Cancellations & Closures


March 30, 2020 Update - Hockey Classes Cancelled

The remainder of Adult Hockey Session 4 and Session 4 of Youth Hockey have been cancelled. Refunds for both programs have been issued. 

March 27, 2020 Update – Trails Open, Trailheads Closed

Even though our trails are open all trailheads, bathrooms, and parking lots remain closed. For the health and safety of the community, residents are encouraged to use trails responsibly, be courteous neighbors and follow the Tacoma-Pierce County Health Department’s guidance when practicing social distancing.

March 24, 2020 Update – All Parks and Recreation Facilities Closed March 25-April 8

As a result of the Governor’s directive for all members of our community to Stay Home-Stay Healthy last evening, we will be closing public recreational facilities, parks, golf courses, park restrooms, sport fields/courts, parking lots, trailheads, playgrounds, and picnic shelters March 25th through April 8th to help prevent social gatherings and the spread of COVID-19. It is essential, from the Governor and health officials, for people to get outside, exercise and recreate, but that is intended to be in individual family units near or in one’s home. Social distancing must be practiced. Our parks will receive a basic level of oversight and maintenance during this time to ensure public assets are secure and we are ready to serve you when gathering in public spaces is approved by health officials.

March 21, 2020 Update - Pierce County Parks playgrounds closed

Due to high congregation rates and high contact, Pierce County Parks has closed playground structures until further notice. Restrooms are open subject to cleaning and supply availability.

March 20, 2020 - Sprinker Recreation Center indoor complex closed

Starting Saturday, March 21st the front doors at the Sprinker Recreation Center indoor complex will be closed to the public.  The skateboard park will be open from 9:00 am-6:00 pm. The outdoor tennis courts will be open and accessible through outdoor gates. Staff will be checking skateboard cards and issuing wrist bands to participants who might not have skateboard cards. New cards will not be issued at this time.  Parks staff will assist with supervision and security of the park.
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March 18, 2020  - The ESB Closed to the Public

The ESB (Environmental Services Building) at Chambers Creek Regional Park is closed to the public through March 31, 2020. Chambers Creek Regional Park remains open. For questions about recreation and park services, please call 253-798-4141, Monday-Friday from 8:00 a.m. - 4:00 p.m. If after hours, please submit questions or comments here.

March 16, 2020 - Program & Even Cancellations

Due to the recent update from Governor Inslee regarding COVID-19, Pierce County Parks is cancelling all indoor programs and activities at its community facilities March 17-31. This includes Sprinker Recreation Center, Heritage Recreation Center, Meridian Habitat Community Center, Frontier Park Lodge, Lakewood Community Center and the Environmental Services Building at Chambers Creek Regional Park.  Governor Inslee called for indoor social or recreational venues to cease operations until March 31, including youth sports specifically in the prohibition.

If you have registered for an upcoming class or program, or rented a Pierce County Parks facility during the closure period, you will be contacted regarding your registration or rental.

Following the lead and directive of our state health and government officials, the Spring Egg Hunt at Chambers Creek Regional Park and the Barn Yard sale at Frontier Park scheduled for April 11th have been cancelled.  

At this time, parks, golf courses, trails and outdoor restrooms operated by Pierce County Parks are open for public use.  We understand exercise, especially in an outdoor environment, is important for our health and wellness, and we encourage residents to get outside as much as possible -- while practicing social distancing and precautionary sanitation measures.   We ask that guests experiencing any flu or cold-like symptoms remain home and that everyone follow the  Tacoma-Pierce County Health Department’s guidance.

Thank you for your understanding as we continue to support efforts to contain COVID-19 and protect the health of our customers, employees and community. 

We encourage you to keep checking this page for updates.