From young children to
older adults, people of all ages will find opportunities to enjoy the outdoors
in Lakewood. Whether your interest is in finding the neighborhood playground, a
space to hold the company picnic, or retreating to nature, we have an
Urban and Regional Parks
staff manage and care for the beautiful parks and open space in our city,
The first full weekend in June has been designated as no license required fishing in the state of Colorado. Come and join park naturalists at the Kendrick Lake Picnic Shelter and learn the basics of fishing. We will learn about types of fish, bait, fishing ethics and how to catch the big one.
Kendrick Lake Park9351 W. Jewell Ave.Lakewood, CO 80232Time: 9 a.m.-noon
Cost: Free; pre-registration required
Registration deadline: June 1
Join staff from Bear Creek Lake Park and Lookout Mountain Nature Center for a 45-minute lecture about how these flying mammals work, then take a guided walk around Kountze Lake to find some bats!
Ages: All ages
Join us for a volunteer trail project at William Frederick Hayden Park at Green Mountain in partnership with the Colorado Mountain Bike Association. Lite breakfast and lunch will be provided.
Join us for this program specially designed for children ages 3-5. Participants will explore their natural environment through stories, songs and interactive programs.
Cost: $5/person, park entrance fee is waived
Registration closes the Monday before the event
Cast your line and reel in the big one at the Bear Creek Lake Park trout fishing tournament! The target fish for this event will be rainbow or brown trout, and the winner will be determined by weight. This is a 2-person team tournament that will take place on Bear Creek Reservoir with 25 team slots available for watercraft and 25 team slots available for shore fishermen. There will be cash prizes for first, second and third place. All boats will require a mandatory boat inspection. Bear Creek Lake Park15600 W Morrison Rd.Lakewood, CO 80228Check in: 5:30 a.m.
Tournament starts: 6:30 a.m.Tournament ends: 2 p.m.
Ages: One person in the team must be 16 years old in the group and a state fishing license is required.
Cost: $60/person (includes park entrance fee)
Registration deadline: June 16