A Magical Special Night With Santa

December 14 was a night to remember with Santa – the Apex PRD Therapeutic Recreation Department hosted a night for people with special needs to have Santa all to themselves. The quiet yet festive event was held at Indian Tree Golf Club, where tables were set up with snacks, crafts and slime to play with…. More >

SilverSneakers at Apex: 25 years, 10,000 members and growing!

October 24 marked the 25th anniversary of the very successful SilverSneakers program, a health insurance benefit that encourages a proactive, social approach to good health and fitness for older adults. Apex Park and Recreation district currently boasts more than 10,000 SilverSneakers members, and to celebrate the program’s 25th anniversary, more than 40 students attended a… More >

Featured Participant – Duane Youse

Duane Youse is a long-time Arvada resident for whom community service is a way of life. He has contributed in many ways for many decades to Arvada’s well-being, but in recent years, the Apex PRD family knows him best through his involvement with Santa House. Now gearing up for its 12th year, this beloved holiday… More >

Apex PRD receives award for financial reporting excellence

The Government Finance Officers Association (GFOA) has recognized Apex Park and Recreation District for its 2016 Comprehensive Annual Financial Report (CAFR). Continuing a track record of more than two decades, Apex PRD has once again received the Certificate of Achievement for Excellence in Financial Reporting – the highest form of recognition in the area of… More >

The active life is second nature for this RFC “regular”

Don Eaton knows the benefits of preparing for downhill ski season. That’s why he works out weekly with Apex Personal Trainer Holly Benson at the Racquetball and Fitness Center. Don is 92 and looking forward to hitting the slopes this year in great condition. His favorite resort is Breckenridge, particularly the long run that’s punctuated… More >

Garden springs up in just one day, thanks to community volunteers

At Community Heroes Park, 82nd Avenue and Simms Street, a beautiful xeriscape garden materialized on August 19, thanks to more than 70 volunteers who turned out to place over 600 plants in the ground and move 50 tons of rock mulch. Thanks to them and to the sponsors who supported the event: Welby Gardens Co.,… More >

Community turns out for Secrest groundbreaking, community picnic

On Tuesday, August 22, more than 100 community members and friends attended a neighborhood event to commemorate the official groundbreaking of the new Secrest Recreation Center, 6820 W. 66th Ave., Arvada. This multi-purpose center, scheduled for completion in summer 2018, is the most substantial of a group of six bond projects approved by voters in… More >

Neighbors, officials gather to celebrate Fitzmorris Recreation Center groundbreaking

At 9:30 a.m. on Wednesday, August 2, about 75 attendees gathered to mark a milestone in community collaboration: the groundbreaking ceremony for Fitzmorris Recreation Center, Independence St. and W. 62nd Pl. Before picking up their shovels, speakers from Apex Park and Recreation District, the City of Arvada and Jeffco Public Schools remarked on the dedication… More >

Apex Simms Street Center earns top honors from Colorado Parent magazine

Readers of a city-wide publication, Colorado Parent, just voted our gymnastics program at the Simms Street Center the number one family favorite! This popular activity appeals to more and more young participants each year, for good reason. It’s unmatched for quality, range of classes offered, affordability and fun. Thanks to all participants for their affirmation… More >