Brynn Grimley (253) 983-7761 • Fax (253) 589-3774 •
Communications Manager


The Lakewood Police Department will offer a free "Adventure in Boating Education " class this Saturday.

The class is open to anyone, even if an attendee is not a Lakewood resident. 

Current state law requires those 59 years of age and younger to have in their possession a boater’s education card if they are operating a powered watercraft of 15 horsepower or greater. The fine amount for not having a card is $87, along with your day on the water being over.  The classes will be held at the Lakewood Police Station, 9401 Lakewood Dr. SW, on the following dates: 

  • Saturday, May 9: 9 a.m. to 5 p.m.
  • Saturday, June 6: 9 a.m. to 5 p.m.

Participants should bring their own snacks/beverages – only a ½ hour lunch break will be offered.  Registration is done through the City of Lakewood website ( ) through "Program Registration" on the Parks and Recreation page.  You can also register by visiting ActiveNet .

After completing the class, participants will be provided their certificate and application for the boater’s education card.  A $10.00 fee will have to be paid to Washington State Parks for the actual boater’s education card.  The card doesn’t have an expiration date so no future renewal costs.