Program and Event Calendar

Naturalist Guided Hike at Bear Creek Lake Park Campfire Program at Bear Creek Lake Park
Bear Creek Lake Park and the City of Lakewood Regional Parks Division offer a wide range of programs and events at all of our locations. Find out what's happening and get outside and visit us at Bear Creek Lake Park, William F. Hayden Park on Green Mountain and the Bear Creek Greenbelt.
Fall Equinox Twilight Walk
Mon, Sep 22
6 p.m. - 8 p.m.
Bear Creek Lake Park
15600 W. Morrison Rd., Lakewood CO 80465

Enjoy the first day of fall with a naturalist guided evening walk through Bear Creek Lake Park. We will enjoy the last light of day as we search for the animals that call this park home. Hot cider and a marshmallow roast to follow.

 

Ages: 55 and up
Fee: $2/person, park entry fee waived.
Registration deadline: Monday preceding the hike.

 

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For more information please call 303-697-6159 or email BCLP@Lakewood.org.

Trail Running Series
Wed, Sep 24
6 p.m. - 8:30 p.m.
Bear Creek Lake Park
15600 W. Morrison Rd., Lakewood CO 80465

Join us this fall at Bear Creek Lake Park for Lakewood's popular Trail Running Series! 


Prize drawings will be completed after the race. The participant must be present to win. Entrance to the park is free for registered runners.

Registration is $60 before September 1, and $65 after. Individual races are $25, and includes either a race shirt or vest.

 

  • Races vary in distance from 4 to 8 miles.
  • All courses are run on dirt trails unless changed due to weather.
  • All races begin and end at Pelican Point
  • Races start promptly at 6 p.m.
For more information please call 303-987-4807 or email PolZim@Lakewood.org.

 

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Bear Chase multi-distance running
Sat, Sep 27
6:30 a.m. - Noon
Bear Creek Lake Park
15600 W. Morrison Rd., Lakewood CO 80465

100k, 50 mile, 50k, Half Marathon, and the Baby Bear 10k Trail Race at beautiful Bear Creek Lake Park, in Lakewood, CO. An excellent race for first time ultramarathoners, runners will experience a variety of challenging terrain and sweeping panoramic views throughout the race. The course is pretty fast (by trail/ultra standards), and not overly technical.Fees: A portion of every registration goes toward open space preservation with the City of Lakewood.

Start Times:
Saturday: 6:30am - 100K/50M/50K Start & 7:15am 50k Start
Sunday: 7:00am - Half Marathon Start & 7:45am - 10K Start

 

For more information please call 303-697-6159 or visit www.bearchaserace.com/

National Public Lands Day
Sat, Sep 27
8 a.m. - Noon
Bear Creek Greenbelt
2800 S. Estes St., Lakewood CO 80227

Join us for the largest national volunteer service day dedicated to parks and public lands! Volunteers will assist with reclamation work in the riparian area along the Bear Creek Greenbelt. Volunteers will assist with tree, sapling and shrub planting and other restoration work. Lunch will be provided.

 

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For more information call 303-697-6159 or email BCLP@Lakewood.org

Bear Chase multi-distance running
Sun, Sep 28
7 a.m. - Noon
Bear Creek Lake Park
15600 W. Morrison Rd., Lakewood CO 80465

100k, 50 mile, 50k, Half Marathon, and the Baby Bear 10k Trail Race. An excellent race for first time ultra-marathoners, runners will experience a variety of challenging terrain and sweeping panoramic views throughout the race. The course is pretty fast (by trail/ultra standards), and not overly technical.

Fees: A portion of every registration goes toward open space preservation with the City of Lakewood.

Start Times:
6:30 a.m., Sat - 100K/50M/50K Start & 7:15 a.m. - 50k Start
7 a.m., Sun - Half Marathon Start & 7:45 a.m. - 10K Start

For more information please call 303-697-6159 or email BCLP@Lakewood.org.

For more details and to register visit www.bearchaserace.com/

Take a Kid Mountain Biking Day
Sat, Oct 4
8 a.m. - 5 p.m.
Bear Creek Lake Park
15600 W. Morrison Rd., Lakewood CO 80465
The City of Lakewood Regional Parks will be partnering with the Colorado Mountain Bike Association to introduce kids to the sport of mountain biking while ensuring trail use and environmental ethics.

For more Information please call 303-697-6159 or visit www.Comba.org.
Hunters Full Moon Hike
Wed, Oct 8
6 p.m. - 8 p.m.
Bear Creek Lake Park
15600 W. Morrison Rd., Lakewood CO 80465

Naturalist Guided Night Hikes!

Leave those flashlights at home for this unique hiking adventure. You will be guided by a park naturalist along the park’s trails and surrounding green spaces. Wear comfortable hiking shoes, dress for weather conditions and bring water. These hikes are designed for the whole family, but each will average an hour-and-a-half of walking and observing. No dogs please.

Fee: $2/person, park entry fee waived.
Registration deadline: Monday preceding the hike. 


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For more information please call 303-697-6159 or email BCLP@Lakewood.org.

Stonehouse Triple CX running race
Sat, Oct 11
8 a.m. - Noon
Bear Creek Greenbelt
2800 S. Estes St., Lakewood CO 80227

The race will begin just west of Estes St across from the Stone House Park on Bear Creek in Lakewood. It will head west mostly on dirt trails through the creekside trees with a short piece on the Bear Creek bike path. Near the Fox Hollow golf course the route crosses Bear Creek 3 times (with 3 more times for the return) to the west end of the Stone House trail, heads north around and over the Bear Creek Lake Dam, and back to Mt Carbon in Bear Creek Lake park. After climbing over Mt Carbon the return is back on the Stone House trail. The distance will be approximately 8.5 miles.

Starting this year medals will be awarded for only the top three in each of the standard age groups with ribbons for 4th and 5th places.

 

For more information please call 303-697-6159 or email BCLP@Lakewood.org.

Fore more details visit www.comastersrun.org.

Haunted Trail Adventure
Sat, Oct 18
4:30 p.m. - 7:30 p.m.
Bear Creek Lake Park
15600 W. Morrison Rd., Lakewood CO 80465

Experience Bear Creek Lake Park with all its ghostly magic in an evening of ghostly trails and tales. Walk along Owl Trail and discover critters of the night. After you walk, warm your toes by the fire at the amphitheater and enjoy roasting marshmallows and sipping hot chocolate. Hawk Quest will also be at the Visitor Center with live birds of prey.
Registration is required.


Age: all ages
Fee: $5/person (Children 3 and under free)
Registration is required, and space is limited. There are no refunds for cancelations.

 

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For more information please call 303-697-6159 or email BCLP@Lakewood.org.

Bear Creek 10-Spot running race
Sun, Oct 19
7:30 a.m. - Noon
Bear Creek Lake Park
15600 W. Morrison Rd., Lakewood CO 80465

Join us for a late season trail running fun. "The roller coaster equivalent of trail running," these courses are a mix of short, sometimes steep hills, rolling terrain, and some fast flats and descents, mostly on single & double track. Enough of a challenge for the veteran trail runner, yet a good intro course for trail novices. Great spectator viewing.

 

For more information please call 303-697-6159 or email BCLP@Lakewood.org
For more details visit www.runuphillracing.com

Raven Full Moon Hike
Thu, Nov 6
4 p.m. - 6 p.m.
Bear Creek Lake Park
15600 W. Morrison Rd., Lakewood CO 80465

Naturalist Guided Night Hikes!

Leave those flashlights at home for this unique hiking adventure. You will be guided by a park naturalist along the park’s trails and surrounding green spaces. Wear comfortable hiking shoes, dress for weather conditions and bring water. These hikes are designed for the whole family, but each will average an hour-and-a-half of walking and observing. No dogs please.

Fee: $2/person, park entry fee waived.
Registration deadline: Monday preceding the hike.

 

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For more information please call 303-697-6159 or email BCLP@Lakewood.org.

Reach for the Stars
Sat, Nov 15
5:30 p.m. - 7:30 p.m.
Bear Creek Lake Park
15600 W. Morrison Rd., Lakewood CO 80465

Let’s take a closer look at our night sky this November evening. Participants will enjoy telescopes, a sky navigation tour, hot cider and more.

 

Ages: All
Fee: $2/person
Registration deadline: November 12

 

 

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For more information please call 303-697-6159 or email BCLP@Lakewood.org.

Snow Full Moon Hike
Sat, Dec 6
4 p.m. - 6 p.m.
Bear Creek Lake Park
15600 W. Morrison Rd., Lakewood CO 80465

Naturalist Guided Night Hikes!

Leave those flashlights at home for this unique hiking adventure. You will be guided by a park naturalist along the park’s trails and surrounding green spaces. Wear comfortable hiking shoes, dress for weather conditions and bring water. These hikes are designed for the whole family, but each will average an hour-and-a-half of walking and observing. No dogs please.

Fee: $2/person, park entry fee waived.
Registration deadline: Monday preceding the hike.

 

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For more information please call 303-697-6159 or email BCLP@Lakewood.org.

Winter Solstice Celebration
Sun, Dec 21
6 p.m. - 8 p.m.
Bear Creek Lake Park
15600 W. Morrison Rd., Lakewood CO 80465

Celebrate the first day of winter with us. We will go on a short night hike and then gather around the campfire for a marshmallow roast and celebration of the winter solstice that will include the traditional burning of the yule log. Please bring your own mug to enjoy a hot beverage. No dogs please.

 

Ages: All
Fee: $2/person, park entrance fee is waived
Registration deadline: December 16 

 

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For more information please call 303-697-6159 or email BCLP@Lakewood.org.

Contact Information:

Bear Creek Lake Park Visitor Center
15600 W. Morrison Rd.
Lakewood, CO 80465
Direct: 303-697-6159 | Email: BCLP@Lakewood.org

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