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 Arapahoe Park and Recreation District Information

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APRD BOARD OF DIRECTORS  ·  · 303 269-8415
President – Mark Brinton
Vice President – Linda Scherbenske
Treasurer – Kevin Johnson
Assistant Treasurer – Kellie Nichols
Secretary – Peter Waggoner
Assistant Secretary – Eric Brunk
Assistant Secretary – Catherine Ursprung




The Arapahoe Park and Recreation District (APRD) was formed in 1982 by the Arapahoe County Commissioners and area landholders for planning, acquiring, developing, maintaining, and programming parks, open space, trails, and recreational amenities for the residents of unincorporated Arapahoe County (City of Centennial) that were not being served by adjacent entities.  The District’s Service Plan anticipates approximately 100 acres of developed parks, 500 acres of natural open space, and 17 miles of paved trails.


APRD’s boundaries have expanded since it’s formation due to inclusions of surrounding developments that wanted the convenience of large scale operations.  The current boundary includes approximately 11.5 square miles and approximately 55,000 residents.  The population is expected to grow to approximately 70,000 residents upon build-out.


APRD is governed by an elected Board of Directors who represent seven wards within the District. Wards are divided by population, which periodically change as the District grows. APRD assesses a 6.533 mill property tax.   APRD receives approximately $250,000 annually from the Conservation Trust Fund which is funded from Lottery revenue.  APRD is an active participant in applications for grant funding.  Grants from the Arapahoe County Open Space Program, GOCO and the City of Centennial have been instrumental in assisting APRD in the construction of new parks and trails.

Existing Facilities

APRD is a relatively young park district, but growing along with residential development. The District has developed 22 parks, 15 miles of trails, the Trails Recreation Center, Lookout Park and Pool, the APRD Skate Park and maintains over 300 acres of natural areas. The District shares elementary school play fields under a joint-use agreement with Cherry Creek School District at in-district (9) elementary school locations.



The APRD skate park is located at the Trails Recreation Center (16799 E. Lake Ave, Centennial, CO 80016)



District Administration · (303) 269-8415 ·
Delos SearleExecutive Director
Ryan BaileyDeputy Director of Recreation & Administration
Sean BoweringParks Manager
Elexis PierreHuman Resources Manager
Leeann Fabec-KeyAccounting and Finance Manager
16799 E. Lake Ave. Centennial, CO 80016 (303) 269-8400