Kendrick Lake Park

Kendrick Lake Park flowers

Take a walk or run, enjoy a picnic, go fishing, or admire the gardens. Kendrick Lake Park has something for everyone.

This park boasts one of most recognized xeric gardens in the metro area, a large trail circling the beautiful reservoir, an impressive playground, a rentable shelter and fishing.

Tracking your steps? Walk the measured mile around the 31-acre reservoir. This trail is paved, increasing its accessibility to strollers and park-goers of all abilities. 


Permanent bathrooms at Kendrick Lake Park are open for the 2024 season.

2024 Shelter Reservations

Shelter reservations for 2024 are now available. 2025 reservations will be available beginning January 2, 2025 at 10 a.m. MST.

Kendrick Lake Park shelter is located near the east end of the lake on the south side of the park near the playground and has six tables and two grills and accommodates up to 60 people.

Kendrick Lake Park reservable picnic shelter with lake
Kendrick Lake Park reservable picnic shelter with playground

Rental Fees and Reservation Instructions

Shelter rental hours are from 10 a.m.-9 p.m.
Add $25 for non-resident fee
50% of the rental fee is due upon reserving a shelter. The final 50% is due 14 days prior to the reservation date.

  • Monday-Thursday: $95
  • Friday-Sunday (and city holidays): $120

Reservations can be made online or over the phone (if paying with MasterCard, Visa or Discover) at 303-987-7800 or in person 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.

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Shelter Rental Rules and Regulations

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 10:00 a.m. on the day of your reservation. Please note that shelters may be utilized by drop-in users prior to your reservation. This is especially important if the shelter is being rented for a wedding or reception.  Renters should arrive far enough in advance of their guests to complete additional cleanup if necessary. If you experience any non-emergency problems at the shelter you have reserved, please call the Lakewood Police Department non-emergency number 303-980-7300.

*Park hours are from 5:00 a.m. to 10:00 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. If you are reserving a shelter online, an alcohol permit can be added to your reservation. You can also call 303-987-7800.

DAMAGE CHARGES: A damage fee may be assessed if damage occurs concurrent with the cost of repairs, or if excessive trash is left at the shelter due to your rental. Take a picture of the shelter when you arrive and when you leave for documentation purposes. Images can be emailed to .

CANCELLATION POLICY: Cancellations received 14 days or more prior to a reservation will forfeit a service charge in the amount of $20.00.  No refunds or rescheduling of reservations will be made for cancellations received less than 14 days prior to a scheduled event.

INCLEMENT WEATHER POLICY: A cancellation due to inclement weather must be received by midnight of the day before the scheduled reservation.  Please call 303- 987-7800 to cancel; voicemail 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 $20.00 service charge) can be made.  No refunds will be made for calls received after midnight.

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

  • Smoking is prohibited per Lakewood Municipal Code 9.38.030.
  • 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 refuse 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 a 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 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 ballfield.  Ballfields, volleyball courts and tennis courts 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.

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 and Special Event Application




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