Officially incorporated as a city in 1969, Lakewood is now home to over 140,000 residents. In addition to having Colorado's top ranked public high school, Colorado Christian University is also located in Lakewood.
With 38,000 square feet of space, the Lakewood Cultural Center is used for theatre productions, as well as art exhibitions and other special events. For sports enthusiasts, Fox Hollow and Homestead are Lakewood's two most respected golf courses. Fox Hollow features twenty-seven holes, while Homestead has eighteen, both popular with visitors and residents alike, and open to the public throughout the year.
During the summer, the city holds a series of outdoor concerts on Wednesday nights at the Heritage Center in Belmar Park. The Heritage Center also offers guided museum tours that exhibit the history and heritage of the city of Lakewood.
Lakewood is a very outdoor oriented city. With nearly one hundred parks and close to forty miles of trails, Lakewood is an ideal place to experience the beauty and cleanliness of the Colorado outdoors.