Bresemann Forest

Military Road & Bresemann Blvd

Parkland/Spanaway, WA 98444 (Map)


This naturally wooded site is approximately 70 acres with a system of pedestrian nature trails. The beautiful and secluded walking trail may have users thinking they are miles from the city as they stroll along Morey Creek. Spanaway Creek is  a small stream the also runs through Breesemann Forest from Spanaway Lake and is part of the Clover Creek watershed.

Gate Hours:

Enter the forest through a wrought iron gate on the west side of the Sprinker Recreation Center parking lot near Spire Rock

  • 7:00 a.m. - 10:00 p.m. - June 1-September 30
  • 7:00 a.m. - 9:00 p.m. - October 1- May 31

We do our best to insure that gates are opened and closed promptly at these times but please be patient as our staff may run into maintenance issues that could delay gate openings.  Also, please be advised that periods of adverse weather may result in last minute closures of the forests.

Orienteering Course: 

There's a new way to enjoy Bresemann Forest. An orienteering course tests your map-reading skills, as you find posts through the trail system.



  • From I-5, take Exit 127
  • Follow the Mt. Rainier / Puyallup signs to Highway 512 going east
  • On Highway 512, take the second exit (Parkland / Spanaway-Pacific Avenue) and at the stop light
  • Turn right onto Pacific Avenue (SR 7)
  • Head south for 2.7 miles then turn right on Military Road (152nd Street)
  • Sprinker Recreation Center is 1.5 blocks down on the right
  • Go to the west side of the parking lot to enter the Forest