Celebrate Lakewood's 50th Anniversary


It's time to celebrate 50 amazing years as a city! And while Lakewood's incorporation day is technically June 24, 2019, we’re celebrating with the community all year.

Lakewood's 50th Anniversary is a time to honor our community’s unique history, diverse residents, and those who laid the foundation for incorporation and paved the way for the city's sense of community, culture and inclusiveness. We’ll highlight the early families and visionary leaders, entrepreneurs, staff, volunteers, and of course, the residents who together create and strengthen the community fabric that is Lakewood.

Here’s to celebrating our city’s rich past and looking ahead to the next 50 years. We hope you take a look around and join the celebration by participating in all of the activities on this site:


It's time to celebrate 50 amazing years as a city! And while Lakewood's incorporation day is technically June 24, 2019, we’re celebrating with the community all year.

Lakewood's 50th Anniversary is a time to honor our community’s unique history, diverse residents, and those who laid the foundation for incorporation and paved the way for the city's sense of community, culture and inclusiveness. We’ll highlight the early families and visionary leaders, entrepreneurs, staff, volunteers, and of course, the residents who together create and strengthen the community fabric that is Lakewood.

Here’s to celebrating our city’s rich past and looking ahead to the next 50 years. We hope you take a look around and join the celebration by participating in all of the activities on this site:

Discover Lakewood's historic sites

9 months

Discover Lakewood and unfold the past as you travel through the community. You'll visit historic homes, farms, a restaurant (still in business 50 years later!), a cemetery and more. 

This historic scavenger hunt consists of nine different locations, each with its own clue. Solve the clue and visit the historic site. Once there, drag and drop the pin on the map, submit the name of the site and upload a photo proving that you've made it there. To receive a prize, you must submit a photo at the location. Use the comment box to tell us if you learned something ...

Discover Lakewood and unfold the past as you travel through the community. You'll visit historic homes, farms, a restaurant (still in business 50 years later!), a cemetery and more. 

This historic scavenger hunt consists of nine different locations, each with its own clue. Solve the clue and visit the historic site. Once there, drag and drop the pin on the map, submit the name of the site and upload a photo proving that you've made it there. To receive a prize, you must submit a photo at the location. Use the comment box to tell us if you learned something or if you noticed anything interesting about the site. 

After you complete and post a photo from three, six, or all nine locations, please email kaigau@lakewood.org to receive your prize.

Prizes

  • Posted photo at three locations: 50th Anniversary commemorative pin
  • Posted photo at six locations: 50th Anniversary commemorative pin + water bottle 
  • Posted photo at nine locations: 50th Anniversary commemorative pin + water bottle + T-Shirt

And, don’t forget to have fun!