I’ve gotten so many questions about what playgrounds are open! If you’ve been anxiously checking for whether playgrounds at Pierce County Parks are open, we have big news about the playgrounds operated by the Pierce County Parks Department.
Just today, June 21st, The Pierce County Parks Department announced that their playgrounds are now open.
Note that there is a limit of five children per structure, and parents are asked to help their kids keep a distance from each other. How is that going to work? Honestly, I don’t know, except I think it’s a good chance to model cooperation and flexibility for your kiddos. In other words: Have a back up plan!
Now, I want to be super clear here: Not all parks in Pierce County are run by the Pierce County Parks Department. For example, playgrounds run by Metro Parks Tacoma or the City of Puyallup, are separate and not yet open, as of this writing.
This opening applies to all playgrounds that are Pierce County Parks Department playgrounds, but that is NOT the same as all playgrounds located in Pierce County.
Here is the wording from today’s announcement from Pierce County Parks. You can also see it here on their Fb page.
🤸♀️ Playgrounds will reopen with posted guidelines of no more than five children on each structure and supervised parental support to keep six feet apart. Be sure to bring sanitation supplies to comply with safe use guidelines.
I know that’s kind of confusing, so here is the list of playgrounds and parks run by Pierce County Parks.
As of now, other open playgrounds I know about include those run by the City of University Place, the City of Orting, and the City of Auburn. I am hard at work checking on others, and I will update you just as fast as I can.
Please do consider bringing hand sanitizer and follow other health department guidance to keep your family safe. As always, I want you to make the decisions that work best for your family.