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 adventure waiting.
Urban and Regional Parks staff manage and care for the beautiful parks and open space in our city, including:
Join park staff as we celebrate Earth Day and help clean up the park! Volunteers get their hands dirty while working on projects like trail maintenance, collecting trash and recyclables from throughout the park, and removing non-native vegetation and sowing plants and trees – all to beautify and improve their local parks. The project will run from 8:30 a.m.-noon. A light breakfast will be provided and all volunteers are invited to stay for lunch. Participants should remember to bring extra water and snacks, sunscreen, gloves and appropriate work clothes. We will provide all required tools. Individuals and small groups are welcome. Parking is limited, so carpooling is highly encouragedPark entrance fee is waived.Registration is required. Registration deadline April 21.
More information or to register groups of 15 or more: 303-697-6159.
Public invited to open house to view Carmody Park’s completed master plan.
The City of Lakewood will host an open house to share the completed Carmody Park master plan and answer questions from the community at 6 p.m., Wednesday, April 30 at Carmody Middle School, 2050 S. Kipling St. Residents can pick up a copy of the final plan and talk to staff about any questions they might have.
Carmody Park encompasses approximately 34 acres that was originally developed by Foothills Parks and Recreation District in the 1970s. The City took ownership of the site and facilities in 2000 and completed recreation center modifications in 2002. The City deconstructed the adjacent racquetball center in 2011. Currently, the site includes the Carmody Recreation Center (51,355 square feet), four soccer fields, a basketball court, a playground, 232 parking spaces and a 1,300-square-foot picnic pavilion that can be reserved. The City retained the services of Mundis Bishop to assist with developing the master plan, which was completed with significant public input gathered last fall.
Members of the public can contact the Department of Community Resources at 303-987-7800 or email CarmodyPark@Lakewood.org with any questions or comments. For more information, please contact Allison Scheck at 303-987-7872 or allsch@Lakewood.org.
We have an amazing assortment of hard to find perennials, shrubs and ornamental grasses for rock gardens, luch western-style gardens and waterwise landscapes. We feature most varieties that can be seen at The Gardens at Kendrick Lake Park.
Our greenhouse staff will have lots of advice and informational handouts to help you get your garden off to a great start.
Please join us at the City of Lakewood Greenhouse 8-11 a.m. (or until sold out)
More information please call 720-963-5240
Naturalist Guided Night Hikes!The darkness of night provides a unique backdrop for a hiking adventure. Leave those flashlights at home and hone your night vision as a park naturalist guides you along the park’s trails and surrounding green spaces. These hikes are designed for the whole family, but keep in mind each one will average an hour and a half of walking and observing. Don’t forget to dress appropriately for Colorado’s ever changing weather. No dogs please.$2/person; park entrance fee is waived.All registration close dates are the Monday preceding the hike.
More information 303-697-6159
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