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Photo: Chris Roberts Photography

 

Parks & Recreation Mission

The Mission of the Department of Parks and Recreation is blending community needs and available resources to create and develop the highest quality recreational, athletic and social programs for the City of Fircrest.

Comprehensive Plan Ad Hoc Committee

Core Values:  People Respect Involvement Development Excellence

WHAT MAKES YOUR HEART HAPPY PROJECT

Tell us what makes YOUR heart happy!

Music? Family? Splashing in mud puddles? Just let us know and we will include it in the Fircrest What Makes Your Heart Happy Project.

What does this mean?

Our goal is to encourage everyone to focus on the positive things that make our hearts happy. BIG or small… does it bring a smile to your face? Please share!

Here are the steps:

  1. Follow this link (please cut & paste in your browser): https://form.jotform.com/FircrestParksandRecreation/what-makes-your-heart-happy-project
  2. Tell us what makes your heart happy.
  3. We will print your answer on a laminated heart, along with only your FIRST name and age (age is optional)
  4. Look for the what makes your heart happy banner at the Fircrest tennis courts on Electron.
  5. A giant heart will be created on the tennis court fence.
  6. Your heart will be posted within the BIG heart for the month of February.
  7. Find your heart and take a selfie with it. Post it on your social media with #fircresthearthappyproject (optional)

Also, for the month of February, we will have What Makes Your Heart Happy drawings Monday through Thursdays for fun prizes donated by local businesses and friends of Fircrest. If you would like to be eligible, please complete the second part of the registration form. (on the same link as listed above) *

A huge THANK YOU to our prize donors: Berkshire Hathaway Home Services, BLISS Creamery, Costless Pharmacy, Fircrest Kiwanis Club, Mimi’s Tea, Renew & Restore Physical Therapy

Questions? Please contact Judy at jschmidtke@cityoffircrest.net.

REGISTRATION DEADLINE: February 24, 2021

NO COST TO ENTER

* Only one prize per family. Must be a Fircrest resident to be eligible to win a prize.

** The City of Fircrest reserves the right to review all text for appropriateness and to decline those that do not reflect the spirit of the project.



The 2020 LIGHTS OF FIRCREST Display Contest Winners

We are excited to present the winning displays for the 2020 Lights of Fircrest contest! We had 80 entries and it was an incredible challenge to narrow it down to the final six.
Congratulations….
Sponsor’s Choice – 708 Electron
Mayor’s Choice – 1202 Palm Drive
Creative Design – 1201 Berkeley
Traditional Design – 1009 Regents
WOW – 914 Forrest Park
Whimsical – 712 Yale
And we have a special award this year. “The Kiwanis Club of Fircrest Leonard Lovgren Inspirational Award” given in the spirit of the season of love and family!
And this award goes to 554 Buena Vista
Thank you Gutter Maintenance Services and Fircrest Kiwanis Club for your generous sponsorship!

It was so hard to choose from all the fantastic displays! We really do live in the most amazing town!

Here are the honorable mentions:
202 Ramsdell
413 Electron
520 Ramsdell
1002 Fairway Drive
1127 Magnolia Dr.
1041 Sunrise
675 Monterey
518 Monterey
132 Del Monte
And thanks again to our generous sponsor Gutter Maintenance Services and Fircrest Kiwanis for helping to make this event happen!

2020 Fircrest Tree Lighting Ceremony

We are excited to present the 2020 Fircrest Tree Lighting Ceremony. This year looked a little different due to Covid restrictions. Thanks to our Mayor Hunter George, Councilmember Joe Barrentine and the sponsors of the Lights of Fircrest Display Contest (Gutter Maintenance Services: the Hawes Family), we can celebrate the tradition from the comfort of our homes!

Thank you to our generous sponsor: Gutter Maintenance Services

The HUNT.  

We had a terrific turnout for the 2020 HUNT. The weather was perfect and over 250 kids enjoyed the treasure hunt around Fircrest. There were prizes along the way at the festive clue boxes and a treasure at the X. Our awesome sponsors, Berkshire Hathaway Home Services South Sound Properties, created a fun photo booth for the starting point of The HUNT.

 PLEASE NOTE: The HUNT was NOT a group event. Children should have been out with their responsible adult who is in their Family/Household. We encouraged safety and proper social distancing (at least 6 feet) when encountering other ‘Hunters’ on your quest.
Follow these simple guidelines to comply with the SAFE START PHASE 2 Recommendations: https://www.tpchd.org/hea…/diseases/stay-home-stay-healthy

 

SCARECROWS OF FIRCREST Display Contest

Fircrest! Way to celebrate the fall! Thanks for all the creative and fun entries for the First Annual Scarecrows of Fircrest Display Contest! It was so hard to choose from all the fantastic displays! We are excited to present the winners of the 2020 Scarecrows of Fircrest Display Contest.
CONGRATULATIONS to the award-winning entries:
Whimsical Award: 344 Contra Costa (Charlie Brown)
WOW Factor Award: 202 Ramsdell (Pirates!)
Sponsors Choice Award: 437 Farallone (Wizard of Oz)
Police Chief’s Choice Award: 344 Golden Gate (Cats)
And here’s a shout-out to our Honorable Mentions. We have a fun and creative community!
1224 Princeton (fire pit)
313 Yale (pumpkin lady)
504 Summit (aliens)
1025 Buena Vista (haunted trails)
520 Ramsdell (Helena of Ramsdell)
313 Farallone (giant twig arms)
Reflection Salon
Fircrest Golf Club
And thanks again to our generous sponsor Mosaic Real Estate for helping to make this event happen!
Way to go Fircrest! What a great turnout for the first annual ‘Scarecrows of Fircrest’ Display Contest! We have 52 households / businesses participating.  We are excited to present the official touring guide.  The address list follows the arrows on the street map. You can drive the entire route at once OR enjoy a walking tour one area at a time. This is a nice way to enjoy a fall day AND be able to see all the great details. It’s up to you! Get ready to be impressed!
Printed copies will be available at Mimi’s Tea, Espresso Yourself and Fircrest Pharmacy on Wednesday, October 21st.

Please be mindful of the SPEED LIMIT and drive cautiously and carefully through the neighborhoods. Thank you!

 

Costume Contest Winners!

It’s time! Are you ready? We are so excited to announce the winners of the Fircrest Virtual Costume Contest! It was a very difficult decision since we loved all the entries!
CONGRATULATIONS…
0-5 years: Jax
6-12 years: Josie
13-17 years: Raivyn
Family: Wallace Family
First responder: Truett
FIrcrest Bear: Mr. Bear (Hamiltons)
Here are all the fantastic entries for the 2020 Virtual Costme Contest! Awesome job everyone! You gave the judges a challenging job to choose the prize winning entries.
Thank you Berkshire Hathaway Home Services South Sound Properties for sponsoring this fun event!

 

Thanks to everyone that participated

in the ‘Summer Hunt Around Fircrest’!

We had a BLAST!

 

 

 

 

 

 

Resources for online activities.  Links are listed below.

Whittier Trail Education

The Pierce Conservation District Habitat Stewardship Program has created an educational video walk-through of the Whittier Park trail. This is a great learning tool. We encourage you to watch the video first, then experience it first hand as you take a hike through the trails.  Just follow this link to their Facebook page to view the video.

https://piercecountycd.sharepoint.com/:v:/r/sites/WQProgram/Shared%20Documents/Caleb/Habitat%20Stewardship/Video%20Walk-through/Trail%20Walkthrough%20V3.mp4?csf=1&web=1&e=fm6b3v

They are also currently looking into gathering more volunteers and habitat stewards. For more information, contact Caleb Mott at the Pierce Conservation District Habitat Stewardship Program.

Pacific Science Center

Curiosity at Home -Ignite your curiosity at home with streaming live science shows, hands-on STEM activities, tutorials, interviews, and more. These educational activities and resources are for all ages of learners and are meant to inspire and excite all people about science. https://www.pacificsciencecenter.org/events-programs/curiosity-at-home/

Tinkergarten

Tinkergarten At Home is now offering educational, DIY activities in Spanish! Each week brings a new activity and a live online class, along with additional age-based suggestions to help inspire kids to play independently (an added bonus for working parents). All you’ll need is what you’ll already have on hand. Sign up here to get activities delivered straight to your inbox and to participate in our live online classes: tinkergarten.com/athome
Spanish:
Tinkergarten En Casa ahora ofrece actividades educativas en Español! Cada semana trae una nueva actividad y una clase en vivo en la red, junto con sugerencias adicionales basadas en la edad para ayudar a inspirar a los niños a jugar de forma independiente (una ventaja adicional para los padres que trabajan). Todo lo que necesitará es lo que ya tendrás a la mano. Regístrese aquí para recibir actividades directamente a su correo electrónico y para participar en nuestras clases en vivo en la red: tinkergarten.com/athome

Metropolitan Ballet of Tacoma

Metropolitan Ballet of Tacoma is offering free classes on their Facebook page. https://www.facebook.com/Metropolitan-Ballet-of-Tacoma-279936359125/?ref=search&__tn__=%2Cd%2CP-R&eid=ARAX9xXIpZdWUkGLB_WsfOGOoIxZC_cevxEvJVGOgB2sVFOo6zat37RT4P0JkcH7L_UA9y6mB980I254

JR NBA at Home

Check out some of the top Jr. NBA at Home basketball drills and exercises featuring NBA and WNBA players from this week. Jr. NBA at Home provides you with basketball drills and exercises that you can do on your own while at home to help you stay active and connected to the game in a healthy and safe way. Follow us @JrNBA on Instagram, Twitter, and Facebook each day and to join the action by posting your own videos using #JrNBAatHome. https://jr.nba.com/

Snapology

Snapology is kicking off a STEAM club class on Monday, taught by a certified elementary teacher who’s experience is with STEAM.
The classes are M-F 12p -1pm and the cost is $60 for the week. Kids need access to a webcam (for Zoom meeting) and access to regular random LEGO. Registration link for the session starting this Monday is:
https://embed.snapology.com/licensee/100/events/72685