Dawson Playfield


Renovation Closes Dawson Playfield through May 2021

3/8/2021 Update: Adverse weather conditions continue to delay renovations at Dawson Playfield. The Playfield has been closed since October 26, 2020 and will now remain closed through May of 2021 for major renovation. Improvements include new pathways and playground expansion. Dawson Playfield may reopen partially in June of 2021.  Additional closures will be required later in the early summer of 2021 for resurfacing of the basketball court and lawn hydroseeding. Specific dates will be announced in the near future. 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

Park Hours:

2021 - During construction Dawson is closed. Normally the park is open from dawn to dusk, unless otherwise posted.


Dawson Playfield is closed during construction and is not available for reservations at this time. To check on availability, please call the Parks Administration office (253)798-4177, Monday-Friday from 8:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m.