City of Puyallup Parks
COVID-19/Coronavirus Update --- CLOSURES --- March 13, 2020
In light of the governor’s orders and public health guidance regarding social distancing, Puyallup Parks and Recreation is taking the following actions:
- All parks within the City of Puyallup are closed until further notice.
- The Puyallup Recreation Center will close at the end of the day on Sunday, March 15 until further notice.
- The Puyallup Activity Center closed on Wednesday, March 11th and will remain closed until further notice.
- All rentals — including community center rooms, park shelters, athletic fields — are canceled. We will work with renters to reschedule or give full refunds.
All sports programs, community recreation classes and special events are suspended starting Monday, March 16th until further notice. Registered participants in current or future programs will receive emails regarding the status of their individual activity.
These changes may remain in effect through April 26th. All City parks will remain open during their regular operating hours.
Our staff members are handling a high number of phone calls, and we ask for your patience as we work through these issues. We will update our website as developments warrant.
We recognize that the Puyallup Parks and Recreation Department provides important benefits and services to the community, and know these closures, suspensions and cancellations will have real impacts. We remain in contact with public safety agencies and will continue to evaluate this ongoing situation.
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City of Puyallup ParksFor information on ballfield reservations, call the Puyallup Recreation Center at 253-841-5457.
Resident vs Non-Resident
To qualify for a resident fee, participants must live within the incorporated city limits of Puyallup. A Puyallup mailing address does not necessarily qualify an individual as a Puyallup resident. To check if you are a resident or non-resident, click on Map.
Please remember that there is no smoking or alcohol allowed in any of the City of Puyallup's parks. (Puyallup Municipal Codes 9.20.195 and 9.20.200)
Interested in renting a picnic shelter? Now you can reserve a shelter online. Just click on our online calendar to see if the shelter you are interested in is available. Click on the calendar option and then select "Facilities" to view the shelter of your choice. If it is available, you can select the time you want and register and pay online.
Park Usage Agreement
If your rental encompasses the use of a park for your event, you will need to complete and submit a Park Usage Agreement Form.
The City of Puyallup voters approved a bond issue in 1997 to purchase this 59-acre undeveloped park site which included a 12-acre lake. Located in the center of the city, this park now includes fishing areas, walking trails, a covered picnic area, 2 youth ballfields and an inclusive playground. Fishing is restricted to juveniles (under the age of 15), seniors, and disabled persons who possess a designated harvester companion card.
Clarks Creek Park North is an active area with 4 lighted tennis courts, a lighted softball field, an exercise trail, restrooms, pristine creek and an open play area.
Clarks Creek Park South has a covered picnic shelter, playground, restrooms, pristine creek, grass open space, and access to the off-leash dog park.
The City of Puyallup Parks and Recreation Department administers garden plots that are available for rent.
DeCoursey community park is situated on over seven acres and includes a pond, two piers, a picnic shelter, restrooms, and a playground. DeCoursey Pond is open only to juveniles (under 15) for fishing from the fourth Saturday in April through November 30. The Pond offers good harvest opportunity for stocked rainbow trout.
This three-acre neighborhood park is located adjacent to the Memorial Center. Facilities include a playground, picnic area, and a restroom.
View operating hours and location of the popular Spray Park.
This is a largely undeveloped, five-acre parcel with a storm water retention pond, parking lot, and picnic tables.
This off-leash dog park is located between Clarks Creek Park North and Clarks Creek Park South and can be accessed by entering either park.
Located in downtown Puyallup, this two-acre park has a statue of Ezra Meeker (a pioneer citizen), a Veteran's Memorial, tot lot, wading pool, grassy area, benches, and mature trees. This park is located right next to the library. The Pioneer Park pavilion, a large rental facility is now located at the park. The Puyallup Farmers Market is held at this park during the spring and summer months.
Puyallup's Riverwalk Trail is approximately 5 miles from the westerly city limit and ending at the east Main bridge behind Mama Stortini's Restaurant.
This is a 10,000 sq. ft. skatepark for skateboards, rollerblades, and bicycles. The park includes spectator seating and a restroom.
This 16-acre multipurpose sports complex is located adjacent to the Puyallup Recreation Center.
Just off Shaw Road is this nine-acre neighborhood park with a playground, picnic area, youth softball field, off-leash dog park, wooded area, and grassy open space.
View location and hours of Sam Peach Park.
Van Lierop Park is located in the Puyallup valley, east of Shaw Road and north of Pioneer.
Veterans Park is one of the trailheads for the Puyallup Riverwalk Trail. The park has a covered picnic shelter with 4 tables, 3 uncovered picnic tables, and a beautiful wood carving. Limited parking is available.
This park contains 80 lush acres - 55 of which are naturally forested. Other attractions include a playground, two youth ballfields, 12 covered picnic shelters, a day camp facility, exercise trails, several paths, a caretaker's house, and a historic water reservoir.