Morse Park and Pool

Morse Park playground

The original “Lakewood Park,” Morse Park is a lovely, mature park that dates from before city incorporation.

This compact 20-acre gem hosts three baseball fields, six lighted tennis courts, a playground, a stand alone outdoor pool facility, picnic shelters and lots of shady grass areas for picnics, parties or a relaxed Sunday afternoon.

The pool facility includes a two-story, full-size water slide and an in-water climbing wall. There is also a large grassy area, perfect for picnics or relaxing on a hot summer day. Lap swim is held during designated times in the six 33.3-meter lap lanes.

This pool facility offers swimming lessons and aquatic fitness classes throughout the summer.

Morse Park is open Memorial Day Weekend through mid-August. The typical pool temperature is between 80 and 85 degrees. 

Regular season

May 25-Aug. 9, 2019
View pool schedule

Daily admission rates
$4 Youth/Senior
$4.50 Adult
$14.50 Family of 4 (each additional family member $2)
Free for SilverSneakers and Senior All-Access members

Pool contact

Upcoming Pool Events 


6-8 p.m., June 26 and July 24
Come play in the evening! The pool will be open late for the inflatable obstacle course. Daily admission fees apply.


It's a pool day for your pup! This popular annual event takes place Aug. 10 from 1-5p.m. and Aug. 11 from 10a.m.-2p.m. Cost is $5 preregistration, $10 day of registration. 

Register by calling 303-987-7830.


Morse Park has three baseball/softball fields, two football/soccer fields, six tennis courts with lights and two sand volleyball courts available for rent.

Reservation Type Category Hourly Rate *Daily Rate

Reservation Type Category Hourly Rate *Daily Rate
Athletic Fields Lakewood Residents/Non-Profits $20/hr $175/day
Non-Residents $25/hr $200/day
Tennis or Sand Lakewood Residents/Non-Profits $5/hr $40/day
Volleyball Court Non-Residents $7/hr $56/day

*The daily rate will apply for any rental exceeding six hours, as such requests will prohibit other groups from permitting that area.

Additional Fees Hourly Rate

Additional Fees Hourly Rate
Field Preparation (Price is for each application) $40/hr
Lights $30/hr

All permit requests are final. Refunds will only be issued if the City of Lakewood closes fields due to weather and/or field maintenance issues.

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Morse Park shelter one is the largest shelter near the west parking lot. It has 20 tables and two grills and accommodates up to 200 people.

Morse Park shelter two is located to the east of shelter one and it is closest to 20th Ave. It has 10 tables and one grill and accommodates up to 100 people.

Morse Park shelter three is located just to the south of shelter two and it has the volleyball court. It has 10 tables and one grill and accommodates up to 100 people. 

Rental Fees and Reservation Instructions

Add $25 for non-resident fee.
Shelter rental hours are from 10 a.m. to 9 p.m.


Monday-Thursday: $160
Friday-Sunday (and city holidays): $190


Monday-Thursday: $85
Friday-Sunday (and city Holidays): $110

Reservations can be made online or over the phone (if paying with MasterCard, Visa or Discover) at 303-987-7800. In person reservations are available Monday through Friday 8 a.m.-4:30 p.m. at 480 S. Allison Parkway.

All shelter rentals are made on a first-come, first-served basis.


GENERAL INFORMATION: Thank you for choosing to rent a City of Lakewood Picnic Shelter. We hope it satisfies your needs and contributes to the enjoyment of your planned activities. We appreciate your cooperation in leaving a clean shelter so that other users may experience the same atmosphere you have enjoyed. Your reservation is valid from 10 a.m. to 9 p.m. Please be sure to have reservation paperwork with you. Shelters are cleaned and ready by 10 a.m. on the day of your reservation and we have no control if “DROP-IN” users occupy the shelter prior to your event. This is especially important if the shelter is being rented for a wedding or reception. Renters may want to arrive far enough in advance of their guests to do additional cleanup if necessary. If you experience any non-emergency problems at the shelter when you have it reserved, please call the police non-emergency number 303-980-7300.

*Park hours are from 5 a.m. to 10 p.m. All shelter rentals are from 10 a.m. to 9 p.m.

Consumption of alcohol (other than beer) requires an alcohol permit. The cost of an alcohol permit is $100 obtainable through the Department of Community Resources by calling 303-987-7800 during regular business hours.

THE FOLLOWING ACTIVITIES ARE PROHIBITED All park rules and regulations will be enforced.

  • Smoking is prohibited.
  • Driving off designated roadways. This includes driving beyond curb lines and designated parking area or onto sidewalks to load or unload any kind of equipment or supplies.
  • Amplified music of any kind that would disturb residents or other park users.
  • Placement of anything that blocks sidewalks or paths. Placement of buildings, structures, tents, canopies, charcoal grills or other equipment on the grass.
  • Piñatas or similar items that, when broken require extensive cleanup.
  • Glass beverage containers.
  • Pets off leash.
  • Open fires.
  • Alterations of or physical damage to park shelters or resources.
  • Resale of food, beverages or other products.
  • Littering.
  • Removal of tables from other areas.
  • Dunk tanks, jumping castles or similar items.
  • Portable toilets.
  • Playing horseshoes in non-designated areas.


  1. Electricity and water are NOT available in the shelters.
  2. Park shelters must be left in clean and orderly condition. All litter such as decorations, unwanted food and any other trash resulting from the activities of the shelter users which accumulates in the shelter or in the surrounding park area must be placed in the trash receptacles provided. Bring your own trash bags in case of excess trash. Trash must be bagged, secured and placed next to the trash receptacles.  Rental records are kept and denial of future rentals of city facilities could result if these conditions are not met.
  3. Applicant is responsible for any damage to sod, irrigation system, trees, shrubs or shelters.
  4. Applicant must bring the copy of the Park Reservation Request on the day of the rental, to be made available to city personnel upon request.
  5. Applicant is responsible for the conduct and control of participants. All park shelter use must be under the direct supervision of an adult.
  6. Activities must not conflict with or hamper public use of any park area, endanger persons or property or create a dangerous condition on park property or adjacent areas.
  7. A park shelter reservation does not include use of a ball field. Ball fields, volleyball courts, tennis courts and horseshoe pits must be reserved separately by calling the Adult Sports Coordinator at 303-987-4804.
  8. Permission to use a park shelter does not constitute an endorsement by the City of Lakewood of any organization or group or of the beliefs of any organization or group.
  9. Use of park shelters will be denied if the group is advancing any doctrine or theory subversive to the Constitution or laws of the United States or the State of Colorado or if the group advocates social or political change by the use of violence.
  10. The City of Lakewood will not be held liable for any injuries to participants or damage to equipment or supplies. The applicant assumes all responsibility for use.

CANCELLATION POLICY:  Cancellations received two or more weeks prior to an event will forfeit a service charge in the amount of $20. No refunds or rescheduling of reservations will be made for cancellations received less than two weeks prior to a scheduled event. 

INCLEMENT WEATHER POLICY:  A cancellation due to possible inclement weather must be received by midnight of the day before the scheduled event. Please call 303-987-7800 to cancel; phone mail will document the time of your call. Please state your name, reservation date, park name and shelter number (if any). If these provisions are met, a reservation can be rescheduled for another available date within the same calendar year, or a refund (less a $20 service charge) can be made. No refunds will be made for calls received after midnight.

If you are planning on having a food truck at any park, you are required to apply for a permit. You can do so by filling out the Community and Special Event Application.

Community & Special Event Application


Pool rental capacity, cost and availability all vary. For information about pool rentals, please fill out our request form.

Morse Park Pool Rental Request




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