News, Events & Announcements

Ice Safety

Ice Safety

Ice on Evergreen Lake

The ice forming on Evergreen Lake is a delightful reminder that skating season is coming. BUT it's not here yet! The ice is too thin to walk on or to fish on.

Please watch the website for updates by clicking here or call the Skating Hotline at 720-880-1391 because the ice has to be at least 12 inches thick. Even once the rinks are open, be aware that the groomed area is the ONLY place on Evergreen Lake where the ice is tested daily to assure it's safe. Fishing or walking anywhere else is at your own risk, so please use common sense. Safety first! Download the Ice Safety brochure here.

Gift Cards

Give the Gift of EPRDGift Cards

Happy Holidays! As you hustle and bustle around town searching for the perfect gift for your wife, Dad, Aunt Jean, Cousin Jesse, or even the babysitter, think EPRD! Give the gift of health, and sneak an EPRD gift card into their stockings. Your loved ones can:
   •   Get a massage

   •   Try climbing the pinnacle
   •   Work out

   •   Take a class
   •   Play pickleball

   •   Join an after-school sports program
   •   Drop their child off at playschool

   •   Go ice skating

   •   Take a hockey clinic
   •   Learn to swim

   •   Belly dance
   •   Train for a tri

   •   Rent the Warming Hut

And much more!

The sky’s the limit! Buy your gift cards for everyone on your list through Christmas Eve (2 PM) at Buchanan Park or Wulf Rec Centers and (3 PM) Christmas Eve AND Christmas Day at Evergreen Lake House!

EPRD Holiday Hours

The following programs WILL happen during winter break: Winter Break Camps, Pickleball, Senior Volleyball, Water Exercise classes, Fitness classes, SilverSneakers and Open Gymnastics.
Christmas Eve - Monday, December 24
   •   Buchanan (BPRC) & Wulf (WRC) - 7 AM - 2 PM
   •   BPRC & WRC Pools - 7:15 AM - 1:30 PM
   •   BPRC Climbing Pinnacle - 11 AM - 2 PM
   •   Ice Skating at Evergreen Lake - 9 AM - 3 PM (weather permitting)
Christmas Day - Tuesday, December 25
   •   BPRC & WRC - Closed
   •   Ice Skating - 10 AM - 3 PM (weather permitting)
New Year's Eve - Monday, December 31
   •   BPRC & WRC - 7 AM - 2 PM
   •   BPRC & WRC Pools - 7:15 AM - 1:30 PM
   •   BPRC Climbing Pinnacle - 11 AM - 2 PM
   •   Ice Skating - 8 AM - 2 PM (weather permitting)
New Year's Day - Tuesday, January 1
   •   BPRC & WRC - Closed
   •   Ice Skating - 8 AM - 7 PM (weather permitting)

Let's DOO It! Campaign

Lets Doo ItLet's DOO It! EPRD Promotes Dog Waste Disposal

Evergreen Park & Rec District is joining Jeffco Open Space and City of Lakewood to encourage people to clean up after their pets through the “Let’s DOO It!” educational campaign. Here’s why:
   •   Poop smells bad, ruins the experience of other park visitors, and is a terrible waste of scenery!
   •   Dog waste doesn’t break down like wild animal waste. Left alone, it fouls the water and land.
   •   Dog waste can contain such harmful organisms as E. coli, giardia, salmonella, roundworms, hookworms and cryptosporidium, which can be passed on to people and other pets.

So the “Let DOO It!” campaign has been launched, with “Let’s DOO It!” magnets on trashcans, signs at trailheads, social media posts, Smelly Facts cards, and in-person visitor engagement. Jeffco Open Space interns have even created a short video (below) to encourage people to clean up after pets. EPRD parks employees will be handing out plastic bag containers shaped like dog bones, which can be attached to leashes for easy access. Learn more.

Click here to take the pledge now.