Welcome to Lakewood Parks & Recreation
Welcome to Lakewood Parks & Recreation where we create a healthy community through people, parks & programs! Please explore our website and discover the great parks and programs we offer. Feel free to contact us with any questions about living an active lifestyle in Lakewood!
Where did summer go? It started a bit slow and drippy and then the sunshine, outdoor adventures and seasonal events started. It seems like we need to find time to visit all of our long lost friends and family members this time of year. Then we add a trip to the lake, the zoo, a family wedding or summer BBQ. Before you know it, POOF, the leaves are changing and the kids are back in school.
The great thing about Lakewood is that we can do so many of our fun fall activities outdoors. The weather is brisk but the parks are beautiful. Head out to Fort Steilacoom Park for a weekend soccer game. Take a walk through Wards Lake Park and try to catch a glimpse of the eagle that lives nearby.
Grab some friends and do some volunteer work at the Flett Creek Blueberry Farm. Be sure to start training for the Truck and Tractor Day 5 K run. We’re adding a one mile monster dash for the kids. If you don’t like the cold, come inside for some active fun. Adults can join one of our coed volleyball, dodge ball or soccer leagues.
It’s a great way to stay in shape and meet new friends. The Lakewood Senior Activity Center has an array of new classes and programs. Check out their trips and tours. Don’t forget to sign up your kids for our new preschool program or the winter basketball league. December will be here before you know it!
“The true meaning of life is to plant trees, under whose shade you do not expect to sit.”
See you out in the parks!
American Lake Park (9222 Veterans Drive SW):
This popular 5-acre park is located on the north shore of American Lake. It offers restrooms, picnic shelter, picnic tables, a swimming beach, playground and public boat launch.
Edgewater Park (9102 Edgewater Drive SW):
This 1-acre park provides public boat launch access to Lake Steilacoom and is a nice site for picnicking. Boat launching is free of charge. Access and parking are limited.
Fort Steilacoom Park (8714 87th Ave SW):
At 340 acres, Ft. Steilacoom is the largest park in Lakewood and provides a diverse mix of active and passive recreation. It features an expansive & scenic trail system, baseball, soccer & softball fields, a state-of-the-art playground, off-leash dog park & new picnic shelter.
Seeley Lake Park (Lakewood Drive & 100th Street SW):
This 47-acre Pierce County Park is located in the middle of Lakewood and presents a loop trail surrounding woods and wetlands. This trail is popular with runners and walkers.
Lakewood Active Park (10506 Russell Road SW):
This 2-acre park features a large open grass play area, playground equipment, picnic tables and a basketball court.
Lakewood Game Refuge (Phillips Road, East of Oakbrook):
This 100-acre open space area is managed by the State Department of Fish and Wildlife and offers a trail system for walking and bicycling.
Harry Todd Park (8928 North Thorne Lane SW):
This 17-acre park contains play equipment, two baseball fields, four basketball courts, a tennis court, two picnic shelters, picnic tables, fishing pier, swimming beach access and a new skate park. Harry Todd Park is also home to the Commencement Bay Rowing Club.
Oakbrook 7th Addition Park (9701 Onyx Drive SW):
This small neighborhood park offers picnic areas, open space and playground equipment.
Springbrook Park (12601 Addision Street SW):
This 3.5-acre park features a youth baseball field, play equipment, two half-court basketball courts and a picnic shelter.
Wards Lake Park (2716 84th St South):
This 20-acre natural area includes a fishing pier, playground, picnic shelter and trail system.
Washington Park (11603 Farwest Drive SW):
This 3.5-acre park features a youth ballfield, a walking trail, playground equipment, picnic tables and off-street parking.