The volunteer bike patrol program is intended to encourage more community involvement in Lakewood’s open space parks. The volunteers are a uniformed extension of the park rangers and provide a patrol presence at William Frederick Hayden Park, Bear Creek Lake Park and the Bear Creek Greenbelt. Patrollers provide the following:
- Extra “eyes and ears” for park staff on trails
- Education to users violating park rules, particularly multi-use issues and leash law violations
- Education to users about park facilities, trails and resources
- User assistance, including first aid and minor bike repairs
Bike patrollers are recruited and trained in the spring as needed. The basic requirements are:
The City will provide a uniform jersey, “number plate,” training and other patrol supplies.