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.
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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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
6 p.m. - 9 p.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.

National Trails Day
Sat, Jun 6
8 a.m. - Noon
William F. Hayden Park on Green Mountain
1000 S. Rooney Rd., Lakewood CO 80228

Join us for a volunteer trail project at William Frederick Hayden Park at Green Mountain in partnership with the Colorado Mountain Bike Association. This is a trail project geared toward the entire family with fun and educational activities for the kids while parents work on the trail. Lite breakfast and lunch will be provided.

 

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

Let's Go Fishing!
Sat, Jun 6
9 a.m. - Noon
Stone House Shelter
2900 S. Estes St. Lakewood, CO 80227

The first full weekend in June has been designated as no license required fishing in the state of Colorado. Come and join the park naturalists and the Colorado Division of Wildlife at the Stone House Shelter and learn the basics of fishing. We will learn about types of fish, bait, fishing ethics and how to catch the big one! 

 

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

Bear Creek Bear Cubs: Creepy Crawlers
Thu, Jun 18
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.

Annual Trout Fishing Tournament
Sat, Jun 20
5 a.m. - 2 p.m.
Bear Creek Lake Park
15600 W. Morrison Rd., Lakewood CO 80465

Cast your line and reel in the big one at the Bear Creek Lake Park trout fishing tournament! The target fish for this event will be rainbow trout, and the winner will be determined by weight. The tournament will take place on Bear Creek Reservoir with 25 available slots for watercraft and 25 slots for shore fisherman. This is a team event; at least one team member must be 18 years or older. There will be cash prizes for first, second and third place. All boats will require a mandatory boat inspection.

 

Ages:One team member must be over 18

Fee: $60/team (includes park entry fee) 
Registration deadline: June 20 

 

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

Saturday Night Campfire Program
Sat, Jun 20
7:30 p.m. - 9 p.m.
Bear Creek Lake Park
15600 W. Morrison Rd., Lakewood CO 80465

50 Years Ago: Stories of the Flood that Changed a Region 


Join us for an evening of fun and education for the entire family! A marshmallow roast will follow, weather permitting. 50 years ago a massive downpour sent a mile-wide wall of water down the South Platte River, leaving destruction in its wake. Travel back to that night with stories from that incredible episode and reflect on the event that shaped our region and led to the creation of Flood control reservoirs like Bear Creek Lake Park. Skot Latona, an interpreter from Littleton’s South Platte park will help bring that night alive for you.


No registration required. Park entry fee applies. 

Senior Naturalists: Leave No Trace
Wed, Jun 24
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.

Saturday Night Campfire Program
Sat, Jun 27
7:30 p.m. - 9 p.m.
Bear Creek Lake Park
15600 W. Morrison Rd., Lakewood CO 80465

Bees: One of our peppy pollinators in trouble


Join us for an evening of fun and education for the entire family! A marshmallow roast will follow, weather permitting. Find out why our bee population is in trouble and what we can do to insure the future existence of these powerful pollinators.


No registration required. Park entry fee applies. 

Pulling for Colorado
Sat, Jul 11
8 a.m. - Noon
Bear Creek Lake Park
15600 W. Morrison Rd., Lakewood CO 80465

Join us for this volunteer event focusing on invasive weed education and removal. Light refreshments will be served.

 

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

Saturday Night Campfire Program
Sat, Jul 11
7:30 p.m. - 9 p.m.
Bear Creek Lake Park
15600 W. Morrison Rd., Lakewood CO 80465

 

Hawk Quest 


Join us for an evening of fun and education for the entire family! A marshmallow roast will follow, weather permitting. Hawk Quest brings live birds of prey to our Learning Circle Amphitheater. You and your family will have a chance to view predator-prey relationship at close range. Don’t forget to bring your cameras!


No registration required. Park entry fee applies. 

Senior Naturalists: Watchable Wildlife
Wed, Jul 15
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.

Grin and Bear It Family Adventure Race
Fri, Jul 17
6 p.m. - 9 p.m.
Bear Creek Lake Park
15600 W. Morrison Rd., Lakewood CO 80465

This annual family adventure race involves teams of two completing a lake crossing, mountain bike course and a run. There are two categories: adult and adult/youth (5-15 years old). Participants will receive an event shirt.

 

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

Saturday Night Campfire Program
Sat, Jul 18
7:30 p.m. - 9 p.m.
Bear Creek Lake Park
15600 W. Morrison Rd., Lakewood CO 80465

Endangered but Not Forgotten


Join us for an evening of fun and education for the entire family! A marshmallow roast will follow, weather permitting. Join a Park Naturalist and learn about Colorado’s endangered species. We will have pelts and skulls from several animals that need protecting.


No registration required. Park entry fee applies. 

Bear Creek Bear Cubs: Bears
Thu, Jul 23
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.

Saturday Night Campfire Program
Sat, Jul 25
7:30 p.m. - 9 p.m.
Bear Creek Lake Park
15600 W. Morrison Rd., Lakewood CO 80465

Bodacious Bats 


Join us for an evening of fun and education for the entire family! A marshmallow roast will follow, weather permitting. Do vampire bats really exist? Are bats blind? Find out the answers to these questions and more as we unfold the secret life of bats. We will also go on a short hike in search of the bats that call the park home!


No registration required. Park entry fee applies. 

Senior Naturalists: Birds
Wed, Jul 29
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.

Blue Moon Night Hike
Fri, Jul 31
7:30 p.m. - 9 p.m.
Bear Creek Lake Park
15600 W. Morrison Rd., Lakewood CO 80465
Join Park Naturalists as we enjoy an evening walk with the light of July's blue moon.
Blue Moon Night Hike
Fri, Jul 31
7:30 p.m. - 9 p.m.
Bear Creek Lake Park
15600 W. Morrison Rd., Lakewood CO 80465
Join Park Naturalists as we enjoy an evening walk with the light of July's blue moon.
Saturday Night Campfire Program
Sat, Aug 1
7:30 p.m. - 9 p.m.
Bear Creek Lake Park
15600 W. Morrison Rd., Lakewood CO 80465

Dinosaur Ridge 


Join us for an evening of fun and education for the entire family! A marshmallow roast will follow, weather permitting. The Friends of Dinosaur Ridge will be presenting dinosaur fossils that have been found in and around the Denver area.  We will be discussing Stegosaurus, Allosaurus, Iguanodon, Utahraptor, Triceratops, and Tyrannosaurus Rex. Learn about the time periods in which these animals lived and how they survived. After the presentation, Dinosaur Ride interpreters will take time to answer any questions you may have about fossils, prehistoric life or paleontology.


No registration required. Park entry fee applies. 

Saturday Night Campfire Program
Sat, Aug 8
7:30 p.m. - 9 p.m.
Bear Creek Lake Park
15600 W. Morrison Rd., Lakewood CO 80465

 Bug Safari….Butterfly Pavilion


Join us for an evening of fun and education for the entire family! A marshmallow roast will follow, weather permitting. Take a trip around the bug world with the Butterfly Pavilion! Join us as we explore animals from the dessert to the rainforest and everywhere in between.


No registration required. Park entry fee applies. 

Senior Naturalists: Bats
Thu, Aug 13
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.

Bear Creek Bear Cubs: Bodacious Bats
Thu, Aug 13
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.

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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