ne of Lakewood's greatest assets is its parks and
recreation system. Now, thanks to the City of
Lakewood and concerned citizens, the community
has a road map for that system's future.
Earlier this year, the Lakewood City Council adopted the
community's ﬁrst Legacy Plan - a blueprint intended to
meet the community's parks and recreation needs the next
e plan is the culmination of three years of collaboration
between the City, park and recreation enthusiasts, service
clubs and others who want to sustain a healthy parks and
recreation system for Lakewood.
"Our goal is to create a healthy and vibrant community,"
said Mary Dodsworth, the City's Parks, Recreation and
Community Services Director. "Writing this plan was truly
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a community eﬀort, and many participants were involved
in its development. By engaging in a comprehensive public
input process, the City was able to interact with residents and
build trust, create partnerships and educate citizens about the
importance of a sustainable parks and recreation system."
e Legacy Plan will serve as the City of Lakewood's master
plan for parks and recreation. It is a living document,
responsive to the changing needs of the community. It will
serve as our guide in building a strong parks and recreation
system long into the future.
To view the City of Lakewood's Legacy Plan, visit our
website at www.cityoﬂakewood.us.
Building Lakewood's Legacy
After years of collaboration between the City and interested citizens, the Lakewood City Council
adopts the Legacy Plan, the community's first road map for parks and recreation.
Did You Know:
e City of Lakewood manages approximately 650 acres
of parks and open space spread across 14 sites
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