Recreation

The City of Lakewood is proud to offer a variety of recreation facilities and programs to those of all ages and abilities. Lakewood Recreation is home to four recreation centers, two golf courses, a community center and hundreds of classes, programs and events. Private rentals and therapeutic recreation services are also available.

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Special Events

Become a Lifeguard

Sign up for our lifeguard certification course and learn the skills you need to become a professional lifeguard! This course will provide you with all the certifications necessary, including American Red Cross CPR/AED, First Aid, and Lifeguard Training. Guards that stay a full season will receive reimbursement for the training course. Become a lifeguard today and make a difference in your community!

Lifeguard Training Course

Apply to be a Lifeguard

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


Are you signing up for BODYPUMP?

BODYPUMP classes are offered at Carmody Recreation Center with a fee of $8/class or $60 for a 10-class pass.

Browse upcoming arts, parks and recreation programs in the latest catalog.

Winter Community Connection catalog

To register, visit www.lakewood.org/register in the catalog or call 303-987-7800

If you have a disability and need an alternative format of this publication, email adacoordinator@lakewood.org or call 303-987-7746.

Make an impact in your community and share your love of sports by coaching a youth sports team.

Hands-on training, coaching certification, coaches meeting, drills, games and ideas for practices all provided before and during the season. No prior coaching experience required!

A soccer coach meets with his team.

Position Description

Expectations

  1. Coach submits required background paperwork and ensures background has cleared prior to coaching.
  2. Coach attends at least 13 of 16 total, meetings, practices and games
  3. Coach abides by Code of Conduct, Youth Sports Handbook and City of Lakewood policies.
  4. Coach utilizes and completes the coach checklist.
  5. Coach communicates regularly with Field Supervisor/ Recreation Programmer-Sports to inform of missing practice or game times (at least 48 hours in advance, unless emergency). If assistant coach is not available youth sports staff will cover.
  6. Coach communicates team issues and/or concerns to Field Supervisor/Recreation Programmer-Sports throughout season.
  7. Coach must complete all trainings and certifications prior to seasons start. This includes Concussion and Coaches Training.

Download the Handbook(PDF, 1MB)

Attire 

Volunteer coaches can wear casual attire and will receive one short sleeve/long sleeve shirt each season they participate. Coaches are required to wear one of these shirts for practices and/or games to ensure a consistent and recognizable uniform. 

Time commitment 

Practice is one day per week for 45 minutes with games on Saturdays for an hour. Coaches must attend at least 13 of 16 total meetings, practices and games.

Attendance/Call-in Policy

Coach must communicate regularly with Field Supervisor/Sports Programmer to inform of missing practice or game times at least 48 hours in advance, unless emergency.

If assistant coach is not available youth sports staff will cover.

Rewards/Vouchers

Volunteer coaches with children will receive a 50% off discount code for their child(ren)’s next youth sport with the City of Lakewood at the end of each season. Coaches will also receive a coach’s shirt and a team picture

Discount codes will be distributed the 7th week of the season to ensure volunteer has met expectations of the position. This will allow adequate time to register before the next season starts. Discount codes are accepted in person, or over the phone at any recreation center at the time of registration. Codes may also be used online during registration. 

How to Apply

If interested, please complete an application and email it to YouthSports@lakewood.org, 720-963-5183.

Download the Application(PDF, 78KB)

Contact Us

Lakewood Community Resources

Civic Center South | 480 S. Allison Pkwy.
Lakewood, CO 80226
Phone: 303-987-7800
Email: crinfo@lakewood.org
For persons with hearing impairments, call Relay Colorado at 711 and request "Lakewood Community Resources" at 303-987-7800.

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