Tule Lake Road S. at Yakima Ave. S. Tacoma, WA 98444 (map)
This 4.5-acre nature preserve is an urban treasure! Clover Creek runs along the south edge of this prairie which features a grove of newly planted Garry Oaks and native plants such as blue camas and Idaho fescue. Nature enthusiasts will enjoy the assortment of 15 different native grass and flower species.
Parkland Prairie’s new outdoor classroom and new half mile of ADA-accessible trail allow students across the county to learn about and enjoy nature.
The park is open a half-hour before sunrise and closes a half-hour after sunset, unless otherwise posted.
Parking is available along Yakima Avenue.
Reclaiming the Parkland Prairie Nature Preserve
Restoration efforts by the Pierce County Beekeepers Association, Parkland Prairie Advisory Group, Washington Conservation Corps, and community volunteers have improved pollinator and wildlife habitat throughout by removing noxious weeds, installing forage-rich plants to help pollinators, and by creating an accessible and educational environment for the public to enjoy.
Connecting Ecology and Community
Interested in lending a hand, please join us as a volunteer with our Pitch In For Parks program.