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 2024:

Program Guidelines

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