Park and Recreation Month

Park and Recreation Month 2021

Explore Lakewood parks and recreation in July during Park and Recreation Month, an initiative of the National Recreation and Park Association (NRPA). This year's theme is "Our Park and Recreation Story."

August 2021 update:

Thank you to everyone who participated and shared a story in July!

Winners were randomly selected and have been notified. Congratulations to Amelia S., Bill G., Jacqueline C., Lisa M. and Ryan V.

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Share your story!

Do you have a special memory of Lakewood parks and recreation? Maybe a first experience in nature, a sports league, or program that improved your health, a family gathering, or a place of respite and healing? We want to hear from you!

Follow the instructions below and connect with us on Facebook and Instagram.



  • Post a photo and story on Facebook or Instagram and tag #LakewoodRec. (Make sure your Instagram account or Facebook post is set to public!)
  • Or submit your story and photo(s) via our online form.

For each story you share, you’ll receive one entry in our random drawing on Monday, August 2, for a chance to win Lakewood park and recreation prizes.

Your story may be featured on Facebook @LakewoodParksRec or on Instagram @LakewoodRec and @LakewoodParks.

Prizes up for grabs

Prizes include three $50 Rec Bucks gift certificates, a 2021 Bear Creek Lake Park annual pass and green fees for a foursome at Homestead Golf Course. Winners will be randomly selected from all entries received.

Activities and discounts:

  • July 1: Grab a spot in a free guided hike offered by our park ranger naturalist. Activity #259926. Space is limited and registration is required.
  • July 3: Watch the Big Boom Bash fireworks show.
  • July 15: Save 15% on personal training packages, including 3- and 10-session and buddy training packages.
  • July 31: Take a guided paddleboard tour at Big Soda Lake in Bear Creek Lake Park. Activity #259926. $10 per person, includes paddleboard provided by Rocky Mountain Paddleboard, no entrance fee. Space is limited and registration is required.


  • Thursday, July 01, 2021 | 08:00 AM - Saturday, July 31, 2021 | 08:00 PM


City parks and recreation centers.