Tulips and daffodils are springing up everywhere. The air is growing warmer. There are more days where the sun is starting to peek through the clouds. Heavy winter jackets are stored away in the closet for the year. All the telltale signs are here—spring has sprung in the Pacific Northwest! After a long, cold winter, we’re all itching to get outside and enjoy those milder spring days. Luckily, Puyallup has tons of great parks to explore. So grab the kids, get those walking shoes on, and check out these awesome spots:
Looking for the perfect picnic spot? Well, look no further—Bradley Lake Park is equipped with several picnic areas and shelters throughout. Whether you’re planning the next family barbecue or putting down a blanket for an impromptu snack, Bradley Lake is the spot to do it.
Situated downtown near the library, Pioneer is home to several farmers markets throughout the spring and summer. Next time you check out a book, why not browse some local produce too?
Wildwood Park is for those looking to get away from the hustle and bustle for the day. It is comprised of 80 beautiful acres, most of which are naturally forested. There are plenty of picnic shelters, a day camping area, a historic reservoir, and of course, many trails to walk!
DeCoursey Park is excellent for kids who love to fish! In addition to the usual picnic shelters and walking trails, DeCoursey boasts a pond that is open to fishing for kids under 15. It is stocked with rainbow trout from early April through late November.
Sam Peach Park is small, but don’t let its size fool you. Sam Peach is super family-friendly with lots of grassy space, a walking track, a softball/baseball field, and a great playground that the kids will love.
Puyallup Riverwalk Trail stretches five miles along the Puyallup River, making it the ideal place to bike or run! It’s an easy, smooth trail, so it’s great for little ones too.
Off-Leash Dog Park
Your pup doesn’t have to miss out on the fun! The off-leash dog park is large and fully fenced, meaning your dog is safe to play and socialize. You can access it by entering Clark Creek Park north or Clark Creek Park south.
If skating or rollerblading is your thing, you must check out the Puyallup Skatepark! Skaters and bikers of all ages and skill levels will enjoy this 10,000 square foot paved park. There is even spectator seating for those who prefer hanging by the sidelines.
Whether you’re visiting from out of town, just recently moved here, or are a long-time resident looking for new things to do, we love sharing our knowledge of Puyallup, WA and its surrounding areas. Don’t hesitate to reach out to the Bay Equity Puyallup Team if there’s anything we can do to help!