Dawson Playfield


On August 1, 2020 Dawson Playfield and picnic shelter will be closed for construction. Stay updated on the construction progress and project information.

Portland Ave. E, & 90th St. East

Tacoma, WA 98445 (Map)


Dawson Playfield is a place to play multiple sports. It is located at East 90th Street and Portland Avenue in Tacoma. The park includes:

  • Covered picnic shelter without cooking facilities
  • Lighted softball field, non-regulation
  • Outdoor basketball and tennis courts
  • Playground equipment
  • Restrooms
  • Uncovered picnic tables
  • Walking track

Reservation Form:

To request a reservation, please complete and submit the online Reservation Form. For 2020, Dawson is available for reservations through July of 2020. Starting August 1, the park and shelter will be undergoing improvements and be closed for the construction. 

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Reservations may be made up to six months in advance. To check on availability, please call the Parks Administration office (253)798-4199, Monday-Friday from 8 a.m. to 4 p.m. 

Projects and Plans: