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Posted on: April 22, 2014

Parks Appreciation Day volunteers not deterred by spring weather

Saturday, April 26, is Parks Appreciation Day in Pierce County and it should be a typical spring day in wet Western Washington. Nevertheless, the county’s Parks and Recreation Department knows that lots of volunteers will... Read on...

Posted on: April 15, 2014

Job opportunities available in Parks and Recreation, Facilities Management

Pierce County is seeking applicants for several open positions within its Parks and Recreation Services Department and Facilities Management Department.

Posted on: March 20, 2014

Chambers Bay posts record revenues as U.S. Open excitement builds

Chambers Bay Golf Course broke records in several financial categories in 2013 as excitement increased in advance of next year’s U.S. Open.

The 4th quarter financial report, released this week by County Executive Pat... Read on...

Posted on: March 20, 2014

Summer job opportunity with Parks and Recreation Department

Pierce County Parks and Recreation Services is accepting applications for summer gate attendant positions through April 25.

Applicants will perform cashier work at Spanaway Lake Park, North Lake Tapps Park or Sprinker... Read on...

Posted on: November 22, 2013

Pierce County buys land for Foothills Trail expansion

Pierce County took another step toward completing the popular Foothills Trail with the purchase this week of commercial land near South Prairie.

The county bought approximately 59,000 square feet of the South Prairie RV... Read on...

Posted on: November 21, 2013

Enjoy 'Tis The Season Saturdays' at Sprinker

Tis The Season

A pancake breakfast with Blade, Sprinker Recreation Center's mascot, kicks off Tis The Season Saturdays at Pierce County's popular ice rink.

The Dec. 7 breakfast for kids ages 3 to 12 is the start of a journey to a... Read on...

Posted on: September 27, 2013

Sprinker set to host Regional U.S. Figure Skating Championships

See spins, jumps and beautiful choreography during the 2014 Northwest Pacific Regional U.S. Figure Skating Championships at Sprinker Recreation Center from Oct. 5-8.

The championships will feature hundreds of regional... Read on...

Posted on: September 13, 2013

Tiny Tots Indoor Playground re-opened at the Lakewood Community Center

Fall is fast approaching. If you are already missing the connections with kids at the playground, Pierce County Parks and Recreation has you covered.

Bring your child to the Read on...

Posted on: September 13, 2013

500 vehicles expected at Sept. 28 Classic Car & Truck Show

Car Show

Pierce County Parks and Recreation will hold the 11th annual Hi-Tech Collision Classic Car & Truck Show at Sprinker Recreation Center on Saturday, Sept.... Read on...

Posted on: September 11, 2013

Executive selects Tony Tipton as Parks and Recreation Director

County Executive Pat McCarthy has selected Tony Tipton, the county's go-to leader of important projects, as the director of Parks and Recreation Services... Read on...

Posted on: July 5, 2013

Chambers Bay 5K Challenge fits all ages and abilities

Chambers Bay 5K Challenge

Last year, 200 runners came out to tackle the Chambers Bay 5K Challenge. On July 20, this energizing fun run is back and better than ever.

The race takes place along the Soundview Trail in Chambers Creek Regional Park,... Read on...

Posted on: June 13, 2013

State urban forestry restoration project targets Spanaway Park

The Urban Forestry Restoration Project, administered by the Washington State Department of Natural Resources, enhances the capacity of urban forests to manage stormwater and improve air and water quality by improving the... Read on...

Posted on: May 20, 2013

Tyler Salsbury captures 48th annual Puget Sound Amateur

Tyler Salsbury, preparing for his sophomore year at the University of Washington, posted a sterling 5-under 139 to win the 48th Annual Puget Sound Amateur by two shots over David Talcott, whose final round 69 wasn’t enough... Read on...

Posted on: May 8, 2013

Deadline looms to register for Puget Sound Amateur golf championship

Puget Sound Amateur poster

Local golfers are preparing to test their skills against the top amateurs in the region at the 48th annual Puget Sound Amateur, to be held May 18-19 at Lake Spanaway Golf Course and Chambers Bay.

Players will compete in a... Read on...

Posted on: April 9, 2013

After remodel, Sprinker center cuts energy use in half

Sprinker ice rink

Sprinker Recreation Center, which serves thousands of visitors every year, has won Pierce County’s “Biggest Energy Loser” award for 2012 by cutting its energy use in half.

The 35-year-old ice rink was remodeled in 2011.... Read on...

Posted on: February 22, 2013

Seasonal job opportunity with Parks and Recreation

Pierce County Parks and Recreation is accepting applications for a seasonal maintenance job opening.

The successful applicant will perform building and trail maintenance work at the Environmental Services Building and... Read on...

Posted on: February 8, 2013

Olympians Rachael Flatt and Ben Agosto join local skaters in ice show

The Lakewood Winter Club, in cooperation with Pierce County Parks and Recreation, is delighted to present the 2013 ice show, "Reflections on Ice – ONCE Upon A Dream."

This professionally choreographed figure... Read on...

Posted on: January 11, 2013

18th annual Fantasy Lights sets record for ticket sales

Fantasy Lights

The 18th annual Fantasy Lights at Spanaway Park dazzled thousands of visitors traveling through the park in more than 25,800 vehicles. The event brought in a record $325,801 in ticket sales.

The Northwest's largest... Read on...

Posted on: November 16, 2012

Fantasy Lights Walk is Sunday, Nov. 18

Kick off the holiday season this Sunday, Nov. 18 with a sneak, non-motorized preview of the 18th annual Fantasy Lights at Spanaway Park.

This is the only opportunity to walk through the Northwest's largest... Read on...

Posted on: November 15, 2012

Companionship job opportunity with Parks & Recreation

Pierce County Parks and Recreation is accepting applications for the position of team leader in the Peninsula School District within the Companionship Program.

The Companionship Program provides recreation and leisure... Read on...

Posted on: October 11, 2012

Touch A Truck award results in

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More than 2,500 people flocked to Sprinker Recreation Center last month for the 5th annual Touch A Truck event, which gave kids of all ages the chance to get up close with trucks of all shapes and sizes.

Participants were... Read on...

Posted on: September 10, 2012

Classic Car and Truck Show set for Sept. 29 at Sprinker

Classic Car and Truck Show

Monday Sep 10 2012 10:24 AM

1/2Pierce County Parks and Recreation will hold the 10th annual Classic Car & Truck Show at Sprinker Recreation Center on Saturday, Sept. 29.

Hours for the free spectator event are 10 a.m.... Read on...

Posted on: July 3, 2012

Frontier Park Playground ribbon cutting, July 10

Frontier Park Playground

The new Frontier Park Playground, made possible by local students and Graham community members, will open on Tuesday, July 10 with a celebration and ribbon cutting ceremony beginning at 6 p.m.

The remodeled playground is... Read on...

Posted on: June 4, 2012

Tour de Pierce Pre-Registration Deadline June 8

Monday Jun 04 2012 12:41 PM

Since 1990, bicyclists from all over the Northwest have participated in the annual Tour de Pierce bike ride. This year's June 24th event will include 12-, 30- and 50-mile marked routes. The... Read on...

Posted on: May 31, 2012

Sign up for Junior Golf Program at Fort Steilacoom

Thursday May 31 2012 8:00 AM

A first-rate Junior Golf Program that provides basic instruction on the game's fundamentals is moving to Pierce County's Fort Steilacoom Golf Course.

The program starts June 25 and... Read on...

Posted on: May 31, 2012

Feds add Foothills Trail to National Recreational Trail system

The popular Foothills Trail, which winds through East Pierce County from Puyallup to Buckley, is among 54 trails around the country that are joining the National Recreational Trail system.

Two federal officials -... Read on...

Posted on: April 19, 2012

Pierce County expands popular Puget Sound Amateur to 2 golf courses

Thursday Apr 19 2012 4:46 PM

This spring's annual Puget Sound Amateur, one of the top golf championships in the Northwest, will span two days over two of Pierce County's most popular public courses.

The 47th... Read on...

Posted on: April 18, 2012

Pierce County to host Parks Appreciation Day events at 2 parks

More than 2,000 volunteers are expected to get their hands dirty for Parks Appreciation Day this Saturday, April 21.

Pierce County Parks and Recreation will be among 16 jurisdictions and organizations hosting clean-ups at... Read on...

Posted on: February 2, 2012

Jozef Sabovcik and local figure skaters featured in Feb. 10-12 ice show

Jozef Sabovcik.jpg

Thursday Feb 02 2012 2:53 PM

The Lakewood Winter Club, in cooperation with Pierce County Parks and Recreation, is delighted to present the 2012 ice show, "Reflections on Ice - Celebration, the Next Generation."... Read on...

Posted on: January 30, 2012

Big crowd enjoys Sprinker ice rink's opening day

Sprinker Ice Rink

More than 400 skaters of all ages and abilities tried out Sprinker Recreation Center's new-and-improved ice rink on Jan. 28, which opened to the public after an eight-month renovation.

County Executive Pat McCarthy... Read on...