Bresemann Forest


Bresemann Forest Temporary Closure March 13-26

3/10/2023 - Bresemann Forest will be closed to the public as crews remove trees that impact trail safety. The temporary closure is from March 13 until March 26. We appreciate your patience and understanding.  

As a reminder, the Sprinker Recreation Center outdoor improvement project is currently underway. The access to Bresemann Forest from Sprinker's parking lot is closed until construction is completed later this year.  After March 26, Bresemann Forest can be accessed from the Military Road East gate and from the 144th Street Court E. gate.

801 Military Road (& Bresemann Blvd.)
Spanaway, WA  98444 (Map


This naturally wooded site is approximately 70 acres with a system of pedestrian nature trails within the Parkland/Spanaway area. The beautiful and secluded walking trail may have users thinking they are miles from the city as they stroll along Morey Creek. Spanaway Creek is  a small stream the also runs through Breesemann Forest from Spanaway Lake and is part of the Clover Creek watershed.

Gate Hours:

  • November-March gates are open from 7:00 a.m. - 6:00 p.m. unless otherwise posted. 
  • April-October gates are open from 7:00 a.m.- 8:00 p.m. unless otherwise posted.

Enter the forest through a wrought iron gate on the west side of the Sprinker Recreation Center parking lot near Spire Rock

We do our best to ensure that gates are opened and closed promptly at these times but please be patient as our staff may run into maintenance issues that could delay gate openings. Also, please be advised that periods of adverse weather or vandalism may result in last minute closures of the forest.



  • From I-5, take Exit 127
  • Follow the Mt. Rainier / Puyallup signs to Highway 512 going east. On Highway 512, take the second exit (Parkland / Spanaway-Pacific Avenue) and at the stop light
  • Turn right onto Pacific Avenue (SR 7)
  • Head south for 2.7 miles, turn right on Military Road (152nd Street)
  • Turn right into the entrance to Sprinker Recreation Center's parking lot (1.5 blocks down)
  • Go to the west side (left) of the parking lot to enter the Forest