At 60,000 residents, the City of Lakewood, Washington is the second-largest in Pierce County and one of the largest in the state.
The community has a rich and tradition-filled history. The City incorporated in 1996, and residents have experienced a sizable improvement in public safety, streets, sidewalks, parks, community services and overall business.
We are the host community to Joint Base Lewis-McChord (formerly Fort Lewis and McChord Air Force Base) and have a deep connection to our military service members. Many of our residents and their families either served or are serving in the military.
Lakewood is also home to Historic Fort Steilacoom, which in 1849 became one of the Army's first Northwest military installations north of the Columbia River. Although some of the old fort's buildings remain intact, it is now home to a 340-acre park space that draws visitors from throughout the region.
And as its name suggests, Lakewood is home to several large lakes that have provided generations of Washingtonians with recreation and picturesque backdrops.
Today, one of Lakewood's greatest strengths is its diversity. Its International District boasts dining and shopping from several cultures, including Korean, Vietnamese, Latino and Eastern European.
To find out more about who were are, visit the City of Lakewood's website