Mary Dodsworth (253) 983-7887 • Fax (253) 589-3774 •
Parks, Recreation and Community Services Director



Connections Magazine 


We see Lakewood as a healthy and vibrant community where opportunities abound!

The Parks and Recreation Department works to create a safe, vibrant, and healthy community in Lakewood. We preserve and maintain over 600 acres of parklands, open spaces, public buildings and areas to enhance the beauty and positive image of Lakewood. We establish partnerships to ensure that a comprehensive system of programs, facilities, and services are available to meet the needs of the community. Parks and Recreation contributes to the vitality of Lakewood; encourages economic development, creates neighborhood identity and improves the quality of life for our citizens.


Lakewood's Parks and Recreation Department has its own Facebook page! "Like" us to stay informed about what's happening in the city's parks.