Our performance target is 31 acres of open space land per 1,000 residents. This target was established during the 2016 Parks Master Plan Update. The completed Master Plan recommends maintaining or exceeding 31 acres of open space land per 1,000 residents, and meeting this target would maintain Arvada's baseline per capita measurement from 2016.
Since 2016 we’ve fallen behind on our target. The land we have added has been due to land dedications from new development. In order to keep pace with our target we will need to invest in strategic land acquisition. To ensure that we get back on track and keep pace with our open space target, VCN is focused on a comprehensive review of programs and processes. This includes the development of a Strategic Land Pursuit and Acquisition Plan, an effort that is being led by our Housing and Urban Design Teams.