Van Lierop Park Master Plan



The City is developing a Master Plan for its newest public park, Van Lierop Park. Van Lierop is located in the east valley area of Puyallup, east of Shaw Road near Farm 12 restaurant. The property is approximately 18 acres in size and was purchased by the City in 2015 with the intention of developing a public park. The following website page provides information about the Master Planning process, updates, and other pertinent project documents.

What is a Master Plan?

The Master Plan is a document that lays out the process for creating recreational opportunities for Van Lierop. It acts as a blueprint for what the park could look like in the years to come. It also determines the potential phases of the project, describing what would be accomplished and forecasting when each phase could be designed, funded, and constructed. Working with the community and stakeholders, staff and the consultant team established and prioritized possible elements for the park, and recommended phases towards final completion.

The City completed Phase 1 of the Master Plan in 2019 and is currently working on Phase 2.


In December 2015, the City acquired 18 acres of historic farmland to be developed into Van Lierop Park. The property is located in the East Valley area of Puyallup, east of Shaw Road, and north of Pioneer Avenue. This location is one of the few remaining areas within the City that could be developed into a community park with space to potentially include multiple sports fields. 

Recreational opportunities envisioned for Van Lierop Park include one or more multipurpose lighted athletic fields for youth and adult sports as well as the extension of the Riverwalk Trail. This project has been supported by local community groups such as Friends of the Riverwalk, Puyallup Parks Foundation, Puyallup/Sumner Chamber of Commerce, and Kiwanis Club of Puyallup.

The scope of this project includes the development of a Master Plan document to identify the specific components of the park, outline a phasing plan for design and construction, and research funding opportunities. Conceptual planning discussions have suggested that Van Lierop Park could include one or more lighted multi-use sports fields, a trail system, a playground, parking, restroom facilities, and other park amenities. In 2017, staff worked with a consultant to begin Phase 1 of the Master Plan. In 2018-2019, staff and the consultant completed a design concept, after extensive meetings and community outreach. Graphics of the design elements are below.

Phase 1 3d perspective view

In 2019, construction of the Phase 1 elements, including the "Daffodil Vistas" walking loop was completed. 

Due to COVID-19 and staff changes, planning for Phase 2 of the Plan was delayed. In 2023, staff re-engaged with the consultant team to begin work on the Phase 2 design of the Master Plan. This includes the design and construction of a new playground at Van Lierop. 


For questions and more information about this project, please contact the following staff.

Lance Hollingsworth - Project Manager -

Cody Geddes - Parks and Recreation Director -