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,
Entomophagy: The Art of Cooking and Eating Bugs
Participants will learn about the wildlife and natural history of Bear Creek Lake Park through hands on education, programs and hikes. We will meet at the Bear Creek Lake Park Visitor Center.
Ages: 55 and over
Cost: $5 per person (park entrance fee is waived)
Registration Deadline: Monday before the session
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
Join us at the Learning Circle Amphitheater behind the visitor center for na evening of fun and education for the entire family! A marshmallow roast will follow, weather permitting.
July 29 - Bug Safari... Butterfly Pavilion
Take a trip around the bug world with the Butterfly Pavilion! Join us as we explore animals and insects from the desert to the rainforest and everywhere in between.
Ages: all ages
Cost: Activity is free, park entrance is $10 per vehicle ($5 for seniors) or free with an annual pass.
No preregistration required
Discover constellations and other objects in the sky you never knew existed. Staff from Bear Creek Lake Park and Lookout Mountain Nature Center will bring their telescopes out to Belmar Park to give you a new view of the moon, stars and more.
Ages: All ages
August 5 - The Real Beetlejuice
Discover insect collection, cultivation and cooking techniques as we dive into the topic of Entomophagy! We will treat our taste buds to some delectable treats!
August 12 - Backyard Astronomy
Bring your sense of cosmic wondering as we look to the night skies! Lookout Mountain Nature Centers' astronomy team will join us as we learn about the tools astronomers use and how you can use the same tools in your own backyard.
Join the park naturalist as we engage in viewing the total solar eclipse where almost 100% of the sun will be covered by the moon! There will be a discussion on safe viewing practices and what makes this eclipse so special. We will conduct the program at the Learning Circle Amphitheater
Cost: Activity is free, park entrance fee is $10 per vehicle ($5 for seniors) or free with annual pass.