Goal #3. Respond to community needs through the addition of new facilities and amenities.
The Imagine Lakewood! resident survey, public open houses and other meetings revealed that Lakewood residents would like to see some new facilities added to Lakewood's portfolio.
- 70% said there are too few community gardens
- 66% there are two places for dogs to exercise off leash
- 60% said there are two few water spray parks
- When asked the most important issues for the City to address, 44% of residents said "new facilities". Included in that group are more dog parks, more pools and a new recreation or community center.
To achieve this goal, we will:
a. Expand Lakewood’s community garden program and support the Comprehensive Plan and Sustainability Plan goals for access to local and healthy food.
b. Assess the feasibility of adding a destination pool and recreation facility to the City's resources.
c. Evaluate the opportunity to add water amenities to existing facilities and parks.
d. Expand opportunities for sanctioned off leash dog experiences.
e. Explore opportunities and interest levels in various funding options for large scale capital projects and land acquisition.
f. Expand the City's outdoor fitness equipment inventory.
g. Continue to implement established department site and facility plans.