Brynn Grimley (253) 983-7761 • Fax (253) 589-3774 • bgrimley@cityoflakewood.us
Communications Manager

On Saturday, Oct. 29, 2016, the City of Lakewood celebrated its 10th Annual Truck and Tractor Day at Fort Steilacoom Park.

The event – which was rescheduled from earlier in the month because of impending weather – couldn’t have been more successful, as hundreds of people checked out vehicles, played games, went on hayrides, got their faces painted, chucked pumpkins and much, much more.

Best part: The rain let up just before the event started, and attendees were treated to sun-soaked skies throughout the fun.

View a photo gallery of the event on the City's Facebook page .

(This message comes from the Washington State Department of Transportation)

Contractor crews working for the Washington State Department of Transportation will finish installing variable message signs on Interstate 5 in Lakewood near Gravelly Lake Drive at milepost 125 during overnight hours from Monday, Oct. 31 through Friday, Nov. 3. Drivers can expect to encounter multiple-lane closures in both directions of I-5.

  • Monday, Oct. 31: Double and triple-lane closures on northbound I-5 near Gravelly Lake Drive will occur at 8 p.m. and 11 p.m. respectively. All lanes will reopen by 4 a.m. Tuesday.
  • Tuesday, Nov. 1: Double and triple-lane closures on southbound I-5 near Gravelly Lake Drive will take place at 8 p.m. and 11 p.m. respectively. The Bridgeport Way SW on-ramp to southbound I-5 will close at 10 p.m. All lanes and the ramp will reopen by 4 a.m. Wednesday.
  • Wednesday, Nov. 2: Double lane closures on southbound I-5 near Gravelly Lake Drive will take place at 9 p.m. All lanes will reopen by 4 a.m. Thursday.
  • Thursday, Nov. 3: Single and double lane closures will be in place on northbound I-5 at 8 p.m. and 9 p.m. respectively. All lanes will reopen by 4 a.m. Friday.

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(This message comes from Erin Meinershagen with Bruce Dees & Associates, landscape architect for the Waughop Lake Trail project )

Construction began on the Waughop Lake Trail at Fort Steilacoom Park on Monday, Oct. 24.

Fort Steilacoom Park is a 350-plus-acre site located in the northwest portion of Lakewood. More than 1 million people visit the park each year for active and passive recreational opportunities.

Improvements include the renovation of the trail around Waughop Lake by creating a new accessible mile-long asphalt perimeter path, adding benches, a picnic shelter, and a viewing platform. Other site amenities include interpretive signage, ADA parking, and habitat enhancements such as native plant restoration.

The City of Lakewood retained Landscape Architect Bruce Dees & Associates to create the design along with community input through a series of public and ad hoc meetings. The construction is headed by Ceccanti, Inc. Due to the importance of the park and trail to the community, the City of Lakewood is committed to completing construction as soon as possible to keep the impact on users to a minimum. Construction is expected to be completed in four months.

Once complete, Waughop Lake Trail will be a safer, more accessible asset to the community.

The City of  Lakewood's famous Fort Steilacoom Park Dog Park has been nominated for best "Dog Park" in the KING 5 Evening​'s Best of Western Washington contest.

We need you to follow the link and scroll down to the "Dog Park" category and cast a vote for us. We've said for years how much Fort Steilacoom Park and its dog park are jewels of the South Sound. Help us prove it by casting your vote!

Voting ends Oct. 30, 2016.

 

 

Vote for the Fort Steilacoom Dog Park here

(This message is from the Washington State Department of Transportation)

The public is invited to attend a combined environmental hearing and informational open house about potential environmental effects of proposed improvements to Interstate 5 near Joint Base Lewis-McCord on Monday, Nov. 7. Commuters and residents are encouraged to participate and provide comments.

Displays that demonstrate the effects of building additional lanes and rebuilding key interchanges between Mounts Road in DuPont, and Gravelly Lake Drive in Lakewood will be available for review. Participants may provide oral or written testimony to a court reporter. No formal presentation will be provided.

Event details
  • Date and time:  Monday, Nov. 7, 4–6:30 p.m.
  • Location:  McGavick Conference Center, Clover Park Technical College, 4500 Steilacoom Boulevard Southwest, Lakewood.
  • Transit options: This location is served by Pierce Transit route 3.

The Washington State Department of Transportation and the Federal Highway Administration recently published an Environmental Assessment (EA) for the I-5 – JBLM Vicinity Congestion Relief Project. The official public comment period for the EA is Oct. 17 – Nov. 22. Interested parties unable attend the Nov. 7 event may review the EA and comment online. Hard copies of the EA are also available for review at local area libraries.

On Monday, Oct. 17, 2016, the Lakewood City Council recognized the young artists from Four Heroes Elementary School who produced the artwork for the 2016-2017 Stormwater Pollution Prevention and Water Conservation Calendar.

A dozen of the calendar's youn artists attended Monday's meeting, where they received a certificate from Mayor Don Anderson and took a picture with the City Council. 

Congratulations to all of the youth (along with their extremely proud parents) who contributed to this awesome project this year.

View a photo gallery of the presentation on the City of Lakewood Facebook page .

(This message comes from the Washington State Department of Transportation)

Contractor crews working for the Washington State Department of Transportation will install signs on Interstate 5 in Lakewood during overnight hours on Oct. 19-20. Drivers can expect to encounter multiple-lane closures in both directions of I-5.

 

Wednesday, Oct. 19
  • Drivers can expect single, double and triple-lane closures on northbound I-5 near Gravelly Lake Drive at 7 p.m., 8 p.m. and 11:59 p.m. respectively. All lanes will reopen by 4 a.m. Thursday.

 

Thursday, Oct. 20
  • Drivers can expect single, double and triple-lane closures on southbound I-5 near Gravelly Lake Drive at 7 p.m., 8 p.m. and 11:59 p.m. respectively. The Bridgeport Way SW on-ramp to southbound I-5 will close at 11 p.m.
  • All lanes and the ramp will reopen by 4 a.m. Friday, Oct. 21.

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