Sprinker's Local Match Fundraising goal has been met! Thank you to all of the generous donors and to our partners at ForeverGreen Trails who made this possible. Because of you, Parks is ableto access $1 million in grant funding to #SpruceUpSprinker !
Sprinker Recreation Center Outdoor Improvements Move Into Final Design!
As funding is secured for this project, we are hard at work to #SpruceUpSprinker! Construction is planned to begin in late 2022 on these amazing features:
A regional spray park and nature-based playground for kids of all ages and abilities
A Futsal Court where 5 on 5 soccer teams can compete or players can practice and improve their techniques
An adult outdoor fitness center allowing parents to exercise while kids take lessons or play
New basketball courts
Two synthetic turf ballfields
A connection to the Parkland Community Trail, a project that will connect all schools and parks north of Sprinker to Pacific Lutheran University
Picnic shelters and a community event lawn
A renovated park entry including a plaza for food trucks, farmers' markets and other events
ADA upgrades throughout
Parking and safety improvements
Detailed Design Phase - Through first quarter of 2022
Public Update - Summer 2021
Construction - beginning late 2022, ending summer of 2023*
*Construction schedules are dependent on factors such as weather and may be extended.
About the Project
Pierce County Parks is working to improve outdoor features at Sprinker Recreation Center. In 2017, a Master Plan for Sprinker site improvements was created based on public surveys and open houses. The Master Plan expands the variety of uses at the park, increases capacity, enhances pedestrian and neighborhood connections, improves sustainability and creates a safe, inviting experience for everyone.
Using public input from fall 2019 and spring 2020, a preferred design was developed. For a closer look at the preferred design, check out these other resources:
Remaining improvements proposed in the 2017 Master Plan, including a 4-field complex in the northwest corner, will be constructed in a future phase, as funding is secured.
The construction budget for the Phase 1 improvements is approximately fourteen million dollars. These funds are comprised of Parks Impact Fees, State Recreation Grants, Real Estate Excise Tax, and Parks Sales Tax.
Sprinker has been approved for the following Washington State Recreation and Conservation Office (RCO) grants which will help to offset the costs:
Youth Athletic Fields
Land and Water Conservation Fund, and
Local Parks Category of the Washington Wildlife and Recreation Program
From October 2019 to early 2020, we took early design ideas to the public and collected input to understand which program elements are most important to the community. Thanks to all who participated!
Here’s what we heard:
Participants were especially interested in the following features:
Open lawn areas and flexible event spaces
Other elements that were important to community members include: