Teen Centers

Teen playing ping pong at youth center

The City of Lakewood believes teens are the heart of Lakewood.

Our two youth centers offer teens ages 12 to 17 a place to do homework, enjoy game time and social outings, meet new people, get involved in their community, and learn new skills to prepare for college and career, all under the supervision of trained staff.

See the Teen Events page for more information.

Teen centers offer:

  • Computer workstations, including desktop publishing and digital photography tools, and trained staff who can assist when needed.
  • Gaming systems, such as Xbox One, PlayStation 4, PlayStation VR.
  • Air hockey, board games and ping pong tables, as well as a pool table at Lakewood Youth Center.
  • Cable television on a new HDTV at Teen Resource Center.
  • A snack bar offering goodies for sale at a nominal fee.

Lakewood Youth Center - Del Valle Park

The Lakewood Youth Center is located at the corner of Arbor Road and Woodruff Avenue at Del Valle Park.

The Youth Center's supervised game room is open to middle school and high school students ages 12-17. A Game Use Agreement form must be filled out to participate.

The Youth Center also offers specialized programming and excursions such as:

  • Fusion Fridays (a rotating series of themed events, such as Foodie Friday, Gaming Tournament, Movie & Popcorn Night, and Trivia, Ginormous Games and Ping Pong).
  • Summer Teen Adventure Series.
  • Food and Flick events.
  • Super Bowl Sundae Party.
  • Summer Kick-Off Party.
  • Halloween Scary Movie Night.
  • Teen Summit.
  • College and career-building opportunities, including the annual College Fair.
  • Volunteering and community service opportunities, such as Teens in Lakewood Care, Teen Volunteer Program, Lakewood Teen Action Committee and the Southern California Teen Coalition. Visit the Teen Events & Service Opportunities page for more information.


Teen Resource Center - Bloomfield Park

The Teen Resource Center is located at Bloomfield Park and is open to middle school and high school students ages 12-17.

The Teen Resource Center also hosts specialized programming and events, such as:

  • Super Saturday Nights (monthly events, such as PS4 Gaming Tournament, Ginormous Game Night, Air Hockey Tournament, and Movie Mayhem).
  • Seasonal events.
  • Athletic Tournaments: 3-on-3 Basketball (March), 5-on-5 Dodgeball (July), and 5-on-5 Flag Football (October), featuring boys and girls, middle and high school divisions. Each tournament offers snacks throughout the day and the winning teams take home a prize.
  • Movie nights.
  • Homework assistance (see current catalog for days and times).
  • Open game room (see current catalog for days and times).
  • School and job support provided by staff to help with job applications, researching college and scholarship opportunities.