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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.
Saturday Night Campfire Program
Sat, Jun 25
7:30 p.m. - 9:30 p.m.
Bear Creek Lake Park
15600 W. Morrison Rd., Lakewood CO 80465

Hip on Herptiles!


Whether they slither, hop, swim or crawl reptiles and amphibians are sure to fascinate. Join the Zoological Discovery Center and come learn what makes these animals unique and explore some common myths and misconceptions. Stick around after the presentation for an opportunity to meet these animals up close and personal.
No registration required. Park entry fee applies. 

Saturday Night Campfire Program
Sat, Jul 2
7:30 p.m. - 9:30 p.m.
Bear Creek Lake Park
15600 W. Morrison Rd., Lakewood CO 80465

The Big Cycle about Recycle


Ever wonder what you could do with your leftover pizza or your soda can? Join Julie Elam and a park naturalist in a recycling and composting adventure. We will discuss easy ways to develop a plan that the whole family can do together to save Mother Earth via one can and one compost pile at a time.
No registration required. Park entry fee applies.

Pulling for Colorado
Sat, Jul 9
8 a.m. - Noon
Bear Creek Lake Park
15600 W. Morrison Rd., Lakewood CO 80465

Join us for this volunteer event focusing on invasive weed education and removal. Light refreshments will be served.

 

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Saturday Night Campfire Program
Sat, Jul 9
7:30 p.m. - 9:30 p.m.
Bear Creek Lake Park
15600 W. Morrison Rd., Lakewood CO 80465

Sensational Spiders 


Do these eight legged creatures give you the creeps? Join us for an educational evening as we learn about these misunderstood arachnids!
No registration required. Park entry fee applies.

Bear Creek Lake Park Bear Cubs
Thu, Jul 14
10 a.m. - 11 a.m.
Bear Creek Lake Park
15600 W. Morrison Rd., Lakewood CO 80465

Cats of BCLP

 

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 is the Monday before each session.

 

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Saturday Night Campfire Program
Sat, Jul 16
7:30 p.m. - 9:30 p.m.
Bear Creek Lake Park
15600 W. Morrison Rd., Lakewood CO 80465

Bodacious Bats


Do vampire bats really exist? Are bats blind? Find out the answers to these questions and more as we unfold the secret life of bats. We will also go on a short hike in search of the bats that call the park home!

No registration required. Park entry fee applies.

Full Moon Observation on the Dam
Tue, Jul 19
7 p.m. - 9 p.m.
Bear Creek Lake Park
15600 W. Morrison Rd., Lakewood CO 80465

Experience the quiet beauty of Bear Creek Lake Park at night and enjoy an adventure under the magic of the full moon. Park naturalists will have telescopes available for viewing the “Thunder” full moon. Bring a blanket
or lawn chair if you’d like to sit back, relax and soak up the stars. No dogs please. We will be meeting at the northeast parking lot just past the Mountain View shelter.
Park entrance fees apply. Cost of program is free.
Registration required. Registration deadline: July 15.

 

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Grin and Bear It
Fri, Jul 22
6 p.m. - 9 p.m.
Bear Creek Lake Park
15600 W. Morrison Rd., Lakewood CO 80465

This annual family adventure race involves teams of two completing a lake crossing, mountain bike course and a run. Participants will receive an event shirt. $40 for team. Park entrance fee is waived.
Information: 303.697.6154

 

GIGGLING BEARS (Adult + youth 6-11 years old)

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GRINNING BEARS (Adult + youth 12-16 years old)

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Saturday Night Campfire Program
Sat, Jul 23
7:30 p.m. - 9:30 p.m.
Bear Creek Lake Park
15600 W. Morrison Rd., Lakewood CO 80465

Wild Wings (Live Birds of Prey) 


Raptors of the Rockies is a program that concentrates on birds of prey found in the Rocky Mountain region, paying special attention to those birds found in Colorado. In this interactive program, we explore the tools and adaptations that different raptors use to be successful in the wild. The program features live birds – a hawk, an owl, and a falcon – all species that are found here in Colorado.

No registration required. Park entry fee applies.

Saturday Night Campfire Program
Sat, Jul 30
7:30 p.m. - 9:30 p.m.
Bear Creek Lake Park
15600 W. Morrison Rd., Lakewood CO 80465

 Cats of the Front Range


Did you known there are three different big cats that call Colorado home? A park naturalist will assist us in exploring the ‘Big 3’ cats of Colorado. We will look at the similarities between wild cats and domestic cats, learn where they live, and what they eat.

No registration required. Park entry fee applies.

Bear Creek Lake Park Bear Cubs
Thu, Aug 4
10 a.m. - 11 a.m.
Bear Creek Lake Park
15600 W. Morrison Rd., Lakewood CO 80465

 

Water Wonders

Ages: 3-5

 

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

$5/person/session, park entrance fee is waived. Registration deadline is the Monday before each session.

 

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Saturday Night Campfire Program
Sat, Aug 6
7:30 p.m. - 9:30 p.m.

Things That Sting


Join Liz Wickard, an interpretive naturalist and beekeeper from Aurora Nature Center as she sets the story straight about our stinging friends. Stinging insects can change from frightening to fascinating. Learn how beneficial stinging insects can be and how to tell them apart.

No registration required. Park entry fee applies. 

Saturday Night Campfire Program
Sat, Aug 13
7:30 p.m. - 9:30 p.m.
Bear Creek Lake Park
15600 W. Morrison Rd., Lakewood CO 80465

Back Yard Astronomy


Bring your sense of cosmic wondering as we look to the night skies! Lookout Mountain Nature Centers’ astronomy team will join us as we learn about the tools astronomers use to explore the night skies and discover how you can use the same tools in your own backyard! 
No registration required. Park entry fee applies.

Littlefoot Triathlon
Sat, Sep 17
7 a.m. - 1 p.m.
Bear Creek Lake Park
15600 W. Morrison Rd., Lakewood CO 80465
Occupying Big Soda Lake and park roads/paved trails. For more information, visit http://www.racingunderground.com/littlefoot/
Bear Chase Race
Sat, Sep 24
12 a.m. - 12 a.m.
Bear Creek Lake Park
15600 W. Morrison Rd., Lakewood CO 80465
Two day event. 10k, half marathon, 50k, 50mi, 100k; most park trails will be occupied. For more information, visit http://www.bearchaserace.com/
Bear Chase Race
Sun, Sep 25
12 a.m. - 12 a.m.
Bear Creek Lake Park
15600 W. Morrison Rd., Lakewood CO 80465
Two day event. 10k, half marathon, 50k, 50mi, 100k; most park trails will be occupied. For more information, visit http://www.bearchaserace.com/
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/

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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