Parks and outdoor activities

Tree in Lakewood park

One of Lakewood’s special features from its initial planning in the 1950s is a park located in every neighborhood of the city, so that every home is a short distance away from recreation and green space.

The city’s park facilities are clean, fun and safe for all types of recreation.

Every Lakewood park features a variety of amenities including school-age and tot lot playgrounds, game courts and ballfields, activity rooms for events and banquets, picnic shelters, and well-tended grass fields for sports, running and other fun.

Eight of Lakewood’s parks are staffed for supervision daily so kids can drop in after school or on the weekends to check out sports equipment, crafts and indoor games from recreation leaders on site.

If you’re hosting a party, event or meeting, you can reserve a park activity room at Lakewood City Hall, or stop by the park office to reserve a picnic shelter.

Walkers can pick up a fitness route for half-mile and mile-long tracks at each park’s office, or explore the beauty of Lakewood’s three-mile nature trail along the west side of the San Gabriel River. 

For more information on park features and services, call Lakewood’s Recreation and Community Services Department at 562-866-9771, extension 2408.