Crisis Recovery Center Groundbreaking Nov. 6

PIERCE COUNTY, WA — Join us as we take a big step closer to bringing a much needed behavioral health service to our community, the groundbreaking for the new Pierce County Crisis Recovery Center. Featured speakers include Executive Bruce Dammeier, Sheriff Paul Pastor, Senator Steve O’Ban and others.  DATE: Wednesday, Nov. 6, 2019, 11:00 a.m. LOCATION:…

Dogs’ day out at Spanaway Park, Oct. 19

PIERCE COUNTY PARKS — Everyone is invited to a tail-waggin’ good time at the Woof Woof Walk from 9 a.m. to noon on Saturday, Oct. 19 at Spanaway Park, located at 14905 Bresemann Blvd. S. in Spanaway. This annual event, which benefits Pierce County Parks youth programs, draws animal lovers from all over to share,…

County Council launching biennial budget process

The Pierce County Council has begun the process for consideration, review and approval of the 2020-21 biennial budget. The Council will be holding a series of budget retreats and Committee of the Whole (COW) meetings to review the proposed budget and department budget presentations.  The schedule is as follows: Council Budget Retreats: Wednesday, Oct. 2…

Oct. 1 County Council 6pm in Summit

In-district Council meeting to focus on community engagement The Pierce County Council will hold an in-district Council meeting at 6 p.m. Oct. 1, at the Mid-County Community Center, 10205 44th Ave. E. in Tacoma. This in-district meeting will be chaired by Councilmember Marty Campbell, District 5 and will focus on community engagement. Each member of…

Parks, Recreation & Open Space plan input sought

PIERCE COUNTY — You are invited to learn about updates to the Pierce County Parks, Recreation and Open Space Plan through an online open house. The Parks, Recreation and Open Space Plan is updated about every six years. The plan provides the long-term plan for parks, trails, open space, and recreation programs offered by Pierce County….

First-of-its-kind boat slide gets ribbon cutting August 23

PIERCE COUNTY, WA — Washington’s first slide-style boat launch is scheduled to open Friday, August 23 at 10:00 a.m. at Riverside Park in Sumner. At the ribbon cutting on the high bank of the Puyallup River there will be a demonstration of lowering and raising boats along the river. The slide’s opening coincides with fishing season….

Sprinker Mobile Food Fest August 19, 2019

PIERCE COUNTY, WA —  Sprinker Recreation Center’s ballfields will have a fleet of tasty mobile goodness from 11 a.m. to 6 p.m. this Saturday, Aug. 17 at Pierce County Parks & Recreation fifth annual Mobile Food Fest. In addition to the 24 delicious reasons to attend the admission-free at Sprinker Recreation Center, 14824 C St….

Pierce County Fair debuts horse mounting ramp at special dedication

Join the time-honored annual tradition that celebrates rural life, agriculture, and family-oriented fun at the Pierce County Fair Aug. 8-11 at Frontier Park in Graham. Reminiscent of agricultural fairs, the Pierce County Fair embraces our local riches. Situated amongst the firs and green grass, the fair offers a variety of favorites for visitors of all…

County Roads: High friction surface treatment to be applied to a few

High friction surface treatment coming to Pierce County roads Pierce County will install a surface treatment at six roadway locations starting Aug. 5. The treatment – called a high friction surface treatment – will be applied at the following locations: • 122nd Street East/Military Road East – two curves near bottom of hill • McCutcheon…

Planning Commission considers huge land use changes in unincorporated areas

Controversial land use changes to the Frederickson, Parkland, Spanaway, Midland,  South Hill and Mid-County (Summit, Waller, North Clover Creek Collins) areas are progressing through the formal process of adoption in Pierce County. These changes involve housing and business uses, but not an accompanying infrastructure plan. Therefore the communities, already overcrowded for urban growth that has…

Dawson Playground Open House

Pierce County Parks will be holding an Open House regarding improvements to Dawson Playfield in Midland. The event will be held Sunday, August 4, 2019 from noon to 2 p.m. at the Dawson Playfield Picnic Shelter on 90th and Portland Avenue. The public is invited.