Due to the extreme high temps, the splash pad at Gateway Park will be open until 7 pm on Wednesday, July 27th and Thursday, July 28th.
Please Take Note...
As of now, we are no longer able to offer parking or access to the old entrance to 360 Trails. We apologize for any inconvenience. In 2019 we gave up our rights to use 144th St. NW to access the old trail entrance, and due to the Covid-19 pandemic, we left it open for more access to 360 Trails.
Public use of this road is no longer permitted. Please use the Gateway Park parking lot and trailhead to use 360 Trails.
Key Pen Parks & Pierce County Library are partnering up this summer! Bring the kiddos for lunch, provided by Food Backpacks 4 Kids, and then learn some cool stuff! These events are happening at Gateway Park!
Thursday, July 7th at 12:30 pm, Harbor WildWatch - Animal Adaptations
Thursday, July 14, at 12:30 pm, Pierce County Environmental Education
Thursday, July 21, at 12:30 pm, Gansango
Thursday, July 28, at 12:30, Harvesting Rainwater
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Upcoming Volunteer Events
Off Leash Dog Park Survey
We know that you and your furry friends love the off leash dog park in Gateway Park! Thank you to everyone who participated in our survey. The results will be shared soon!
Picnic Shelter Rentals
Shelters and Pavilion are open for reservations.
Please see the Picnic Shelter Rentals page for forms and payment options. Call the park office for availability. Picnic Shelter Rentals (keypenparks.com)
Bird Walks with Chris Rurik Gateway Park (meet in the pavilion) First Saturdays at 8:30 am (rain or shine)
Everyone welcome (including kids) Bring clothes for the weather and binoculars if you have them (extras available). Join Chris Rurik, the KP Nature Guide, each month for a bird walk around Gateway Park’s hidden beaver pond and back woods. Learn about incredible wildlife and hope for the thrill of finding a rarity. All skill levels welcome. Expect to walk 1-2 miles on uneven terrain.
Gateway Park Splash Pad!
The Splash Pad is open daily from 10 AM to 6:00 PM through Labor Day. If it is not running, just press one of the yellow buttons and it will start during the designated hours. Rules and more information is available by clicking here
Board of Park Commissioner Meetings
Board of Park Commissioners meetings are the second Monday of every month and are open to the public. Meeting are currently held at the Home Fire Station 47 (1921 Key Peninsula Hwy NW, Home WA). Public Comment is available in person or via phone. They are often preceded by a study session, which is also open to the public.
Agenda for Board of Park Commissioners Regular Meeting on August 8, 2022 at 7:30 PM
Study Session at 7:00 PM
Click here for prior meeting information.