Meridian Habitat Park


1/4/2021 - Due to Gov. Inslee’s extended restrictions, Meridian's indoor facility is required to be closed through January 11, 2021. Thank you for your understanding as we continue to support efforts to contain COVID-19 and protect the health of our community. 
14422 Meridian E.
South Hill Puyallup, WA 98375


Meridian Habitat Park and Community Center, known to locals as the Puyallup Amphitheatre, is a 36-acre park that includes a community center, several smaller buildings, wooded areas, open grassy areas, nature playground, unique off-leashdog park, wetlands and a variety of wildlife habitat.

New Off-Leash Area

Our newest off-leash area at Meridian Habitat Park is open during normal park hours  from 7:30 a.m. to dusk, unless otherwise posted.  Located at the south eastern end of the park, this 2-acre dog park includes a doggy drinking fountain, doggy bag station, and is near ample parking.  It is a perfect wooded area fully fenced for canines to play in natural ground cover and wood chips shaded by large trees. 

Off-Leash Area Rules

Owners must be in the fence, supervising their dog with leash readily available. Dog handlers must be at least 16 years of age; children under 13 must be accompanied by an adult and supervised at all times. 

Strictly Prohibited: 

  • Human and dog food
  • Glass containers
  • Dogs with a history of aggressive behavior
  • Puppies younger than four months old
  • Dogs in heat and Sick dogs

Off-leash rules are posted at the site for helpful review while enjoying the park. 

image of Meridian Habitat Park dog park

Dogs must be on a leash in all other areas of the park--including routes to and from the off-leash areas.

Trails & Art

Visitors can now enjoy strolling along a new trail located at the corner of 144th Street and Meridian South heading into the park. This trail travels through sculptured swaying grass-like artwork titled SWAY created by artist Chris Spadafore who was commissioned by the Pierce County Arts Commission.  

SWAY - reaching out to engage...playful in its scale...exploration of natural invitation to the park...a place to call home...

by Chris Spadafore 2018

The art also incorporates a color-changing LED reader board that announces programs that take place at Meridian Habitat Park as well as local events offered by Pierce County Parks.

image of SWAY artwork

Nature Playground