Lakewood was called the Prairie in the beginning - an expanse of land about 20 miles square, dotted with small lakes and occasional stands of Oak and Douglas Fir trees. Steilacoom and Nisqually Indians held pow-wows on the Prairie - before the advent of the White hunters, trappers and settlers.
This abundant Nisqually Prairie, midway between the Columbia River and the city of Vancouver, BC, was chosen by the British as the site of one of its fur trading operations, the Hudson Bay Company, in 1833.
Out of state residents must register their vehicle within 30 days of becoming a Washington state resident and pass a vehicle emissions test by the Washington State Patrol. The Lakewood Vehicle/Vessel Licensing Agency is located at 10102-A Bristol Avenue SW, (253) 588-7786.
Out-of-state residents and new drivers can apply for their driver’s license at the 27th St. DOL office in University Place, (253) 534-3218 or at the South Yakima Avenue in Tacoma, (253) 593-2990.
There are over 60 local churches of many denominations in Lakewood. Look under church listings in this directory, or refer to the local telephone directory.
Clover Park School District Clover Park School District (CPSD) was established in 1928 and recently celebrated its 80th anniversary. The district has more than 1,500 employees and 11,700 students from preschool to grade 12. CPSD is the 26th largest public school district in Washington state and the fourth largest of 15 in Pierce County. The district is located immediately south of Tacoma and encompasses 26 square miles in the western end of the county, serving the Camp Murray, Lakewood and Joint Base Lewis-McChord communities.
Serving Lakewood and surrounding communities with a wide range of services including the latest diagnostic, state-of-the-art medical, surgical and emergency services and specialty care, St. Clare is part of the Franciscan Health System family of medical services that serve the residents of Pierce and South King counties. Franciscan Women’s Care include a family Birth Center featuring single-room birthing suites, a midwifery clinic, mammography clinic, and a variety of other health and wellness services for women of all ages.
The Lakewood Chamber of Commerce and its member businesses
proudly support our local military service men and women!
Fort Lewis Army Base www.lewis.army.mil
Home of I Corps, the 4th ROTC Region Headquarters, Madigan Army Medical Center,
and other tenant and support units, Ft. Lewis was recently selected by the Army's Chief of Staff to develop his plan for the Army's force of the future.
Promoting Business for a Better Lakewood, WA. is the goal of the Lakewood Chamber of Commerce.
The Lakewood Chamber is comprised of local business men and women who join together for the purpose of promoting the commercial progress of our community. We invite you to stop by the office on Motor Ave. during your visit to learn more about the area and our communities local businesses.
As the voice of business, the Chamber is a membership based, not for profit organization that provides business services, referrals, and networking opportunities.