Making Reservations

Plan Ahead


When planning your event, it is very important to contact the Parks Administrative Office as early as possible to receive the most current information on the park or facility of your choice. Our county parks and facilities are available on a first come, first served basis. Many parks have unique requirements and have different reservation fees and applications.

A large organizational function or special event at our parks will require a Special Use Permit  in addition to a reservation application.
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Picnic shelters at Spanaway Park and Dawson Playfield can be reserved up to six months in advance with the following application forms:


  • Spanaway Park Picnic Shelter Online Reservation Form
  • Dawson Playfield Online Reservation Form - not available due to park renovations.
    Dawson Playfield is closed through March of 2021. Dawson Playfield will reopen partially in Arpil of 2021. Additional closures will be required later in the spring of 2021 for resurfacing of the basketball court and lawn hydroseeding.

For availability or call (253) 798-4000, Monday through Friday from 8:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m.



Fees & Payments

Fees must be paid in full at the time of booking. Payment may be made by cash, charge, check or money order. Make checks payable to Pierce County Parks. We accept Visa and MasterCard.


Your reservation is not finalized until payment is made in full and a permit is issued by Pierce County Parks.

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Contact Us

The sooner you call, the faster we can help. Please contact us at (253) 798-4199. The Parks Administrative Office can update you on everything from construction schedules and bathroom closures to noise limitations and reservation deadlines.


Our phone lines may be on a message machine during peak reservation periods because priority is given to walk-in customers. Our office hours are 9 a.m. to 4 p.m., Monday through Friday. If you contact us after hours, please leave a message and we will return your call. We are located at:


Pierce County Parks

9850 64th Street West

University Place, WA 98467 (map)