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The City of Aurora sponsors the Punkin' Chunkin' event each year. Please visit their web site at www.auroragov.org for more information on this fun annual event.
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Currently, the Arapahoe County Fairgrounds Park and Event Center is available to rent for your next event. Call 303-795-4955 or visit the Fairgrounds Event Center webpage for more information. Dove Valley Regional Park has picnic pavilions and athletic fields for rent. This facility is owned by Arapahoe County but maintained and programmed through the City of Aurora. To reserve facilities at Dove Valley Regional Park, please contact the City of Aurora at 303-739-7160.
Yes, the Arapahoe County Fairgrounds Event Center is available to rent. Please visit the Fairgrounds Event Center webpage for more information and to contact us about your future event. Learn more at www.arapahoecountyeventcenter.com.
Yes, photography of a non-commercial nature is allowed at the 17 Mile House Farm Park. Please respect the following rules:
We are not currently renting out the 17 Mile House or grounds for private weddings or events. The County does host monthly open house tours, please see the 17 Mile House web page for more information. Learn more here.
Please contact us at 720-874-6540.
Please visit the Open Spaces home page and click on the "About Us" section, then click on Funding for more information regarding the Open Space Sales and Use Tax. Specific tax information for businesses can be found on the County Finance department page.
Please contact Bill Bauer at 720-874-6555.
Please visit the Open Spaces Events page for more information about current Open Spaces events. Open Spaces hosts the Arapahoe County Fair annually in July.
Please visit the Boards and Committees page and click on the view vacancies link for more information about OSTAB and what, if any, vacancies are available. You can also contact Lindsey Miller at 720-874-6724 for more information.
The Open Spaces program is funded by a 2003 voter-approved 0.25 percent sales and use tax. In 2011, the tax was extended by Arapahoe County voters to 2023. Please visit the Open Spaces home page and click on the "About Us" section and then funding for more information.
The following parks and open space properties are currently open to the public: 17 Mile House Farm Park, Cherry Creek Valley Ecological Park, Cheyenne/Arapaho Park, Fairgrounds Park, Richmil Ranch Open Space, and Welch Park. Please visit the Open Spaces home page and click on Places to Go for park-specific information.