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.
Shamrock Full Moon Hike
Thu, Mar 5
6 p.m. - 8 p.m.
Bear Creek Lake Park
15600 W. Morrison Rd., Lakewood CO 80465

Naturalist Guided Night Hikes!

The darkness of night provides a unique backdrop for a hiking adventure. So leave those flashlights at home and hone your night vision as a park naturalist guides you along the trails of Bear Creek Lake Park and surrounding green spaces. These hikes are designed for the whole family, but keep in mind each one will average an hour-and-a-half of walking and observing. Don't forget to dress appropriately for Colorado's ever-changing weather. No dogs, please. 

 

Ages: All
Fee: $2/person, park entrance fee is waived
Registration deadline: Monday preceding the hike

 

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

Cowboy Time Trial
Sun, Mar 8
7 a.m. - 3 p.m.
Bear Creek Lake Park
15600 W. Morrison Rd., Lakewood CO 80465

USA Cycling will host the Cowboy Time Trial from 7 a.m.-3 p.m. on park roads and at Pelican Point. 

 

Details at http://www.usacycling.org. 

Senior Naturalists: Insects
Wed, Mar 11
9 a.m. - 11 a.m.
Bear Creek Lake Park
15600 W. Morrison Rd., Lakewood CO 80465

Senior Naturalists is a new program at Bear Creek Lake Park this year! Participants will learn about the wildlife and natural history of the park through hands-on education, programs and hikes. 

 

Ages: 55 and over
Fee: $5/person/session, park entrance fee is waived 
Registration deadline: Monday preceding the session 

 

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

Volunteer Open House
Thu, Mar 12
5 p.m. - 7 p.m.

Lakewood Regional Parks is now recruiting Volunteers for the following:

  • Volunteer Naturalists
  • Mountain Bike Patrol
  • Trail Crew
  • Horse Patrol
  • Community Outreach
  • Adopt-A-Garden
  • Wildlife Monitors

Bear Creek Lake Park Visitor Center

15600 W. Morrison Road

Lakewood, CO 80465

 

Stop by to learn how you can be more involved with your local parks and open spaces.

More information: Lakewood.org/Volunteer or 303.697.6159

Perri Jaye 6K Trail Run
Sat, Mar 14
7:30 a.m. - 11 a.m.
Bear Creek Lake Park
15600 W. Morrison Rd., Lakewood CO 80465
The Perri Jay 6k Trail Run will be held from 7:30-11 a.m. on park trails and at Pelican Point. 

Details at http://www.perrijaylang.org
Fishing at Main Reservoir
Sat, Mar 21
9 a.m. - 11 a.m.
Main Reservoir
1305 S. Kipling Pkwy., Lakewood CO 80232

Join a park naturalist at Main Reservoir and learn how to catch the big one! We will learn about fishing ethics, habitat and techniques. Then, cast your line and try your hand at catching these elusive aquatic inhabitants. We will have 20 free fishing rods for children under the ages of 16 on a first-come, first-serve basis. 

 

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

 

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

Bear Creek Bear Cubs: Nature through Shapes and Colors
Thu, Mar 26
10 a.m. - 11 a.m.
Bear Creek Lake Park
15600 W. Morrison Rd., Lakewood CO 80465

Join us for this new program specially designed for children ages 3-5. Participants will explore their natural environment through stories, songs and interactive programs. 

 

Ages: 3-5
Fee: $5/person/session, park entrance fee is waived 
Registration deadline: Monday preceding the session 

 

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

Frog Return Full Moon
Sat, Apr 4
7:30 p.m. - 9:30 p.m.
Bear Creek Lake Park
15600 W. Morrison Rd., Lakewood CO 80465

Naturalist Guided Night Hikes!

The darkness of night provides a unique backdrop for a hiking adventure. So leave those flashlights at home and hone your night vision as a park naturalist guides you along the trails of Bear Creek Lake Park and surrounding green spaces. These hikes are designed for the whole family, but keep in mind each one will average an hour-and-a-half of walking and observing. Don't forget to dress appropriately for Colorado's ever-changing weather. No dogs, please. 

 

Ages: All
Fee: $2/person, park entrance fee is waived
Registration deadline: Monday preceding the hike 

 

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

Rocky Mountain Orienteering Meet
Sat, Apr 11
10 a.m. - 5 p.m.
Bear Creek Lake Park
15600 W. Morrison Rd., Lakewood CO 80465

The Rocky Mountain Orienteering Club (RMOC) will hold an orienteering meet at Pelican Point and in various park areas from 10 a.m.-5 p.m.

For details, visit http://www.rmoc.org

Earth Day Volunteer Project
Sat, Apr 25
8 a.m. - Noon
Bear Creek Lake Park
15600 W. Morrison Rd., Lakewood CO 80465

We will celebrate Earth Day by getting involved in a few projects throughout the park. 

 

Ages: All
Registration deadline: April 21

 

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To register, please call 303-697-6159.

Flower Full Moon Hike
Sun, May 3
7:30 p.m. - 9:30 p.m.
Bear Creek Lake Park
15600 W. Morrison Rd., Lakewood CO 80465

Naturalist Guided Night Hikes!

The darkness of night provides a unique backdrop for a hiking adventure. So leave those flashlights at home and hone your night vision as a park naturlaist guides you along the trails of Bear Creek Lake Park and surrounding green spaces. These hikes are designed for the whole family, but keep in mind each one will average an hour-and-a-half of walking and observing. Don't forget to dress appropriately for Colorado's ever-changing weather. No dogs, please. 

 

Ages: All
Fee: $2/person, park entrance fee is waived
Registration deadline: Monday preceding the hike 

 

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

Battle the Bear Endurance Race
Sat, May 9
7 a.m. - 5 p.m.
Bear Creek Lake Park
15600 W. Morrison Rd., Lakewood CO 80465
The popular Battle the Bear Mountain Bike Race returns to Bear Creek Lake Park from 7 a.m.-5 p.m. Almost all park trails will be utilized in this 50 mile course, equestrians are highly encouraged to seek other riding venues on this day. 

For more information, visit http://www.warriorscycling.com 

Cross Country Clash Running Race
Wed, May 13
8 a.m. - 9 a.m.
Bear Creek Lake Park
15600 W. Morrison Rd., Lakewood CO 80465
The Cross Country Clash running race will begin at 6 p.m., utilizing north park trails and Coyote Crossing.
Wildflower Hike
Sat, May 16
10 a.m. - Noon
William F. Hayden Park on Green Mountain
1000 S. Rooney Rd., Lakewood CO 80228

Join the park naturalist and members of the Bureau of Land Management as we explore the spring floral display at the park. Bring comfortable hiking shoes and appropriate clothing for the weather conditions. No dogs, please. We will meet at the Florida parking lot. 

 

Ages: All
Fee: Free 
Registration deadline: May 11

 

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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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