Bresemann Forest Trail Project

Project Update
Bresemann Forest WCC Crew 2

Come take a walk through a beautiful Pacific Northwest forest on improved trails!  Bresemann Forest is located in Spanaway Regional Park adjacent to the Sprinker Recreation Center at Military Rd. and Bresemann Blvd. in Tacoma. MAP


The trail system and site are being improved and now include a 0.8 mile walking loop, a 0.3 trail across the forest’s center and a variety of primitive trails. Signage will soon be installed to help you find your way and learn about the bird species who call this forest home.


Please stay on main trails and do not access areas that have been marked “Trail Closed”. All trail construction and signage installation will be complete by late summer 2020.

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About the Project

Bresemann Forest, adjacent to the Sprinker Recreation Center, includes 60 acres of mature and old growth Douglas-fir forest. In an effort to improve visitor experiences and protect critical habitat areas, Pierce County Parks is improving the existing trail system at Bresemann and closing user trails with native plants. Visitors to Bresemann will notice widened trails with improved connectivity, select vegetation management to improve visibility, and new signage to provide maps and allowed site uses. 

This project by the Natural Lands program strives to protect Pierce County’s natural places while providing opportunities for residents to connect with nature. Improvements to Bresemann Forest are part of a larger plan to renovate Sprinker Recreation Center’s outdoor areas. The trail system will connect Spanaway Regional Park to neighboring communities through the planned Parkland Community Trail.

Proposed Trail Map

Bresemann_Trail Plan
Project Contact

Jessica Stone
Natural Lands Steward
(253) 798-4261 | email