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,
Public meeting about military munitions in park on Green Mountain.
The north side of Hayden Park on Green Mountain was used as an artillery target range for the nearby Camp George West, the Colorado National Guard’s training facility during the first half of the 20th century. As such, the possibility of old military munitions and debris exists in the park. Park visitors should stay on marked trails as the park rules require. The U.S. Army Corps. of Engineers, the Colorado Department of Public Health and Environment and the Colorado Army National Guard are working to investigate the presence of old munitions to determine ways to clean up the area. For more information, please visit www.colorado.gov/pacific/cdphe/camp-george-west-green-mountain.
The Stonehouse Triple Cross running race will utilize Mount Carbon and Bear Creek Greenbelt from 7 a.m.-noon.
Experience Bear Creek Lake Park with all its ghostly magic in an evening of ghostly trails and tales. Walk along the Owl Trail and discover critters of the night. We'll have games and even a visit from a few "live" owls. After your adventure warm your toes by the fire at the amphitheater and enjoy roasting marshmallows and sipping hot chocolate.
Fee: $5/person (Children under 3 are free)
Registration is required, and space is limited. There are no refunds for cancellations.
Senior Naturalist is a program geared toward active adults! We will explore Bear Creek Lake Park and learn about the wildlife and natural history of the park through hands-on activities.
Ages: 55 and over
Fee: $5/person/session; park entrance fee is waived.
Beware the Bear is a 5k and 15k race utilizing Coyote Crossing and north park trails from 8 a.m.-noon.
Hunters Full Moon
Leave those flashlights at home for this unique hiking adventure. Guided by a park naturalist along the park's trails and surrounding green spaces, these hikes are designed for the whole family.
Each hike averages an hour and a half of walking and observing. Wear comfortable hiking shoes, dress for the weather conditions and bring water. No dogs please.
Fee: $2/person; park entrance fee is waived.
All registration close dates are the Monday preceding the hike.
Join us for this interactive program designed especially for young children. Participants will explore their natural environment through stories, songs, and interactive programs.