Lakewood, Co. was first settled in the late 19th century and established itself early on as a summer resort district for wealthy Denver residents. In 1893, an electric tramway network (known as "the Loop") was established, connecting Lakewood with Golden and Denver. The city became incorporated in 1969 after its population had exceeded 90,000, making the city one of the largest in the nation at the time of its original incorporation.
With more than 80 maintained parks, Lakewood is also one of Denver's top places for outside activities. Bear Creek Lake Park is the city's most popular playground. Filled with a large fishing lake, paved and dirt biking and hiking trails, picnic areas and a summer water-skiing concessionaire, this 2,600-acre park has something for everyone. For mountain lovers, the steep terrain at Lakewood's Green Mountain Open Space Park offers a great workout and scenic mountain views.
Region: Metro Denver Area Regional Information
Proximity to other towns: Located 6.9 miles from Denver, 8.3 miles from Bow Mar, 9 miles from Englewood, 11.1 miles from Littleton
Elevation: 5450 feet
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