Spanaway Park

alertPark Updates

ALERT: 7/14/20 - the Health Department lifted the toxic algae closure for Lake Spanaway. Toxic algae are still present in the water but at reduced levels. A caution advisory is now in place, which means people and pets should avoid areas of the lake—don’t swim, wade, waterski, or fish—with visible algae. When in doubt, stay out. Please visit the Tacoma-Pierce County Health Department for more information on algae conditions.

14905 Bresemann Blvd. South
Spanaway, WA 98387 (map)

Park Amenities

This 135-acre park along beautiful Spanaway Lake is extremely popular with many year-round activities. Visitors to the park can explore a multitude of aquatic recreation opportunities, including two swimming beaches (no lifeguards), a boat launch, a fishing pier, handicapped accessible bathrooms, a new picnic area by the south swimming beach, newly renovated boat ramp, ADA playground equipment with a seating plaza for parents and a new three mile trail system by Little Spanaway Lake, as well as restoring the shoreline.

In addition, the park features softball fields, basketball courts, children's play area and walking trails along several thousand feet of waterfront.


Non-motorized boat rentals, including canoes and paddle boats are also available. Call the boathouse at (253) 531-0555 for more information and boathouse hours.

Spanaway Park boasts great family / company picnic areas with five covered open-side picnic shelters, each with running water, electricity and a large grill.

In the holiday season, it is home to Fantasy Lights Walk and Fantasy Lights, the largest drive-through holiday display in the Northwest. Summer day camps and youth sports utilize this park's many recreational opportunities.

Park Hours

  • 7:00 a.m. to 6:00 p.m., unless otherwise posted and/or during seasonal hours.

Seasonal Hours

To facilitate the setup for Fantasy Lights, new times for gate closures go into effect at Spanaway Park in October to protect the public from safety hazards as the light displays are on the ground and in the process of being set up/disassembled.

  • North gates closes at 3:00 p.m. mid October through January.
  • South gates closes October 12, 2020 - January 15, 2021

Speed Limit

The speed limit within Spanaway Park is 20 m.p.h.

Special Events
The following special events are scheduled in the park and can affect entrance and parking availability: