People do yoga inside the Pavilion at Fort Steilacoom Park

Recreation Programs

Lakewood offers recreation programs for our residents of any age. Whether it’s interactive youth programs in the park, yoga in the pavilion or senior men’s coffee, we have something for everyone.

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

(253) 983-7887
[email protected]

Wellness Programs
Senior Programs
Youth Programs

Wellness Programs

Registration is now open for all classes and sessions. Please use the registration link to find the right class and time for your schedule. All Yoga, Meditation and Cardio classes are held in the Pavilion at Fort Steilacoom Park, 9107 Angle Lane SW. Parking is available behind the building or along the fence near the city park maintenance shop.

Yoga and Meditation

We offer a variety of Yoga classes. All classes cost $40 for four sessions unless indicated otherwise.

Gentle Yoga

$12 drop-ins available, (cash or card)

Gentle yoga slows down the asana (position) flows of vinyasa and gives each person a chance to feel out vinyasa poses with a variation that caters to the needs of beginners, injuries and those who like a calmer practice. The room will be at 80 degrees.

Mondays 4:30-5:30 p.m.

  • Session 6 Dates: 7/29, 8/12, 8/19, 8/26, 9/9, 9/16, 9/23

Session 6A Registration

Thursdays 4:30 – 5:30 p.m.

  • Session 6 Dates: 8/1, 8/15, 8/29, 9/5, 9/19, 9/26

Session 6B Registration

Classes are not interchangeable; if you miss a session, you cannot make it up on a different day of the week. (I.e. if you miss Monday, you cannot attend the Thursday class as a make-up.)

Vinyasa Yoga

$12 drop-ins available (cash or card)

Vinyasa is a modern style of yoga that connects body to breath in a moving meditation. It combines a series of asanas (physical positions) that target mindfulness through flow, balance, twists and inversions. This is an all-levels class that can be individualized to each person. The room will be at 80 degrees,.

Mondays 5:45-6:45 p.m.

  • Session 6 Dates: 7/29, 8/12, 8/19, 8/26, 9/9, 9/16, 9/23

Session 6 Registration

Yin/Yang Yoga

$12 drop-ins available (cash or card)

Yin Yang is a style of yoga that heats up the body for the first half of class through a series of flows and then cools the body down with restorative deep stretching. It is a well-balanced class of sun and moon energy that is a great way to reset stress hormones and release endorphins. The room will be at 75 degrees.

Thursdays, 5:45 – 6:45 p.m.

  • Session 6 Dates: 8/1, 8/15, 8/29, 9/5, 9/19, 9/26

Session 6 Registration

Cardio and Exercise

Tai Chi

$113 for eight-week class (no drop-ins available)

This class teaches participants ways to improve their overall mind, body and spirit through a series of slow continuous movements. With over 30+ year experience, instructor Ronny Llanos will teach an Abbreviated Yang Style form easy to learn for the beginner. You will walk away with tools to help; stress reduction, cardiovascular functions, balance and posture, arthritic conditions, lowering high blood pressure and more.

For those who have completed the Abbreviated Yang Style beginner course, there is an intermediate Tai Chi class. Intermediate students will start moving into Section 1 of the Old Yang Style. Students will have a deeper understanding of flow and coordination of breath and movement while following the ancient Classics of Tai chi Chuan.

Beginner Tai Chi
Tuesdays 10:15 – 11:15 a.m.

  • Session 4 Dates: Tuesdays – 8/6/24 – 9/24/24

Beginner Tai Chi Session 4 Registration

Intermediate Tai Chi
Tuesdays, 9 – 10 a.m.

  • Session 4 Dates: Tuesdays – 8/6/24 – 9/24/24

Intermediate Tai Chi Session 4 registration

Senior Programs

The Lakewood Senior Activity Center offers a variety of activities for older adults in Lakewood. Below is a list of all activities we offer, but please visit our Senior Activity Center page for updated locations, dates and times for each activity.

Men’s Coffee Hour

Join a group of our finest Lakewood residents for conversation and coffee at our Men’s Coffee Hour on Tuesdays from 10 – 11 a.m.

Coffee and Conversation

This coffee and conversation hour is open to any Lakewood Seniors that just want to warm up with a cup of coffee or cocoa with friends.

Just a Walk in the Park

Join us for fellowship and fitness! It’s always a good time to get outdoors, so join us on our weekly walks in the park. We walk rain or shine (except in snow ice or high winds). Please arrive a few minutes early to sign in. Meet near the Ft. Steilacoom dog park. Please leave your dogs at home. Mondays at 10:30 a.m.

Knotty Knitters

Grab your yarn and let’s get together to knit and crochet with your friends! Grab your projects and join us! Invite your friends! Whether you knit or crochet, everyone is welcome. Wednesdays at 1:00 p.m.

Brain Games

Help keep your brain engaged and challenged! Research shows that keeping your brain active can help reduce age-related cognitive disorders. Join us and supercharge your brain with interactive brain games! This program is not for individuals with memory loss, however contact us for additional resources: (253)798-4090

Photography Club

Are you interested in photography and love to take pictures? Join our group of avid photographers as we get together to share our work. NEW: Photo themes! Get out your camera, be creative, and bring your themed photos to the club meetings. Please contact us if you have any questions!

Happy Bookers

Do you love a good book and love to get together with friends? We are planning to meet in-person and we will also offer a Zoom option. We will also offer a Zoom option, please contact us for the link. There is nothing like great friends and a good book! Please join us in person or by Zoom!

Dirty Gloves Garden Club

Join a group of passionate gardeners who share the common love of growing flowers, vegetables and shrubs. Unite to learn about plants, growing techniques, occasional guest speakers, trade tips and tricks, swap stories and meet new friends! This group is for beginners to more experience gardeners.

Youth Programs

Agents of Discovery

Explore Lakewood Parks in a whole new way! Join Agents of Discovery, the secret agency dedicated to learning and playing outdoors. Walk the parks to solve challenges and learn more about the plants, animals, and history of Lakewood.

Agents of Discovery is an augmented reality app for kids. Players attempt challenges and learn about the wildlife and history of Lakewood.

Join the Fun

Players complete a set of challenges that are created from the following options. The mission is to complete all of the challenges. Once you complete the mission, contact Cameron Fairfield ([email protected]) to claim your prize!


  1. Download the Agents of Discovery app
  2. Use the app to find a “mission.”
  3. Travel to the park and complete your mission!


The first two locations are at Fort Steilacoom Park and Springbrook Park. More locations soon!

Image with a cartoon raccoon next to the words AGENTS OF DISCOVERY in yellow text. Below that is white text that says MOVE TO PLAY AND LEARN.