City Parks & Trails Access Update - July 23
Posted on 07/23/2020

Summer is underway and we want to remind park users to recreate responsibly.

Allan Yorke Park:
In consideration of the Governor’s restrictions limiting the size of social gatherings to five or less in Pierce County, the following changes are being implemented at Allan Yorke Park and will be re-evaluated once we enter phase 3.

  • Beginning on Friday, July 24, 2020, limited access to the beach/swim area will be allowed between the hours of 10AM to 8PM. At 8PM all visitors will be required to leave the beach area. Beach access will be closed 8PM to 10AM daily.
    • Controlled access to the beach will be through the main gate across from the restrooms.
    • The number of public allowed to enter the beach area will be limited to 250 individuals on a first-come basis.
    • Once capacity is reached, access to the beach area will be closed.
    • Users will be expected to adhere to social distancing guidelines within the beach area.
    • Those entering the beach area will be required to wear a face covering consistent with the Governor’s orders, those not wearing a face covering will be denied entry.
    • Coolers, backpacks, bags, etc. may be subject to search.
    • No additional tables or equipment (volleyball nets, bicycles, etc.) will be allowed, foldable chairs, small barbeques & small easy up type sun shades will be allowed.

    • Access to parking at Ball Field #4 will be closed.
    • Additional ADA parking is available at the Snack Shack parking area, general parking in this lot remains closed.
    • Parking at the Moriarty lot is designated for watercraft trailer parking only and will be monitored. Once the parking lot reaches capacity, no further boat launches will occur until the lot is below capacity.
    • The volleyball court is closed. The boat launch, playground equipment, sports courts, skate park and park open space remain open.
    • Restrooms remain closed at this time.
    • Kayak rentals are available at the south end of the beach area.

    Other city-managed parks and trails remain open. Park users should continue to adhere to social distancing guidelines.