Great Places in Colorado

APA Colorado is proud to continue the Great Places Colorado program in 2023. Modeled after APA's Great Places in America program, the Great Places in Colorado award program is an annual selection of places that represent the gold standard in terms of having a true sense of place, cultural and historical interest, community involvement, and a vision for tomorrow.

Nominations may be submitted by individuals, local governments, and organizations, and will be reviewed by a panel of experts from across the state. Selected places will be honored and celebrated during the fall Colorado Planning Conference and October's National Community Planning Month.

Through the Great Places in Colorado program, we hope to celebrate the vitality and local partnerships that have made each place a focal point for community life.

For questions about our program or the nomination process, please email