Adult Programs and Activities

A men's basketball league takes place in a city rec center.


Pick up a new skill or learn a hobby with a variety of classes, workshops and sports leagues for adults. Browse these sections to view program details and registration links. 

Financial assistance: Available to residents via the Lakewood Possibilities Fund

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To view current offerings, follow the links in the sections above or visit

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Aqua Fitness Classes

Aqua fitness is a low-impact, full-body exercise option. The city offers classes which are available on a drop-in basis indoors year-round and outdoors seasonally. View the schedule via the link below. View pricing and details at

View Aqua Fitness Schedule

Lap and Open Swim


Indoor pools at Carmody, Green Mountain and Link Recreation Center pools provide lap and open swim year-round. Outdoor pools at Morse and Glennon Heights parks provide seasonal swimming. View calendars via the links below.


Typically offered at Bear Creek Lake Park on select dates in the summer. Due to an aquatics staff shortage, we will not be offering this program in summer 2022. We apologize for any inconvenience. 

Swim Teams

Lakewood offers an adult swim team: The Lakewood Dawgs Masters Swim Team. Contact Tom Rosinski at 720-963-5363 for more information.

Master’s Swim Team 


  • M/W/F, 5:15-6:30 a.m.: GMRC short course*
  • M/W/F/SA, 6:45-8 a.m.: GMRC short course*
  • T/R, 5:15-6:30 a.m.: Carmody long course**
  • T/R, 11:30 a.m.-1 p.m.: GMRC short course**

A Lakewood Masters pass is required for all Masters Swim Team practices at all locations. Purchase a pass online.


Looking for pool space for your team?
For Green Mountain inquiries, contact Sarah Yost at 303-987-7837 or

For Carmody Inquiries, Contact Brittany Osbon at 720-963-5368 or

Swim Lessons

Private swim lessons

Private swim lessons may be requested via the request form below. Lesson availability is based on staff capacity and is not guaranteed.

Private Lesson Request

Lifeguard and Water Safety Instructor Training


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This course will give you all the certifications necessary to become a professional lifeguard: American Red Cross Lifeguard Training, CPR/AED and First Aid. Certifications are good for two years. 

Skills Test: The following skills must be performed before participants are allowed in Lifeguard training class:

  • Swim 300 yards using the front crawl, breaststroke, or a combination of both.
  • Tread water for 2 minutes using only your legs.
  • Retrieve a 10 pound brick in 12-foot deep water without assistance and without goggles.

Ages: 15 and up
Fee: $175 Resident, $205 Nonresident

Location: Carmody Recreation Center 

WATER SAFETY INSTRUCTOR TRAINING (not currently being offered) 

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This course will provide you with the certification necessary to instruct American Red Cross Swimming lessons! Course fees cover all materials and includes the FIT (Fundamentals of Instructor Training) Certification.

Skills Test: The following skills must be performed BEFORE participants are allowed in the WSI class. If participants cannot complete the skills listed on the first day of class, they will not be allowed to participate in the course and will be issued a refund.

  • Demonstrate proficient front and back crawl, sidestroke, breaststroke, elementary backstroke and butterfly.

Ages: 16 and up
Fee: $200 Resident, $230 Nonresident
Location: Green Mountain Recreation Center








Arts and History

A wide variety of arts and history classes are offered to all skill levels. Programs take place at Washington Heights Arts Center, Lakewood Cultural Center, Heritage Lakewood and Clements Community Center. 

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Register for Art Programs

Art classes and workshops are offered in a variety of topics and are typically held at Washington Heights Arts Center, Lakewood Cultural Center and Heritage Lakewood.

Not all programs are offered at all times throughout the year. To browse the current class schedule, view the catalog at


Register for History Programs

Interesting history programs are offered by Heritage Lakewood. A variety of programs are offered, including historical luncheons and history happy hours.

Not all programs are offered at all times throughout the year. To browse the current class schedule, view the catalog at


  • Classes and lectures: Choose from blacksmithing, soapmaking, crafts, historical luncheons and more.
  • Guided tours: (ON HOLD UNTIL JANUARY 2022) Take a tour through the historical buildings of Heritage Lakewood.

Meet our Instructors

Meet the talented team responsible for teaching arts and history programs at Lakewood.

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The Lakewood Link Recreation Center is home to a 2,000 square foot wall with bouldering, lead and top-rope climbing. 


Two-hour open climb reservations are offered on Tuesday and Thursday evenings and Saturday morning to early afternoon. A use fee or climbing pass is required. 

Open Climb Reservations



Adult dance class in sessionInterested in learning how to waltz, salsa, belly dance, tap and more? The city offers a wide variety of dance classes to teens and adults. Classes and recitals take place at the Lakewood Cultural Center

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Register for Classes

Not all classes may be offered at all times throughout the year. To browse the current class schedule, view the catalog at


Review the class policies and purchase required footwear/attire. These details will be sent to you by your instructor via email.



All classes are registration classes with drop-in options.

For those who can only participate when schedule permits, drop-in fee is $10 for 1-hour classes and $12 for 1.5 hour classes.

For classes in which a partner is required, price is per person.

Private Dance Instruction

Looking to dust off your dancing shoes, get ready for a special event, or prefer more personalized attention? Book a single, three or five-lesson package in the dance of your choice, scheduled at your convenience. A variety of styles are offered.

Email Nathalie Renfroe, Cultural Programs Coordinator, at for pricing and more details.

Meet our Instructors

Visit the instructors webpage to read bios and learn more about our talented team.

Dance Instructors Listing


Our team can assist in navigating policies, equipment and more. Reach out by emailing or calling 303-987-7845.







Fitness and Wellness

Lakewood Fitness and Wellness offers a variety of classes and personal training for all fitness levels. Not all classes are offered at all times throughout the year. To browse the current class schedule, view the catalog at


These classes are included with recreation center admission fee or pass. Pre-registration is required and can be done up to 8 days in advance.
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Class offerings include yoga, Pilates, TRX, strength and outdoor classes at the Fitness Court.
View class list/register


  • Strength Training: Includes TRX, Circuit, and Les Mills BodyPump and Core (formerly CXWORX).


Jobs and Training

Some programs may not currently be offered. Follow the links below for current class listings. 



Outdoor Park Programs

Bear Creek Lake Park Rangers offer interesting programs and fun special events throughout the year. For full program details, visit


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Sports and Leagues

Adult sports leagues are offered throughout the year. Financial assistance is available via the Lakewood Possibilities FundContact with any questions. 

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Visit Lakewood Team Sideline for all schedules and standings.



Call 303-987-7078. Updates are made Mon.-Fri. at 3 p.m., and weekends at 8 a.m.

Register for Leagues

View current listings and register via the links below. For questions, contact

Additional Sports

Pickleball and Tennis

Outdoor and indoor pickleball courts and tennis courts are open on a first come, first served basis. Visit the pickleball and tennis page for location listings and indoor drop-in schedules.

Beginner Clinics
-1st and 3rd Wednesday of every month
-Daily admission fee or Lakewood recreation pass required
-Registration is required
-16 spots available
-Limited to 2 times per person

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A climbing wall is located at the Link Recreation Center. Open wall climb is available by reservation; visit to reserve. Climbers can purchase a pass or pay by reservation.


Typically offered at the Link; not offered at this time.

Field and Court Rentals

The city offers athletic field and basketball court rentals for practices, games and more. Visit for more details and to fill out a request.


Sports - Unified

Unified Sports combines athletes with and without disabilities on teams that compete against other Unified Sports teams. This pioneer program provides sporting competition and team opportunities for athletes seeking new and different challenges. Contact Sports Programmer Ray Hilger at or 303-987-5404 with any questions. 

Financial assistance is available via the Lakewood Possibilities Fund


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  • Volleyball is typically offered in fall.
  • Basketball is typically offered in winter.
  • Softball is typically offered in spring.