Ashford County Park

Park Host-Ashford Post

Park Host Wanted

Live "unplugged" in the park for FREE - Available Immediately. The opportunity requires the host to work roughly 20-25 hours per week monitoring the park, responding to public concerns, opening, closing, janitorial and some light grounds work. A 4 to 6 month commitment is preferred, however, the opportunity is available year-round. Water, septic, and electricity are available. Must have an RV - no tents.

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Upper Trail Closedimage of Ashford Upper Trail Closure

3/4/2021: Due to a hazardous condition, a section of the upper trail has been closed for safety. We will reopen when conditions improve. Thank you for your understanding.

29801 SR706 East
Ashford, WA  98304 (Map)

About the Park
Located along SR706, Ashford County Park is a great stop to or from your way to Mount Rainier National Park. The playground has a large play structure, balancing elements, infant swings, and regular swings. There is plenty of parking and the restrooms are right next to the playground.

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

Park Hours:

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

Seasonal Hours:

  • Beginning November 7, 2021, park hours are 7:30 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. daily.

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 December 21, 2009. He died one week later.

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


This 80-acre park includes:
  • Kent Mundell Memorial Trail    
  • 1.2-mile perimeter walking path as well as interior paths   
  • Children's play area    
  • Great Lawn   
  • Restrooms   
  • Parking areas    
  • Outdoor Amphitheater (seasonal operation)  
  • 40 acres of passive forest lands

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 center piece 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 approach 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.

For rental information, please call (253) 798-4055.