A frequent question asked of the park district is whether or not someone lives within the district boundaries.
It could be important to know whether you live within the Arapahoe Park and Recreation District (APRD).
The Arapahoe Park and Recreation District (APRD) is
a Colorado Special Taxing District. APRD is
not a division of the Arapahoe Country government
system. District residents are eligible to request use permits for parks, shelters and/or athletic fields. There are also resident and non-resident fees associated with the use of the Lookout Park Pool.
Many people want to know their resident status in relation to their use of The Trails Recreation Center. There are two fee structures at The Trails; one for residents and one for non-residents.
So how do you determine if you are a resident of the park district?
The basic method is to look at our district map on this web site. The map does not go down to address or street level detail but it will help many people quickly determine whether their home location is within the district.
To avoid confusion a few of the nearby communities that do not pay taxes to Arapahoe Park and Recreation District and therefore are not district residents include;
Why? For whatever reasons, these communities decided to not become a part of the park district during the subdivision development process.
The best way to determine residency?
The best way to determine residency is to examine your Property Tax Statement from Arapahoe County. If that statement shows that you are paying taxes to Taxing Authority 4025 ARAP P & REC at a Levy of 06.882 as highlighted below then you are a resident of the district. The park district advises that you take your Property Tax Statement with you when you need to identify yourself as a resident of the park district.
Please see the following sample of Taxing Entities
extracted from an Arapahoe County Property Tax
Statement for Tax Year 2015.