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Parkland PrairieAbout Parkland Prairie

Tule Lake Road S At Yakima Ave S Tacoma, WA 98444

This 4.5 acre preserve of Garry Oak open space property is located in the Parkland area. The Preserve contains a degraded urban patch of prairie along Clover Creek.  Although dominated by invasive plants such as Scotch broom, the Preserve still contains native plant remnants of the once expansive woodland-prairie mosaic, such as blue camas and Idaho fescue. Parkland Prairie Nature Preserve is currently undeveloped, and does not contain park facilities, parking or maintained trails. 

Lady BugReclaiming the Parkland Prairie Nature Preserve

Pierce County Parks and Recreation has teamed with the Pierce County Beekeepers Association to reclaim the Preserve by removing noxious weeds, installing forage-rich plants to help pollinators, and by creating an accessible and educational environment for the public to enjoy.

With the support of the Parkland Prairie Advisory Group, composed of local restoration and prairie experts, volunteers are currently removing noxious weeds, evaluating the existing habitat, and preparing to restore the Preserve with plantings.

Interested in lending a hand? 

Help us bring Parkland Prairie back to life! Please join us as a Pitch In For Parks volunteer on the following work dates:

Saturday, January 21 10 a.m. - 12 p.m.   Planting trees and other restoration of the native prairie.
Saturday, February 11 10 a.m. - 12 p.m.  Planting trees and other restoration of the native prairie.

Reclaiming Parkland Prairie Nature Preserve Project

Project Concept Plan:

Pakrland Prairie Project Site Plan

Please contact Jess Stone with Pierce County Parks and Recreation at for additional information or questions regarding the Reclaiming the Parkland Prairie Nature Preserve project.

Volunteers delineating the prairie (April 21, 2016)