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Help shape the future of outdoor adventures at Sprinker Recreation Center!

Pierce County Parks is working on designs to improve outdoor features at Sprinker Recreation Center.

What's happening now:

  • Check out the video, below, for project updates, then take a closer look at the preferred design.
  • Thanks to your input, the Sprinker Recreation Center Outdoor Improvements Project is moving forward!
  • We’re sad that we can’t get together with you right now, but it was great hearing from many of you in February. Learn more about what we heard.
  • Sign up for email updates to stay tuned for opportunities to get involved as the project progresses.

We appreciate all your input to #spruceupsprinker! Thanks for following along with us.

Watch: In the video below, Project Manager Benjamin Barrett shares what we’ve heard from the community, introduces the preferred design, and shows you what to expect as the project moves forward.

El proyecto de mejoras del Centro Recreativo Sprinker ubicado al aire libre agregará nuevas características como un parque acuático, área de juegos, áreas de picnic y campos de césped sintético. Vea nuestro video, arriba, de actualización del Proyecto (subtítulos en español disponibles).

Para obtener información en español, por favor envíe un correo electrónico al director del proyecto Benjamin Barrett a Benjamin.Barrett@piercecountywa.gov.

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Project Manager Benjamin Barrett explains two draft design concepts for Sprinker Recreation Center's outdoor features while tabling at the Bethel Technology & Art Fair.

Explore the preferred design

Using your input, we’ve developed a preferred design for outdoor improvements to Sprinker.

The main features of the preferred design include:

  • The park entry plaza
  • A central park core
  • A community event lawn
  • Synthetic turf ballfields
  • A connection to the future Parkland Community Trail, which is another Pierce County Parks project,
  • And renovations to the parking lot

For a closer look at the preferred design, check out these other resources:

So, what’s next?

  • In spring 2020, we’ll work with the state to finalize recreation grant funding to help construct these improvements.
  • We will then work on refining the details of the design, including what specific features in the park will look like. We’ll reach out to the community to participate in this conversation starting in late 2020 or early 2021, before we move into final design, permitting, and the first phase of construction.
  • Sign up for email updates to stay tuned for opportunities to get involved as the project progresses.
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Click or tap image to open PDF of the preferred design (12 MB)

Project background and FAQ

Hold on, what’s Sprinker?

Sprinker is your Pierce County regional public recreation center in the Parkland and Spanaway communities. Currently, the Sprinker campus has basketball courts, climbing rocks, athletic fields, a skate park, tennis courts, a playground, Bresemann Forest and more.

Learn more about current events and activities at Sprinker. 

Previous community outreach

Explore information from our spring 2020 outreach

Explore information from our fall 2019 workshop

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Project timeline

Work for the project team:

  • Reviewed site history and previous studies
  • Surveyed existing park features and facilities

Past engagement events:

  • Public workshop on Oct. 8, 2019
  • Tabling at Winterfest on Dec. 14, 2019
  • Online survey that closed Jan. 15, 2020
  • See public outreach summary

Work for the project team:

  • Develop design concepts based on public input and technical studies
  • Estimate costs
  • Prepare an accessibility and inclusion plan

Past engagement events:

  • Tabling at the Parkland/Spanaway Library on Feb. 21, 2020
  • Tabling at Bethel Technology and Arts Fair on Feb. 29, 2020
  • Online survey that closed March 5, 2020 (see summary)

Work for the project team:

  • Finalize the preferred design concept
  • Apply for construction funding

How to get involved:

  • Watch our video for project updates and take a closer look at the preferred design!
  • Sign up for email updates to stay in the loop as the project moves forward
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