Brynn Grimley (253) 983-7761 • Fax (253) 589-3774 •
Communications Manager


Everyone loves the historic barns at Fort Steilacoom Park, but sadly these iconic buildings aren't accessible to the public because of public safety hazards. That's about to change.

Partners for Parks wants to renovate the H barn as its latest community project with the intent that it will one day be available for community use.

First up is assessing the building. Partners for Parks is working with local architects and experts to gather the information necessary to develop a design, cost estimates and action plan. The volunteer-led group is preparing a study and wants to gather community input regarding this exciting opportunity. 

A community meeting is planned for Thursday, Oct. 26 at 6 p.m. at Lakewood City Hall in Council Chambers (6000 Main St SW). 

Partners for Parks has a proven track record of driving and supporting local initiatives, including cleaning up park sites around the city, building restrooms and picnic shelters and most recently contributing $100,000 to the Waughop Lake Trail paving project at Fort Steilacoom Park.

Partners for Parks is a collaboration of Lakewood service organizations, community groups, educational institutions and businesses that have come together for the purpose of assisting in the improvement of Lakewood area parks.

For more information please email Partners for Parks contact Dave Betz at .