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 Big Cycle about Recycle
Ever wonder what you could do with your leftover pizza or your soda can? Join Julie Elam and a park naturalist in a recycling and composting adventure. We will discuss easy ways to develop a plan that the whole family can do together to save Mother Earth via one can and one compost pile at a time.No registration required. Park entry fee applies.
Join us for this volunteer event focusing on invasive weed education and removal. Light refreshments will be served.
Do these eight legged creatures give you the creeps? Join us for an educational evening as we learn about these misunderstood arachnids!No registration required. Park entry fee applies.
Cats of BCLP
Join us for this program specially designed for children ages 3-5. Participants will explore their natural environment through stories, songs and interactive programs.Ages: 3-5$5/person/session, park entrance fee is waived. Registration deadline is the Monday before each session.
Do vampire bats really exist? Are bats blind? Find out the answers to these questions and more as we unfold the secret life of bats. We will also go on a short hike in search of the bats that call the park home!
No registration required. Park entry fee applies.
Experience the quiet beauty of Bear Creek Lake Park at night and enjoy an adventure under the magic of the full moon. Park naturalists will have telescopes available for viewing the “Thunder” full moon. Bring a blanketor lawn chair if you’d like to sit back, relax and soak up the stars. No dogs please. We will be meeting at the northeast parking lot just past the Mountain View shelter.Park entrance fees apply. Cost of program is free.Registration required. Registration deadline: July 15.
This annual family adventure race involves teams of two completing a lake crossing, mountain bike course and a run. Participants will receive an event shirt. $40 for team. Park entrance fee is waived.Information: 303.697.6154
GIGGLING BEARS (Adult + youth 6-11 years old)
GRINNING BEARS (Adult + youth 12-16 years old)
Wild Wings (Live Birds of Prey)
Raptors of the Rockies is a program that concentrates on birds of prey found in the Rocky Mountain region, paying special attention to those birds found in Colorado. In this interactive program, we explore the tools and adaptations that different raptors use to be successful in the wild. The program features live birds – a hawk, an owl, and a falcon – all species that are found here in Colorado.
Cats of the Front Range
Did you known there are three different big cats that call Colorado home? A park naturalist will assist us in exploring the ‘Big 3’ cats of Colorado. We will look at the similarities between wild cats and domestic cats, learn where they live, and what they eat.