Concession Opportunities

Pierce County Parks is accepting applications from qualified vendors to conduct concession cart and/or food truck sales at select county parks beginning Memorial Day through Labor Day. Concession opportunities are available at the following parks where no other food and/or beverage service is currently offered.

Available in 2021:

Not Available in 2021:

  • Dawson Playfield, 1605 - 90th St. E, Tacoma, 98404
  • North Lake Tapps County Park, 1715 - 198th Ave. E, Bonney Lake, 98391
  • Spanaway Park, 14905 Bresemann Blvd. S, Spanaway, 98387

Program Guidelines

Concession cart vending is limited to commercially pre-packaged food items; such as: ice cream bars, popsicles, chips, juices, water, coffee, muffins, cookies.

Food trucks do not have the above food restrictions, but must supply all required permits from the Tacoma-Pierce County Health Department. The sale of alcoholic beverages is not permitted in any Pierce County Park.

All food trucks and concession carts must be fully self-contained and supported and comply with Tacoma-Pierce County Health Department Temporary Event Program (; contact Amanda Peters at (253)798-7677, [email protected]) rules and regulations.

Applications & Fees

Applications for all concession permits will be accepted on a first-come, first-serve basis. Applicants will be contacted after the application is received.  Interested vendors may submit our on-line application beginning the 1st of March of each year. Applications submitted prior to March 1 will not be accepted.

Vendors selected and approved are required to pay a vendor fee prior to operations.

Concession Cart Fee:

  • $150 Fee - Dawson Playfield 
  • $150 Fee - Gonyea Playfield 
  • $300 Fee - Frontier Park
  • $300 Fee - North Lake Tapps Park 
  • $300 Fee - Spanaway Park

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Food Truck Fee:

  • $30 - Daily Fee
  • $100 - Weekly Fee

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For questions regarding concession opportunities, please contact:

Nathan Rose
(253) 798-4085 | email