Pierce County Parks and Recreation
Chambers Bay

Chambers Creek Regional Park after the U.S. Open

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 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.

Gross out olympics

Gross Out Olympics

The Gross Out Olympics is an event where kids of all ages and abilities can revel in two hours worth of ick, muck and yuk fun!

Challenges include the Bolgna Toss, the Human Cheese Puff, Lemon Slurp, and many more disgusting events. All participants earn a gold medal and are encouraged to wear bathing suits or clothes that can get dirty. A sprinkler will be on hand for all Olympians to clean off after the competition.

Come join the fun on Wednesday, July 15 at Frontier Park from 5:30-7:30 pm and Wednesday, August 19 at Sprinker Recreation Center from 2-4 p.m. $13 per participant. Register online or for more information call 253-798-4177. Space is limited.


Track and field events

All ages are invited to participate in the summer track and field meets on Wednesday evenings, July 1-August 5 (no meet July 15). The meets are held at Sparks Stadium, 601 7th Ave SW in Puyallup.

Participants may register, starting at 4:30 pm, for a fee of $10 per meet. Events range from a 50-yard dash for participants six years and younger to a masters 100-yard dash and distance runs. Field events include:

  • High jump
  • Turbo javelin
  • Discus
  • Shot put
  • Softball throw
  • Standing long jump
  • Long jump

For youngsters, this is a great introduction to track and field. For others, it's a great way to get some competition during the summer! For more information call 253-798-4753 or visit us online.

Movies in the park

Movies in the Park series

Grab a blanket and your favorite lawn chair for Movies in the Park! All the movies are FREE and will start at dusk. Come early for preshow activities and games at 7 p.m. for these great family-friendly movies:

  • 101 Dalmations, July 17 at Frontier Park in Graham
  • Annie, July 24 at Meridian Habitat Park in Puyallup
  • Big Hero 6, July 31 at Heritage Recreation Center in Puyallup
  • Paddington, August 21 at Sprinker Recreation Center in Tacoma

For directions and more information visit our website.

Sounds at Sunset

Set your Friday nights in July to listen to live music filling the air with our Sounds at Sunset FREE summer concert series at Meridian Habitat Park in Puyallup.  A variety of musical styles will be featured to satisfy music lovers of all ages and tastes. Bring your lawn chairs, blankets and friends for an evening of music and relaxation.

Sounds at Sunset

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Partner Profile: University Place Refuse and Recycling

As one of the last family-owned waste and recycling companies still in operation today, University Place Refuse and Recycle is committed to the growth and success of the University Place Community by showing their support through sponsorships to organizations like Pierce County Parks and Recreation.
University Place Refuse and Recycling has been an instrumental part of the programming efforts these past few years at Chambers Creek Regional Park.   Their monetary support has helped offset cost for events such as the Kite Festival, Cinema on The Sound, and Friday Family Indoor Movie Nights. Owner Roger Gruener has welcomed us with open arms. Roger knows the importance of a community when working together, great things will happen. A lifelong resident of University Place, Roger has been committed his life making University Place a great place to live, work, and play.

“Roger has been more than just a sponsor, but a true advocate and friend for Pierce County Parks and Recreation. His assistants in our marketing efforts have been more then I would have ever expected," said Pierce County Recreation Coordinator Chad Harvell. "Roger has provided contacts and places to cross promote our events; in addition has made points to keep me informed on other community outreach efforts in University Place. Roger continues to welcomes our programming and offers support when he can; for that I am truly grateful to him."


Sprinker Athletic Sampler Camp

Wow! This 4-day summer camp takes the guesswork out of choosing a 4-week activity!  The camp provides a variety of group activities that will leave your child tired out but wanting more.

Each day, kids will experience two activities during this hour-and-a-half sampler. All class instructors are certified and all equipment is provided. Participants should dress in active-wear that includes tennis shoes and a warm jacket and gloves for skating.

  • For:        Ages 8-14
  • Dates:   July 13-16 (Mon-Thurs)
    Mon/Wed - Karate & Zumba
    Tues / Thurs - Ice Skating & Tennis
  • Time:    10:30am-12pm
  • Location: Sprinker
  • Fee:       $20/camper

To register today, call (253) 798-4000.

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