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Fircrest Park Sign

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

Community Event Cancellations

Pool Construction and Swim Season Update

Coming this Holiday Season

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!

 

Think ‘Lights of Fircrest’ with a Halloween twist!

Quarantine-O-ween! It’s going to be AWESOME! Check it out….

Register at this link (cut and paste into your browser): https://form.jotform.com/FircrestParksandRecreation/costume-contest

 

No registration required.

 

Thanks to everyone that participated

in the ‘Summer Hunt Around Fircrest’!

We had a BLAST!

 

 

 

 

 

 

Fircrest TOP PET Video Contest: BEST TRICKS Edition

AND we have a winner! CONGRATULATIONS Rockee! Your trick is amazing and you’ve received the most votes from our community! YOU are the first place winner of the Fircrest Top Pet Trick Video Contest!

Click on this link to view the winning video: Img 9285

And CONGRATS to Odin and Ollie the close runners-up, tying for 2nd place! Great job!

Please contact Judy at jschmidtke@cityoffircrest.net for more information.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Friday, July 17th – Sunday, July 26th

Thanks to everyone that participated in the 2020 Fircrest Virtual FURRY 4K Pet Walk / Run. We may have had a different look this year, but what remained consistent was a fun time with our furry best friends. Each registered participant received a commemorative Furry 4K wooden token created just for our event, as well as a certificate of participation.

PLEASE NOTE:  This was NOT a group event / activity. Participants ran / walked the route in their own time frame. They were encouraged to maintain safe social distancing from people who did not live in the same household. https://www.tpchd.org/healthy-people/diseases/stay-home-stay-healthy

Please contact Judy at jschmidtke@cityoffircrest.net for more information.

 

The FIRCREST COMMUNITY YARD SALE

The Fircrest Community Yard Sale on Saturday, June 20, 2020 was a great success.

Over 70 homes participated in this community-wide event.

Thanks to all who made it a great day!

PLEASE NOTE:  All participants were encouraged to comply with the SAFE START PHASE 2 Recommendations: Make sure to maintain safe social distancing from people who don’t live with you. Wear a mask and use hand sanitizer. Gatherings must be no more than five people from outside your household. If there are already five shoppers in the yard, we encourage you to wait to enter. Be Safe. https://www.tpchd.org/healthy-people/diseases/stay-home-stay-healthy

 

 

Resources for on-line 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 needs access to a web cam (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