Share your Lakewood park and recreation story in July

Published on June 24, 2021

Young swimmers at Glennon Heights pool.

Park and recreation opportunities are at the center of many experiences and memories. Local parks often provide our first experiences in nature and our introduction to a favorite hobby or physical activity. They are places to gather with friends and family, spaces to celebrate life’s special moments, spots of respite and healing, sites that connect us with essential community services, and so much more. Parks and recreation centers have been essential throughout the COVID-19 pandemic and have contributed to Lakewood’s strength, vibrancy and resiliency.

This year, during the nationwide celebration of Park and Recreation Month in July, Lakewood invites residents to share their park and recreation stories by tagging #LakewoodRec on Facebook or Instagram, or by submitting an online form at Every memory or experience shared receives an entry in a random drawing for a chance to win golf, park and recreation prizes.

Special programs during the month include a guided hike and a paddleboard tour at Lakewood’s Bear Creek Lake Park. On July 15, Lakewood Recreation will offer a 15% discount on personal training packages.

Learn about Park and Recreation Month programs, discounts and enter to win at

About Lakewood Parks and Recreation

Lakewood has four recreation centers that offer activities including weight and cardio rooms, basketball, volleyball and pickleball; an older adult community center; and aquatic facilities. Programs include adult athletics and sports, fitness and wellness, youth sports, camps and after-school programs and therapeutic recreation.

The city also provides amenities that promote a healthy outdoor lifestyle, including 110 parks and more than 240 miles of walking, biking, hiking and equestrian trails. Residents are encouraged to view an A-to-Z listing at and spend time at a park they might not have previously visited.