Spanaway Park

alertCaution Toxic Algae Advisory at Spanaway Lake

July 21, 2021 - The Tacoma-Pierce County Health Department has issued a toxic algae advisory at Spanaway Lake. Areas of the lake with algae are unsafe for people and pets. Please visit the Tacoma-Pierce County Health Department  website for more information about algae conditions.

Fishing Dock at Spanaway Park Closed for Repairs

August 4, 2021 - Repeated boater damage has left the public access, known as the "fishing dock" in a hazardous condition. The dock will remain closed until all necessary repairs have been made. Please do not tamper with warning signs or cross the safety barrier.

14905 Bresemann Blvd. South
Spanaway, WA 98387 (map)

Park Amenities

This 135-acre park along beautiful Spanaway Lake is extremely popular with many year-round activities. Visitors to the park can explore a multitude of aquatic recreation opportunities, including two swimming beaches (no lifeguards), a boat launch, a fishing pier, handicapped accessible bathrooms, a new picnic area by the south swimming beach, newly renovated boat ramp, ADA playground equipment with a seating plaza for parents and a new three mile trail system by Little Spanaway Lake, as well as restoring the shoreline.

In addition, the park features softball fields, basketball courts, children's play area and walking trails along several thousand feet of waterfront. In the holiday season, it is home to Fantasy Lights Walk and Fantasy Lights, the largest drive-through holiday display in the Northwest. Summer day camps and youth sports utilize this park's many recreational opportunities.

Park Hours

  • Open 6:00 a.m. to 8:00 p.m. from April-September unless otherwise posted and/or during seasonal hours.
  • Open 6:00 a.m. to 7:30 p.m. from October 1-10, 2021, unless otherwise posted and/or during seasonal hours.
  • Open 7:00 a.m. to 4 p.m. from October 11-March, unless otherwise posted and/or during seasonal hours. 

Seasonal Hours

To facilitate the setup for Fantasy Lights, new times for gate closures go into effect at Spanaway Park in October to protect the public from safety hazards as the light displays are on the ground and in the process of being set up/disassembled.

  • North gates closes at 4:00 p.m. mid October through January.


Non-motorized boat rentals, including canoes and paddle boats are also available. Call the boathouse at (253) 531-0555 for more information and boathouse hours.

Spanaway Park boasts great family / company picnic areas with five covered open-side picnic shelters, each with running water, electricity and a large grill.

Park Fees

Before heading up to the park it is important to know what is available to you and your family.  The boat launch and trailer parking are open for public use. Restrooms throughout the park will be open and available for use. 

  • Launch parking is $10.00.  
  • Vehicle parking is $3.00. 
  • View additional park fees.
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Speed Limit

The speed limit within Spanaway Park is 20 m.p.h.

Special Events
The following special events are scheduled in the park and can affect entrance and parking availability: