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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









UPDATE: registration deadline has been extended to July 26th.

Voting will take place July 28-August 2nd.

Fircrest TOP PET Video Contest: BEST TRICKS Edition
Enter: July 12-19, 2020
Vote: July 20-26, 2020

Does your pet have what it takes to be crowned the 2020 TOP PET BEST TRICKS Video Edition winner?
If your dog, cat, hamster, chicken, bird, etc. has a special talent (examples: jumping through hoops; a great “high five” (paw); maybe a dance; riding a skateboard or even a perfect sit & stay) then this contest is for YOU! The TOP THREE pets receiving the most votes will be awarded this most celebrated recognition in our pet community. 🙂 And of course we have PRIZES! So, go grab your phone or video camera and catch your pet performing their best trick.

Fill out the registration form by following this link:

Send a copy of your BEST TRICK video by going to the City of Fircrest Virtual Pet Contest Facebook event page.
1. Click on ‘MESSAGE HOST’ (on the City of Fircrest Facebook event page);
2. Send a message with your name and Pet name(s);
3. Once this information is sent, it will enable you to attach your video;
4. Attach the video of your pet performing their best trick.
Videos will be posted on the City of Fircrest Facebook event page beginning Monday, July 20, 2020.

Be creative! Have fun!
The video must be no longer than 30 seconds in length.
The pet performing in the video must reside in Fircrest with his/her family.
Videos must be received by the deadline listed.
This contest is open only to Fircrest residents.
In the event of a tie, representatives from the Fircrest Kiwanis Club and the City of Fircrest will break the tie.
One winner per family.
Winners will be contacted no later than three days after voting is complete.

1st place: $35 Choppers Gift Card
2nd place: $20 Espresso Yourself Gift Card
3rd place: $15 Choppers Gift Card
PLUS, full bragging rights! 🙂
Please contact Judy at for more information.









Fircrest VIRTUAL 


Friday, July 17th – Sunday, July 26th

YOU choose the date!

The Fircrest FURRY 4K Pet Walk / Run is going VIRTUAL! This casual 4K Walk / Run around Fircrest may have a different look this year, but what remains consistent is a fun time with your furry best friends.

Here’s how it works:

  • Register by July 26, 2020 by following this link:
  • There is NO cost to enter.
  • Run, walk and stroll with your furry friends around Fircrest between Friday, July 17 through Sunday, July 26th.
  • YOU can create the route you want to take around Fircrest OR follow the route provided for you.
  • Submit a a photo of your pet(s) doing the Furry 4K on the Facebook event page by Sunday, July 26th.

The first 100 participants will receive: (one per family)

  • a commemorative token
  • AND be entered into a drawing for prizes, compliments of Fircrest Kiwanis.

IF you choose to create your own route, your route could be chosen for the 2021 Furry 4K. Here’s how it works:

  • Post a map (or directions) of your NEW route on the Facebook event page.
  • Route must be 4k in length.
  • The course must be within the City of Fircrest boundaries and include the Pavilion at Fircrest Park during some point of the route.
  • Judging will take place by July 28th. The winner will be notified that week.
  • The winning route will be used for the 2021 Furry 4K Pet Walk /Run.
  • The creators of the winning route will win a gift card to Choppers Holistic Pets, compliments of our sponsor Nurture Therapy Services in Fircrest.

PLEASE NOTE:  This is NOT a group event / activity. Make sure to maintain safe social distancing from people who don’t live with you. Be Safe.

Please contact Judy at for more information.

Registration Deadline: July 26, 2020



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 encourage 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.


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.

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.


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 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:

Metropolitan Ballet of Tacoma

Metropolitan Ballet of Tacoma is offering free classes on their facebook page.

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.


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: