Weekly trivia answers

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If you enjoy a brain-busting question like we do, make sure you visit this site every Monday to answer a Lakewood-related trivia question in the section labeled "Weekly trivia." These weekly quizzes will include questions on Lakewood's incorporation, history, city services, community hot spots and more.

Oct. 29

Q: Who was the first mayor of Lakewood?

A: James Jeff "Jim" Richey.

Nov. 5:

Q: How many patrol agents did the Lakewood Police Department have when it was first established in 1970?

A: 30.

Nov. 12

Q: How many square miles was Lakewood after incorporation in 1969?

A: 26.

Nov. 19

Q: How many large plow trucks does Street Maintenance operate during any given snow storm?

A: 28.

Nov. 26

Q: What did the Belmar area replace before becoming Belmar?

A: The Villa Italia Mall.

Dec. 3

Q: How many tennis courts does the City have?

A: 34.

Dec. 10

Q: On average, how many performances and events are held in the Lakewood Cultural Center theater each year?

A: 186 performances.

Dec. 17

Q: How many creeks are in Bear Creek Lake Park?

A: Four.

Dec. 25

No question in observance of the holiday.

Dec. 31

No question in observance of the holiday.

Jan. 7
Q: How many pages was the original city of Lakewood budget?

A: 15 pages.

Jan. 14

Q: How many neighborhoods in Lakewood are certified as Outstanding Sustainable Neighborhoods?
A: Eight neighborhoods. The Sustainable Neighborhoods Program started in Lakewood in 2012 as a way to encourage and support community sustainability projects. The eight Outstanding neighborhoods are Applewood, Belmar, Eiber, Green Mountain, Lake Lochwood Village, Morse Park, South of 6th and Southern Gables. Neighborhood volunteers working in the program have engaged over 13,000 Lakewood residents through workshops, events and projects.

Jan. 21
Q: How many parks are included in the 40West ArtLine?
A: Three parks: Mountair, Aviation and Walker Branch parks.

Jan. 28
Q: Which was the city’s first park?
A: Morse Park.

Feb. 4
Q: In what year did the city start using smartphones to better support the community?
A: The answer is 2010. City Council members first started using smartphones in 2010, using the iPhone 3 model; since then, the city has continued to ensure that technology is a key consideration in how we support the Community.

Feb. 11
Q: What was the Lakewood Police Department previously known as?
A: The answer is Lakewood Department of Public Safety.

Feb. 18
Q: What year did the Lakewood Cultural Center open?
A: The answer is 2000.

Feb. 25
Q: How many city halls have there been since the city incorporated?
A:The answer is four.

March 4
Q: Where was the 1st City Council meetings held?
A: The answer is Lakewood High School.

March 11
Q: How many objects are in the Lakewood Heritage Center's museum collection?
A: The answer is 40,000-50,000.

March 18
Q: Where was the badge located on the first Lakewood Police uniforms?
A: The answer is it was carried in their wallet, so there was no badge on the uniform shirt.

March 25

In the yard behind the Stone House, what activity are the two statues participating in?

A: The answer is fishing.

April 1
No question this week.

April 8
Q: What animal is there a sign warning patrons about in Mountainside Park?
A: Mountain Lion.

April 15
Q: Where was the 1st City Hall located?
A:1580 Yarrow St.

April 22-29
Q: How many City Clerks has Lakewood had?
A: Three.

May 6
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.

May 28
Q: How large was the original Rooney Family homestead that was established in the 1860s?
A: The answer is 12,000 acres.

June 3
Q: After the incorporation of Jefferson City what date was the election held for city officials?
A: The answer is Aug. 26, 1969.

June 10
Q: What piece of the original house can still be seen in Addenbrooke Park?
A: The answer is the fireplace.

June 17
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.

June 24
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.

July 1
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.

July 8
Q: When was the first subdivision of land in what is now Lakewood?
A: The answer is 1889.

July 15-26
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.

Aug. 12
Q: When was the first school in Lakewood built?
A: The answer is Wadsworth and Colfax in 1872.

Aug. 19
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.

Sept. 9
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.

Sept. 16-30
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.

Oct. 7
Q: Approximately how many miles of streets are maintained by the Street Maintenance Division?
A: The answer is 489.

Oct. 14
Q: When are regular Lakewood municipal elections held?
A: The answer is the first Tuesday in November of odd-numbered years.

Oct. 21
Q: When did the Denver Federal Center become part of Lakewood?
A: Answer coming soon!