Commerce City is truly a Quality Community for a Lifetime. In 2013, voters approved a 1% sales/use tax increase to find ongoing capital improvements, including a new recreation center and leisure pool, major improvements to Tower Road, new Paradice Island Outdoor Pool, three new neighborhood parks, and additions to the existing recreation center.
Residents and visitors experience a high quality of life thanks in part to an active outdoor lifestyle. An ideal climate with moderate temperatures, low levels of humidity, and abundant sunshine allows Commerce City visitors and residents the opportunity to be outside all year. Last year, the city had more than 567,000 visits to its seasonal recreational programs, 25 miles of trails, award-winning golf course, and 840 acres of parks and open space. Learn about all the city’s recreation and outdoors amenities.
Businesses, residents and visitors can experience firsthand the high quality of life that the community offers:
Buffalo Run Golf Course
Buffalo Run Golf Course is an 18-hole course with lush greens, expansive fairways, and picturesque views of the Rocky Mountains all year long. Since 1996, it has offered visitors the complete golf experience from 5 sets of tees that accommodate all levels of golfer to exquisite catering and banquet facilities.
Paradice Island Outdoor Pool
Paradice Island is the city’s outdoor game-themed leisure pool located at the east end of Pioneer Park.
Rocky Mountain Arsenal National Wildlife Refuge
The Rocky Mountain Arsenal National Wildlife Refuge is a 15,000-acre National Wildlife Refuge adjacent to Commerce City containing prairie, wetland and woodland habitat. The Refuge is a sanctuary for more than 330 species of animals - including bison, bald eagles, coyotes, and black-footed ferrets. Over 300,000 visitors each year can experience wildlife viewing, environmental education and interpretive programs, catch-and-release fishing, and 10 miles of hiking trails while at the refuge.
Dicks Sporting Goods Park
The 18,000-seat Dick’s Sporting Goods Park is a soccer-specific stadium in Commerce City and is home to the MLS Colorado Rapids. Visitors also enjoy international soccer and lacrosse tournaments, concerts and a variety of other sporting events and competitions occur throughout the year.
Finally, Commerce City residents enjoy a strong economy and increasing home values thanks to economic growth and a robust housing sector in the region. Cost of living is rising in the area but is still competitive compared to major cities on both coasts of the United States.