Meet Me in the Park

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Thank you for visiting us to learn more about Meet Me in the Park! This is a fun and unique program designed to provide inclusive social and recreational activities for participants with special needs, ages 5 and older, and their families. We have worked hard during this challenging time to create programming that will engage, inspire, and connect our participants with each other, and the community as a whole, in the safest way possible. 


Whether you’re new to Pierce County Parks, or a returning participant, we are happy you’re here and invite you to reach out with any questions that you may have. We have caring and enthusiastic staff who are ready to help you get involved today!  Feel free to connect with us in the following ways:

  • To register: Call (253) 798-4177 during normal office hours from 8:00 am to 7:00 pm or click any of the program links below on this page.
  • Program questions: Call Jen Spane, Recreation Supervisor, at (253) 798-4753 or email
  • Social media: Check us out on Facebook Live

Please scroll down to learn more about our exciting January program offerings. We have designed our programs based on the most recent “Safe Start” guidelines and are committed to modifying them from virtual-only to in-person (or a combination of both), as soon as it’s safe to do so.


We are so glad you’re here and look forward to meeting you (virtually or in-person), very soon!


2021 January Newsletter


Learn more about 
Specialized Recreation for 2021:

Join us online for a
Virtual Open House

When:   Wednesday, January 20, 2021

Time:     6:00 - 7:30 p.m.


Where:  Online - Zoom link
https://piercecountywa.zoom.us/j/97633307876

Meeting ID: 976 3330 7876


Meet Me in the Park is brought to you by the Pierce County Parks Specialized Recreation Program
in partnership with Metro Parks Tacoma Specialized Recreation.


Registration:

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, and family to participate.


For:  Ages 5 and older


Registration:

  • 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 online or by Phone (253) 798-4177 from 8:00 am - 7:00 pm
  • To pre-register online for activities, please select the course number 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.

Virtual Activities

For all virtual activities meet online - Log in each day from a personal device. A ZOOM link will be emailed to you after registration.


Manic Monday Meet up

Hang out with us at the beginning of the week - virtually! Fill your cup with coffee, tea, juice, or water, log in and let’s chat! Register for each meeting.  


For:  Ages 18-30


Course #Day(s)DatesTimeLocationFee
15803MondayJan. 1110:00-10:30 amOnline ZOOMFREE
15804MondayJan. 1810:00-10:30 amOnline ZOOMFREE
15805MondayJan. 2510:00-10:30 amOnline ZOOMFREE

Art Class

Meet us on ZOOM in art class to relax and create! Step by step instructions and materials will be provided for each art project. All levels of artists are encouraged to join the class! Class materials will be available each week for pickup. You'll receive a ZOOM link sent to your email allowing you to enter our private virtual art class. 


For:  Ages 5 & Older


Course #Day(s)DatesTimeLocationThemeFee
15764MondayJan. 115:30-7:00 pmOnline ZOOMAcrylic Painting$10
15788TuesdayJan. 1210:00-11:30 amOnline ZOOMAcrylic Painting$10
15765MondayJan. 185:30-7:00 pmOnline ZOOMColored Pencil Art$10
15789TuesdayJan. 1910:00-11:30 amOnline ZOOMColored Pencil Art$10
15766MondayJan. 255:30-7:00 pmOnline ZOOMPaint with Watercolors$10
15790TuesdayJan. 2610:00-11:30 amOnline ZOOMPaint with Watercolors$10

FUNctional Fitness

Do you have a 2021 new year’s resolution? Lets work together to achieve your fitness goals. Join us virtually for a FUN fitness group until we can meet in person. We’ll work on balance, flexibility, strength, and cardio; with a low impact circuit style workout. 


For:  Ages 5 & Older


Course #Day(s)DatesTimeLocationFee
15808SaturdaysJan. 16-3010:00-11:00 amOnline ZOOM$30

Grit City Social Connection

Join this weekly social recreation group to see your old friends, and make new ones. We will be chatting, listening to music, working activity pages and doing light exercises. Activities include: BINGO, holiday watercolor and Just Dance! All program supplies* provided in a packet for you to pick up. 


For:  Ages 18-30


Course #Day(s)DatesTimeLocationFee
15806TuesdaysJan. 12-261:00-2:00 pmOnline ZOOM$30


*Participants can pick up their supplies at Sprinker Recreation Center, Monday through Friday 8:30 AM - 5:00 PM; 253-798-4000. Please call Sprinker upon arrival letting us know who you are and what program you are picking up supplies for and an employee will bring it out to you!


Sports Club

Calling all Special Olympic athletes! This fitness program is designed for individuals with disabilities age 8 and up. Join us as we find fun ways to stay physically active. We will participate in easy fitness challenges to keep you motivated to move! All levels welcome. Zoom link sent to your email after registration.


For:  Ages 8 & Older


Course #Day(s)DatesTimeLocationFee
15807WednesdayJan. 13-275:00-6:00 pmOnline ZOOM$30

Puget Sound Peers Crew

Sign up for this social recreation group to stay connected with your friends. Like music and chatting with friends? We are the group for you! Play BINGO, paint a holiday picture and Dance, Dance the evening away. We provide program supplies* in a packet for you to pick up. 


For:  Ages 18-30


Course #Day(s)DatesTimeLocationFee
15809ThursdaysJan. 14-285:00-6:00 pmOnline ZOOM$30


*Participants can pick up their supplies at Sprinker Recreation Center, Monday through Friday 8:30 AM - 5:00 PM; 253-798-4000. Please call Sprinker upon arrival letting us know who you are and what program you are picking up supplies for and an employee will bring it out to you!


Silver and Gold Party

Silver and Gold Party

Time to ring in the new year in style! This gold and silver party will recreate the party we had on New Year’s Eve complete with our own countdown welcoming 2021. Wear gold, silver, and sparkles. We will play trivia, dance to music, complete a craft or two, and watch funny videos. Fun party supplies* will be available for pick up. 


For:  All ages


Course #Day(s)DatesTimeLocationFee
15810FridayJan. 296:00-8:00 pmOnline ZOOM$10


*Participants can pick up their supplies at Sprinker Recreation Center, Monday through Friday 8:30 AM - 5:00 PM; 253-798-4000. Please call Sprinker upon arrival letting us know who you are and what program you are picking up supplies for and an employee will bring it out to you!


Program Contact:

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