Meet Me in the Park

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Meet Me in the Park is a unique program designed to provide inclusive social, sport, and recreational activities at various sites around Pierce County for individuals with special needs and their families. Participants ages 5 and older will meet in small and safe groups. Each session is only as large as our current Phase will allow.  Recreation leaders will conduct a variety of games, crafts, and cooperative play activities throughout each sessions. 


We are changing up activities and locations for the autumn season to keep everyone meeting through the end of the year. Meet us for weekly socialization, try out the bowling league, and participate in special virtual events.


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Registration:

Sign up for one or several sessions/events at a time. Each session is limited to the first 10 registered participants. Any person may register, they do not have to have a disability. We welcome friends, siblings, and family to participate.


For:  Ages 5 and older


Registration:

  • Pre-Registration is required. Participants can register early for as many sessions as they wish.
  • Space is limited to the first 10 registered each day.
  • Pre-register online or by Phone (253) 798-4177 from 8:00 am - 7:00 pm
  • To pre-register online for activities, please select the course number listed below.

This program is supported by DDA funding and respite money may be used. If using DDA funds, contact Sprinker Recreation Center at (253)798-4000 to process registration.

Virtual Activities

For all virtual activities meet online - Log in each day from a personal device. A ZOOM link will be emailed to you after registration.


Manic Monday Meet up

Hang out with us at the beginning of the week - virtually! Fill your cup with coffee, tea, juice, or water, log in and let’s chat! Register for each meeting.  


For:  Ages 18-30


Course #Day(s)DatesTimeLocationFee
15556MondayNov. 2310:00-10:30 amOnline ZOOMFREE
15557MondayNov. 3010:00-10:30 amOnline ZOOMFREE
15558MondayDec. 710:00-10:30 amOnline ZOOMFREE
15559MondayDec. 1410:00-10:30 amOnline ZOOMFREE

Art Class

Meet us on ZOOM in art class to relax and create! Step by step instructions and materials will be provided for each art project. All levels of artists are encouraged to join the class! Class materials will be available each week for pickup. You'll receive a ZOOM link sent to your email allowing you to enter our private virtual art class. 


For:  Ages 5 & Older


Course #Day(s)DatesTimeLocationThemeFee
15583MondayNov.305:30-7:00 pmOnline ZOOMNatural Wooden Holiday Ornaments$10
15584TuesdayDec. 110:00-11:30 amOnline ZOOMNatural Wooden Holiday Ornaments$10
15585MondayDec. 75:30-7:00 pmOnline ZOOMChristmas Clay Figures$10
15586TuesdayDec. 810:00-11:30 amOnline ZOOMChristmas Clay Figures$10
15587MondayDec. 145:30-7:00 pmOnline ZOOM Paint a Gingerbread House on Canvas$10
15588TuesdayDec. 1510:00-11:30 amOnline ZOOM Paint a Gingerbread House on Canvas$10

Grit City Social Connection

Join this weekly social recreation group to see your old friends, and make new ones. We will be chatting, listening to music, working activity pages and doing light exercises. Activities include: BINGO, holiday watercolor and Just Dance! All program supplies provided in a packet for you to pick up. 


For:  Ages 18-30


Course #Day(s)DatesTimeLocationFee
15538TuesdaysDec. 1-151:00-2:00 pmOnline ZOOM$20

Yoga & Mindfulness

This fitness program is designed for individuals with disabilities age 8 and up. Join us as we connect with our bodies and minds with gentle yoga movements, moving meditations and more! We will provide a yoga mat for you to pick up prior to our first session.  


For:  Ages 8 & Older


Course #Day(s)DatesTimeLocationFee
15560WednesdayDec. 2-165:30-6:30 pmOnline ZOOM$20

Puget Sound Peers Crew

Sign up for this social recreation group to stay connected with your friends. Like music and chatting with friends? We are the group for you! Play BINGO, paint a holiday picture and Dance, Dance the evening away. We provide program supplies in a packet for you to pick up. 


For:  Ages 18-30


Course #Day(s)DatesTimeLocationFee
15541ThursdaysDec. 3-175:30-6:30 pmOnline ZOOM$20

FUNctional Fitness

Don’t let the new restrictions keep you from improving your health. Let’s finish out 2020 strong and keep our bodies moving! Join us virtually for the same FUN fitness group we did in person. We’ll continue to work on balance, flexibility, strength , and cardio; with a low  impact circuit style workout. Please dress  appropriately for exercise, wear comfortable shoes, and have water handy to stay hydrated. 


For:  Ages 5 & Older


Course #Day(s)DatesTimeLocationFee
15566SaturdaysDec. 5-1910:00-11:00 amOnline ZOOM$20

Virtual BINGO

Friday, December 18

6:00-8:00 pm

$10/participant


Before we were quarantined, BINGO was a really fun game. We can still play! This will be a virtual experience, no mask required! Pick up materials December 14-17 at either Sprinker Recreation Center or Meridian Habitat Park, please specify location at registration. 


For:  Ages 5 & Older


Course #Day(s)DatesTimeLocationFee
15592FridayDec. 186:00-8:00 pmOnline ZOOM$10
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Screen Time With Santa 

December 8, 10, 14, 16
4:30-7:00 pm


Make your personal reservation to chat with Santa and Mrs. Claus on ZOOM for 15 minutes. They have set aside four different dates especially for you. Each family will receive one special holiday packet and picture with Santa. 


If you have additional children on the good list and would like to receive another holiday packet from Santa, we can provide one for an additional $2 per packet. Packets will be mailed directly to you after your visit.  

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Fee:$10/family
$2 for each additional packet
Course #Days/DatesTimeLoctionFee
15708Select a date:
Dec. 8, Dec. 10, Dec. 14, Dec. 16
Select a 15 minute time slot:
4:30-7:00 pm
Online ZOOM
$10/family

Meet Me in the Park is brought to you by Pierce County Parks Specialized Recreation
in partnership with MetroParks Tacoma, Speicialized Recreation.


Program Contact:

Jen Spane, Recreation Supervisor
(253) 798-4753 | email