Community Resources

Rockin Block Amphitheatre Concert

The Department of Community Resources is responsible for providing recreation and leisure activities to the Lakewood community. Our goal is to provide exceptional facilities and programs that make this city an outstanding place to live. Community Resources has seven divisions that provide the following:

  • 113 parks with 240 miles of shared use trails.
  • Four recreation centers and a community center.
  • Two golf courses.
  • Indoor and outdoor performing arts venues.
  • A museum and visual art galleries.
  • Early childhood services, including Head Start.

Learn more about Community Resources goals and accomplishments in the 2023 Annual Report. 

2023 Annual Report(PDF, 7MB)

Imagine Tomorrow! Arts, Parks and Recreation for All(PDF, 61MB), the department’s 2023 master plan, will chart the course for the next 10 years for arts, parks and recreation in Lakewood. Following a 14-month public engagement process, the plan goals and recommendations were identified based on community feedback(PDF, 4MB)

Signature Events


Volunteering for Lakewood is a great way to get involved, make an impact and meet fellow residents.

Volunteer when and where you can in the area(s) that you're most passionate about. Positions are broad in needs; some have weekday, evening and/or weekend availability. Volunteer positions within city parks are filled in the spring — applications are available during that time.

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