can they be used at other facilities?

In most cases, no. However, summer or multi-visit swim passes can be used at Lake Arbor Center & Outdoor Swimming Pool, Secrest Youth and Teen Center and Swimming Pool and George J. Meyers Swimming Pool (not the Apex Center). There’s also a special summer swim pass that has 20 punches, with 5 of those 20 punches designated for use at the Apex Center.

In addition, Apex Park and Recreation District offers an “All-Access Pass” for a fee that’s slightly higher than an Apex Center pass. For more info on the All-Access Pass, call 303-424-2739.

Why are resident ID cards only available at the Apex Center Apex Simms Street Center and the Racquetball and Fitness Center?

Only these centers are equipped with the printer that’s used for the photo ID. However, you can renew your card at the Apex Center, 13150 W. 72nd Ave., Apex Field House, 5724 Oak St., Apex Simms Street Center, 11706 W. 82nd Ave., the Community Recreation Center, 6842 Wadsworth Blvd., George J. Meyers Swimming Pool, 7900 Carr Drive, the Racquetball and Fitness Center, 12120 W. 64th Ave., and Indian Tree Golf Club, 7555 Wadsworth Blvd..

What are APRD’s Refund Policies?

Pass Refund Policy:
Pass refunds are on a case by case basis. Please call 303-424-2739 and ask for Apex Center Manager.

Activity Refund Policy:
Refund requested 5 business days or more before activity: Fee paid minus $5 service charge.
Refund requested less than 5 business days before activity: Fee paid minus $5 service charge, plus any cost incurred (If minimum class size is met).
Activity cancelled by Apex PRD: 100% refund.
Refund requested after activity starts: No refund.

What kind of Zambonis do you use at the Apex Center Ice Arena?

The Apex Center uses electric Zambonis (no emissions) for carbon monoxide safety reasons. The edger that we use is propane powered (low emissions) and is only run when we have at least one hour with no one in the rink. Furthermore, we have 3 carbon monoxide detectors in the facility – one in each rink and one near the boiler room. In addition, we have safety sensors on all HVAC equipment.