MLCA Spring 2024 Newsletter

Win our Membership Drawing!!!

Submit your annual dues by June 7th to be entered into a drawing for gift certificates!

Your Annual Dues help support the Neighborhood Garage Sale, Annual Picnic, Holiday Tree Lighting, and various other community building events throughout the year!


We try to make payment as convenient as possible. Here are the 3 ways you can pay your dues!

1) You can pay online here:

2) Mail in your payment:

Mid-Lakewood Civic Association

P.O. Box 150133
Lakewood, CO 80215
3) Drop off you payment:

9005 W. 2nd Ave

Lakewood, CO 80226


MLCA Applies for Grants for Park Improvements

The Lakewood Neighborhood Participation Program (NPP) offers grants of up to $60,000 for qualifying physical improvement projects that residents believe will make a difference in their neighborhood. MLCA was awarded this grant in 2023 to make improvements to Meadowlark Park. We are waiting for Jeffco parks department to install the new grills and stone chess tables so ook for updates later this year regarding the awarded 2023 funds.

For 2024 MLCA will be applying for additional grants through the Lakewood NPP. MLCA is considering applying for:
· Improved landscaping and signage for the Alameda/Carr entrance
· An art sculpture to be installed at Balsam Pond park, and
· Benches for Meadowlark Park!

Come discuss these ideas and your ideas at the May 16th meeting!


Annual Garage Sale in June!
This year’s garage sale will be Friday, Saturday, and Sunday, June 7th, 8th, and 9th from 8am-4pm. Your association coordinates the advertising, and each neighbor hosts their own sale and keeps their proceeds. Neighborhood garage sales are a great way to attract more buyers! *Map* Sign up at to have your sale included on a map of the sales!


Community Bike Ride!
Join MLCA and South of 6th on Saturday June 15th! Meet at Meadowlark Park at 9am with your water bottle and snack. We will proceed on a relaxing ride together around the neighborhood. Come early for some informational pamphlets from Jeffco Rides, along with some free bike bells and key chains! All ages welcome!
*Raffle* We will have a raffle for prizes for all of the attendees of the event. Wear a costume to receive an extra ticket in the raffle! One prize will be a 2-hour electric bike rental from Pedego!


 Food Trucks back for 2024!
 MLCA will organize food trucks during the summer months of June, July, and August at Meadowlark Park! We had a great turnout last year so have put together a wider variety of food trucks this summer. See below for more details!

2024 MLCA Events

Friday June 7th, 2023 — Pay your household annual dues by this date to be entered to win a gift certificate to a local business!
Thursday May 16th 2024 — MLCA Board and Members Meeting —Lakewood United Church of Christ (1st and Carr), 7pm
Thursday May 30st, 2024 — Movie Night — South Lakewood Elementary, 8pm (movie starts at 8:30pm)!
Friday, Saturday, & Sunday, June 7th, 8th, 9th, 2024 — Annual Neighborhood Garage Sale, 8am — 4 pm
Tuesday June 11, Tuesday July 9, and Tuesday August 13 — Food Trucks at Meadowlark Park, 5-7pm
Saturday June 15th, 2024 — Community Bike Ride! Meadowlark Park—9am (Saturday June 22nd make-up date if poor weather)
Saturday July 20th, 2024 — Community Coffee with a Cop, Meadowlark Park, 9am

Sunday August 25th, 2024 — MLCA Annual Picnic, Meadowlark Park, 5pm
Thursday October 3rd, 2024 — MLCA Annual Meeting, Lakewood United Church of Christ, 7pm
Sunday, December 1st, 2024 — Annual Tree Lighting Ceremony, Meadowlark Park

Letter from the President

         Spring is in the air! And it is the start of an exciting year for MLCA! In 2023, MLCA aimed for growth — in membership, participation, and the number of events we organize. We started some great new events such as the Community Bike Ride and the Summer Food Trucks! We continued our traditional events with strong attendance. We launched our MLCA website and improved our online payments system. On behalf of MLCA, thank you for the great participation!


For 2024, we look to build upon the success of last year. We will continue to host our community events. We will be applying for additional grants for improvements to our neighborhood, and we hope to see our approved 2023 grants installed at Meadowlark Park. Together with you, we strive for the goals of our mission statement:

Neighbors working together to create a community that supports quality of life, the safety of our residents, property values, and the integrity of the character of our neighborhood.


Here are some of the things I am looking forward to for 2024:
· Our MLCA Board meeting on May 16th — open to members!
· *New* Movie Night at South Lakewood Elementary — join us at 8pm on May 30st for a movie! (movie starts at 8:30pm)
· Community Bike Ride Event — MLCA and South of 6th will co- host this neighborhood ride on June 15th with a prizes raffle.
· Summer Food Trucks at Meadowlark Park — these gatherings were popular in 2023, and we will continue these in 2024 on
the following Tuesdays: June 11, July 9, and August 13!


I hope you are looking forward to this year as much as I am! This is only possible with your financial support, so please send in your dues to support our neighborhood. Here’s to a great 2024!

Chris Gibbons, President

Business Sponsors

MLCA is so grateful for the support of local businesses! These organizations provide goods for events, monetary donations, and assist with volunteers or space for events and advertising. If you have a business you would like to advertise in our newsletter, website, or on posters at our events, please contact us!


Thank you to the sponsor of our yard sale, Karin Kallander @BHHS Colorado Real Estate!

South of 6th Sustainability

In 2016, the South of 6th Neighborhood was officially recognized as a Lakewood Sustainable Neighborhood. The South of 6th group hosts opportunities for engagement with your neighbors around all topics relating to conservation, community building, and overall sustainable practices.

South of 6th Sustainable Neighborhood has a website!

Check it out for upcoming gatherings and events -

Email us at with questions about planning get-togethers.

Spring South of 6th Events!


    March 30th — Seed Swap and giveaway at South Lakewood Elementary Community Garden 1pm — 3pm Bring any extra seeds you don’t plan to plant and swap with neighbors! If you don't have any seeds to share, then come grab some! This event is open to anyone and you do not need to bring anything to share in the gardening fun!
  • April 22nd — Litter clean up at Lakewood Park, 5pm. Meet under the picnic shelter by the playground.
  • April 27th — City of Lakewood Earth Day Celebration, Belmar Park
  • TBD — Neighborhood Garden Tours
  • Meetings every 3rd Tuesday of each month. Email us for location:

Look for more events coming this summer and fall for South of 6th!

MLCA has a number of ways you can get involved:

  • Attend the May 16th Board Meeting and Oct 3rd Annual Meeting!
  • Work with the committees for the Picnic and Tree Lighting events
  • Volunteer for another committee of MLCA
  • Consider serving on the Board of Directors for MLCA  

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