Lakewood Nature Area is a 7 acre park on the west side of town, adjacent to Lakewood School. Access to this park is from Lakewood School, Lakeview Avenue, Sunnywood Avenue, or by a trail connecting to Dolph Nature Area. Parking is available at the school, along the roads, or in the Dolph Nature Area parking lot.
Although Lakewood Nature Area is somewhat small, it is connected to several other parks through which park visitors can continue their hikes. This area is fairly hilly, with several streams and ravines cutting through the park. The hills are blanketed by oak-hickory woodlands, with a rich understory of wildflowers. Lakewood is an excellent spot to observe migratory birds on their way through our area. Adjacent parks also contain woodlands plus several lakes and open areas.