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,
Harvest Full Moon Guided Night Hike
Leave those flashlights at home for this unique hiking adventure. You will be guided by a park naturalist along the park's trails and surrounding green spaces. Wear comfortable hiking shoes, dress for weather conditions and bring water. These hikes are designed for the whole family, but each will average an hour and a half of walking on uneven terrain. Meet at the Bear Creek Lake Park Visitor Center unless otherwise noted. No dogs please.
$2/person, park entrance fee is waived
Registration deadline: Sept 12
The triathlon will occupy Big Soda Lake and nearby park roads and paved trails. Please note that several park features may be in use and unavailable. For more information, visit
Wolves, Coyotes and Foxes
Senior Naturalist is a program geared toward active adults! Participants will learn about the wildlife and natural history of the park through hands on education, programs and hikes. Meet at the Bear Creek Lake Park Visitor Center.
Ages 55 and over
$5/person/session, park entrance fee is waived
Registration deadline: Sept. 19
National Public Lands Day is the nation's largest, single-day volunteer effort for public lands. NPLD 2016 will take place on Saturday, September 24. BCLP volunteers will help the park collect invasive plants, build and maintain trails, remove trash to keep the park clean and available. Please note that a Bear Creek Lake Park pass is waived only for volunteers. Advance registration is preferred.
Creepy Crawlers in the Fall
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: Sept 26