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 is available via the Lakewood Possibilities Fund

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Fall registration is now open.

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.

Open water swim at Bear Creek Lake Park

Offered annually in the summer. Pre-registration required. Visit for more details.

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

Swimming Lessons

Adult swimming lessons are not currently being offered.

  • Fundamentals
    Acquire basic swimming skills and comfort in water. No prior swimming experience needed.
  • Development
    Must have completed fundamentals class or can demonstrate skills acquired in fundamentals. Front and back crawl
  • Refinement
    Must have completed development class or can demonstrate skills acquired in development. Refine strokes so participants can swim with more ease, efficiency, power and smoothness over greater distances

Swim Teams

Some swim teams are currently being offered, including the U.S. Masters Swim Team, Lakewood DawgsContact Hillary Osmack at 303-987-7836 for more information.

Looking for pool space for your team?
Contact Hillary Osmack at 303-987-7836 for Green Mountain inquiries or Christa Brown at 720-963-5368 for Carmody inquiries.  


  • 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**

* Must possess a Lakewood Masters pass to participate in the early morning practices at GMRC. Purchase a pass online.

** $7 drop in fee available for Carmody morning and GMRC lunchtime practices.


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. They are typically held at Washington Heights Arts Center and Lakewood Cultural Center.

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Register for History Programs

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

Meet our Instructors

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

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FULL LIST OF CLASSES TYPICALLY OFFERED (not all are currently being offered)

Crafts and Sewing  Culinary Arts Drawing Historical Luncheons
History Happy Hour Jewelry making and Metalsmithing Languages Magic
Macramé Monotype Printing Mosaics Music
Papermaking Photography Pottery
Weaving Woodcarving



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 session

Interested 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.

Most classes are hybrid; choose from an in-person or virtual option.

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Class Listings/Register


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


 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


Pre-registration currently required. These classes are included with recreation center admission fee or pass. View general admission class list.

Class offerings include yoga, Pilates, TRX, strength and outdoor classes at the Fitness Court. Visit for the class lists.

Pre-registration is required.

Follow the link below to view the class list and register. These classes are included in the cost of recreation center admission.

View the Class List

Looking for BODYPUMP?

Classes are being offered at Carmody Recreation Center. Cost is $8/class or $60 for a 10-class pass. View class schedule and purchase a pass

General admission fitness classes are being offered at recreation centers and Clements Community Center. IMPORTANT: Pre-registration is required. To register over the phone, call 720-963-5360.

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  • 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.


Martial Arts and Fencing

Programs are not being offered at this time.

Lakewood Recreation offers a variety of martial arts and fencing classes for youth and adult participants year-round. For more information, call 303-987-7842.


Outdoor Park Programs

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


Browse all current programs

Ages 16+
Campfire Programs (not currently offered)
All ages
Guided Full Moon Night Hikes
All ages
Nature Hikes
All ages  
New! Sunset Hikes
All ages



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Let's Go Ice Fishing
Fishing Tournament
Let's Go Fishing 
First weekend of June
Let's Go Camping
Grin and Bear It
August (not offered in 2021)
Haunted Trail Adventure 
Winter Solstice


Sports and Leagues

Adult sports leagues are offered throughout the year. Contact Sports Programmer Ray Hilger at or 303-987-5404 with any questions.



Visit Lakewood Team Sideline for all schedules and standings.


Call 303-987-7078. Updates are made daily at 4:30 p.m.

Additional Sports

Pickleball and Tennis

Outdoor pickleball courts and tennis courts are open on a first come, first served basis. Indoor pickleball courts are also available for drop-in at some recreation centers.

Visit the pickleball and tennis page for location listings and indoor drop-in schedules.


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.