Community Resources

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The Department of Community Resources is responsible for providing recreation and leisure activities in Lakewood to people of all ages. Our goal is to provide exceptional facilities and programs that make Lakewood, Colorado an outstanding place to live.

Community Resources has seven divisions that work together to provide the citizens with the following:

  • 102 parks with miles of multi-use trails
  • Four recreation centers and a community center
  • Two golf courses
  • Indoor and outdoor performing arts venues
  • A museum and visual art galleries
  • Early childhood services, including Head Start 

Imagine Lakewood!, the department’s 2017 master plan, provides goals and actions that help guide the development of the city's parks, recreation and arts for the next five years. Priorities were identified based on community feedback.

The mission of Lakewood's Heritage, Culture & the Arts Division is to build a sense of community and to serve the diverse citizens of Lakewood, Jefferson County, and neighboring communities through education, outreach, and programs that support our heritage, culture and the arts.

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The Family Services Division exists to enhance the lives of Lakewood residents through early childhood education, school age programming and mental health services. Administrative staff work out of the Wilbur Rogers Center, while programming occurs at eight locations throughout the city.

Our dedicated team is committed to providing exceptional customer service and promoting a high quality of life for all members of the Lakewood community. As an added service, anyone participating in Lakewood programs is eligible to receive short-term counseling from one of three licensed therapists on topics ranging from grief and loss to parenting and relationships.

Early Childhood Education

Prenatal moms and parents of newborns through age three can participate in Early Head Start, while children ages three to five receive a high quality education in one of our Head Start or Preschool classrooms.

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Before and After-School Care

School aged children experience educational and physical activities at one of four before and after-school locations.

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Lakewood offers four theme-based full day, state licensed summer camps.

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The City of Lakewood has two outstanding municipal golf courses, Fox Hollow and Homestead, that offer golfers of every level an exciting golfing experience, coupled with spectacular views of Denver’s iconic skyline and the snow-capped peaks of the Rocky Mountains. 

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From young children to older adults, people of all ages will find opportunities to enjoy the outdoors in Lakewood. Whether your interest is in finding the neighborhood playground, a space to hold the company picnic, or retreating to nature, we have an adventure waiting.

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Older Adult Services offers a wide variety of programs and services for people age 55 and better including classes, fitness, drop-in activities, travel, outdoor recreation, dances, support services.

Volunteers of America congregate meal site program is also available for persons age 60 and better.

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From physical fitness to art and music, we offer a variety of ways to get involved. 

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The City of Lakewood offers a vast array of recreation opportunities, both indoors and outdoors, for people of all ages and abilities. We have four recreation centers, seven pools, athletic fields of all kinds and more.

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