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,
For more information, visit http://www.tvmx.net/
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.
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 Stone House Shelter and learn the basics of fishing. We will learn about types of fish, bait, fishing ethics and how to catch the big one.Registration deadline: June 2
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.
Leave No Trace and Summer Safety
Celebrate National Get-Out Doors day with Leave No Trace and summer safety practices. We will learn how to minimize our impact on the environment when recreating outdoors, as well as important safety rules to follow when spending time outside this summer!No registration required. Park entry fee applies.
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 fisherman. There will be cash prizes for first, second and third place. All boats will require a mandatory boat inspection. Check in is at 5:30 am; the tournament begins at 6:30 am.$60/team (includes park entrance fee)Registration deadline: June 16
Scat and Tricky Tracks
Join a park naturalist and discover how to identify wildlife by the clues they leave behind – scat and tracks. Participants will learn how to find and identify these clues to tell the story of where they have been, what they eat and maybe even where they are going.
No registration required. Park entry fee applies.
Live birds of prey and night sky observation
Join us at the Learning Circle Amphitheater and celebrate the Summer Solstice with live birds of prey and a full moon! Hawk Quest will reveal the importance of raptors and their role in the ecosystem. After the presentation view the “Strawberry” Full Moon through telescopes and enjoy gazing into the night sky. No dogs please. $2/ person; park entrance fee is waived.Registration deadline: June15
Ages: 55 and over
Participants will learn about the wildlife and natural history of the park through hands on education, programs and hikes. We will meet at the Bear Creek Lake Park Visitor Center.$5/person/session, park entrance fee is waivedRegistration deadline is the Monday before each session.
Hip on Herps!
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.