Hackberry Roadside Park

Address: 71st Ave. & Wadsworth Blvd., Arvada, 80003

The Arvada Garden Club was organized when the 135 year old Hackberry Tree was demolished in 1937. The tree was a landmark for the pioneers on their way to the goldfields to the west and was a source of many legends told by the Indians who roamed the area. The Arvada Garden Club planted Hackberry seeds at the original site in 1966, applied and received a Sears and Roebuck Co. grant of $1,404.90 for a Community Beautification Project for the park. In August, 1969, Richard S. Bartlett, Mayor of Arvada, proclaimed September 1, 1969, as Hackberry Tree Day. Also a Hackberry tree has been included as a symbol on the official Seal of the City of Arvada.
Quad Map/Date: Arvada, 1980
Sec/Town/Range: S2, T2S, R69W
Elevation: 5550
Source: "Hackberry Hill Roadside Park Progress Report," Courtesy of the Arvada Garden Club.
Last Modified: Mon, August 1 1994

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