The Department of Community Resources oversees 99 parks, 23 sports fields, 7,191 acres of land, and over 745,000 square feet of building space. The Department is organized into seven Divisions.
Administration and Resource Development
The Administration and Resource Development Division provides management, enterprise analysis, administrative support, marketing, and alternative resource development, including sponsorship development and grant writing,to the Community Resources Department.
Family Services offers a wide range of programs and services for children, families, older adults, and individuals with disabilities. Programs include Head Start, School Age Services, Rise Above and Camp PAHA, Lakewood Rides and Older Adult services at the Clements Community Center.
Heritage, Culture & the Arts
HCA exists to build community through its programming and facilities encompassing historic preservation and interpretation, education, community events, visual arts exhibits and programs, and performing arts programs. HCA is comprised of three main facilities including Lakewood’s Heritage Center, the Washington Heights Arts Center, and the Lakewood Cultural Center.
Planning and Construction
The Planning and Construction Division provides park and building facility planning and design, facility construction and contract monitoring, land acquisition. Building Maintenance and facility management for all City buildings.
Lakewood Recreation offers a wide variety of opportunities for the mind, body and spirit. Program and activity offerings of many kinds encourage citizens of all ages to come out and play at our four recreation centers and numerous outdoor pools, racquetball courts, tennis courts, climbing walls, skate parks, and sports fields. Lakewood Recreation is everyday friendly!
Regional Parks and Golf
Regional Parks maintains Lakewood’s 5,590 acres of regional parks including Bear Creek Lake Park; William F. Hayden Park at Green Mountain; and Bear Creek Greenbelt. Golf Course operations provide for the coordination of all activities at the Fox Hollow and the Homestead Golf Courses.
The Urban Parks Division maintains all community and neighborhood parks within Lakewood, as well as providing care for trees, shrubs, and plants in parks, street medians, and public buildings throughout the City. Urban Parks maintains 242 miles of medians and over 1,550 acres of parks and also provides facilitates renovation and restoration, special event support and snow removal.