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Posted on: September 27, 2022

Spooky events happening in Pierce County Parks

Looking for some family-friendly ways to get into the spirit of Halloween or maybe get an early start on the holidays? Pierce County Parks has lots in store!

Haunted Headlights tickets go on sale Oct. 1Ghouls and goblins are heading to Graham with the retu...

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Posted on: September 1, 2022

Celebrate the last days of summer with Pierce County Parks

This September, Pierce County Parks offers free community events that the whole family can enjoy.

Gear up for Pierce County’s Touch-A-Truck eventPierce County Parks invites you to the 13th annual Touch-A-Truck event on Saturday, Sept. 10, from 10 a.m. to 1...

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Posted on: July 22, 2022

Colorful events happening in Pierce County Parks this August

Pierce County Parks are keeping things fun and colorful this summer! From festivals to a color run, August is jam packed with events in Pierce County Parks.

Kite Festival returns to Chambers Creek Regional ParkThe Pierce County Parks Kite Festival is back ...

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Posted on: May 31, 2022

Calling all dogs to the Pooch Paw-Ty on June 25

In recognition of National Dog Party Day, Pierce County Parks invite you and your dog to the new Pooch Paw-Ty event on Saturday, June 25 at South Hill Park and Nathan Chapman Memorial Trail in Puyallup. 

Dogs and their people can expect visits fro...

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Posted on: May 24, 2022

Annual Donut Dash 5K returns

Presented by Pierce County Parks, the Donut Dash 5K returns with a virtual run option happening June 24-26 and an in-person event on Saturday, June 25, at the Foothills Trail in Orting.

Participants must pre-register online by Monday, June 13. All particip...

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Posted on: April 20, 2022

Summer recreation scholarship program announced

Pierce County Parks is now accepting applications for its summer recreation scholarship program. The scholarship offers financial assistance to County residents participating in youth outdoor recreation programs offered by Pierce County Parks.

Funded throu...

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Posted on: April 15, 2022

Pierce County Parks receives project of the year award for Frederickson Community Center

Pierce County Parks was recently recognized with a Project of the Year award for its preservation work completed at the historic Frederickson Community Center located in Cross Park, 4420 Military Road East.

The award, granted by the American Public Works A...

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Posted on: April 12, 2022

Celebrate Lidford Playfield’s new playground May 7

The community is invited to join Pierce County at the ribbon cutting celebration of the new playground at Lidford Playfield, 4115 60th St. E. in Tacoma.

The celebration takes place May 7 from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. Speakers include County Executive Bruce Dammei...

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Posted on: April 7, 2022

Pierce County Parks Foothills Dash returns to Orting April 23

The Foothills Dash, presented by Pierce County Parks, will be held Saturday, April 23, at the Foothills Trail in Orting. The race features 5K, 10K and half marathon distances.

The run begins at Orting Main City Park and follows one of the most scenic secti...

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Posted on: April 1, 2022

Help remodel Sprinker Recreation Center

Pierce County invites community members to submit Sprinker Recreation Center building (Sprinker) upgrade ideas and feedback via an online open house until April 29.

Located in the heart of the Parkland and Spanaway communities, Sprinker is Pierce County&am...

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Posted on: December 1, 2021

Pierce County Parks 2022 No Sun Fun Run offers both virtual and in-person race options

The No Sun Fun Run, presented by Pierce County Parks, is reimagined for 2022 with the option to race in-person or virtually. The in-person race will be held Saturday, Jan. 15, 2022, at the Nathan Chapman Memorial Trail in Puyallup while the virtual race w...

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Posted on: November 3, 2021

Fantasy Lights offers a walk-through experience

At Fantasy Lights Walk, visitors can get into the holiday spirit with a close-up preview of more than 300 animated displays and thousands of brilliant lights before the drive-through event begins. Visitors may choose from two dates to take an evening stro...

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Posted on: November 2, 2021

Chambers Creek Canyon Trail project bridge installed

An important milestone for the Chambers Creek Canyon Trail project has been reached with the installation of a new bridge. The bridge is expected to open to the public in mid-November once the bridge railings have been installed and other minor work is co...

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Posted on: October 27, 2021

Fantasy Lights tickets go on sale Nov. 1

Tickets go on sale Nov. 1 for Fantasy Lights, the largest drive-through holiday light display in the Northwest. This year, the Spanaway Park event will run from Nov. 26, 2021-Jan. 2, 2022, and tickets must be pre-purchased online. Among the nearly 300 ela...

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Posted on: October 1, 2021

Donut Dash 5K fun run registration ends Monday, Oct. 4

Presented by Pierce County Parks and Recreation, the Donut Dash on Saturday, Oct. 16, at the Foothills Trail in Orting is the fourth fun run in the 2021 5K series. Participants must pre-register online by Monday, Oct. 4. Legendary Doughnuts will be provid...

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Posted on: September 29, 2021

Haunted Headlights tickets go on sale Oct. 1

After a successful first year in 2020, the Haunted Headlights drive-through experience returns to Frontier Park for four days of family-friendly Halloween fun. Tickets go on sale Oct. 1 and must be purchased in advance online. No tickets will be sold at t...

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Posted on: September 13, 2021

Public invited to review the Draft Action Plan for the Carbon River Corridor

Over the past year, the Carbon River Corridor Cooperative Action Plan project team has had several conversations with landowners and stakeholders to determine how best to balance recreational needs while preserving historical and natural resources through...

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Posted on: August 9, 2021

Final week to register for the Chambers Color Run

Registration closes in one week for the Color Run 5K fun run at Chambers Creek Regional Park on Aug. 28. The Chambers Color Run includes a warm-up dance party, runners covered in bright colorful powder, and views of Puget Sound. Pre-registration is requir...

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Posted on: July 27, 2021

Work begins for Chambers Creek Canyon Trail project

Work on a new bridge that will be installed as part of the Chambers Creek Canyon Trail project began July 26. The work is expected to be complete in mid-October. 

The first phase of the work will result in a new bridge crossing connecting the City...

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Posted on: July 7, 2021

Pierce County declares July as Park and Recreation Month

The Pierce County Council has issued a proclamation recognizing July as “Park and Recreation Month” in Pierce County, Washington, joining the National Recreation and Park Association (NRPA) in its July dedication to encourage residents to ”get out, explor...

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Posted on: July 1, 2021

Prevail the Trail 5K fun run invites all ages and abilities to register

The Prevail the Trail 5K is the second race in Pierce County Parks’ Run the Fun 5K series and is open to all ages and abilities. The 5K may be completed at the racecourse in person or at a location of the racer’s choice with results submitted virtually.&a...

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Posted on: December 15, 2020

Help shape the future of Orangegate Park

The community is invited to help Pierce County develop a plan for Orangegate Park in the Summit-Waller community. Currently it is 150 acres classified as undeveloped. The first phase of park improvements is expected to begin in 2023. 

An online wo...

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Posted on: September 16, 2016

Parks & Recreation is revving up to showcase 500 vehicles at Classic Car & Truck Show, Sept. 24

Classic Car Show

Sprinker Recreation Center’s parking lot will be lined up with more than 500 classic cars and trucks of all colors, shapes and sizes at the 14th annual CARSTAR Hi-Tech Collision Classic Car & Truck Show from 8 a.m. to 3 p.m. on Saturday, Sept. 24.

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Posted on: September 12, 2016

Step into fall with your Parks & Recreation Department

As families shift into school mode for the fall, Pierce County’s Parks & Recreation Department encourages you to browse the latest issue of the online program guide to find the perfect fit for your interests and schedule.

Parks & Recreation of...Read on...

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Posted on: September 8, 2016

Public meeting for Phase 1 design at Cross Park set for Sept. 20

Pierce County Parks is hosting a public meeting on the Phase 1 Improvements at Cross Park.

Cross Park is located at 4418 Military Road in the Frederickson area of unincorporated Pierce County. A Preliminary Master Plan was developed in 2015. This publ...Read on...

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Posted on: August 30, 2016

Rev up for fun at Touch-A-Truck event, Sept. 10.

Pierce County Parks and Recreation will host its seventh annual Touch-A-Truck event Saturday, Sept. 10, from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. at Sprinker Recreation Center, 14824 C St. S. in Tacoma.

This free community event allows the public to explore a variety of...Read on...

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Posted on: August 23, 2016

Chambers Bay resort proposals unveiled; Public invited to learn more at Sept. 8 open house

At today’s study session Pierce County Councilmembers had their first look at the two development proposals vying for the opportunity to build a $45 million resort at Chambers Bay in University Place, Wash.

Pierce County’s vision for the resort is one ...Read on...

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Posted on: August 22, 2016

Annual Kite Festival takes flight Aug. 28

A spectacularly colorful day of all things kites will take place at Pierce County Parks & Recreation’s annual Kite Festival on Sunday, Aug. 28 from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. at Central Meadow located at Chambers Creek Regional Park, 6320 Grandview Dr. in Univ...Read on...

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Posted on: March 14, 2016

It’s time for Parks & Recreation's Annual Family Bingo Night

Spring is around the corner and that means the sounds of family fun will be heard from miles around Chambers Creek Regional Park for Parks & Recreation’s Annual Family Bingo Night on Friday, April 1, from 6:30 to 9 p.m.

Doors open at 6 p.m. Event ...Read on...

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Posted on: January 26, 2016

Record-breaking year at Sprinker Recreation Center

The Pierce County Parks and Recreation Department announced that the Sprinker Recreation Center experienced record-breaking attendance and revenue in 2015.

Parks and Recreation has worked diligently to improve Sprinker and the facility has experienced...Read on...

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Posted on: December 3, 2015

Fantasy Lights closure, Dec. 3

Due to predictions of high wind warnings, Fantasy Lights at Spanaway Park will be closed Thursday, Dec. 3. The display will reopen on Friday, Dec. 4 from 5:30 to 9 p.m.

The closure of the outdoor, drive-through exhibit at Spanaway Park is in the intere...Read on...

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Posted on: November 10, 2015

Recreation Assistant job opportunity with Parks and Recreation Department

Pierce County Parks and Recreation is accepting applications for a Recreation Assistant for the Indoor Playground program at the Lakewood Community Center.

The Indoor Playground program is a parent/guardian-child program with staff involvement. Appli...Read on...

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Posted on: October 28, 2015

Therapeutic Recreation Leader opportunity with Parks and Recreation

Pierce County Parks and Recreation is accepting applications for the position of Therapeutic Recreation Leader for the Companionship program’s Club TGIF and Camp Pierce.

Companionship’s Club TGIF provides inclusive recreation and socialization skills...Read on...

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Posted on: October 27, 2015

Fall fun for everyone at Parks and Recreation Family Bingo Night

The Pierce County Parks and Recreation Department will host the annual Family Bingo Night on Friday, Nov. 6. The event is scheduled from 6:30 p.m. to 9 p.m. at Meridian Habitat Park.

Doors open at 6 p.m. Event admission costs $5 per person and children...Read on...

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Posted on: September 17, 2015

Chambers Creek Regional Park to reopen dog park, beach access

Pierce County Parks and Recreation has announced the off-leash dog area and beach access at Chamber Creek Regional Park will reopen on Friday, Sept. 18. These areas have been closed since the U.S. Open golf championship, which took place June 15-21, 2015,...Read on...

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Posted on: September 17, 2015

Canines and costumes at the Parks and Recreation Woof Woof Walk

The Pierce County Parks and Recreation Department will host the Woof Woof Walk for pet owners and their dogs on Saturday, Oct. 24. The event will last from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. at Spanaway Park.

Woof Woof Walk participants can choose between a 1.5-mile or ...Read on...

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Posted on: September 15, 2015

500 vehicles expected at Sept. 26 Classic Car & Truck Show

Pierce County Parks and Recreation will hold the 13th annual Hi-Tech Collision Classic Car & Truck Show at Sprinker Recreation Center on Saturday, Sept. 26.

Hours for the free spectator event are 8 a.m. to 3 p.m. More than 500 classic cars and truc...Read on...

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Posted on: September 8, 2015

Tiny Tots indoor playground reopens at the Lakewood Community Center

The weather is changing but that doesn't mean the fun has to stop. Visitors are invited to bring their children to the Lakewood Community Center to experience the Tiny Tots indoor playground.

Kids aged five and under will delight in the opportunity to ...Read on...

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Posted on: September 8, 2015

Parks and Recreation Touch A Truck event

The Pierce County Parks and Recreation Department will host the sixth-annual Touch A Truck event on Saturday, Sept. 12. The event will last from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. at Sprinker Recreation Center.

Touch A Truck allows the public to explore a variety of tr...Read on...

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Posted on: August 21, 2015

County to open more areas of Chambers Creek Regional Park

Pierce County Parks and Recreation is announcing that Soundview Trail, Central Meadow parking lot and the Central Meadow restrooms will reopen to the public on Saturday, Aug. 22. Those areas of Chambers Creek Regional Park had been closed for the U.S. Ope...Read on...

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Posted on: August 4, 2015

Urban Forestry Restoration Project to clean up Bresemann Forest and Spanaway Park

Throughout the month of August, a team from Puget SoundCorps – part of the broader Washington Conservation Corps – will work with Pierce County Parks and Recreation and the Pierce Conservation District to help restore areas of Bresemann Forest and Spanawa...Read on...

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Posted on: July 6, 2015

Sounds of music fill the air at Meridian Habitat Park

Pierce County Parks and Recreation will host free live music concerts at Meridian Habitat Park in Puyallup on Friday nights in July.

The concert series will feature a variety of musical styles that appeal to music lovers of all ages and tastes. Spectat...Read on...

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Posted on: July 1, 2015

Playground by the Sound at Chambers Creek Regional Park to reopen July 3

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. O...Read on...

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Posted on: June 5, 2015

Pierce County Parks and Recreation hosts annual Junk in Your Trunk event

Pierce County Parks and Recreation will host the annual Junk in Your Trunk community event on Saturday, June 20.

Junk in Your Trunk is a variation of the traditional garage sale concept. Vendors use their vehicles to transport and sell items in the Spr...Read on...

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Posted on: June 2, 2015

Early registration for 25th annual Tour de Pierce bike ride ends June 12

Participants in the 2015 Tour de Pierce have until June 12 to register for the event at the $14 individual price, or $42 price for a family of four from the same household. The 25th annual bike ride to promote safety, fitness and fun kicks off June 28 in ...Read on...

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Posted on: March 11, 2015

County Council honors volunteers, designates Volunteer Recognition Week

Members of the Pierce County Council and Scott Hall with PC Parks and Rec honor Alan Hughes and Rick Adams.

Pierce County has two new award-winning community volunteers.

On Tuesday, March 10, the County Council recognized the special efforts and contributions of the recipient of the Volunteer of the Year award, Alan Hughes, and the recipient of the Special A...Read on...

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Posted on: February 27, 2015

Second annual bridal showcase comes to Pierce County’s ESB

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Sunday, March 8, will mark the second annual Bridal Showcase at the Environmental Services Building (ESB) in Pierce County. The event is free to the public and will run from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m.

Participants can tour the facility and meet with a variety ...Read on...

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Posted on: January 20, 2015

Get out with the kids for PC Parks’ Friday Family Indoor Movie Night

Families looking for something to do with the kids during January and February can grab their blankets and kick back for an evening of fun at the movies, courtesy of Pierce County Parks and Recreation.

The first Friday Family Indoor Movie Night will ta...Read on...

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Posted on: December 11, 2014

Winds force Fantasy Lights to close again; Parks offers more half-priced nights to compensate

Due to the high winds and stormy conditions predicted for Thursday evening, Dec. 11, the Pierce County Parks and Recreation department has opted to close its winter Fantasy Lights experience for the night in the interest of safety.

Fantasy Lights at Sp...Read on...

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Posted on: December 5, 2014

20th Annual Fantasy Lights now open in Pierce County’s Spanaway Park

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Every night through New Year’s Day, visitors can treat themselves to a festive holiday display of lights unlike any other in the South Sound area. This year is the 20th anniversary of Pierce County Parks and Recreation’s Fantasy Lights at Spanaway Park an...Read on...

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