Bear Creek Lake Park is an ideal outdoor classroom. The programs we offer are hands-on experiences designed to provide a positive and fun outdoor learning environment for all participants. We have many different habitats that will enhance any group’s educational experience. The Park Naturalist can introduce a variety of natural resources to enhance environmental education in your curriculum. Families can also take advantage of our many programs and learn about the great outdoors all year long.View the complete calendar of programs and events. The Events feature to the right displays upcoming events for the next 30 days.
Group programs for schools, preschool, homeschools, daycares, senior assisted living centers and boy/girl scouts include:
The visitor center at Bear Creek Lake Park offers an array of educational displays and exhibits, informational brochures and a wealth of other environmental information. Stop by and check out our educational displays!
Public Programs for all park visitors include:
To schedule a program call 303-697-6157 or email.
Registration for programs is now available online!
Did you know that Lakewood has over 5,000 acres of open space parks? This Earth Day, we will be celebrating Lakewood Regional Parks and the open space areas they provide. We will hike a trail in the Bear Creek Greenbelt as it takes us along Bear Creek. Please dress for unpredictable spring weather. No dogs please.$2/person; park entrance fee is waived.More information 303-697-6159Registration deadline: Apr 21
Use Activity #159937
Join park staff as we celebrate Earth Day and help clean up the park! Volunteers get their hands dirty while working on projects like trail maintenance, collecting trash and recyclables from throughout the park, and removing non-native vegetation and sowing plants and trees – all to beautify and improve their local parks. The project will run from 8:30 a.m.-noon. A light breakfast will be provided and all volunteers are invited to stay for lunch. Participants should remember to bring extra water and snacks, sunscreen, gloves and appropriate work clothes. We will provide all required tools. Individuals and small groups are welcome. Parking is limited, so carpooling is highly encouragedPark entrance fee is waived.Registration is required. Registration deadline April 21.
More information or to register groups of 15 or more: 303-697-6159.
We have an amazing assortment of hard to find perennials, shrubs and ornamental grasses for rock gardens, luch western-style gardens and waterwise landscapes. We feature most varieties that can be seen at The Gardens at Kendrick Lake Park.
Our greenhouse staff will have lots of advice and informational handouts to help you get your garden off to a great start.
Please join us at the City of Lakewood Greenhouse 8-11 a.m. (or until sold out)
More information please call 720-963-5240
Naturalist Guided Night Hikes!The darkness of night provides a unique backdrop for a hiking adventure. Leave those flashlights at home and hone your night vision as a park naturalist guides you along the park’s trails 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.$2/person; park entrance fee is waived.All registration close dates are the Monday preceding the hike.
More information 303-697-6159
Use Activity #159945-05