Parks and Recreation
Lakewood is home to beautiful parks, championship quality golf courses, lakes and playgrounds for residents and visitors to enjoy. From hiking and biking to picnics and pedal-boating, Lakewood’s parks and recreation areas offer a wide range of activities and relaxing settings. Playgrounds with modern equipment for everything from jungle gyms to basketball rims, along with many baseball and soccer fields provide options and opportunity for fun and healthy exercise throughout the year.
Whatever your interests or your age, visitors will find Lakewood an ideal place to relax, picnic, or simply enjoy recreation of all kinds. Visitors can play or watch sports at Lakewood’s many softball and soccer fields, or volleyball and tennis courts. Besides more than a dozen playgrounds, there are exercise and bike trails; on-site row boats, paddle boats, and canoe rentals; and several parks, some of which have swimming and fishing. The John F. Patrick Sports Complex, due to open in the summer of 2005, will add an additional four baseball fields and four soccer fields.
Lakewood is the home of the award-winning "Single A" Minor League baseball team, the Lakewood BlueClaws,of the South Atlantic League. The BlueClaws, the South Atlantic League affiliate of the Philadelphia Phillies, play their Aptil to September season at FirstEnergy Park.