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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. We need your input to #spruceupsprinker!

What's happening now:

  • Thanks to the over 200 people who took our survey about what they’d like to see for outdoor features at Sprinker!
  • Check out the summary of what we heard. Your ideas will help us create the preferred design. Sign up for email updates to stay tuned.
  • Explore the two draft design options or download our latest fact sheet

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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.

Project background

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. 

Voice your ideas to #spruceupsprinker 

We want to hear from you!

Provide your input to help shape the future of outdoor adventures at Sprinker Recreation Center.

Stay tuned for our next event!

Explore our design options

Thanks to the over 200 people who took our survey through March 5 about the two design options below! Check out the summary of what we heard. Stay tuned for the preferred design later this spring, but in the meantime, feel free to check out the draft designs.

Two design options for your input

Using the community’s feedback and the work of the design team, we developed two design options for Sprinker Recreation Center’s outdoor facilities.

Both options include:

  • Open lawn: flexible, open lawn areas for recreation
  • A spray park, playground and sheltered picnic areas
  • Multi-purpose turf fields: synthetic turf ballfields that double as soccer fields for year-round play
  • Formal entryway and trails: a welcoming entryway from the parking lot into the park, plus walking trails throughout
  • Parking lot renovations: new lighting, signage, curbs and code-compliant parking stalls
  • Renovations to the existing restrooms and concessions building

Here’s what makes the design options unique:

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Option A:

  • Welcoming entryway closer to the indoor rec center: a large entry plaza and main walkway bordered by trees lead to the center of the park. Open lawn lies to the west of the main walkway, with planter beds to the east.
  • Additional multi-purpose turf field: an additional multi-purpose, synthetic turf field located near the parking lot, south of the four ballfields.
Design drawing of Option A for the Sprinker Recreation Center outdoor improvements project. Option A includes an extra playfield and an entryway closer to the indoor recreation center.
Click or tap image to open Option A PDF (12 MB)

Option B:

  • Welcoming entryway centered on the park lawn: a large, arched entry plaza and gently curving main walkway lead to the center of the park. The main walkway is bordered by trees with a large, open lawn to the west and a smaller lawn to the east.
  • More open lawn space: a bigger open lawn area south of the four ballfields provides more flexible recreational space.
Design drawing of Option B for the Sprinker Recreation Center outdoor improvements project. Option B includes more open lawn space and an entryway more centered on the site.
Click or tap image to open Option B PDF (12 MB)

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

  • Concept images for what some of the program elements could look like
  • Video showcasing 3D models of the two options

Explore information from our fall 2019 workshop

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:

  • Stay tuned for a final workshop and a chance to view the preferred set of improvements on the website
  • Sign up for email updates to stay in the loop as the project moves forward
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