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 at the Learning Circle Amphitheater behind the visitor center for na evening of fun and education for the entire family! A marshmallow roast will follow, weather permitting.
July 1 - Oh Deer
Antlers are found on all members of the deer family (Cervidae) in North America including deer, elk, caribou and moose. We will answer questions about antlers, shedding antlers and the difference between all antlers. There will also be several examples of the deer antlers we have in Bear Creek Lake Park.
Ages: all ages
Cost: Activity is free, park entrance is $10 per vehicle ($5 for seniors) or free with an annual pass.
No preregistration required
Join Audubon staff and volunteers on a summer bird walk meant to engage all outdoor enthusiasts! Toddlers, teenagers and seniors will improve their spotting skills and bird identification through this fun program
Ages: All ages
July 8 - Dinosaur Ridge
The Friends of Dinosaur Ridge will be presenting dinosaur fossils that have been found in and around the Denver area. Learn about the time periods in which these animals lived and how they survived.
July 15 - Bodacious Bats
Do vampire bats really exist? Are bats blind? Find out the answers to these questions and more as we unfold the secret life of bats. We will also go on a short hike in search of the bats that call the park home.
This annual family adventure race involves teams of two completing a lake crossing, mountain bike course and a run. Participants will receive an event shirt.
Bear Creek Lake Park15600 W Morrison RdLakewood, CO 802286-9 p.m.
Ages: 6 and up
Cost: $40/team, park entrance fee is waived.
Registration closes the Monday before the hike.
July 22 - Singin', Strummin' and Stories Under the Stars
Join the Rocky Mountain Ukulele Orchestra's Strummers for sing-a-longs and stores of the miners, pioneers and cowboys of Colorado accompanied by, yes, ukuleles!
Entomophagy: The Art of Cooking and Eating Bugs
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