Meridian Habitat Park and Community Center, known to locals as the Puyallup Amphitheatre, is a 36-acre park that includes a community center, several smaller buildings, wooded areas, open grassy areas, nature playground, unique off-leashdog park, wetlands and a variety of wildlife habitat.
New Off-Leash Area
Our newest off-leash area at Meridian Habitat Park is open during normal park hours from 7:30 a.m. to dusk, unless otherwise posted. Located at the south eastern end of the park, this 2-acre dog park includes a doggy drinking fountain, doggy bag station, and is near ample parking. It is a perfect wooded area fully fenced for canines to play in natural ground cover and wood chips shaded by large trees.
Off-Leash Area Rules
Owners must be in the fence, supervising their dog with leash readily available. Dog handlers must be at least 16 years of age; children under 13 must be accompanied by an adult and supervised at all times.
Human and dog food
Dogs with a history of aggressive behavior
Puppies younger than four months old
Dogs in heat and Sick dogs
Off-leash rules are posted at the site for helpful review while enjoying the park.
Dogs must be on a leash in all other areas of the park--including routes to and from the off-leash areas.
New Trails & Art
Visitors can now enjoy strolling along a new trail located at the corner of 144th Street and Meridian South heading into the park. This trail travels through sculptured swaying grass-like artwork titled SWAY created by artist Chris Spadafore who was commissioned by the Pierce County Arts Commission.
SWAY - reaching out to engage...playful in its scale...exploration of natural forms...an invitation to the park...a place to call home...