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,
Join us for the largest national volunteer service day dedicated to parks and public lands! Lunch will be provided.
Ages: All ages
Registration: Call 303.697.6159. Registration is required to get an accurate count for lunch.
Leave those flashlights at home for this unique hiking adventure! You will be guided by a park naturalist along Bear Creek Lake 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, and each will average an hour and a half of walking on uneven terrain. Meet at the Bear Creek Lake Park Visitor Center.
Ages: All ages
Cost: $2/person, park entrance fee is waived.
Registration closes the Monday before the hike.
Participants will learn about the wildlife and natural history of Bear Creek Lake Park through hands on education, programs and hikes. We will meet at the Bear Creek Lake Park Visitor Center.
Ages: 55 and over
Cost: $5 per person (park entrance fee is waived)
Registration Deadline: Monday before the session
Join us for this program specially designed for children ages 3-5. Participants will explore their natural environment through stories, songs and interactive programs.
Cost: $5/person, park entrance fee is waived
Registration closes the Monday before the event
Experience Bear Creek Lake Park in all its haunted magic with 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 live owls! After your hiking adventure, warm your toes by the fire at the amphitheater and enjoy marshmallows and hot chocolate. We also will have food for purchase as well as the Friends of Paha's Pumpkin Patch. Costumes encouraged!
Cost: $5/person (children 3 and under free), park entrance fee is waived. Registration is required and space is limited. No refunds for cancellations. No dogs, please.
Intrigued in documenting nature's wonders, big and small, with your camera? Com learn and practice with a professional photographer! We will learn from iconic photographers who changed the course of nature photography, dive into fundamentals of composition and manual camera settings, and then head out for a photography walk and practice session. Bring your camera and boots for a night of focusing on nature! A camera with manual settings is required.
Cost: $5/person, park entrance fee is waived.
Wheat Ridge Recreation Center and Bear Creek Lake Park partner together for a live bat encounter! Learn about the benefits of bats, the need for conservation, and what we can do to help these unique mammals. There will be live bats from North America, Africa and Asia. Bring your camera! Registration is required: Call 303.231.1300 to sign up. Event is at Wheat Ridge Recreation Center.
Cost: $5/person, $7 the day of the program.