Morse Park and Pool

Aqua fitness class at Morse Park pool.

The original “Lakewood Park,” Morse Park is a lovely, mature 20-acre park that dates from before city incorporation.

It hosts three baseball fields, six lighted tennis courts, two volleyball courts, a playground, a stand-alone outdoor pool facility, picnic shelters and lots of shady grass areas. The recently renovated playground features accessible rubber surfacing.

Outdoor pool

The pool schedule is weather dependent. To check pool status, call the weather hotline at 303-987-7006.  



Permanent bathrooms at Morse Park are closed. Port-o-lets are available. 

2024 Shelter Reservations

Shelter reservations for 2024 will be open to reserve on January 2, 2024 at 8 a.m.

This pool is closed for the season.

Schedule is weather dependent. To check pool status, call the weather hotline at 303-987-7006.

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Pool amenities

  • Two-story, full-size water slide
  • 33.33 meters long
  • In-water climbing wall.
  • This facility offers aqua fitness classes throughout the summer.
  • Large grassy area near the pool; great for picnics.
  • Pool temperature is typically between 80 - 85 degrees. 

Pool admission fees

Ages 2-3:
$2 resident/$3 nonresident
$4 resident/$5 nonresident
$5 resident/$6 nonresident
Family of 4:
$15 resident, $18 nonresident ($3 each addtl., up to 3 people)
*SilverSneakers & Senior All-Access members free.

Camps & Daycares:

Summer daycare and outdoor pool rentals are closed for the 2023 season. Reservation blocks for 2024 will open starting in April. Online reservations are required for all group visits to the pools. Time blocks are set. The $3 per person fee is due upon arrival, supervisors are free.

Pool contact


Schedule is weather dependent. To check pool status, call the weather hotline at 303-987-7006

Summer daycare and outdoor pool rentals will be taken starting April 17th. Rentals will be available for the season Saturdays and Sundays, 6:30 - 8:30 p.m.

up to 50 people $240
 51-100 people $290

We cannot accommodate birthday party packages.

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Shelter and field rentals

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

Field and court reservations may be made under the following guidelines:



Reservation Type


Hourly Rate

*Daily Rate

Athletic Fields




Lakewood Residents/Non-Profits






Tennis Courts

Lakewood Residents/Non-Profits






Sand Volleyball Courts

Lakewood Residents/Non-Profits







*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

Field Preparation (Price is for each application)

$50 per field


$30 per field

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 #1 is the largest shelter near the west parking lot, at Carr Street and W 20th Ave. It has 20 tables and two grills and accommodates up to 200 people.

    Morse Park reservable picnic shelter number one

  • Morse Park shelter #2 is located to the east of shelter one. It is closer to W 20th Ave and the swimming pool. It has 10 tables and one grill and accommodates up to 100 people.
Morse Park reservable picnic shelter number two
  • Morse Park shelter #3 is located just to the south of shelter #2, with a sand volleyball pit between the two shelters. Another sand volleyball pit is located on the east side of shelter #3. It has 10 tables and one grill and accommodates up to 100 people. 
Morse Park reservable picnic shelter number three

2023 reservations are now available. 


Rental fees and reservation instructions

  • All shelter rentals are made on a first-come, first-served basis.
  • Shelter rental hours are from 10 a.m. to 9 p.m. 
  • A $60 damage deposit is required at the time of reservation and is fully refundable if the shelter is cleaned after use and is free of damage. Deposits will be refunded within 7 – 10 business days.

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

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Add $25 for non-resident fee.

Monday-Thursday: $170
Friday-Sunday (and city holidays): $200


Add $25 for non-resident fee.
Monday-Thursday: $95
Friday-Sunday (and city Holidays): $120

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.

DAMAGE DEPOSIT: A $60 damage deposit is required at the time of reservation and is fully refundable if the shelter is cleaned after use and is free of damage. Deposits will be refunded within 7 – 10 business days.

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



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