Meet Me in the Park

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Meet Me in the Park is a unique program designed to provide inclusive social, sport, and recreational activities at various sites around Pierce County for individuals with special needs and their families. Participants ages 5 and older will meet in small and safe groups. Each session is only as large as our current Phase will allow.  Recreation leaders will conduct a variety of games, crafts, and cooperative play activities throughout each sessions. 

We are changing up activities and locations for the autumn season to keep everyone meeting through the end of the year. Meet us for weekly socialization, try out the bowling league, and participate in special virtual events.


Sign up for one or several sessions/events at a time. Each session is limited to the first 10 registered participants. Any person may register, they do not have to have a disability. We welcome friends, siblings, family, etc to participate.

For:  Ages 5 and older


  • Pre-Registration is required. Participants can register early for as many sessions as they wish.
  • Space is limited to the first 10 registered each day.
  • Pre-register by Phone or Walk-in: 8 am - 7 pm
    Sprinker Recreation Center, (253) 798-4000
    14824 C St. South, Tacoma, WA 98444 (map)
  • To register for activities during Sept. 29-Oct. 3, please select this link for Week 9.
  • For activities starting Oct. 5, please pre-register by selecting the course number under any of the four main categories listed below.

This program is supported by DDA funding and respite money may be used. If using DDA funds, contact Sprinker Recreation Center at (253)798-4000 to process registration.

Special Notes:

  • We will gladly accommodate any participant who brings a 1 to 1.
  • Participants should wear comfortable clothes, dress for the weather, bring water, and any other comfort care item.
  • Participants WILL HAVE THEIR TEMPERATURE CHECKED before their family leaves.  Any temperature over 100.4 will be sent home and given a refund.
  • A face mask/covering is required and can be provided if needed. Participants that can not wear a face mask or shield, we ask that they do no register for this program but instead try Virtual Club Pierce.
  • Participants that have been ill or with someone ill or been in contact with someone with Covid-19 will be sent home with a refund.
  • Parents and care givers can arrive 5-10 minutes before each session and be ready to pick up the participant promptly at the end of the session.
October - December Activities

Bowling League

Join the Meet Me in the Park bowling league! This meets once a week at Narrows Plaza bowling for 5 week sessions. Teams of two will be competing for the win. If you want to join with a friend, please sign up together and specify when you register.  

For:  Ages 8 & Older

Meet at:  Narrows Plaza Bowling, 2200 Mildred St W, University Place, 98466 (map)

Course #Day(s)DatesTimeLocationFee
15529TuesOct. 6-Nov. 33:30-5:30 pmNarrows Plaza Bowling$40
15530TuesNov. 10 - Dec. 15*3:30-5:30 pmNarrows Plaza Bowling$40

*No meeting on Nov. 24

Sports Training Club

This fitness program is designed for individuals with disabilities age 8 and up. Participants will be in age appropriate small groups. Programs will be inside the gym at Lakewood Community Center. Activities will be basketball (Oct), track & field (Nov), and yoga (Dec). 

For:  Ages 5 & Older

Meet at: Lakewood Community Center, 9112 Lakewood Dr. SW, Tacoma, 98499 (map)

Course #Day(s)DatesTimeLocationFee
WedOct. 7-285:30-7:00 pmLakewood Community Center$40
WedNov. 4-185:30-7:00 pmLakewood Community Center$30
WedDec. 2-165:30-7:00 pmLakewood Community Center$30

FUNctional Fitness

Been cooped up too long at home staying healthy and safe? Need to figure out how to get moving again? Join the FUN fitness group to work on balance, flexibility, strength, and cardio. Please dress appropriately for exercise, wear comfortable shoes, and bring water. Pre register on line, via phone, or in person at Sprinker. 

For:  Ages 5 & Older

Meet at: Lakewood Community Center, 9112 Lakewood Dr. SW, Tacoma, 98499 (map)

Course #Day(s)DatesTimeLocationFee
SatOct. 10-2410:00-11:30 amLakewood Community Center$40
SatNov. 7-2110:00-11:30 amLakewood Community Center$30
SatDec. 5-1910:00-11:30 amLakewood Community Center$30

Walking Club

Come stretch your legs and explore trails around Pierce County.  We will meet at a different park each month. After we check in and stretch we will walk along the trail exploring the area. When we come back we will relax drink some water and eat the snack we brought. This event will happen rain or shine so put on your rain jacket, umbrella, and water proof shoes. Participants will need to bring weather appropriate clothes, drink, and a snack.

For:  Ages 16 & Older

Meet at:Nathan Chapman Trail sign at South Hill Community Park,14201 - 86th Ave. E. Puyallup, 98375 (map)
Central Meadow at Chambers Creek Regional Park, 6320 Grandview DR. W. University Place (map)
Orting City Park at the basketball hoop for the Foothills Trail walk (map)

Course #Day(s)DatesTimeLocationFee
FriOct. 1610:00-11:30 amSouth Hill Community Park$10
FriNov. 1310:00-11:30 amChambers Creek Regional Park$10
FriDec. 1110:00-11:30 amOrting City Park $10

Art Class

Lets get creative in this social art group. This program is for all level of artists from beginners on up. Instruction and materials will be provided. Choose from face to face Monday classes or virtual classes on Tuesdays.

For:  Ages 5 & Older

Face to Face Art Classes meet at: 

  • Lakewood Community Center, 9112 Lakewood Dr. SW, Tacoma, 98499 (map)
  • Meridian Habitat Park & Center, 14422 Meridian E, Puyallup, WA 98375 (map)
Course #Day(s)DatesTimeLocationFeeTheme
MonOct. 55:30-7:00 pmMeridian Habitat Park$15
MonOct. 125:30-7:00 pmMeridian Habitat Park$15
15573MonOct. 195:30-7:00 pmMeridian Habitat Park$15
MonOct. 265:30-7:00 pmLakewood Community Center$15
MonNov. 25:30-7:00 pmMeridian Habitat Park$15
MonNov. 95:30-7:00 pmMeridian Habitat Park$15
MonNov. 165:30-7:00 pmMeridian Habitat Park$15
15583MonNov. 305:30-7:00 pmLakewood Community Center$15
15585MonDec. 75:30-7:00 pmMeridian Habitat Park$15
15587MonDec. 145:30-7:00 pmMeridian Habitat Park$15
15589MonDec. 285:30-7:00 pmLakewood Community Center$15


Virtual Art Classes:  

  • Meet online with a personal device.  A ZOOM link will be emailed to you after registration.
  • Pick up materials at either Sprinker Recreation Center or Meridian Habitat Park, please indicate location at registration.
Course #Day(s)DatesTimeLocationFeeTheme
15570TuesOct. 610:00-11:30 amOnline - ZOOM$10
15572TuesOct. 1310:00-11:30 amOnline - ZOOM$10
15574TuesOct. 2010:00-11:30 amOnline - ZOOM$10
15576 TuesOct. 2710:00-11:30 amOnline - ZOOM$10
15578TuesNov. 310:00-11:30 amOnline - ZOOM$10
15580TuesNov. 1010:00-11:30 amOnline - ZOOM$10
15582TuesNov. 1710:00-11:30 amOnline - ZOOM$10
15584 TuesDec. 110:00-11:30 amOnline - ZOOM$10
15586 TuesDec. 810:00-11:30 amOnline - ZOOM$10
15588 TuesDec. 1510:00-11:30 amOnline - ZOOM$10

Meet Me in the Park is brought to you by Pierce County Parks Specialized Recreation
in partnership with MetroParks Tacoma, Speicialized Recreation.

Program Contact:

Jen Spane, Recreation Supervisor
(253) 798-4753 | email