Ashford County Park

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Ashford Park Temporary Closure 

12/2/22 - Due to the weather conditions, Ashford County Park is temporarily closed through Saturday, December 3. 
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Park Host Wanted

Rare opportunity to live in the park - RV only, no tents!! A host is needed to start in April 2023, for a 4-6 month commitment preferred with a year-round opportunity available. The host will work 20-25 hours per week monitoring the park, responding to public concerns, opening, closing, and light janitorial and grounds work. The ideal candidate(s) will have previous experience in hosting and excellent customer service skills.  Water, septic, and electricity are available. 

Contact: 
Becky Little, Parks Specialist
[email protected] | 253-798-4096


29801 SR706 East
Ashford, WA 98304
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About the Park
Located along SR706, Ashford County Park is a great stop to or from your way to Mount Rainier National Park.  With 80 acres of peaceful wetlands, there is plenty of parking, a children's play area with restrooms nearby, and two scenic walking trails to take in the natural beauty of the park.

Ashford County Park opened in June of 2010. The original 36 acres have now grown to 80 acres, which was part of a Phase II dedication that took place in June of 2015.


Amenities:

This 80-acre park includes:

  • Kent Mundell Memorial Trail    
  • 1.2-mile perimeter walking path as well as interior ADA paths   
  • Children's playground has a large play structure, balancing elements, infant swings, and regular swings.
  • Great Lawn   
  • Restrooms   
  • Parking areas    
  • Outdoor Amphitheater (seasonal operation)  
  • 40 acres of passive forest lands

Park Hours:

The park is open 7:00 a.m. to 1/2 hour after sunset, unless otherwise posted. 

Intermittent Vehicle Restrictions:

  • Ashford Park will have intermittent vehicle restrictions throughout the winter season. During the restrictions, the park will be open for walk-in use only. Please contact Park Specialist Becky Little for the schedule.

Ashford County Park may be subject to closure without notice due to weather or other hazardous conditions as determined by Parks department staff.


Kent Mundell Memorial Trail

Deputy Mundell had served with the Pierce County Sheriff's Department for ten years. Deputy Mundell was killed in the line of duty while responding to a domestic violence call near Eatonville on December 21, 2009. He died one week later.

In 2010, Pierce County dedicated a trail in Deputy Mundell's name within Ashford County Park.

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Park History:

Ashford Park is part of a community effort, 30 years in the making.  What began as a wish by Ashford residents for a safe place to walk and play with their children, has become a centerpiece for the greater Ashford community.

This particular property has had many uses over the past 100 years including use by the Auburn Coal and Coke Company and Champion International Paper.  Ultimately, Champion Paper was approached about donating 29 acres.  With that original donation, Pierce County Parks and Recreation was approached to take stewardship of the property.  The additional 51 acres came by way of many entities, including local citizens, the state, county, and tribal.

The amphitheater at the park was designed with the vision to hold various cultural activities such as concerts, festivals, movies, and much more.

During the past century, this property served area citizens by providing coal and timber.  Now it’s providing another much needed service to people – access to nature and a safe place to have leisure opportunities.


Contact Us:

(253) 798-4055
Monday-Friday, 8 a.m to 4 p.m.