Pierce County Parks and Recreation is announcing that Soundview Trail, Central Meadow parking lot and the Central Meadow restrooms will reopen to the public on Saturday, Aug. 22. Those areas of Chambers Creek Regional Park had been closed for the U.S. Open golf championship, which took place June 15-21, 2015, at Chambers Bay.
“This is what we had hoped for; to make these popular county resources available to the public again before the end of summer,” said Parks and Recreation Director Tony Tipton. “We’re on schedule to meet our goal and look forward to having the entire park open to the public again as soon as possible.”
Access to the beach, the off-leash dog area and the Central Meadow grass area will remain closed for now, however Tipton says he expects to reopen beach access and the off-leash area before the end of the month. In addition, access to the North Meadow parking lot and grass area will remain closed for parking lot construction and restoration activities.
The Soundview Trail, Central Meadow parking lot and restrooms at Chambers Creek Regional Park now join the previously-opened areas of Playground by the Sound, North Meadow restrooms, Grandview Trail, East Slope Trail, and Environmental Service Building ball fields.
For safety reasons, the public is advised to please obey all signage and stay out of closed areas still undergoing restoration. Find more information on the park's reopening schedule on the Parks and Recreation Department's website.
Tony Tipton, Parks and Recreation Director
Scott Hall, Parks and Recreation Superintendent