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,
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 waivedRegistration deadline is the Monday before each session.
The darkness of night provides a unique backdrop for a hiking adventure. Leave those flash lights at home and come spend the evening with a park naturalists as he/she guides you along one of the many trails at Bear Creek Lake Park and the surrounding green spaces. These hikes are for the whole family and average 1-1.5 miles. The trails are on uneven terrain and last about an hour and a half. Don't forget to dress appropriately for Colorado's ever changing weather. No dogs please.
Did you know that the winter sky looks different from the summer sky? Join Bear Creek Lake Park and the astronomy team from Lookout Mountain Nature Center for a special evening program as we explore the winter night sky on William F. Hayden Park on Green Mountain. We will have telescopes and binoculars set up to view through and will meet in the Rooney Road parking lot. Please dress for winter weather.
Registration deadline: Feb 22
Learn about a variety of volunteer opportunities that fits your particular interest and skill level.
Stop by and find out what volunteering here is all about!
Getting ready for spring wildflowers
Join us for this program specially designed for older adults. Participants will learn about the wildlife and natural history of the park through hands-on education, programs and hikes.
Ages 55 and over.
$5/person/session, park entrance fee is waived
Registration is the Monday before each session.
Beavers: Nature's Builders