City Of Aurora

15151 East Alameda Parkway
303-739-7000

Auroras Vision Statement
Aurora will be the best city in Colorado and an innovative leader in the region by:
Creating great neighborhoods Emphasizing public safety and quality services
Encouraging a high quality and high wage economic environment Supporting recreational, cultural, educational and community activities for our citizens.

Recent News

City of Aurora’s Financial Strength Results in Higher Debt Credit Rating

The national credit rating agency Standard & Poor’s Financial Services (S&P) recently upgraded the city of Aurora’s appropriation debt rating from AA- to AA—a nod to the city’s long-term strong economic growth and management profile.T…

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City of Aurora Announces Christmas Tree Recycle Program

Aurora. CO -- Aurora residents can go green by recycling their Christmas trees at one of three drop-off sites. From Dec. 26 through Jan. 13, the city of Aurora will receive trees at the following locations:- Del Mar Park, 12000 E. Sixth Ave.- Olympic…

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City of Aurora Announces Free New Year's Day Workout

Aurora, CO -- Free entry will be offered at the Beck Recreation Center, 800 Telluride St., on Friday, Jan. 1, from 11 a.m. until 2 p.m. During this special event, memberships will be on sale and guests will receive freebies like chair massages and gr…

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Honoring WWII Veterans Photo-Video Opportunity

Nearly 100 World War II veterans to be honored as Aurora’s 21st Annual Veterans Salute will celebrate the 70th anniversary of the end of World War IIAurora, CO -- The City of Aurora’s annual tradition of honoring military heroes continues in 2015…

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Flying Pumpkins in Aurora - 18th Annual Punkin Chunkin Colorado

AURORA, Colo. – Dozens of teams from across Colorado and the country are preparing their gourd launching machines for the 18th annual Punkin Chunkin Colorado.Punkin Chunkin Colorado is an annual ritual where chunk teams launch pumpkins nearly a mil…

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City of Aurora Opens Tree Debris Drop-Off at Lowry Park in North Aurora

Aurora, CO - Due to the localized severity of the thunderstorm on June 24, the city of Aurora will open a tree debris drop-off site through July 3. The site is intended to serve private residents who may have broken trees or tree limbs on their priva…

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Free Healthy Meals and Snacks for Ages 18 and Under

Aurora, CO - All children 18 and younger are eligible for free summer meals this summer at two new city-sponsored meal sites which serve lunch and snacks Monday through Friday. No registration or sign-up is required; kids can just come and eat. Whil…

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Ribbon Cutting Party Celebrates Renovated Del Mar Park & Family Aquatic Center

Aurora, CO - Your new favorite summer destination is now open to the public. Del Mar Park & Family Aquatic Center recently underwent a major renovation and, as of May 23 the site has reopened to the public.A ribbon cutting ceremony will take plac…

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City Of Aurora to Accept Tree Debris at Two Drop-Off Locations

Aurora, CO -- Because of the severity of the Mother’s Day storm May 10, the city of Aurora will open two drop-off sites as a service to the residents of Aurora who may have trees or tree limbs on their private property.The two sites will be open fr…

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Catch Something to Brag About at the Aurora Trout Tournament

Aurora, CO -- Catch a big fish. Win cash. On Saturday, May 16 the contestant who catches the biggest trout at Aurora Reservoir will walk away with a cash prize equal to half of the entry fees. One angler is guaranteed to walk away richer at the 24rd …

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Arbor Day Activities Planned in Aurora

Aurora, CO - The City of Aurora is gearing up to celebrate Arbor Day and its 31st year as Tree City USA. Arbor Day festivities began on April 7 when students in the COMPASS after school programs at Fletcher, Paris, Sable and Vaughn Elementary Schools…

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Traveling Smithsonian Exhibition on Work Coming to Aurora

Aurora, CO - Work is part of nearly every American’s life, whether for professional satisfaction and personal growth or to ensure the well-being of their families. Explore how work became a central element in American culture at an upcoming Smiths…

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Aurora Animal Shelter Temporarily Closing Dec. 7 through 14, 2014

AURORA, CO---The Aurora Animal Shelter will be closed to the public the week of Dec. 7 through 14 for extensive building maintenance and repairs. Normal operations are expected to resume on Monday, Dec. 15. To accommodate construction crews and avoi…

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Mayor Hogan Rings In the Holiday Season

Aurora, CO -- Celebrate the sights and sounds of the holidays at the Aurora Municipal Center. The public is invited to attend this free festive event featuring Aurora’s annual holiday tree and a spectacular lights display on the Great Lawn.Visitors…

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Snow Busters – An Opportunity to Serve Your Local Neighborhood

Aurora, CO - With just a snow shovel you can be someone’s hero this winter. Families, kids, church and community groups looking for a way to serve those in their immediate neighborhood, Snow Busters is just the opportunity you have been looking fo…

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City Closures for the Thanksgiving Holiday

Thanksgiving Dayday - November 27 & 28, 2014In observance of holiday, the following city of Aurora facilities will be closed or have special hours:  - All City Offices - Municipal Courts - All Libraries (No fines will be assessed, no holds wi…

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13 New Sculptures Chosen For The 2014-2015 Art 2C On Havana Exhibition

AURORA, CO---The city of Aurora Art in Public Places (AIPP) program and the Havana Business Improvement District (BID) are proud to partner to bring you ART 2C on Havana, an annual art exhibition and competition. Every October, new pieces are install…

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City of Aurora 2014 Veterans Day Closures

The city of Aurora salutes the men and women of the Armed Forces for their patriotism, service and sacrifice made in defending freedom and democracy. In observance of Veterans Day, the following city facilities will be closed:  - All City Offices…

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Grant From Comcast Extends Hours For Aurora Public Library’s Colfax & Chambers Computer Center

AURORA, CO---Thanks to a generous grant donated by Comcast, the Aurora Public Library’s Colfax and Chambers Computer Center will be able to open on Sundays to better serve the residents of Aurora. Mayor Steve Hogan will be present to receive the do…

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Clinics Offer One Stop For Pet Vaccines, Licensing

AURORA, CO---Protect your dog or cat from deadly diseases and get a license at the same time with the Aurora Animal Shelter’s affordable and convenient Pet License and Vaccination Clinics. Available vaccines for dogs include rabies, distemper and …

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What Makes Aurora Special? Let Us Know Your Ideas

We need your input! Aurora Matters and your opinion matters. Join us for an open house gathering at Beck Recreation Center, 800 Telluride St. to express your opinions and ideas to help with Historic Sites & Preservation Office at the Aurora Histo…

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Punkin Chunkin Winners Announced After Weather Forces Sunday Cancellation

Aurora, CO - Saturday, Oct. 11 proved to be a fantastic fall day for more than 15,000 spectators who came to watch pumpkins fly this weekend, but conditions turned rainy an hour into the second day of Punkin Chunkin Colorado. Weather during the Sunda…

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Aurora Cultural Plan 2016-2020

Aurora wants to hear from you!Give us your opinion on the Aurora Cultural Plan 2016-2020Aurora, CO -- The city of Aurora Cultural Services Division and the Cultural Affairs Commission are in the process of developing a new Cultural Plan and would lik…

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Celebrate The Freedom To Read - Banned Books Week

Aurora, CO -- The Color Purple, Winnie the Pooh, To Kill a Mockingbird, Tom Sawyer, Alice’s Adventures in Wonderland, Harry Potter and All’s Quiet on the Western Front… what do these books have in common besides being great works of literature?…

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Want to Learn a Brand New 'Bag?' Try a Bagpipes Class!

Aurora Cultural Services offers unique new classAurora, CO - With the recent popularity of Celtic music, learning the bagpipes is becoming very popular. Aurora Cultural Services is now offering you a chance to join in the fun with this unique Bagpipe…

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Aurora’s Art in Public Places Program Seeks Artwork Art 2C On Havana

Aurora, CO - The city of Aurora Art in Public Places Program and the Havana Business Improvement District are looking for outdoor sculptures to be considered for an exhibition on Havana Street for one year. Deadline to submit is July 6, 2014 by midni…

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City of Aurora's 4th of July Spectacular

Aurora, CO -- Celebrate America’s Independence Day at Aurora’s annual “4th of July Spectacular,” featuring the metro area’s largest firework display.All activities, live music and entertainment take place on Aurora’s Great Lawn located on…

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Gateway to the Rockies Art Show Call for Entries

Aurora, CO -- All artists are invited to enter the 20th Annual Gateway to the Rockies Art Show and Sale, an internationally, juried and open competition. Two-dimensional miniatures, two dimensional art works and photography will be considered. The en…

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Suburban Beginnings: the History of Aurora’s Galena Street

AURORA, CO---Take a walk through Aurora’s oldest neighborhood. Built in the 1890s as the residential center of the town of Fletcher, the diverse homes on Galena Street still stand as a unique thread in Aurora’s historic fabric. Queen Anne-style h…

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Info 2 Go Goes Where You Are - Aurora Public Library's New Van

Thousands of people visit the library, but now the library is visiting you! In May, the Aurora Public Library launched its new Info 2 Go mobile van. This WiFi-equipped mobile information unit will make stops this summer at local farmers markets and …

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City Of Aurora Planning For Kidspree, Seeking Volunteers For Event Support

Aurora, CO -- It’s time for outrageous fun, zany activities and Aurora’s traditional celebration of summer! Planning for the city’s KidSpree event has begun and each year a number of volunteers are needed to ensure that kids have a memorable an…

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