Parks & Recreation

Lakewood enjoys 600+ acres of parkland across 14 parks. Our parks feature wildlife, beaches, playgrounds, sports fields, trails, and more. The City also organizes community events and activities for kids and older adults.

Lakewood Parks & Recreation
6000 Main St SW, 1st Floor
Lakewood, WA 98499

(253) 983-7887
[email protected]

Phone & Staff Hours:
Monday to Friday: 8:30 a.m. to 5:00 p.m.

Report a Park Maintenance Issue:
(253) 267-1628

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Important Links


Springbrook Park to Undergo Improvements in 2022, 2023

Lakewood’s Springbrook Park will undergo improvements through early 2023. New additions include a dog park, walking paths, new basketball courts, and a pump track. The park’s community garden will be moved and enlarged.

City Planning Improvements to Wards Lake Park

The City intends to begin improvements by early 2023. Plans include the addition of a dog park, an ADA-accessible walking trail loop around the lake, a new bridge, and a “pump track”.

Photos and Videos

A man holds a fish that he caught on the docks of Harry Todd Park.
A fisherman releases a nice yellow perch he caught from the new Harry Todd Park dock.
Two student volunteers pull weeds during parks appreciation day.
Students from the Steilacoom High School Key Club help improve our wildlife on Parks Appreciation Day.
Three paddleboarders enjoy the water at American Lake Park on a sunny day.
Paddle boarders enjoy American Lake on our annual Paddle, Row, and Canoe Day.
A woman and her grandchild pick out an apple at the Lakewood Farmer's Market.
Families come to pick up the best produce in Lakewood from the Lakewood Farmer’s Market.
A young girl sings at the Pavilion at Fort Steilacoom park during a summer concert event.
Summer Nights at the Pavilion Concerts is a perfect way to unwind after a long summer day.
Two men jump on "extreme" trampolines" at Lakewood SummerFEST.
Friends enjoying the “Extreme Trampoline,” along with other activities at the annual Lakewood Summerfest.

Community GardensLakewood Art
Off-Leash Dog ParkLegacy Plan 2020
Lakefront Street-EndsAmerican Lake Park