Dawson Playfield


Renovation Closes Dawson Playfield through mid April 2021

2/5/2021 Update: Adverse weather conditions delay renovations at Dawson Playfield. The Playfield has been closed since October 26, 2020 and will now remain closed through March of 2021 for major renovation. Improvements include new pathways and playground expansion. Dawson Playfield will reopen partially in April of 2021.  Additional closures will be required later in the spring of 2021 for resurfacing of the basketball court and lawn hydroseeding. Specific dates will be announced in the near future. Stay updated on the construction progress and project information.

Portland Ave. E, & 90th St. East

Tacoma, WA 98445 (Map)


Dawson Playfield is a place to play multiple sports. It is located at East 90th Street and Portland Avenue in Tacoma. The park includes:

  • Covered picnic shelter without cooking facilities
  • Lighted softball field, non-regulation
  • Outdoor basketball and tennis courts
  • Playground equipment
  • Restrooms
  • Uncovered picnic tables
  • Walking track

Park Hours:

The park is open from dawn to dusk, unless otherwise posted.


Dawson Playfield is scheduled to undergoing improvements in August and will be closed during construction for the remainder of 2020. 

Reservations for 2021 may be made after renovations are complete and up to six months in advance. To check on availability, please call the Parks Administration office (253)798-4199, Monday-Friday from 8:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m.