What's Good in the 'Wood



An overdue welcome home

The military creed of leaving no soldier behind takes on new meaning when it comes to veterans who have died but remain unclaimed for burial. But thanks to a volunteer collaborative effort with strong ties to Lakewood, these veterans are... Continue Reading →

Lakewood taps efficient water usage

Keeping Lakewood’s 8,000 acres of parks green under the heat of the summer sun takes a lot of work, but the City’s Parks Division has been accomplishing it while dramatically cutting the amount of water used for grass and park... Continue Reading →

A head start on healthy eating

Lakewood’s effort to foster a complete local food system means looking beyond residents relying on backyard gardening, community gardens and urban farms. In its latest project, the City’s Head Start preschool program is bringing fresh food directly to the families.... Continue Reading →

Growing sustainable neighborhoods

“The program is transformative for the neighborhood and life-changing for those involved,” Christy Cerrone explains. Alyssa Vogan, Lakewood’s sustainability planner who is working with the neighborhoods, adds, “The whole goal of the program is neighbors bettering their community.”

Hailstorm brings out employee dedication

When the severe May 8 hailstorm started pelting Lakewood’s Street Maintenance Facility, windshields began to shatter from the golf ball-sized hail, flooding the interiors of the personal cars belonging to maintenance crew members. But the crew ignored the damage to... Continue Reading →

The transformation of Rose Stein Elementary

The upcoming opening of Rose Stein International Elementary School in Lakewood is a story of both opportunity and rejuvenation, and it shows what can happen when schools reinvest in neighborhoods. This is a "unique opportunity to be part of a... Continue Reading →

Hailstorm creates unique struggles for homeless in Lakewood

The intense May hailstorm that hit Lakewood focused a lot of attention on damage to homes, vehicles and commercial businesses. But for many of Lakewood’s homeless families and individuals, it created a scary and dangerous afternoon as they struggled to... Continue Reading →

Homework Club provides much more than school help

The City of Lakewood works to create community collaborations, and what’s happening with the After-School Homework Club at Emory Elementary is definitely a program to celebrate. This alliance among the school, the Lakewood Faith Coalition and other community members serves... Continue Reading →

Westgate Elementary opens new playground

At Westgate Elementary School in Lakewood, students are now enjoying a new playground courtesy of the efforts of parents, kids, Great Outdoors Colorado (GOCO) and the City of Lakewood. These community partners worked together to design and fund a new playground... Continue Reading →

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