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Celebrate July Parks and Recreation month in Lakewood

This July, discover Lakewood Parks and Recreation activities during monthlong celebration

 

June 21, 2018 – Discover the great things happening at Lakewood parks and recreation centers in July during Park and Recreation Month, an initiative of the National Recreation and Park Association (NRPA). Lakewood will celebrate by offering a variety of free and low-cost activities for residents of all ages and abilities – including an outdoor movie, family swim nights, ZUMBA and Les Mills CXWORX demonstrations, community yoga, meditation in the park, family nature programs and free admission days at two recreation centers. For more information, visit Lakewood.org/July, stop by a Lakewood recreation center or call 303-987-7800.

 

“During Park and Recreation Month and throughout the year, we strive to introduce residents to the health and wellness opportunities in Lakewood,” said Recreation Manager Peggy Boccard. “Drop by one of our newly renovated playgrounds to enjoy family time, walk a park trail, enroll kids in a summer camp, join a sports league or participate in a SilverSneakers fitness program for older adults. We offer hundreds of programs to help our residents enjoy a great quality of life.”

 

Lakewood has four multi-functional recreation centers that offer drop-in activities including weight/cardio rooms, basketball, volleyball, pickleball and swimming; one older adult community center with a Volunteers of America meal site; and seven aquatic facilities. In addition, hundreds of programs are offered including adult athletics and sports, fitness and wellness, youth sports, camps and after-school programs and therapeutic recreation. 

 

The city also provides amenities that promote a healthy outdoor lifestyle, including 102 parks and more than 180 miles of walking, biking, hiking and equestrian trails. Residents are encouraged to view an A-to-Z listing at Lakewood.org/Parks and spend time at a park they might not have previously visited. Over the last two years, Lakewood has made a big investment in park and playground updates – six have recently been renovated and three more will be completed in 2018 – to encourage free outdoor play, including an accessible playground and equipment that helps foster fine and gross motor skill development in young children. 

Posted on: Thursday, June 21, 2018