No question this week.
Q: What is the name of the Bird Statue located on the north end of Kountze Lake in Belmar Park?
A: Morning Mist.
May 13-May 28
Q: In what year were residents able to use a city of Lakewood online system?
A: The answer is 2001, and it intended to improve our citizens’ experience when signing up for classes at our recreational facilities.
Q: How large was the original Rooney Family homestead that was established in the 1860s?
A: The answer is 12,000 acres.
Q: After the incorporation of Jefferson City what date was the election held for city officials?
A: The answer is Aug. 26, 1969.
Q: What piece of the original house can still be seen in Addenbrooke Park?
A: The answer is the fireplace.
Q: What was Lakewood’s first zero waste event?
A: The answer is the City of Lakewood’s first large-scale coordinated effort to reduce waste at a community event was the 2011 Cider Days event. Volunteers sorted through bags to divert recyclables from the waste stream.
Q: What were the boundaries of Lakewood originally drawn on?
A: The answer is boundaries for a new city were drawn on a basement ping pong table in the home of James Jeff "Jim" Richey, chairman of the Citizens for Incorporation, who later became the first mayor of Lakewood.
Q: The Family Services Division’s Early Childhood Education program offers five Head Start Classrooms for 90 children ages 3 to 5. As a part of the Head Start program, children are provided breakfast, lunch, and snacks each day through a grant from the Child and Adult Care Food Program. How many total meals did the Head Start program provide during the 2017-2018 school year?
A: The answer is 38,704.
Q: When was the first subdivision of land in what is now Lakewood?
A: The answer is 1889.
Q: Between the Fox Hollow and Homestead Golf Courses, the city is able to offer exceptional golf opportunities to the community. How many total holes of golf are offered between the two courses?
A:The answer is 45 total – 27 at Fox Hollow and 18 at Homestead.
July 29-Aug. 12
Q: What is the lowest point in Lakewood?
A: The answer is Lakewood Gulch at Sheridan, 5,300 ft.
Q: When was the first school in Lakewood built?
A: The answer is Wadsworth and Colfax in 1872.
Q: Surfside Spray Park went by another name for two years. What was its original name?
A: The answer is Waterworks Pool.
Aug. 26-Sept. 9 due to Labor Day holiday
Q: Bear Creek Lake was created in reaction to what natural event?
A: The answer is the 1965 Denver flood.
Q: What was the name of the tree at the base of the hill on Alameda near Rooney Ranch (rumor has it the ponderosa pine tree still exists) where Native American tribes including Ute Indians, gathered to settle their differences?
A: The answer is Tribal Council Tree.
Q: Which cities border Lakewood?
A: The answer is Denver, Wheat Ridge, Morrison, Golden.
Sept. 30 Q:
Which Colorado city was incorporated at the same time as Lakewood?
A: The answer is Wheat Ridge.
Q: Approximately how many miles of streets are maintained by the Street Maintenance Division?
A: The answer is 489.
Q: When are regular Lakewood municipal elections held?
A: The answer is the first Tuesday in November of odd-numbered years.
Q: When did the Denver Federal Center become part of Lakewood?
A: Answer coming soon!