Departments > Parks

Local Parks and Open Space

The City supports a healthy community of people through our local parks and recreation facilities.  Download the Parks Map to plan your next visit to the area.  For more information contact Terri Reed at (253) 851-8136.

For information on Parks Capital Projects and Parks long-range planning, contact Parks Project Administrator Katrina Knutson, AICP at (253) 853-8253.


General Rules and Operations 

  • All parks are open from dawn to dusk. 
  • Restrooms are on automatic timers, generally opening at 5 am and closing at 10 pm, but hours fluctuate with seasonal use.
  • Alcohol, smoking, and dogs running at large are prohibited in City parks.
  • Skateboards, scooters, and roller skates/in-line skates are prohibited on “striped streets” within the city but allowed on sidewalks or public paths.

Ball Field Reservations

The baseball field at Crescent Creek Park may be reserved for play.  Go to the Ball Field Reservations Page to review the current Calendar and download the Ball Field Reservation Form.


Shelter | Table Reservations

The Shelter and Picnic Tables at Crescent Creek Park may be reserved in advance.  Go to the Shelter Reservations Page to review the current calendar and download the Shelter Guidelines and Reservation Form.


Pedestrian Safety Tips

Make yourself visible to driver  (read more...)

Life Jacket Loaner Program

There are three locations where the public can borrow life jackets to further enjoy our waterfront parks  (read more...)

Trail Safety  |  Use Guidelines

Learn the rules and be aware of trail hazards  (read more...)