Special events within Lakewood’s parks are regulated by
Lakewood Municipal Code, sections 9.32.030 and 9.32.120. Special events include
any organized competitive or noncompetitive event, nonrecreational park uses,
commercial uses, filming, groups needing to reserve a park area, group use
involving more than 50 people, rallies or any other use that may conflict with
established park uses, policies or rules.
A variety of events are
permitted each year. In order to host an event, an organizer must submit a
completed event application form to the Regional Parks Supervisor for review
and approval. Most events will also be required to submit a nonrefundable
Event Approval Guidelines
- Based on the recommendations in the
park Master Plan, trail-based events will not be allowed at William Frederick
Hayden Park. Certain parking lot and educational events may be approved,
including mountain bike demonstrations and filming permits.
requesting the use of the Bear Creek Greenbelt will need special review and may
not be allowed. This park has limited parking and high use in a narrow
corridor. It is not well-suited for large events.
baptisms: this use will be allowed only at Bear Creek Lake Park at the south
end of the marina. A permit will be required for any group of 50 or more
people, and only one event will be allowed per day.