Pardon Our Dust - Outside Improvement Project Construction
2/23/2023 - As part of the Outside Improvement Project, several areas of Meridian Habitat Park will be under construction beginning March 1. The project will include parking, paving, drainage improvements, a large picnic shelter, lighting, landscaping, and signage. This work will impact access to the parking areas and entranceways. Onsite signage will be placed to ensure safety and up-to-date information for park users. Meridian Habitat Park and center will remain open during the construction. Visit the project website to learn more.
3/3/2023 Update - Beginning Monday, March 6, access to Meridian Habitat Park will be via the 144th Street entrance only. We apologize for any inconvenience and appreciate your patience while we make park improvements.
14422 Meridian E. South Hill Puyallup, WA 98375(map)
This park can be accessed from public transportation using Pierce Transit Route 402
Meridian Habitat Park and Community Center, known to locals as the Puyallup Amphitheatre, is a beautiful 36 wooded acre park, with a community center and great lawn that hosts popular programs such as jazzercise, movies in the park, princess parties, family Bingo nights, and more. The fully fenced off-leash dog park provides a peaceful area for dogs and dog owners to enjoy while visiting this community park.
Meridian Habitat Park is getting upgrades starting this summer. Parking, lighting, security, and paving improvements are expected to begin by the end of 2022. Learn more about the outdoor improvement project.
Nature playground with park benches
Off-leash dog park
Paved and gravel loop trails
Wetlands and a variety of wildlife habitats
Open 7:00 a.m. to 7:30 p.m. unless otherwise posted.
8:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m. Monday-Friday, (253) 798-4049. Closed on Federal holidays.
Dog Park Temporary Closures
1/12/2023 - Beginning January 24, the dog park at Meridian Habitat Park will be temporarily closed on the second and fourth Tuesdays of each month for routine maintenance, to spread woodchips, and to keep the blackberries under control. For more information, please call (253) 798-4049.
Off-Leash Dog Park
Our off-leash area at Meridian Habitat Park is open during normal park hours. Located at the south eastern end of the park, this 2-acre dog park includes a doggy drinking fountain, a 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 a 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.
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...