Terrace Park

Address: On Garrison St., toward W. 53rd Ave., Arvada, 80002

Terrace Park consisted of 9.7 acres and two irrigation ditches, Bluff and Wadsworth, whose rights were owned by North Jeffco. The Arvada Jaycees under their chairman Jerry Linder constructed the playground and officially presented the play area, horse shoe courts, four bridges, picnic facilities, drinking fountain, rest area to George Price, Jr., Supt. of North Jeffco Park and Recreation district in 1964. Hard work and proceeds from the sale of the record "Chicken Fat" were used by the Jaycess to finance the project. The park topography is on two levels, thus giving the area the name "Terrace Park." As a result of the North Jeffco $396,000 Bond Issue, Open Space Grant assistance, and agreement, October 9, 1967, by and between the State of Colorado for use and benefit of Game, Fish and Park Commission, Harold Carver architect, was to draw plans for further renovation of the park completed in 1969. Federal assistance for Block Grants to the City of Arvada with matching funds from Open Space in 1978, 1982 and 1983 were used to redevelop Terrace Park. This is the only Park in the Arvada area that fits the Federal criteria for Block Grant Funds, i,e., low income, deteriorating neighborhoods, and/or help to minorities or the handicapped.
Quad Map/Date: Arvada, 1965 (1980)
Sec/Town/Range: S15, T3S, R69W
Elevation: c. 5440
Source: North Jeffco Park & Recreation District Files.
Last Modified: Tue, August 16 1994

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