Meridian Habitat Park

alertPardon 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.

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-acre wooded 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.


  • Community center
  • Nature playground with park benches
  • Environmental education space
  • Off-leash dog park
  • Paved and gravel loop trails 
  • Art structure
  • Great lawn
  • Wooded areas
  • Wetlands and a variety of wildlife habitats
  • Parking area

Park Hours:

  • Open 7:00 a.m. to 7:30 p.m. unless otherwise posted.  

Office Hours:

  • 8:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m. Monday-Friday, (253) 798-4049. Closed on Federal holidays.

alertDog 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. 

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. 

Dogs must be on a leash in all other areas of the park--including routes to and from the off-leash areas.

image of Meridian Habitat Park dog park

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