Feb. 10 & 11, Rock the Rink Ice Show

PIERCE COUNTY PARKS — Bring your friends and family to Pierce County Parks’ exciting new ice show: Rock the Rink! Join the fun at Tacoma’s Sprinker Recreation Center to watch this upbeat and thrilling ice show featuring decades of nostalgic tunes that will get you on your feet and ready to dance. The show will…

January 13 Fireside Chat at National Park Inn

Mount Rainier National Park (Facebook page) Fireside Chat with Mount Rainier National Park Superintendent Greg Dudgeon, 2 pm, Friday, January 13th at the Longmire National Park Inn Join park superintendent Greg Dudgeon for an informal one-hour discussion of the opportunities and challenges of overseeing one of the most dynamic and popular national parks in the United…

Fantasy Lights Tickets are online only this year

This year tickets will available online only, not at the event! The largest drive-through holiday light display in the Northwest is back: Fantasy Lights at Spanaway Park kicks off Nov. 26, but you can get your tickets online starting Monday, Nov. 1. This year’s event runs Nov. 26, 2021 to Jan. 2, 2022 and tickets…

Get Tickets for Haunted Headlights in Graham

PIERCE COUNTY PARKS — 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 the event. Haunted Headlights participants will remain in their…

Pierce County’s Foothills Dash Fun Run goes virtual too

PIERCE COUNTY — Foothills Trail and offers easy sloping and paved 5K, 10K, or half-marathon distances. The in-person race will be held Saturday, April 17, 2021, at the Foothills Trail in Orting while the virtual race will occur April 16-18, 2021. Pre-registration is required for participation in either option and can be done online. The in-person run begins…

Parkland Community Trail Open House April 1

Help Shape the Design of the Parkland Community Trail Detailed Design has begun on the Parkland Community Trail! Pierce County Parks is working to bring an all-ages, all-abilities bike and pedestrian trail connecting Parkland neighborhoods to schools and parks. Parkland lacks adequate sidewalk or bicycling facilities and we hope that building this trail will improve…

Pierce County Parks, new restrictions

Pierce County Parks has worked diligently to provide social, sport, and recreational activities at various sites throughout the county in the midst of the COVID-19 pandemic. In response to Governor Inslee’s recently released directive and out of an abundance of caution, Pierce County Parks is announcing facility closures and program cancellations as follows: Sprinker Recreation…

Pierce County Parks to open May 5; Chambers Bay opens May 1

PIERCE COUNTY — Pierce County is restoring public use of parks with protocols and guidelines to keep the public safe. Park and trailhead parking lots will open May 5, while Chambers Creek Regional Park will open earlier, on May 1. Parks outdoor spaces will be open from 7 a.m. to 7 p.m. daily. Restrooms will…

Public invited to help design Pipeline Trail

PIERCE COUNTY PARKS — Looking for a new adventure in your own backyard? Pierce County Parks is designing a pedestrian and bicycle trail along the Tacoma Water Pipeline No. 4 right of way between 72nd Street East and 94th Avenue East. This trail will provide opportunities for Pierce County residents to enjoy a new place to…

Public invited to help design Parkland Community Trail

PIERCE COUNTY PARKS – Pierce County Parks design a trail through Parkland that will be friendly to all users – whether they bike, stroll or roll. The trail will connect parks and schools from Pacific Lutheran University to Sprinker Recreation Center. Parks will collect public input regarding the trail’s design and route, at a series…

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,…

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….