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Naturalist Guided Hike at Bear Creek Lake Park Campfire Program at Bear Creek Lake Park
Bear Creek Lake Park and the City of Lakewood Regional Parks Division offer a wide range of programs and events at all of our locations. Find out what's happening and get outside and visit us at Bear Creek Lake Park, William F. Hayden Park on Green Mountain and the Bear Creek Greenbelt.
Trail Running Series: Race 1
Wed, Sep 7
6 p.m. - 8:30 p.m.
Bear Creek Lake Park
- Pelican Point Shelter
15600 W. Morrison Rd., Lakewood CO 80465

Join us for our annual trail running series at Bear Creek Lake Park! They take place at 6 p.m. every Wednesday in September (7, 14, 21 & 28) and begin at 6 p.m. Race distances vary between 4 and 8 miles. Park entry is included in registration cost.


Start location: Pelican Point

Fee for individual race: $25

Fee for all four races: $60 ($65 after September 1) - includes running hat

 

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Trail Running Series: Race 2
Wed, Sep 14
6 p.m. - 8:30 p.m.
Bear Creek Lake Park
- Pelican Point Shelter
15600 W. Morrison Rd., Lakewood CO 80465

Join us for our annual trail running series at Bear Creek Lake Park! They take place at 6 p.m. every Wednesday in September (7, 14, 21 & 28) and begin at 6 p.m. Race distances vary between 4 and 8 miles. Park entry is included in registration cost.


Start location: Pelican Point

Fee for individual race: $25

Fee for all four races: $60 ($65 after September 1) - includes running hat

 

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Naturalist Guided Night Hikes - Harvest Full Moon
Fri, Sep 16
6:30 p.m. - 9 p.m.
Bear Creek Lake Park
15600 W. Morrison Rd., Lakewood CO 80465

Harvest Full Moon Guided Night Hike

Leave those flashlights at home for this unique hiking adventure. You will be guided by a park naturalist along the park's trails and surrounding green spaces. Wear comfortable hiking shoes, dress for weather conditions and bring water. These hikes are designed for the whole family, but each will average an hour and a half of walking on uneven terrain. Meet at the Bear Creek Lake Park Visitor Center unless otherwise noted. No dogs please.

 

$2/person, park entrance fee is waived

Registration deadline: Sept 12

 

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Littlefoot Triathlon
Sat, Sep 17
7 a.m. - 1 p.m.
Bear Creek Lake Park
15600 W. Morrison Rd., Lakewood CO 80465

The triathlon will occupy Big Soda Lake and nearby park roads and paved trails. Please note that several park features may be in use and unavailable. For more information, visit 

http://www.racingunderground.com/littlefoot/

Senior Naturalist Program
Wed, Sep 21
9 a.m. - 11 a.m.
Bear Creek Lake Park
15600 W. Morrison Rd., Lakewood CO 80465

Wolves, Coyotes and Foxes

Senior Naturalist is a program geared toward active adults! Participants will learn about the wildlife and natural history of the park through hands on education, programs and hikes. Meet at the Bear Creek Lake Park Visitor Center.

 

Ages 55 and over

$5/person/session, park entrance fee is waived

Registration deadline: Sept. 19

 

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Trail Running Series: Race 3
Wed, Sep 21
6 p.m. - 8:30 p.m.
Bear Creek Lake Park
- Mountain View Shelter
15600 W. Morrison Rd., Lakewood CO 80465

Join us for our annual trail running series at Bear Creek Lake Park! They take place at 6 p.m. every Wednesday in September (7, 14, 21 & 28) and begin at 6 p.m. Race distances vary between 4 and 8 miles. Park entry is included in registration cost.


Start location: Mountain View

Fee for individual race: $25

Fee for all four races: $60 ($65 after September 1) - includes running hat

 

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Bear Chase Race
Sat, Sep 24
12 a.m. - 12 a.m.
Bear Creek Lake Park
15600 W. Morrison Rd., Lakewood CO 80465
This is a two day event featuring a 10k, half marathon, 50k, 50mi, and 100k. Most park trails will be occupied and unavailable for public use. For more information, visit http://www.bearchaserace.com/
National Public Lands Day Volunteer Service Project
Sat, Sep 24
8 a.m. - Noon
Bear Creek Lake Park
15600 W. Morrison Rd., Lakewood CO 80465

National Public Lands Day is the nation's largest, single-day volunteer effort for public lands. NPLD 2016 will take place on Saturday, September 24. BCLP volunteers will help the park collect invasive plants, build and maintain trails, remove trash to keep the park clean and available. Please note that a Bear Creek Lake Park pass is waived only for volunteers. Advance registration is preferred.

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Bear Chase Race
Sun, Sep 25
12 a.m. - 12 a.m.
Bear Creek Lake Park
15600 W. Morrison Rd., Lakewood CO 80465
This is a two day event featuring a 10k, half marathon, 50k, 50mi, and 100k. Most park trails will be occupied and unavailable for public use. For more information, visit http://www.bearchaserace.com/
Bear Cubs
Wed, Sep 28
10 a.m. - 11 a.m.
Bear Creek Lake Park
15600 W. Morrison Rd., Lakewood CO 80465

Creepy Crawlers in the Fall 

Join us for this program specially designed for children ages 3-5. Participants will explore their natural environment through stories, songs and interactive programs.

Ages: 3-5

$5/person/session, park entrance fee is waived.
Registration deadline: Sept 26

 

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Trail Running Series: Race 4
Wed, Sep 28
6 p.m. - 8:30 p.m.
Bear Creek Lake Park
- Pelican Point Shelter
15600 W. Morrison Rd., Lakewood CO 80465

Join us for our annual trail running series at Bear Creek Lake Park! They take place at 6 p.m. every Wednesday in September (7, 14, 21 & 28) and begin at 6 p.m. Race distances vary between 4 and 8 miles. Park entry is included in registration cost.


Start location: Pelican Point

Fee for individual race: $25

Fee for all four races: $60 ($65 after September 1) - includes running hat

 

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Take a Kid Mountain Biking Day
Sat, Oct 1
8 a.m. - 2 p.m.
Bear Creek Lake Park
15600 W. Morrison Rd., Lakewood CO 80465
For more information, visit http://www.comba.org/
BCLP Haunted Trail Adventure
Sat, Oct 15
4 p.m. - 7 p.m.
Bear Creek Lake Park
15600 W. Morrison Rd., Lakewood CO 80465

Experience Bear Creek Lake Park with all its ghoulish magic in an evening of ghostly trails and tales. Walk along the Owl Trail and discover critters of the night. We'll have games and even a visit from a few "live" owls. After your adventure, warm your toes by the fire at the amphitheater and enjoy roasting marshmallows and sipping hot chocolate. We will also a couple of food trucks for you to purchase a meal if you'd like. Costumes encouraged! No dogs please.

 

$5/person (Children 3 and under free, park entrance fee is waived.

Registration is required, and space is limited. There are no refunds for cancellations.

 

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Senior Naturalist Program
Wed, Oct 19
9 a.m. - 11 a.m.
Bear Creek Lake Park
15600 W. Morrison Rd., Lakewood CO 80465

Bats

Senior Naturalist is a program geared toward active adults! Participants will learn about the wildlife and natural history of the park through hands on education, programs and hikes.Meet at the Bear Creek Lake Park Visitor Center.

 

Ages 55 and over

$5/person/session, park entrance fee is waived

Registration deadline: Oct. 17

 

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Bear Cubs - Bats
Wed, Oct 26
10 a.m. - 11 a.m.
Bear Creek Lake Park
15600 W. Morrison Rd., Lakewood CO 80465

Bats

Join us for this program specially designed for children ages 3-5. Participants will explore their natural environment through stories, songs and interactive programs.

Ages: 3-5

$5/person/session, park entrance fee is waived.
Registration deadline: Oct 24

 

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Naturalist Guided Night Hike - Raven Full Moon
Mon, Nov 14
5 p.m. - 7:30 p.m.
Bear Creek Lake Park
15600 W. Morrison Rd., Lakewood CO 80465

Raven Full Moon Guided Night Hike

Leave those flashlights at home for this unique hiking adventure. You will be guided by a park naturalist along the park's trails and surrounding green spaces. Wear comfortable hiking shoes, dress for weather conditions and bring water. These hikes are designed for the whole family, but each will average an hour and a half of walking on uneven terrain. Meet at the Bear Creek Lake Park Visitor Center unless otherwise noted. No dogs please.

 

$2/person, park entrance fee is waived

Registration deadline: Nov 7

 

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Senior Naturalist Program
Wed, Nov 16
9 a.m. - 11 a.m.
Bear Creek Lake Park
15600 W. Morrison Rd., Lakewood CO 80465

Tracks and Scat

Senior Naturalist is a program geared toward active adults! Participants will learn about the wildlife and natural history of the park through hands on education, programs and hikes.Meet at the Bear Creek Lake Park Visitor Center.

 

Ages 55 and over

$5/person/session, park entrance fee is waived

Registration deadline: Nov. 14

 

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Naturalist Guided Night Hike - Cold Full Moon
Tue, Dec 13
4:30 p.m. - 6 p.m.
Bear Creek Lake Park
15600 W. Morrison Rd., Lakewood CO 80465

Cold Full Moon Guided Night Hike

Leave those flashlights at home for this unique hiking adventure. You will be guided by a park naturalist along the park's trails and surrounding green spaces. Wear comfortable hiking shoes, dress for weather conditions and bring water. These hikes are designed for the whole family, but each will average an hour and a half of walking on uneven terrain. Meet at the Bear Creek Lake Park Visitor Center unless otherwise noted. No dogs please.

 

$2/person, park entrance fee is waived

Registration deadline: Dec 12

 

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Winter Solstice Celebration
Wed, Dec 21
6 p.m. - 8 p.m.
Bear Creek Lake Park
15600 W. Morrison Rd., Lakewood CO 80465

Celebrate the first day of winter with us. We will go on a short night hike and then gather around the campfire for a marshmallow roast and celebration of the winter solstice that will include the traditional burning of the yule log. Please bring your ow mug to enjoy a hot beverage. No dogs please.

 

$2/person, park entrance fee is waived

Registration deadline: Dec 16

 

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Foothills Credit Union logo  Westerra

 

Contact Information:

Bear Creek Lake Park Visitor Center
15600 W. Morrison Rd.
Lakewood, CO 80465
Direct: 303-697-6159 | Email: BCLP@Lakewood.org

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