Independence Park

Address68th Ave. & Oberon Rd., Arvada, 80004
QuadArvada, 1965 (1980)
SectionS3, T3S, R69W
SourceNorth Jeffco Park Files.
Initialdate1993-07-24 00:00:00-06
Latestdate1994-08-02 00:00:00-06
HistoryIndependence Park was purchased by the Arvada City Bond Referendum approved by the voters in 1974 and the City's share of Open Space funds, approved December 15, 1975. A resolution passed by Arvada City Council, granted $28,000 to North Jeffco to develop the park the following year, and voted to name it Independence Park in 1977. Owners of Oberon Ditch Company and the Denver and Rio Grande Railroad Co. requested that a durable pipe be constructed and channelled through a residential area to carry the 100-year flood and or waters coming from Hayes Lake to Ralston Creek. Jefferson County Commissioners approved Open Space funds be used to build Hayes Lake spillway in 1980.