City of Lakewood

City of Lakewood

The City of Lakewood welcomes you and your family to the area! Lakewood, Washington is located in Pierce County and is situated around four lakes (Lake Steilacoom, Waughop Lake, American Lake and Gravelly Lake).  Points of interest in Lakewood include:  Lakewood Gardens, Lakewood Playhouse, Western State Hospital, Fort Steilacoom and Thornewood Castle.  Lakewood offers exquisite views of Mount Rainier.

About Lakewood, Washington

Lakewood’s park system includes six city parks and six neighborhood parks.  Lakewood offers easy access many great attractions such as the Fort Steilacoom Golf Course, Meadow Park Golf Course, Grand Prix Raceway, Lakewood Gardens, Fort Lewis Military Museum, Lakewood Game Refuge, Lakewood Veterans Memorial, Point Defiance Zoo and Aquarium and much more. Lakewood has a population of approximately 58,000, including many military.  Lakewood is located on the eastern border of Joint Base Lewis-McChord.  It is a hop, skip and jump commute to the Base which is about a 16 minute drive (7 1/2 miles).  Many of Lakewood’s residents are employed on Lewis-McChord (which is the third largest employer in Washington State). The public school system is operated under the Clover Park School District(CPSD).  The CPSD is comprised of 17 elementary schools, four middle schools and two high schools.  There is one alternative high school and two specialty schools.  There is also the Harrison Preparatory School, the only preparatory school, for grades 6th through 12th.

Lakewood Towne Center offers an abundance of shopping alternatives to enjoy as well as movie theaters, home improvement stores and a variety of boutiques as well as retail shops. Each month, the City of Lakewood has many events open to the public for a chance to have fun with family and friends as a community.  Some of these events include: the Lakewood Summers Activities Fair, the University Place Home and Garden Tour, the City of Lakewood  National Night Out, the Indian Tea Service, candle making classes, the Beautiful Table Showcase at Lakewood Gardens, the Lakewood Annual Christmas Action and Dinner and much, much more!

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Welcome to Lakewood, Washington


Latitude and Longitude – 47°9′50″N 122°31′34″W 
Approximately 3 miles North from JBLM


59,829 (2015 Census)

Housing costs

Apartment rental cost (median): $1,200/month
Home rental cost (median): $1,550/month
Home purchase price (median): $250,000

Public Safety

Law Enforcement

Lakewood Police Department
(253) 798-4721


St. Clare Hospital
(253) 985-1711


Water Service

Lakewood Water District
(253) 588-4423

Electricity Service

Puget Sound Energy
(888) 225-5773

Natural Gas Service

Puget Sound Energy
(888) 225-5773

Waste and Recycling Service

(800) 345-3629

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