Volunteer and Support the Parks



Get involved for a day and give back! Signup for 1-day Earth Day, Trails Day and Public Lands Day volunteer events, hosted annually in the spring, summer and fall.


We are not currently accepting ongoing volunteer applications; thanks for your interest! From building trails to park patrol, parks volunteers have many opportunities to assist in the great outdoors. Applications are typically accepted annually in the spring.

Memorial Donations

The City of Lakewood has two memorial donation programs: a memorial tree planting program and a memorial bench program. Both programs offer unique opportunities to remember your loved ones and create a lasting tribute.

All donations are guaranteed for a period of ten years. During this time, the City will repair or replace the tree or bench when necessary. Donations are recognized by either placing a plaque on the bench, or placing the loved ones name on the Memorial Tree Planting Plaque which is located at the Lakewood Civic Center outside the City Council Chambers, at the Lakewood Civic Center.

If you would like more information or have questions regarding these programs, contact the City of Lakewood Parks Division at 720-963-5240.

Memorial Tree Planting Program

Honor your loved one by purchasing a memorial tree which can be planted in almost any park within the Lakewood park system. 

Donation amounts range in price depending on the size and species of the tree desired. Staff foresters will assist you in selecting an appropriate tree species and planting location. Ceremonies you may wish to hold in association with the planting of the memorial tree can be coordinated in advance with city forestry staff.

To get started, fill out the online application. Contact the City of Lakewood Memorial Tree Program at 720-963-5246 with any questions.

Memorial Bench Program 

The Memorial Bench Program allows individuals to purchase a memorial bench to be placed at a park. The Community Resources Department has identified parks that need benches, along with appropriate locations for the memorials to be placed.

If interested, contact the City of Lakewood Parks Department at 720-963-5240.


Make an online donation to support Bear Creek Lake Park.

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Become a Community Sponsor

With 7,155 acres of parkland in Lakewood, maintaining the high standards of care we have set for our open space requires a lot of work and a lot of community involvement. The City of Lakewood provides many opportunities throughout the year for individuals and groups to help keep our parks and trails beautiful. Donations of money, food, time and materials allow us to involve the whole community in keeping Lakewood beautiful.

Opportunities include

  • Earth Day
  • National Trails Day
  • Adopt-A-Trail
  • Special Volunteer Events

To inquire about sponsorships, call 303-987-7871 or email sponsorship@lakewood.org