Local leaders plan for Chambers Creek Canyon trail

Leaders of Pierce County and the cities of University Place and Lakewood have agreed to work together to develop a trail through the scenic Chambers Creek Canyon.The two cities have already approved the agreement. With the Pierce County Council’s unanimous approval on May 26, the three entities agree to collaborate on seeking grants and other funding sources to plan and build a recreational trail. [Read more…]

Summer Maker and Minecraft Camp

Back for a second summer, but at a new site, the MAKER and MINECRAFT Camp is an awesome way to learn and play this summer. We will be making all sorts of wonderful things – both tangible (like electronics gizmos and repurposing crafts) and the virtual (like video games, movies, and digital art).
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Ray Evans memorial fishing event for kids, May 16

Saturday, May 16, 2015
American Lake Park
9222 Veterans Drive SW

Cost is $10 per participant and includes: a tee shirt, rod & reel and up to 2 fish that they catch. Session times are listed on the reverse. Space is limited and participants must pre-register by May 6th to receive their tee shirt. Registration can be done at Lakewood City Hall or online at www.lakewoodparksandrec.com or by phone with a credit card at 253-983-2887. [Read more…]

Summer of Wonder begins this weekend at Point Defiance Zoo & Aquarium

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TACOMA, Wash. – See a dog fly! Feed a budgie! Touch a small animal! Ride a camel! And enjoy the antics of 7-month-old tiger triplets chasing one another around their exhibit. A wild, exciting Summer of Wonder kicks off this weekend at Point Defiance Zoo & Aquarium with the 2015 premiere of the Wild Wonders Outdoor Theater live-animal show “Indiana Bones and the Golden Treasure,” the return of Budgie Buddies and longer zoo hours. [Read more…]

Ray Evans memorial fishing event for kids, May 16

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Saturday, May 16, 2015
American Lake Park
9222 Veterans Drive SW

Cost is $10 per participant and includes: a tee shirt, rod & reel and up to 2 fish that they catch. Session times are listed on the reverse. Space is limited and participants must pre-register by May 6th to receive their tee shirt. Registration can be done at Lakewood City Hall or online at www.lakewoodparksandrec.com or by phone with a credit card at 253-983-2887. [Read more…]

Senate needs to keep integrity of Wildlife and Recreation Program

Ryan Mello is a member of the Tacoma City Council

By Ryan Mello

The Senate’s capital budget that was released April 8 is bad news for Washington’s incredible natural heritage and for Pierce County. The budget threatens to dismantle the Washington Wildlife and Recreation Program (WWRP), our state’s premier program to protect and develop our outdoor spaces.

Here in Pierce County, we are the gateway to numerous outdoor treasures, including Mt. Rainier National Park, the Nisqually Wildlife Refuge, and Alder Lake. For this reason we have one of the largest outdoor recreation sectors in the state, supporting nearly 20,000 jobs and $2.25 billion in consumer spending each year in Pierce County. We cannot allow the Senate to endanger our incredible natural heritage or the economy and quality of life it supports. [Read more…]

Family Bingo Night, Apr. 4

On Friday, April 4th Pierce County Parks and Recreation will host a Family Bingo Night at Chamber Creek Regional Park, 9850 64th St W in University Place. From 6:30-9:00pm. The fee is $5 per person, which includes 6 game sheets. Prizes are awarded to the winner of each game. Register you and your family members by April 1 – space is limited. For more information call 253-798-4104 or www.piercecountywa.org/parks