Future Park Site at 36th Street East & Meridian Ave East
In 2005, the City purchased an 18-acre parcel of land on the northeast corner of Meridian and 36th Street from the Puyallup School District. Citizens participated in the pre-development phase by working with a consultant and members of an Ad Hoc Committee during public meetings and workshops. Through this process a conceptual design was created that included amenities that were proven to be important to the community. The facilities include a baseball field, basketball court, two tennis courts, a soccer field, parking, restrooms, picnic areas, tot lot and playground, a water feature "splash park", and a small amphitheater. The City Council accepted the Master Plan for the Community Park in 2007.
A bond measure was placed on the August 19, 2008 ballot to fund construction of the park, but it did not pass. After several years on hold, the Council authorized further design work in 2015, and a "30% design" plan for Phase One was developed to support an application for two RCO grants in June 2016. This design includes a shelter, parking lot, play equipment and picnic facilities. This project was selected for the two RCO grants in late 2018, and as a result Council has authorized publication of a Request for Qualifications to complete the Phase One Park Design (linked here, see under "RFQs").
Please stay tuned to this web page for more information as we move forward in the process, and see the links below for more information.