Mary Dodsworth (253) 983-7887 • Fax (253) 589-3774 •
Parks, Recreation and Community Services Director


(8714 87th Ave SW)

At 340 acres, Ft. Steilacoom Park is the largest park in Lakewood and provides a diverse mix of active and passive recreation. It features an expansive trail system, baseball, softball and soccer fields, state-of-the-art playground, off-leash dog park two picnic shelters and year round restrooms.

Ft. Steilacoom Park is a wonderful regional facility for not only the City of Lakewood, but for all who come from throughout the Puget Sound area to experience all that the park has to offer. The history of the park ranges from a military base to a self-sustaining farm for Western State Hospital, to its current use as a park that boasts opportunities for passive as well as active recreation. At 340 acres it has a lake, prairie lands, historical barns, trails , permanent orienteering course , sports fields, a playground, radio-controlled aircraft area for hobbyists  (Click here to see RC Fly Area Rules ) and an off leash dog park . There are a variety of activities for your enjoyment.


Click Here for Information on Reserving a Park Shelter!

Shelter 1 Images    Shelter 2 Images    Dog Park Images   5k Running Route

Facilities Available for Reservation

  • Shelter #1 – accommodates 100 people . It has electricity, water, two barbeques and is located near the playground and sports fields.
  • Shelter #2 – accommodates 25 people. It has one barbeque and water, but no access to electricity.
  • Ball fields #1-4 have base distances ranging from 60-90 feet. All four offer pitching mounds. (Outfields may be used as soccer fields C D and E.)
  • Ball field #5 is small and used for T-ball or Coach Pitch programs
  • Soccer fields #A-E can accommodate regular size soccer fields. These fields are closed from mid-December through February for maintenance. 


                                      Shelter #1









Discovery Trail Signs