Parks and Recreation
Chambers Bay

Watch the U.S. Open set-up before next phase of closures in April

Visitors to Chambers Creek Regional Park have the rare opportunity to watch the USGA construct the huge tents and grandstands for the U.S. Open, which is set for June 15-21. But time is running out. As we announced in February, the park is closing in phases as construction activity ramps up.
On March 16, the Central Meadow, Off-Leash Dog Park, Bridge to the Beach, the beach itself, and the south section of the Soundview Trail closed to public access. On April 20, the Soundview Trail, the North Meadow, the entry road to the Central Meadow, and the Central Meadow restrooms and parking areas will close as well. The Grandview Trail, Playground by the Sound and golf course itself close May 26.

You can track the latest closures as we get closer to the big event by visiting our website.

Princess Party

Come and get your princess on!

Princesses in training are cordially invited to our fourth annual Princess Party. 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. April's party will be on Saturday the 18, but you MUST PRE-REGISTER BY APRIL 8! 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.

Spring Fever

Spring Fever Ice Skating Competition

Please join us as we celebrate the 28th Annual ISI Spring Fever Team and US Basic Skills Competition April 18-19, 2015. The staff, coaches and skaters at Sprinker Recreation Center and The Lakewood Winter Club are prepared to welcome you!

This fun-filled event is free for the public to see local skaters competing at Sprinker Recreation Center in Tacoma, Washington. Please visit the website for a schedule of events.

Parks Appreciation

Parks Appreciation Day is April 25th

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 25, from 9 a.m. - 12 noon.

Join us at one of these four locations:

  • Ashford Park
    29509 SR 706 E, Ashford
    (view map)
  • Chamber Creek Regional Park
    8950 64th St W, University Place
    (view map)
  • Orangegate Property
    46th Ave E & 84th St E, Summit/Waller
    (View map)
  • Heritage Recreation Center
    9010 - 128th St. E., Puyallup
    (view map)
For a list of additional participating groups and park locations throughout the rest of Pierce County, visit MetroParks Tacoma Parks Appreciation Day.
Learn to play guitar

Learn to play guitar (or ukulele!)

At Sprinker Recreation Center, you can learn to play acoustic guitar or ukulele! New classes begin April 22 and last through May 27. Six weeks of classes is only $96!

Classes are Wednesdays at 3:30pm for ages 7-11, and Wednesdays at 4:30pm for ages 12 and up. Guitars are available to rent for $15 with a $50 deposit.

You can also learn to play the ukulele! Classes are Wednesday at 5:30pm for ages 8 and up. And you can learn to sing while playing guitar! Those classes are Wednesdays at 6:30pm for ages 13 and up.

Website reinforcement of skills learned for all classes is available to students and is a strong reinforcement to fast learning. For more information call (253) 798-4000 or visit

Mom and Son Dance

Coming up in May...

Mothers and sons, enjoy an evening just for you on Friday, May 8, from 7-9 p.m. at Meridian Habitat Park!

There will be dancing, games and crafts to enjoy together. The music will be fun tunes that are appropriate for all ages and tastes. This evening will be about you and your special mother/son bond.

A professional photographer will be onsite with reasonably priced photos to take home at the end of the night, but you must PRE-REGISTER IN ADVANCE. Call (253) 798-4177 or register online. For program information please contact Jen Spane at (253) 798-4753 or by email.

Lake Spanaway

Golf course reservations now made at new online site 

Fort Steilacoom Golf Course and Lake Spanaway Golf Course are both managed by Premier Golf Centers, who have announced a new system to reserve tee times.

Please update your bookmarks, and book your reservation using the following site:

The new system uses your email address for your login. If you have forgotten/need to update your password click “Not Sure” and the system will allow you to update your password yourself. We look forward to seeing you soon!

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