Hackberry Roadside Park

Address71st Ave. & Wadsworth Blvd., Arvada, 80003
QuadArvada, 1980
SectionS2, T2S, R69W
Source"Hackberry Hill Roadside Park Progress Report," Courtesy of the Arvada Garden Club.
Initialdate1993-07-23 00:00:00-06
Latestdate1994-08-01 00:00:00-06
HistoryThe 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.