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Recreation Special Events

Lakewood Recreation offers exciting events during the year for youth, adults and older adults alike. Come join us and have fun while getting your exercise and meeting new people!


See the future of Arts, Parks and Recreation


We asked, you shared! Lakewood’s Community Resources Department completed its arts, parks and recreation master plan in 2017.


Thousands of residents contributed to the plan's development by giving us honest and thoughtful feedback. The six goals and 42 actions included in the master plan, which was adopted by Lakewood's City Council on October 23, 2017, are featured and explained on the Imagine Lakewood! project site.

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Up your game this summer at Lakewood's Job Fair!


Friday, January 12
1-5 p.m.
Lakewood Link Recreation Center
1295 S. Reed St


Gain valuable skills and experience with a part-time seasonal position with the City of Lakewood. Join us at our JOB FAIR where you can apply and interview for the following positions (suitable for ages 15 and up):


  • Sport coaches (volleyball, track, flag football, soccer etc.)
  • Aquatics (lifeguard, dive coach, swim coach, etc.)
  • Parks seasonal laborers
  • Maintenance
  • Child care positions
  • Camp Paha leaders 
  • Traffic signs & markings positions
  • Construction inspection interns
  • Probation interns
  • Golf course positions
  • And many more!


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Night of the Stars


Show off your skills in Lakewood's annual Night of the Stars Talent Show!


Jan. 19, 4:30-6:30 p.m. & Jan. 20, 10:30 a.m.-1:30 p.m.
Lakewood Cultural Center
Ages: K-12
$5 non-refundable audition fee


Lakewood Local Show
January 28, 1-4 p.m.
$10 admission
Lakewood Cultural Center


State Show
March 11
Lakewood Cultural Center

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Denver Nuggets Skills Challenge


January 28
Check in: 2 p.m.
Event starts 2:30 p.m.
Carmody Recreation Center
2200 S. Kipling Street


Boys and girls ages 6-13 are invited to participate in a dribbling, passing and shooting challenge with a chance to advance to sectional and state final events. Kids 5 and under may participate but are not eligible to advance to sectionals. First 20 registered participants are entered for a chance to win a free gift!

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Participants must bring a copy of their birth certificate and complete a local entry from prior to participating. Call 303.987.4806 for more information.

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Older Adult Wellness Fair


Save the date for the 2018 Older Adult Wellness Fair on May 18!


Stop by Charles Whitlock Recreation Center from 9 a.m.-noon on May 18 to learn about all the programs and opportunities the City of Lakewood has to offer for older adults. This event is great for seniors and those who serve as caregivers to an older person. There will be:


  • Activities & free demo classes
  • Balance/strength fitness tests by personal trainers
  • Health assessments, blood screenings & blood pressure checks
  • Over 70 local resources & vendors
  • FREE massages, prizes, giveaways & more
Special discounts offered at the event:


  • Buy a 15-visit pass and get 20 visits
  • Buy a 30-visit pass and get 40 visits 
(Limit two passes per household)



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Summer Fun Pass


Lock in a discounted rate on an unlimited summer pass to all Lakewood recreation centers (Carmody, Charles Whitlock, Green Mountain and Lakewood Link) and outdoor pools and spray parks (Carmody, Glennon Heights, Morse Park and Surfside).

Passes go on sale April 1

Purchase your pass before May 1:
Youth/Student/Senior: $67
Adult: $85
Household (of 2): $125 ($17/additional person)
Pass valid date of purchase through September 30


Purchase your pass May 1 or after:
Youth/Student/Senior: $79
Adult: $99
Household (of 2): $149 ($20/additional person)
Pass valid date of purchase through September 30

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