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
Urban and Regional Parks
staff manage and care for the beautiful parks and open space in our city,
Creepy Crawlers in the Fall
Join us for this program specially designed for children ages 3-5. Participants will explore their natural environment through stories, songs and interactive programs.
$5/person/session, park entrance fee is waived.Registration deadline: Sept 26
Join us for our annual trail running series at Bear Creek Lake Park! They take place at 6 p.m. every Wednesday in September (7, 14, 21 & 28) and begin at 6 p.m. Race distances vary between 4 and 8 miles. Park entry is included in registration cost.
Start location: Pelican Point
Fee for individual race: $25
Fee for all four races: $60 ($65 after September 1) - includes running hat
Experience Bear Creek Lake Park with all its ghoulish magic in an evening of ghostly trails and tales. Walk along the Owl Trail and discover critters of the night. We'll have games and even a visit from a few "live" owls. After your adventure, warm your toes by the fire at the amphitheater and enjoy roasting marshmallows and sipping hot chocolate. We will also a couple of food trucks for you to purchase a meal if you'd like. Costumes encouraged! No dogs please.
$5/person (Children 3 and under free, park entrance fee is waived.
Registration is required, and space is limited. There are no refunds for cancellations.
Senior Naturalist is a program geared toward active adults! Participants will learn about the wildlife and natural history of the park through hands on education, programs and hikes.Meet at the Bear Creek Lake Park Visitor Center.
Ages 55 and over
$5/person/session, park entrance fee is waived
Registration deadline: Oct. 17
$5/person/session, park entrance fee is waived.Registration deadline: Oct 24