Pierce County Parks and Rec

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Celebrate Happily Ever After with a Princess Party

Princesses in training are cordially invited to our annual Princess Party on Saturday, April 16. Come in your favorite princess dress and tiara for this fabulous event and meet her royal highness, the Princess of Emerald Kingdom Parties.

All princesses will receive a gift bag, refreshments and a craft to take home. All princesses MUST PRE-REGISTER BY APRIL 13! The event will take place at 
Meridian Habitat Park, 14422 Meridian E, South Hill Puyallup. Register online or contact Jen Spane at (253) 798-4753 or by email. 

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Spring Fever Ice Skating Competition

Competitive skaters from Sprinker Recreation Center will come together for an exciting day of competition.  After training all year, skaters ages 6 to adult will compete at the 29th Annual ISI Spring Fever Team and US Basic Skills Competition on Saturday, April 16.  This year’s theme is Spring Wars and is guaranteed to be a fun-filled event. Admission is free for the public to see future skating stars competing at Sprinker Recreation Center in Tacoma, Washington. Please visit the website for a schedule of events.

Parks Appreciation Day Volunteers

Parks Appreciation Day is April 23

Great parks and programs help build stronger community, connecting individuals, families and groups through the power of play. Parks provide a place to keep kids active and off the streets. Celebrate Earth Day, Arbor Day, National Parks Week and your local parks in one fun event Saturday, April 23, from 9 a.m. to 12 noon.  Join us at one of these three locations:

  • Ashford Park
    29509 SR 706 E, Ashford
    (view map)
  • Orangegate Property
    46th Ave E & 84th St E, Summit/Waller
    (View map)
  • Seeley Lake Park
    9112 Lakewood Dr. SW, Lakewood
    (view map)

For a list of additional participating groups and park locations throughout the rest of Pierce County, visit MetroParks Tacoma Parks Appreciation Day.

Mom and Son Dance fun

Coming up in May

Mothers and sons, enjoy an evening just for you on Friday, May 6, from 7-9 p.m. at Meridian Habitat Park! There will be dancing, games and crafts to enjoy together. This evening will be about you and your special mother/son bond.

PRE-REGISTER IN ADVANCE for the Mom and Son Dance. Call (253) 798-4177 or register online. For program information please contact Jen Spane at (253) 798-4753 or by email. 

New Hockey Coordinator Jared Bucci

New Ice Hockey Coordinator

Pierce County Parks and Recreation welcomes Jared
Bucci as the new Ice Hockey Coordinator for Sprinker Recreation Center. Jared received the Washington State Champion Winning Coach award in 2013 and is a
USA Hockey Master rated level 5 coach.  Jared will implement and develop youth and adult ice hockey learn
to play programs at Sprinker Recreation Center, coordinate the Tacoma Junior Hockey Association league activities, and create partnership opportunities with local businesses.

Sprinker has years of successful ice sports programming and thanks to the efforts of the County Executive and Council our Sprinker remodel will continue to serve the public for years to come. Jared’s expertise will help us develop more ice hockey participants than in any other time in Sprinker’s long history. As a Parks and Recreation provider of ice
sports in the South Sound, we believe that is our responsibility to build and grow all
opportunities for ice skating activities and Jared’s contribution will help us achieve this goal.

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