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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.
Bear Creek Bear Cubs
Thu, Feb 11
10 a.m. - 11 a.m.
Bear Creek Lake Park
15600 W. Morrison Rd., Lakewood CO 80465

Da Bears

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

Ages: 3-5

$5/person/session, park entrance fee is waived
Registration deadline is the Monday before each session.

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Snow Full Moon Hike
Mon, Feb 22
5 p.m. - 6:30 p.m.
Bear Creek Lake Park
15600 W. Morrison Rd., Lakewood CO 80465

The darkness of night provides a unique backdrop for a hiking adventure. Leave those flash lights at home and come spend the evening with a park naturalists as he/she guides you along one of the many trails at Bear Creek Lake Park and the surrounding green spaces. These hikes are for the whole family and average 1-1.5 miles. The trails are on uneven terrain and last about an hour and a half. Don't forget to dress appropriately for Colorado's ever changing weather. No dogs please.

 

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February Star Party
Sat, Feb 27
6 p.m. - 8 p.m.
William F. Hayden Park on Green Mountain
1000 S. Rooney Rd., Lakewood CO 80228

Did you know that the winter sky looks different from the summer sky? Join Bear Creek Lake Park and the astronomy team from Lookout Mountain Nature Center for a special evening program as we explore the winter night sky on William F. Hayden Park on Green Mountain. We will have telescopes and binoculars set up to view through and will meet in the Rooney Road parking lot. Please dress for winter weather.

$2/person

Registration deadline: Feb 22

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

Getting ready for spring wildflowers

Join us for this program specially designed for older adults. Participants will learn about the wildlife and natural history of the park through hands-on education, programs and hikes.

Ages 55 and over.

$5/person/session, park entrance fee is waived

Registration is the Monday before each session.

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Bear Creek Bear Cubs
Thu, Mar 10
10 a.m. - 11 a.m.
Bear Creek Lake Park
15600 W. Morrison Rd., Lakewood CO 80465

Beavers: Nature's Builders

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

Ages: 3-5

$5/person/session, park entrance fee is waived
Registration deadline is the Monday before each session.

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Perri Jaye 6k Run Walk
Sat, Mar 19
7:30 a.m. - 11 a.m.
Bear Creek Lake Park
15600 W. Morrison Rd., Lakewood CO 80465

A unique distance to remember a unique person.

All participants get a long sleeve race shirt, a Santiago’s breakfast burrito and 16 oz. commemorative glass. Participants over 21 will also get a pint of Colorado Craft beer. Water, juice and coffee will also be provided.

 

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Shamrock Full Moon
Wed, Mar 23
6:30 p.m. - 8 p.m.
Bear Creek Lake Park
15600 W. Morrison Rd., Lakewood CO 80465

The darkness of night provides a unique backdrop for a hiking adventure. Leave those flash lights at home and come spend the evening with a park naturalists as he/she guides you along one of the many trails at Bear Creek Lake Park and the surrounding green spaces. These hikes are for the whole family and average 1-1.5 miles. The trails are on uneven terrain and last about an hour and a half. Don't forget to dress appropriately for Colorado's ever changing weather. No dogs please.

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Preparing your dog for a hike
Sat, Apr 2
9 a.m. - Noon

Join us at Forsberg Park for a certified interpretive park ranger program dedicated to helping pet owners prepare themselves and their dogs for the best outdoor experience possible. Program is free.

Registration deadline: March 28
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Senior Naturalists
Wed, Apr 6
9 a.m. - 11 a.m.
Bear Creek Lake Park
15600 W. Morrison Rd., Lakewood CO 80465

Bees and other fabulous pollinators

Join us for this program specially designed for older adults. Participants will learn about the wildlife and natural history of the park through hands-on education, programs and hikes.

Ages 55 and over.

$5/person/session, park entrance fee is waived

Registration is the Monday before each session.

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Bear Creek Bear Cubs
Thu, Apr 14
10 a.m. - 11 a.m.
Bear Creek Lake Park
15600 W. Morrison Rd., Lakewood CO 80465

Awesome Amphibeans

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

Ages: 3-5

$5/person/session, park entrance fee is waived
Registration deadline is the Monday before each session.

 

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Frog Returns Full Moon Hike
Thu, Apr 21
7 p.m. - 8:30 p.m.
Bear Creek Lake Park
15600 W. Morrison Rd., Lakewood CO 80465

The darkness of night provides a unique backdrop for a hiking adventure. Leave those flash lights at home and come spend the evening with a park naturalists as he/she guides you along one of the many trails at Bear Creek Lake Park and the surrounding green spaces. These hikes are for the whole family and average 1-1.5 miles. The trails are on uneven terrain and last about an hour and a half. Don't forget to dress appropriately for Colorado's ever changing weather. No dogs please.

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Earth Day Project
Sat, Apr 23
8 a.m. - Noon
Bear Creek Lake Park
15600 W. Morrison Rd., Lakewood CO 80465

We will celebrate Earth Day by geting involved in a few projects throughout the park.
Registration deadline: April 18

 

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Mountain Goats kid’s trail running series
Sun, Apr 24
8 a.m. - 11 a.m.
Bear Creek Lake Park
15600 W. Morrison Rd., Lakewood CO 80465

The Mountain Goats Trail Run Series intends to strengthen children’s lives by instilling a sense resolve, determination and greatness through endurance activities in nature.

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Battle the Bear mountain bike race
Sat, May 14
7 a.m. - 5 p.m.
Bear Creek Lake Park
15600 W. Morrison Rd., Lakewood CO 80465

The start/finish and race venue will be at Pelican Point.  The intimate venue and Pit Zone offers a fantastic setting for hot racing action. There will be a sponsors chalet with product sampling, and a Kidz Zone with jumpy house and our free Warriors Kids Race

 

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Free! Wildflower Hike
Sat, May 14
10 a.m. - 11:30 a.m.
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 on William Frederick Hayden Park on Green Mountain. Bring comfortable hiking shoes and appropriate clothing for the weather conditions. No dogs please. We will meet in the Florida parking lot.

 

Registration deadline: May 9

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Flower Full Moon Hike
Sat, May 21
7:30 p.m. - 9 p.m.
Bear Creek Lake Park
15600 W. Morrison Rd., Lakewood CO 80465

The darkness of night provides a unique backdrop for a hiking adventure. Leave those flash lights at home and come spend the evening with a park naturalists as he/she guides you along one of the many trails at Bear Creek Lake Park and the surrounding green spaces. These hikes are for the whole family and average 1-1.5 miles. The trails are on uneven terrain and last about an hour and a half. Don't forget to dress appropriately for Colorado's ever changing weather. No dogs please.

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Thunder Valley National Motocross
Sat, Jun 4
12 a.m. - 12 a.m.
Bear Creek Lake Park
15600 W. Morrison Rd., Lakewood CO 80465

 For more information, visit  http://www.tvmx.net/

 

Littlefoot Triathlon
Sat, Sep 17
7 a.m. - 1 p.m.
Bear Creek Lake Park
15600 W. Morrison Rd., Lakewood CO 80465
Occupying Big Soda Lake and park roads/paved trails. For more information, visit http://www.racingunderground.com/littlefoot/
Bear Chase Race
Sat, Sep 24
12 a.m. - 12 a.m.
Bear Creek Lake Park
15600 W. Morrison Rd., Lakewood CO 80465
Two day event. 10k, half marathon, 50k, 50mi, 100k; most park trails will be occupied. For more information, visit http://www.bearchaserace.com/
Bear Chase Race
Sun, Sep 25
12 a.m. - 12 a.m.
Bear Creek Lake Park
15600 W. Morrison Rd., Lakewood CO 80465
Two day event. 10k, half marathon, 50k, 50mi, 100k; most park trails will be occupied. For more information, visit http://www.bearchaserace.com/
Take a Kid Mountain Biking Day
Sat, Oct 1
8 a.m. - 2 p.m.
Bear Creek Lake Park
15600 W. Morrison Rd., Lakewood CO 80465
For more information, visit http://www.comba.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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