A Day at the Park — Play and Explore at 7 Parks in Puyallup

Gather your family and make plans to explore some these 7 Puyallup parks.

Whether you’re looking for the ideal trail run or the perfect picnic spot, parks offer urban dwellers nearby options for getting out and enjoying nature. If you live in or near Puyallup, make time to explore these seven parks — you’ll be glad you did.

Pioneer Park

Pioneer Park is a well-known outdoor area in Puyallup paying homage to one of the area’s earliest settlers, Ezra Meeker. Boasting a Veteran’s Memorial, a tot lot, a wading pool, grass area, benches and mature trees, Pioneer Park is a popular spot for families and is conveniently located across from the Puyallup Library.

Pioneer Park 3
Take in some stunning artwork while meandering through Puyallup’s popular Pioneer Park.

In addition to the many recreation opportunities the park boasts, Pioneer Park also features a pavilion that can be rented out for events. The park also plays hosts to the city’s popular farmers market that takes place during the spring and summer months.

Pioneer Park
333 S Meridian
Puyallup, WA

DeCoursey Park

This community park, which is situated seven acres of land, features a pond, two piers, a covered picnic area, restrooms and a playground.

The park played host to TV sports personality in 2015 as people celebrated the 125th anniversary of the City of Puyallup. With a tennis court, a baseball and softball field, running trails and more, DeCoursey Park is a popular attraction for sports and recreation enthusiasts like Egan, who proposed to his wife at the park several years ago.

DeCoursey Park
2100 7th Ave SW
Puyallup, WA

Grayland Park

Originally a tourist camp for tourists traveling to and from Mount Rainier, Grayland Park offered overnight lodging in the 1920s that included everything from a community kitchen, hot and cold showers and toilets. The park was named after Steven R. Gray, Puyallup’s mayor from 1921 to 1932.

Today, this historic plot of land serves as a popular gathering place for community members where they can enjoy a friendly game of baseball, walk one of the trails, or enjoy a picnic. There is also a playground for children.

In addition to these staples, the park also features a gymnasium, a meeting room, banquet hall and reception area that are all available for public use. You can reserve and rent any of these spaces by contacting the park at 253-841-5457.

Wildwook Park
In addition to Wildwood Park’s many trails, playground, ball fields and more, the park also features many charming surprises, like the waterfall pictured here.

However, one of the park’s most noteworthy attractions is the war memorial that was built at the park to pay tribute to the Puyallup servicemen who fought during WWII. The Puyallup Memorial Community Center opened in May 0f 1950.

Wildwood Park

Wildwood Park was founded in the early 1900s when Ida Coblentz sold her forested land to the water company, which turned around and sold the parcel to the city. The 80 acres of land, 55 of which are naturally forested, officially became a park in 1938.

Since the park’s founding over 75 years ago, it has become a popular destination for active adults and playful children alike.

For those looking to increase their heart rate, a jaunt along the park’s mile-long exercise trail is a great way to get the blood flowing. Want to enjoy a slower pace? A half-mile pedestrian trail offers a more moderate trek, ideal for those looking to simply stretch their legs.

With a playground, two youth ball fields, and more than 10 covered picnic areas, the park is also a welcoming destination for children and families alike.

Wildwood Park
1101 23rd Ave SE
Puyallup, WA

Clarks Creek Park

Year-round fun awaits at Clarks Creek Park. The park features everything from a playground, covered picnic shelter, restrooms, a creek, a field and access to a nearby off-leash dog park.

The park features a 2.3-mile out-and-back trail offering a number of activities throughout, and leashed dogs are welcome on the trail, so you can bring your four-legged friend along for the fun.

upclose of the water at Bradley Lake
Stocked with rainbow trout, Bradley Lake Park is a popular destination for fishing, especially between the months of March and May.

Clarks Creek Park
7th Ave SW and 18th St SW
Puyallup, WA

Bradley Lake Park

Bradley Lake Park in Puyallup is a popular spot for fishing, walking trails, picnics and more. The 59-acre site includes two youth ball fields and a complete playground area for kids to romp and roam. Named after the land’s former owner, Ward Bradley, the park was purchased in 1997 by the City of Puyallup. Once the site of a 3,000-yard peat bog, the lake formed after the peat was removed and a dam was constructed. A walk around the lake is just over a half-mile.

Bradley Lake Park
531 31st Ave SE
Puyallup, WA

Sam Peach Park

Whether you’re in the mood for a friendly game of baseball or are just seeking a nearby playground where your kiddo can play, Sam Peach Park offers everything you and your family need to enjoy a day at the park.

From walking trails to a children’s play area, this simple, 5-acre park is a local favorite.

Sam Peach Park
1621 10th Ave NW
Puyallup, WA

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