Cancellations & Closures

alertCANCELLATIONS & CLOSURES

July 9, 2020 Update: Public restrooms in the parks may not be open or well stocked at all locations. Due to our reduced hours of park operations and reduction of staff, the following programs and events have been cancelled or suspended. Sports complexes remain closed.

Cancelled Camps/Classes/Programs - Updated July 14:

  • Adult Slowpitch Summer Leagues
  • Art for Kids Camps
  • Camp Lots of Fun (cancelled 7/9/2020)
  • Club Pierce March-June
  • Creative Leisure Adults/Youth - March-July classes; All classes at Frontier Park have been cancelled.
  • Eco Adventure Camps (Virtual Eco Camp now offered)
  • Engineering For Kids Summer Camps (cancelled 7/6/2020)
  • Figure Skating Summer Session
  • Girls Fastpitch League
  • Hockey Youth, Adult and Advanced Sessions 3, 4 & 5
  • Kidz Love Soccer April-June; July-August classes 
  • Learn to Skate Sessions 3, 4 & 5
  • Mini Cheer Camp
  • Skyhawks Youth Basketball Camp (cancelled 7/14/2020)
  • Specialized Recreation March-June programs
  • Steel Soccer Camps - July camps
  • Success Soccer Camp (cancelled 7/9/2020)
  • Summer Cool Ice Skating Camp
  • Summer Track & Field
  • Tiny Tots Youth Indoor Playground
  • Toe, Tap and Tumble
  • Volleyball – High School Summer League
  • Youth Spring Basketball
  • Youth T-ball & Coach Pitch 
  • Pickleball and Badminton at the Lakewood Community has been suspended until further notice.

Cancelled Events:

  • Frontier Park Barn Yard Sale
  • Gross Out Olympics
  • Junk in Your Trunk
  • Kidz Kraze Children’s Festival
  • Kite Festival
  • Mobile Food Fest
  • Mom & Son Dance
  • Parks Appreciation Day
  • Pitch In for Parks, March-June dates
  • Spring Egg Hunt

Currently Closed Facilities:

  • The ESB (Environmental Services Building and restrooms)
  • Dawson Playfield restrooms remain closed. Beginning August 1, Dawson Playfield will be closed for construction.
  • Lakewood Community Center (and restrooms)
  • Heritage Recreation Center baseball and 
  • All buildings at Frontier Park and Meridian Habitat Park are closed
  • Picnic shelters remain closed

April 20, 2020 Update - North Lake Taps Park Improvements Timetable

North Lake Tapps Park Improvements continue with completion postponed. The park is scheduled to partially reopen Saturday, May 23, 2020 (subject to change due to statewide COVID-19 restrictions).


April 6, 2020  Update - Extended Closures of Parks and Recreational Facilities through May 4

All of our public parks, recreational facilities, golf courses, playgrounds, park restrooms, and parking lots will remain closed through May 4, 2020 as a result of the Governor’s extended stay-at-home order. Programs or class sessions scheduled in April have been either rescheduled or cancelled. Refunds for cancelled programs have been processed.

Our trails are still open but in an effort to keep the traffic on the trail down to localized use and maintain recommended social distancing guidelines, we have all of the formal parking lot trailheads closed during this time. If you choose to use the trail please take all precautions to follow social distancing guidelines and wear any appropriate protective wear. 


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 & Event 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.