Dawson Playfield

alertDawson Playfield Closed for Renovations

Dawson Playfield and picnic shelter will be closed for preparation of construction scheduled for late September 2020. 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


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 a.m. to 4 p.m. 

Projects and Plans: