Making Reservations

Plan Ahead


When planning your event, it is very important to contact the Parks Administrative Office as early as possible to receive the most current information on the park or facility of your choice.

Our county parks and facilities are available on a first come, first served basis. Many parks have unique requirements and have different reservation fees and applications. A large organizational function or special event at our parks will require a Special Use Permit in addition to a reservation application.
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Picnic shelters at Spanaway Park and Dawson Playfield can be reserved with the following application forms:

If you wish to be guaranteed a site during the summer season, you may want to make a reservation at least two weeks in advance.

Fees & Payments


Payment may be made by cash, charge, check or money order. Make checks payable to Pierce County Parks & Recreation. We accept Visa and MasterCard.

Your reservation is not finalized until a permit is issued by Pierce County Parks & Recreation.
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Contact Us


The sooner you call, the faster we can help. Please contact us at (253) 798-4177. The Parks Administrative Office can update you on everything from construction schedules and bathroom closures to noise limitations and reservation deadlines.

Our phone lines may be on a message machine during peak reservation periods because priority is given to walk-in customers. Our office hours are 8 a.m. to 5 p.m., Monday through Friday. If you contact us after hours, please leave a message and we will return your call. We are located at:

Pierce County Parks and Recreation
9112 Lakewood Dr. SW
Lakewood, WA 98499
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