Pierce County’s Parks and Recreation department has announced the Playground by the Sound at Chambers Creek Regional Park will reopen to the public on Friday, July 3. The popular playground has been closed since May 26, 2015, in preparation for the U.S. Open which took place during the week of June 15-21.
“The U.S. Open was such a fantastic event for the people of Pierce County but now that it’s over our focus is on returning the park to its users as quickly as possible,” said Tony Tipton, Pierce County’s Parks and Recreation Director. “We have to manage the needs of the community with the need to rehabilitate the park after a quarter-million people descended on it in June, but the good news is that we’ve already opened a number of areas and should see more openings next month.”
The park’s Grandview Trail, East Slope Trail and North Meadow restroom all reopened very shortly after the championship golf event, as did the Chambers Bay Golf Course, Chambers Bay Grill and Pierce County’s Environmental Services Building.
The Environmental Services Building’s recreational fields, the North Meadow parking lot and the Central Meadow parking lot and restrooms will all remain closed until August, as will the Soundview Trail and Bridge to the Beach. The grass areas in North and Central Meadows will remain closed until the grass fully recovers.
For the latest reopening schedule and information, please visit the Chambers Creek Regional Park website.
Tony Tipton, Parks and Recreation Director