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.
Cosmic Gathering
Sat, Aug 2
7:30 p.m. - 9 p.m.
Bear Creek Lake Park
15600 W. Morrison Rd., Lakewood CO 80465
Saturday Night Campfire Programs!

Join us for an evening of fun and education for the entire family! A marshmallow roast will follow, weather permitting.

Join us for this fun, informative evening about our connection to the cosmos. Learn about the tools an astronomer uses and how to navigate the stars. The astronomy team from Lookout Mountain Nature Center will be joining us.

No registration required. Park entry fee applies.

For more information please call 303-697-6159 or email BCLP@Lakewood.org.
Senior Naturalists
Wed, Aug 6
9 a.m. - 11 a.m.
Bear Creek Lake Park
15600 W. Morrison Rd., Lakewood CO 80465

Bears


Senior Naturalists is a new program this year! Participants will learn about the wildlife and natural history of Bear Creek Lake Park through hands-on education, programs and hikes. Five individual sessions are available.

Ages: 55 and over.
Fee: $5/session; park entrance fee is waived.
Registration deadline: The Monday before each session.

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

Bear Creek Lake Park Bear Cubs
Thu, Aug 7
10 a.m. - 11 a.m.
Bear Creek Lake Park
15600 W. Morrison Rd., Lakewood CO 80465

Da Bears 

Join us for this new program specially designed for young children. Participants will explore their natural environment through stories, songs and interactive programs. Four individual sessions are available.

Ages: 3-5
Fee: $5/session; park entrance fee is waived.
Registration deadline: The Monday before each session.

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

The Real Beetle Juice
Sat, Aug 9
7:30 p.m. - 9 p.m.
Bear Creek Lake Park
15600 W. Morrison Rd., Lakewood CO 80465
Saturday Night Campfire Programs!

Join us for an evening of fun and education for the entire family! A marshmallow roast will follow, weather permitting.

Discover insect collection, cultivation and cooking techniques of people around the world. Then, treat your taste buds to some cooked bugs.

No registration required. Park entry fee applies.

For more information please call 303-697-6159 or email BCLP@Lakewood.org.
Littlefoot Triathlon
Sat, Sep 6
5:30 a.m. - Noon
Bear Creek Lake Park
15600 W. Morrison Rd., Lakewood CO 80465

Enjoy a fun late season tri at beautiful Bear Creek Lake Park. Set at the base of the foothills, the Littlefoot Triathlon starts off with a 750 meter swim in Soda Lake, with water temps expected to be in the mid-70's.

The 2nd phase is rolling 20K bike ride on an exciting new course. Finish it up with a scenic 5K run on a bike path that winds through the park.
Enjoy a catered meal following the race, and a fantastic gear drawing with loads of merchandise and gift certificates from our generous sponsors.

 

Race Day Schedule
5:30am - Transition Opens.
5:30am - Race Day Packet Pickup Opens.
6:45am - Pre-race briefing in transition/expo area.
7:00am - First Wave Starts.
7:00am - Transition Closes.
8:00am - Post Race Meal Opens.
9:45am - Awards & Drawings*.
*Awards may start earlier, depending on the number of athletes on course.

 

For fees and registration visit www.racingunderground.com/littlefoot/.

 

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

Harvest Full Moon Hike
Mon, Sep 8
6:30 p.m. - 8:30 p.m.
Bear Creek Lake Park
15600 W. Morrison Rd., Lakewood CO 80465

Naturalist Guided Night Hikes!

Leave those flashlights at home for this unique hiking adventure. You will be guided by a park naturalist along the 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, but each will average an hour-and-a-half of walking and observing. No dogs please.

Fee: $2/person, park entry fee waived.
Registration deadline: Monday preceding the hike. 

 

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Registration begins July 25

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

Bear It All Off-Road Triathlon
Sun, Sep 14
8 a.m. - 1 p.m.
Bear Creek Lake Park
15600 W. Morrison Rd., Lakewood CO 80465
Pelican Point, Marina, Trails

B.E.A.R. Events evolved from the love of being outside and the adrenaline rush of competitive racing.  

Endless hours of running and biking local trails, pushing through leg-burning hill repeats, enduring exhaustive swim sets and staying in the aero tuck for hours demands intense focus.  B.E.A.R. Events brings this same focus to the drawing board when creating the perfect race.
Cater to the athlete.  Provide a memorable race environment.  Leave No Trace.  B.E.A.R. Events believes these are the foundations upon which every race must be organized.  If not for the athlete, there would be no race, which is why all details are planned from a competitors perspective. B.E.A.R. Events strives to display the beauty of our natural environment while simultaneously protecting it.  Educated by the Leave No Trace foundation, B.E.A.R. Events dedicates itself to proper outdoor ethics and environmental awareness. Giving back to the community is both a privilege and responsibility.

The 2014 Bear It All Off Road Triathlon and Duathlon will donate a portion of registration fees to Camp Paha, the only summer day camp in the metro area for both children and young adults with disabilities.

Thank you for being a part of B.E.A.R. Events.  Sign up and train hard!

 

For more information please call 303-697-6159 or visit www.bearevents.org/
Fall Equinox Twilight Walk
Mon, Sep 22
6 p.m. - 8 p.m.
Bear Creek Lake Park
15600 W. Morrison Rd., Lakewood CO 80465

Enjoy the first day of fall with a naturalist guided evening walk through Bear Creek Lake Park. We will enjoy the last light of day as we search for the animals that call this park home. Hot cider and a marshmellow roast to follow.

 

Ages: 55 and up
Fee: $2/person, park entry fee waived.
Registration deadline: Monday preceding the hike.

 

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

National Public Lands Day
Sat, Sep 27
8 a.m. - Noon
Bear Creek Greenbelt
2800 S. Estes St., Lakewood CO 80227

Join us for the largest national volunteer service day dedicated to parks and public lands! Volunteers will assist with reclamation work in the riparian area along the Bear Creek Greenbelt. Volunteers will assist with tree, sapling and shrub planting and other restoration work. Lunch will be provided.

 

 

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

Bear Chase multi-distance running
Sun, Sep 28
7 a.m. - Noon
Bear Creek Lake Park
15600 W. Morrison Rd., Lakewood CO 80465

100k, 50 mile, 50k, Half Marathon, and the Baby Bear 10k Trail Race. An excellent race for first time ultra-marathoners, runners will experience a variety of challenging terrain and sweeping panoramic views throughout the race. The course is pretty fast (by trail/ultra standards), and not overly technical.

Fees: A portion of every registration goes toward open space preservation with the City of Lakewood.

Start Times:
6:30 a.m., Sat - 100K/50M/50K Start & 7:15 a.m. - 50k Start
7 a.m., Sun - Half Marathon Start & 7:45 a.m. - 10K Start

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

For more details and to register visit www.bearchaserace.com/

Take a Kid Mountain Biking Day
Sat, Oct 4
8 a.m. - 5 p.m.
Bear Creek Lake Park
15600 W. Morrison Rd., Lakewood CO 80465
The City of Lakewood Regional Parks will be partnering with the Colorado Mountain Bike Association to introduce kids to the sport of mountain biking while ensuring trail use and environmental ethics.

For more Information please call 303-697-6159 or visit www.Comba.org.
Hunters Full Moon Hike
Wed, Oct 8
6 p.m. - 8 p.m.
Bear Creek Lake Park
15600 W. Morrison Rd., Lakewood CO 80465

Naturalist Guided Night Hikes!

Leave those flashlights at home for this unique hiking adventure. You will be guided by a park naturalist along the 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, but each will average an hour-and-a-half of walking and observing. No dogs please.

Fee: $2/person, park entry fee waived.
Registration deadline: Monday preceding the hike. 


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Registration begins July 25

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

Stonehouse Triple CX running race
Sat, Oct 11
8 a.m. - Noon
Bear Creek Greenbelt
2800 S. Estes St., Lakewood CO 80227

The race will begin just west of Estes St across from the Stone House Park on Bear Creek in Lakewood. It will head west mostly on dirt trails through the creekside trees with a short piece on the Bear Creek bike path. Near the Fox Hollow golf course the route crosses Bear Creek 3 times (with 3 more times for the return) to the west end of the Stone House trail, heads north around and over the Bear Creek Lake Dam, and back to Mt Carbon in Bear Creek Lake park. After climbing over Mt Carbon the return is back on the Stone House trail. The distance will be approximately 8.5 miles.

Starting this year medals will be awarded for only the top three in each of the standard age groups with ribbons for 4th and 5th places.

 

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

Fore more details visit www.comastersrun.org.

Haunted Trail Adventure
Sat, Oct 18
4:30 p.m. - 7:30 p.m.
Bear Creek Lake Park
15600 W. Morrison Rd., Lakewood CO 80465

Experience Bear Creek Lake Park with all its ghostly magic in an evening of ghostly trails and tales. Walk along Owl Trail and discover critters of the night. After you walk, warm your toes by the fire at the amphitheater and enjoy roasting marshmallows and sipping hot chocolate. Hawk Quest will also be at the Visitor Center with live birds of prey.
Registration is required.


Age: all ages
Fee: $5/person (Children 3 and under free)
Registration is required, and space is limited. There are no refunds for cancelations.

 

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 Registration begins July 25

 


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

Bear Creek 10-Spot running race
Sun, Oct 19
7:30 a.m. - Noon
Bear Creek Lake Park
15600 W. Morrison Rd., Lakewood CO 80465

Join us for a late season trail running fun. "The roller coaster equivalent of trail running," these courses are a mix of short, sometimes steep hills, rolling terrain, and some fast flats and descents, mostly on single & double track. Enough of a challenge for the veteran trail runner, yet a good intro course for trail novices. Great spectator viewing.

 

For more information please call 303-697-6159 or email BCLP@Lakewood.org
For more details visit www.runuphillracing.com

Raven Full Moon Hike
Thu, Nov 6
4 p.m. - 6 p.m.
Bear Creek Lake Park
15600 W. Morrison Rd., Lakewood CO 80465

Naturalist Guided Night Hikes!

Leave those flashlights at home for this unique hiking adventure. You will be guided by a park naturalist along the 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, but each will average an hour-and-a-half of walking and observing. No dogs please.

Fee: $2/person, park entry fee waived.
Registration deadline: Monday preceding the hike.

 

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Registration begins July 25

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

Reach for the Stars
Sat, Nov 15
5:30 p.m. - 7:30 p.m.
Bear Creek Lake Park
15600 W. Morrison Rd., Lakewood CO 80465

Let’s take a closer look at our night sky this November evening. Participants will enjoy telescopes, a sky navigation tour, hot cider and more.

 

Ages: All
Fee: $2/person
Registration deadline: November 12

 

 

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Registration begins July 25

 

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

Snow Full Moon Hike
Sat, Dec 6
4 p.m. - 6 p.m.
Bear Creek Lake Park
15600 W. Morrison Rd., Lakewood CO 80465

Naturalist Guided Night Hikes!

Leave those flashlights at home for this unique hiking adventure. You will be guided by a park naturalist along the 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, but each will average an hour-and-a-half of walking and observing. No dogs please.

Fee: $2/person, park entry fee waived.
Registration deadline: Monday preceding the hike.

 

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Registration begins July 25

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

Winter Solstice Celebration
Sun, Dec 21
6 p.m. - 8 p.m.
Bear Creek Lake Park
15600 W. Morrison Rd., Lakewood CO 80465

Celebrate the first day of winter with us. We will go on a short night hike and then gather around the campfire for a marshmallow roast and celebration of the winter solstice that will include the traditional burning of the yule log. Please bring your own mug to enjoy a hot beverage. No dogs please.

 

Ages: All
Fee: $2/person, park entrance fee is waived
Registration deadline: December 16

 

 

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Registration begins July 25

 

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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