THIS ARCHIVED SITE IS NO LONGER UPDATED. Get the latest City of Lakewood information at the new

Skip to main content

Lakewood Sister Cities

Sister Cities Banner


Sister Cities International’s mission is to promote peace through mutual respect, understanding, and cooperation - one individual, one community at a time.


Sutherland Shire Australia                             Stade Germany

Sutherland Shire, Australia                                                                 Stade, Germany


Chester England                             Portsmouth England

Chester, England                                                                                Portsmouth, England






The Lakewood Sister Cities Program is part of a global community that was formed in 1956, when President Eisenhower inaugurated the "People to People" program for the USA and the world. Lakewood joined the program in 1977 with our first Sister City relationship being with Sutherland Shire, Australia.

Lakewood has dedicated three parks to support to the Sister Cities Program:


 Lakewood Sutherland Shire Park




You could have the opportunity to be involved in a student exchange program with Sutherland Shire, Australia or in an adult exchange program with Stade, Germany. In the past, we have had a music scholar program with Chester, England. 

Lakewood Sister Cities Program
PO Box 260861
Lakewood, Colorado 80226 USA

City of Lakewood

Check out the Lakewood Sister Cities’ Facebook page!





Stade, Germany, Delegation, September 2018

Stade 2018 Delegation

A delegation from Stade visited Lakewood in September 2018, presenting a book of beautiful photos from Stade. 


Watch below as Mayor Paul visits with Kai-uwe Klinge, a representative from the Stade delegation, about the Sister Cities program and about Stade.




Sutherland Shire, Australia, Delegation, June 2018

A Sutherland Shire delegation visited the City of Lakewood in June 2018. During their visit they attended a dinner with Lakewood City Council; participated in a City Council meeting; took a tour of City facilities; and enjoyed the Lakewood Sounds Exciting! concert. The delegation included: Mayor Carmelo Pesce, City Councilor Carol Provan, General Manager Scott Phillips, and Public Relations Executive Amie Lindsell.


Sutherland Shire Concert

Enjoying the Sounds Exciting! concert at the Lakewood Heritage Center



 Sutherland Shire Photo Present      Sutherland Shire Vase  

 Both communities exchanged gifts: A large framed picture of beautiful Cronulla Beach in Australia presented to Lakewood, and a vase of Colorado aspen wood presented to Sutherland Shire.


Sutherland Shire, Australia, Student Exchange, November 2017

  Mayor and Sister Cities    

Mayor Paul reads a proclamation recognizing the 40th anniversary of the Sister Cities Program with students from Sutherland Shire, Australia and Colorado.



Watch as three students from Sutherland Shire visit with Mayor Adam Paul.