Parks and Recreation Donations

Thank you for considering Pierce County Parks and Recreation for your donation.

Commemorative Benches

The gift of a park bench is a great way to remember loved ones, honor achievements, or celebrate those who have reached milestones in the lives while supporting Pierce County Parks and Recreation. 

Tom Cross Endowment Fund

The Thomas A. Cross Endowment Fund specifically fosters, seeks, encourages and receives gifts to enhance and develop parks and recreation programs and facilities throughout Pierce County.

Fantasy Lights at Spanaway Park

Fantasy Lights is the largest holiday drive-through display in the Northwest, featuring over 250 elaborate displays and thousands of sparkling lights. Each year over 140,000 visitors of all ages are treated to the magical world of animation and imagination where bears fly kites, sea serpents breath fire and reindeer leap over your car. The event is held nightly in Spanaway Park from Thanksgiving evening through December 31 each year.

If you would like more information about the event or sponsorship / partnership opportunities call (253) 798-4753.

Camp Lots of Fun

Camp Lots of Fun is a summer day camp program for children and young adults with special needs, ages 6 to 21. This camp will celebrate it's 31st anniversary this summer in Pierce County. Each summer over 90 campers participate in a variety of day camp activities during the six-week camp experience.

This camp would not be able to operate without donations from several local foundations and community service groups. Their support not only allows the registration fees to be the lowest in the State of Washington for camps like this, but also allows Pierce County to hire qualified staff members with experience in Special Education so that no camper is turned away due to their specific special need. If you are interested in becoming a community partner call (253) 798-4753.


The Companionship Program is designed to provide recreation and leisure opportunities for individuals with disabilities and their friends and families. Our goal is to assist the school-age participants in finding and maintaining strong friendships. We assist in nurturing friendships by providing different activities in the local community for friends to get involved.

The program hosts over 150 different community functions each year such as dances, putt putt golf, swimming, family play nights, ice skating, bowling, movies, picnics and special events. If you are interested in becoming a community partner with this program please call (253) 798-2997.