Bear Creek Greenbelt

Bear Creek Greenbelt Picnic Shelter
2800 S. Estes St.
Lakewood, CO 80227
Daily 5 a.m. - 10 p.m.
Parks holding department sanctioned programs or events are open until 11 p.m.

Coyote Hazing
Regionally, coyotes have become less fearful of humans and therefore more domesticated in their behavior. As a result, the Denver Metro Area Coyote Study is moving into the next phase to study the effectiveness of various hazing techniques on coyote behavior. Hazing techniques include noise-making and other threatening behaviors to return the fear of humans to the species. The hazing treatment will be a significant educational effort to get the public to change how they interact with coyotes as well as employment of trained staff to haze coyotes as often as possible. Lakewood is continuing to partner on the study and was contacted by the researcher to determine coyote "hotspots" in Lakewood. Other municipalities involved include Broomfield, Arvada, Aurora, Jefferson County and others in the metro area.

In February, signage and cameras will be installed in Belmar Park and the Bear Creek Greenbelt. The cameras will track activity and the signage will direct residents to report coyote sightings. Later in February, signage encouraging and instructing residents to haze coyotes will be installed along the Bear Creek Greenbelt. Signage and cameras will be removed from both locations in early March.



  • Bike Path
  • Picnic Shelter
  • Fishing
  • Walking Path

Park Shelter Rental Information

The shelter is located toward the south end of the parking lot. It has eight tables and one double grill and accommodates up to 80 people. There is a horseshoe pit next to the shelter.


Permanent restrooms are located just west of the shelter near the parking lot and are open approximately April 15 - October 15 weather permitting.


Rental Fees and Reservation Instructions
Add $25 for Non-Resident Fee

Monday-Thursday: $75
Friday-Sunday (and City Holiday's): $100

Reservations can be made online or over the phone (if paying with MasterCard, Visa or Discover) at 303-987-7800 or in person Monday through Friday 8 a.m. -4:30 p.m. at 480 S. Allison Pkwy. (Wadsworth & Alameda).
All shelter rentals are made on a first-come, first-served basis.

Rules and Regulations

Prohibited Activities

  • Consumption of alcohol (other than beer) without an Alcohol Permit
  • Glass beverage containers
  • Dunk tanks, jumping castles or similar items
  • Portable toilets


Cancellation Policy

No refunds will be made for cancellations received less than two weeks prior to a scheduled event, Cancellations received two or more weeks prior to an event will forfeit a service charge in the amount of $20.00.


Inclement Weather Policy

A cancellation due to possible inclement weather must be received by midnight of the day before the scheduled event. Please call 303-987-7800 to cancel.

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