Meridian Habitat Park

14422 Meridian E.
South Hill Puyallup, WA 98375


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-leash dog park, wetlands and a variety of wildlife habitat.

Park Hours:

Open 7:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. unless otherwise posted.

Off-Leash Dog Park

Our newest 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, 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. 

Strictly Prohibited: 

  • Human and dog food
  • Glass containers
  • 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. 

image of Meridian Habitat Park dog 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 invitation to the park...a place to call home...

by Chris Spadafore 2018

The art also incorporates a color-changing LED reader board that announces programs that take place at Meridian Habitat Park as well as local events offered by Pierce County Parks.

image of SWAY artwork

Nature Playground